Stop redirects

Stop redirects is one of many questionable websites that misuse a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to show notifications on the desktop. But instead of useful content, sites like show questionable advertisements. The site itself does not have any content, it merely pushes the scam. Interacting with the ads is not a good idea because you could be exposed to a lot of unreliable content, including scams and malware.



The “show push notifications” feature is legitimate and can be used, provided the site you give permission to is safe. The feature is merely misused by highly questionable sites like You may even find it useful if you frequent a particular website. If, for example, you like a particular news website, you can allow it to show you notifications. This would allow the site to show you important news alerts directly on the desktop. These push notifications would appear on your desktop’s right side. When you no longer want to see these notifications, you can easily revoke that permission. If you do not know what to do, you can use the directions provided at the very end of the report.

In order to spam users with advertisements, sites like misuse this “push notifications” feature. These kinds of sites are often disguised to seem like they could be useful but they don’t actually have any content. will display an image of a video player and say that you should press “Allow” to watch the video. And as soon as you visit the site, a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications” will pop up. However, even if you allow the notifications, there is no video. If you do give permission to the site to show notifications, the site will start spamming your desktop with ads. We don’t recommend interacting with any of these notifications because you could be exposed to scam content and even malware. The sooner you revoke the site’s permission, the better. Again, directions will be provided at the very end.

When you start getting redirects to random websites regularly, you should scan your computer with anti-virus software because it could be infected with adware. Anti-virus programs like WiperSoft would detect and remove adware without you doing anything. You should also install an adblocker program to block advertisements, pop-ups, and redirects when you browse high-risk websites.

Why are you being redirected?

There could be a couple of reasons why redirects are interrupting your regular browsing. The most likely reason is the high-risk websites you visit. Sites with a certain kind of content (e.g. pornography or pirated content) often have questionable advertisements, which is why they’re considered to be high-risk. It’s highly recommended to have an adblocker program installed to prevent redirects and block pop-ups.

If the redirects happen more often even when you’re browsing safe sites, your computer may be infected with adware or a similar infection. Such infections are not particularly serious because they don’t directly cause damage to computers. They install via free software bundling, a method that essentially allows such infections to install alongside free programs without needing explicit permission. They come attached to freeware as extra offers that are set to install alongside automatically. These offers are optional but because they are initially hidden, many users simply do not notice them, thus are unable to deselect them. Evidently, the method is quite frowned upon, and anti-virus vendors often detect programs that use it as potential threats.

Since the offers are optional, you can prevent them from installing. You simply need to pay attention when installing programs. During installation, you need to opt for Advanced or Custom settings when given the option. The installation window will recommend that you use Default but those settings will conceal all offers and allow their installations. However, Advanced settings will make all offers visible and give you the option to deselect all of them. It’s always recommended to deselect all offers because they will do nothing but take up space on your computer. This isn’t a reliable installation method, and programs that use it should not be permitted to install on your computer. And once infections like adware are installed, they can be quite persistent and difficult to get rid of. It’s much easier to uncheck a few boxes than it is to get rid of them once they’re installed. removal

If you have given the site permission to show you notifications, you should revoke that permission sooner rather than later. It’s not a difficult process if you know your way around your browser’s settings. If you don’t know what to do, you can use the directions provided below. You should review all sites that have permission to show notifications and remove the ones you do not recognize or no longer wish to see notifications from.

  • For Mozilla Firefox: Open menu (the three bars top-right corner) -> Options -> Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions, press on Settings next to Notifications, and remove and any other questionable website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by checking the “Block new requests asking to allow notifications” box in the same Notifications settings.
  • For Google Chrome: Open menu (the three dots top-right corner) -> Settings -> Privacy and security -> Site Settings. Click on Notifications under Permissions, and remove and any other questionable website. You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
  • For Microsoft Edge: Open menu (the three dots top-right corner) -> Settings -> Cookies and site permissions -> Notifications. Review which sites have permission and remove and any other questionable website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.

In most cases, redirects are triggered when users visit high-risk websites. To prevent these redirects and block intrusive advertisements, it’s a good idea to install an adblocker program. We also recommend scanning your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft in case there is an infection like adware present.

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The article should only be used for educational purposes. If you follow the instructions provided in the article, you agree to be bound by this disclaimer. We do not guarantee that the article will aid you in completely removing the malware from your PC. Malicious programs are constantly developing, which is why it is not always easy or possible to clean the computer by using only the manual removal guide.

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