Drirer.live is a generic website that promotes a social engineering scam designed to get visitors to accept desktop ads. This site and many others misuse a legitimate browser feature to do this. This is the reason why, when you are redirected to the site, you will get a browser alert saying “Drirer.live wants to show notifications”. You will start seeing spam ads on your desktop if you allow Drirer.live to show notifications. We don’t advise interacting with those advertisements because they can expose you to dubious content or even malware.
Because this “show notifications” feature is legitimate, a lot of safe sites use it as well. Provided a site is safe, you can allow it to show you notifications. Some users may even find the feature to be useful because they can get content they enjoy more conveniently. For example, if you frequently visit a specific news site, you can allow it to show notifications and it will show important news alerts on your screen even when you’re not on the site. Clicking on the notification would take you directly to the content. You can easily cancel a site’s permission if you decide you no longer want to receive the notifications. You can follow the instructions provided at the very end of the report if you are unsure of how to do that.
This feature is regularly abused by websites like Drirer.live to bombard users with ads. These websites typically pose as news, entertainment, video game, sports, etc. sites, but they only provide a picture and instructions on how to enable notifications. When you first visit this website, a browser alert saying “Drirer.live wants to show notifications” will pop up. Normally, if you permit a website to display notifications, nothing bad would happen. But in this case, you will start to see ads on your desktop if you grant Drirer.live this permission. Those ads may prompt you to install a questionable program or you may be asked to take part in fake giveaways. You will be exposed to dubious content if you interact with the ads, so the sooner you revoke the permission the better.
Your computer may be infected with adware if you find yourself randomly redirected to websites like Drirer.live. Therefore, we strongly recommend scanning your computer with anti-virus software. The redirects to Drirer.live will stop if you remove the adware. You also need an adblocker program to block redirects when you visit high-risk websites.
Why are you redirected to Drirer.live?
There may be a few triggers for the redirects, depending on when and how frequently they happen. In most cases, redirects happen as a result of users visiting high-risk websites with dubious advertisements. For instance, because of their advertisements, websites that have pornographic or pirated content are typically regarded as high-risk. Visiting high-risk websites is much safer when an adblocker program is installed on the computer because it blocks both the redirects and ads.
Your computer may be infected with adware if you frequently find yourself being redirected on a regular basis. Because they don’t cause direct damage to computers, infections like browser hijackers and adware aren’t particularly dangerous. Yet, as you have probably already noticed, dealing with them is incredibly annoying. These infections are permitted to install automatically without requiring any explicit permission and are included with free software as extra offers. This installation method is known as software bundling. The method is pretty dubious because it permits random programs to install without permission. And programs that use it are frequently labeled as potential threats by anti-virus vendors.
Choose Advanced settings during installation if given the option. Default settings, which the installation window will recommend you to use, will hide all added offers and permit their installation without your explicit permission. But, all offers will be visible if you use Advanced settings. These settings will also allow you to deselect all offers. It’s always recommended to deselect all extra offers. Although the offers may look useful at first glance, no legitimate program will attempt to install through this dubious method, so you’ll probably end up with junk. Once fully installed, they can be quite difficult to remove. It is considerably simpler to stop their installation in the very beginning.
How to stop Drirer.live ads
We would advise running a scan of your computer with an anti-virus program if you frequently find yourself being redirected to dubious websites. The anti-virus program would determine whether adware is present or not. If adware is present, the only way to stop the redirects to Drirer.live is to remove the adware. Furthermore, you also need an adblocker. It’s a good program to have installed because it will block annoying ads in addition to stopping the redirects.
If you’ve given the site permission to show you notifications, you should revoke it as quickly as possible. Fortunately, it’s simple to do via your browser’s settings. If you are unsure of how to navigate your browser’s settings, you can follow the instructions provided directly below. You should remove not only Drirer.live but also any other strange websites from the list of sites that have permission.
- 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 Drirer.live 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 Drirer.live 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 Drirer.live and any other questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.
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