Stop redirects

Stop redirects is a very generic scam website that tries to trick you into allowing notifications on the desktop. To do that, it misuses a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to show users push notifications directly on the desktop. This is why your browser will show an alert saying “ wants to show notifications” when you get redirected to the site. If you allow it to show these push notifications, it will spam your desktop with ads.



The “show notifications” feature is completely legitimate. As long as a website is safe, you can allow it to show you notifications. The kind of content a website shows its notifications depends on what the site usually posts. As an example, an entertainment news website will show alerts with news in them. A site that focuses on travel would show notifications with information about new travel destinations or discounts.

However, when a scam site like misuses this feature, you can expect trouble. You likely already noticed that the site itself has zero content. It merely displays a sign saying “Breaking News” and shows a message saying you should allow it to show notifications. When you enter the site, your browser will display an alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. If you click “Allow”, advertisements will start appearing on the desktop. The notifications will show nothing that could be useful to you. They’ll just be advertisements. Do not interact with them because potentially dangerous content could be shown to you. You may be asked to download some kind of malicious program disguised as a useful one. Or you may be shown scams. If the site does indeed have permission, the sooner you delete from the list of sites that have it, the better. If you need help, instructions will be provided at the very end of the report.

To determine what’s causing the redirects, it’s suggested to scan the computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft. If your computer has adware installed, only removing the infection would stop the redirects. In case no adware is present, install an adblocker program to block pop-ups and redirects.

What triggers redirects to sites like

There are a couple of reasons why random redirects to and similar sites are happening. One of the reasons is adware. But the more likely reason is you visiting high-risk websites that often randomly trigger intrusive pop-ups and redirects. If the latter is the case, simply install an adblocker program to block pop-ups and redirects when you visit those high-risk websites. For example, sites that have pornography or pirated content are usually considered to be high-risk due to the ads they host.

In less common cases, adware may be what’s causing the issues. Adware is a rather harmless infection that primarily focuses on exposing users to ads. If it is indeed adware, the redirects will be much more common and happen without you doing anything out of the ordinary. If adware is indeed installed on your computer, you likely don’t know how these kinds of infections install in the first place. Adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) come attached to free software as extra offers in a way that allows them to install alongside automatically. To prevent their installation, you need to manually uncheck them. The offers are technically optional but many users fail to deselect them simply because they don’t see them.

If you want to correctly install free software and prevent unwanted infections, you need to pay attention during freeware installation. Above all, you need to use Advanced (Custom) settings and not Default. While the installation window will recommend using Default settings, those settings will conceal everything that has been added, allowing them to install alongside automatically when you install the freeware they’re attached to. However, Advanced settings will make all offers visible, and you will have the option to deselect all of them. It’s recommended to always deselect the offers because even if they appear useful initially, they will not benefit you in any way.

Software bundling is a very questionable installation method and programs that use it should not be allowed to install on your device. Using this method, programs can essentially install without your permission. They will also be difficult to get rid of later on, it’s much easier to uncheck a couple of boxes in the beginning. removal

Random redirects to sites always have a reason. Either your computer has adware or a similar infection installed, or you browse high-risk websites. Determining the reason would be easiest by scanning your computer with anti-virus software such as WiperSoft. If adware is indeed detected on your computer, only removing it would stop the redirects. However, if the program detects no adware, install an adblocker program to block the redirects and intrusive ads when you browse high-risk websites.

Finally, if the site has permission to show notifications, you need to revoke that permission as soon as possible. This is easily done in your browser’s settings, but if you don’t know what to do, use the directions provided right below. In addition to, you should also remove all other questionable websites from the list.

  • 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”.

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