is a generic deceptive website that intends to trick users into allowing ads on the desktop. Upon entering the website, you will immediately get a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. If you agree to these notifications, you will start seeing annoying and potentially dangerous ads on your desktop. The site itself is quite questionable, its ads may be much worse. By allowing it to show notifications, you’re essentially allowing the site to expose you to dangerous content. ads is one of the thousands of websites that misuse a genuine browser feature allowing websites show notifications on the desktop. This feature is safe to use with legitimate websites only, and it’s pretty clear that is far from being legitimate. The site itself does not have any content, only an image saying you should permit notifications. If you click “Allow” on the browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”, the site will start spamming ads on your desktop.

Unreliable websites like display advertisements to users instead of showing any kind of useful content. Because those advertisements could be anything from only annoying to outright malicious, it is not recommended to interact with them. If such an ad promotes some program, it may be concealed malware. Various scams would also be presented to you. You have no reason to interact with those notifications, and the sooner you revoke the site’s permission, the better.

The “show push notifications” feature is legitimate and does have its uses in some cases. If a website is trustworthy and you wish to receive its notifications, you can give it permission. If you frequent a particular website and want to see more of its content, you can allow it to show notifications. If, for example, you give permission to a news website, you would see news alerts as notifications. You can easily revoke this permission in your browser’s settings.

You should revoke the permission if you have given permission to display push notifications. Although the process is petty simple, if you need help, you can use the instructions provided in the last section of this report.

Random redirects could be triggered by an adware infection

Redirects to websites like can happen for a variety of reasons. However, the most likely trigger is the dubious websites you browse. Some websites are regarded as high-risk due to their persistent spamming of ads. Sites that have pornographic or pirated content, in particular, often spam questionable ads. Any interaction with such websites could trigger a redirect. However, a reliable adblocker program will assist in preventing all redirects and pop-ups/ads.

If the redirects to sites like happen regularly, you may be dealing with adware. The most blatant sign of adware is the constant flood of advertising, even when visiting previously ad-free websites.

In what’s known as software bundling, free programs usually come with additional offers, and these offers are allowed to install together with the programs. In many cases, the offers are adware or browser hijackers. Although the offers are optional, users must deselect them to stop them from being installed. Users often generally use Default settings, whereas the offers are hidden in Advanced settings. It is clear that this is a deceptive installation method, and programs that use it are flagged as potential threats by anti-virus software.

You can avoid these unwanted installations by learning to install programs correctly. Or more specifically, choosing the correct settings during installation. You need to install programs using Advanced (Custom) settings rather than Default settings. All added offers will be hidden and allowed to install automatically if you choose Default settings. But if you choose Advanced, all offers will be displayed to you, and you can choose to decline any or all of them. The best course of action is always to deselect every offer that has been added to the program you are installing. You shouldn’t allow programs that use software bundling to install on your computer because it is a pretty questionable installation method.

Even if offers at first glance seem helpful, letting them install will only cause your computer to become filled with pointless junk programs that could lead to a variety of problems. It’s much easier to prevent the installations by unchecking a couple of boxes than it is to remove infections like adware once they’re fully installed.

How to stop ads

You can quickly remove from the list of websites that have permission if you were tricked into allowing its notifications on your desktop. Use the instructions below if you need help navigating your browser’s settings.

Here’s how you can stop ads from appearing on your desktop:

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

It’s also a good idea to perform a scan of your computer using anti-virus software, just in case the redirects are being triggered by an adware infection. Adware removal would stop the redirects if it were the cause. If adware is not the problem, the trigger may be the websites you visit. To block these redirects and other ads, install a good adblocker program.

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