Welovetop.xyz ads removal
Welovetop.xyz is one of many websites created for the purpose of pushing a social engineering scam onto users. The sites aim to trick you into allowing ads on the desktop, which is why you will get a pop-up saying “Welovetop.xyz wants to show notifications” when you get redirected to the site. Allowing Welovetop.xyz to show notifications means ads will spam your desktop. They will be more or less harmless, provided you do not interact with them.
What is Welovetop.xyz?
As you likely already noticed, Welovetop.xyz is a spam website. It’s made to seem like a legitimate sports news website but it’s merely a ruse to trick users into pressing “Allow” in the “Welovetop.xyz wants to show notifications” alert. If you agree to these notifications, they will appear on your desktop, on the right side. You may notice that they appear at a similar place to legitimate system notifications, and that is done on purpose. The ads may also be made to look legitimate. For example, an ad may claim you need to install an urgent update. If you fall for this, you could end up downloading a potentially unwanted program at best. Or malware at worst. The ads will also be incredibly annoying to deal with. Fortunately, you can remove Welovetop.xyz from the list of sites that have permission to show notifications pretty easily. If you don’t know how to do that, refer to the instructions provided at the very end.
Even if plenty of questionable websites misuse this feature, there are plenty of legitimate uses for it. For example, if you allow a news website to show notifications, it would show important news alerts, clicking on which would take you directly to the news article. The notifications shown by a website depend on the contents it usually posts. Unlike the ones shown by Welovetop.xyz, notifications shown by legitimate sites are safe to interact with. When you no longer want to see the notifications, you can revoke the permission.
It’s recommended to scan your computer with anti-virus software such as WiperSoft whenever you notice random redirects to sites like Welovetop.xyz. While not always the case, redirects may indicate adware being installed on your device. If not adware, then sites you visit may be triggering the redirects.
Adware installation methods
Adware is a pretty minor infection, with its primary symptom being pop-ups and redirects. If you get redirected when browsing safe sites, then it’s likely adware. It can install completely unnoticed via the software bundling method. Adware is often found attached to various free programs, and when users installed them, the adware installs alongside. Most free programs will come with some kind of attached offer, usually either adware or browser hijacker. If you want to prevent these unwanted offers from installing, you need to pay attention to how you install free programs. When given the option, use Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default. Advanced will make all offers visible and give you the option to deselect everything. It’s strongly recommended to always deselect whatever’s added to free programs.
If adware is not detected, the issue may be the sites you visit. Plenty of sites, usually ones that have pornography or pirated content, trigger redirects and show questionable ads, so it’s a good idea to have adblocker installed.
If you have given a particular website permission to show notifications but no longer wish to see them, you can easily revoke the permission. You certainly need to delete Welovetop.xyz from the list of sites with permission.
- 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 Welovetop.xyz. 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 Welovetop.xyz. You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
We also recommend scanning the computer with anti-virus software. WiperSoft would detect and remove Welovetop.xyz adware, which would stop the redirects. While possible, manually trying to remove Welovetop.xyz adware may difficult as you’d have to locate it yourself.
WiperSoft.com is not sponsored, affiliated, linked to or owned by malware developers or distributors that are referred to in this article. The article does NOT endorse or promote malicious programs. The intention behind it is to present useful information that will help users to detect and eliminate malware from their computer by using WiperSoft and/or the manual removal guide.
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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