pop-up removal pop-up removal is a typical questionable website that pushes a social engineering scam. It tries to trick you into agreeing to see ads on your desktop by showing a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. If you press “Allow” on the alert, you will star seeing ads everywhere.


There are countless essentially identical to websites out there, and they’re all trying to get you to agree to be spammed with advertisements. The sites misuse a legitimate browser feature that allows sites that get permission from users to show notifications, even on the desktop. Depending on the site that has the permission, the notifications would vary but they are supposed to have something to do with what the site is. For example, if you allow a news website to show notifications, you will see alerts about important news stories. This allows the site to keep you informed about important events without you needing to periodically check the site. If you allow some kind of traveling website to show notifications, you may see alerts about new travel destinations, discounts, etc. So in certain cases, this is certainly a useful feature. However, when sites like start using it, then it becomes an issue.

When you get redirected to, you will see that the site is pretending to be some kind of sports news website. However, it’s merely a disguise to make the site seem legitimate. A browser pop-up will appear saying wants to show notifications. The site will also display a message saying you need to click allow to continue to the site. Considering you were randomly redirected to, there really is no reason why you should allow it to show you any kinds of notifications. If you do press “Allow”, you will start seeing advertisements, even on your desktop. The ads are harmless as long as you don’t click on them. However, because they are shown at a similar place to legitimate system alerts and may be disguised to look like them as well, it’s not impossible to confuse the two. You could be tricked into downloading something malicious if you’re not careful.

To remove redirects permanently, you need to determine what’s causing them in the first place. If you have adware installed, you will need to get rid of it to stop redirects permanently. This is easiest to do with anti-virus software.

You need to determine why you’re being redirected to

There are two likely reasons you’re being redirected to Either you were browsing a high-risk website that triggered it, or your computer is infected with adware, a minor but very annoying infection. If you were randomly redirected, have adblocker enabled when visiting high-risk websites.

If your computer has adware installed, you will need to get rid of it to stop the redirects. You are likely confused about how adware even installed in the first place. Adware comes attached to free software as an extra offer in a method called software bundling. The offers are attached in a way that allows them to install alongside without requiring additional permission, which is why users are often taken by surprise when they notice infections like adware and browser hijackers installed on their computers. If you want to prevent these unwanted installations in the future, always make sure you pay attention when installing free programs. When given the option, use Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default, and deselect all added offers. Once you have done that, you can continue installing the freeware.

How to remove pop-ups

Whether you’re successful with redirect removal depends on what’s causing them. If you were redirected when browsing a random website, it’s probably the site that’s to blame. When visiting these kinds of websites, have adblocker enabled. It should prevent any pop-ups from appearing, or at least close the windows. But even if you think you were redirected randomly, we suggest you scan your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft, just in case there’s adware installed. You would need to delete adware to stop the redirects.

Lastly, if you have allowed to show notifications, you will need to revoke that permission. Here’s how to do that.

  • 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 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 You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.

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