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What is ads? is a fake website made to trick users into subscribing to push notifications shows fake messages to make people click the "Allow" button ads phenomenon has surprised many people recently, as suspicious pop-ups would start to show up on their desktops regularly. It does not matter which websites users are visiting at the time – or even if they are using the browser at all – it does not stop. Another annoying trait of this anomaly is that the pop-ups show up on top of any other app running at the time and sometimes can even take people out of fullscreen mode, making it extremely intrusive.

This suspicious activity can be easily explained: it is related to a push notification feature, which is used by various websites to deliver information via the browser's API (Application Programming Interface).[1] When visiting, users might be tricked into clicking the “Allow” button within the notification prompt, which permits the site to trigger push notifications without any restrictions, as long as the browser is running.

If you have been suffering from this problem, you should not worry, as it is relatively easy to take care of it. Nonetheless, we strongly recommend checking the system for infections as a precautionary measure as well.

Type Push notifications, ads, pop-ups, scam
Distribution Users allow push notifications in after they click the “Allow” button within the prompt
Symptoms Pop-ups show up regularly on the screen – these ads often include inappropriate, scam, phishing, or other similar content
Risks You might suffer from monetary losses, install malware or potentially unwanted programs, or disclose sensitive data to cybercriminals
Removal To get rid of notifications, you should access your web browser settings – check the below paragraphs for more information. You should also scan your system with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner to check for adware and other infections
Other tips Make sure you clean your browsers after you delete adware and malware from the system – employ FortectIntego to quicken this process

What are the causes of redirects?

Scam websites are made by unfair individuals to profit in one way or another. It is evident that users would never enter such sites on purpose, so scammers need other ways for the scheme to be sustainable, and that's when they rely on malicious websites and malicious scripts.

Usually, crooks are associated with rogue advertising networks that insert these links illegitimately. This is why one might find themselves on after clicking a seemingly innocent link somewhere else. Likewise, we should not forget the specially-crafted websites that are made to incorporate malicious links and spread malware.

For example, torrents and similar websites are well-known for using malicious links, and they are one of the primary sources of serious infections, ransomware[2] included. Therefore, we recommend you stay away from piracy websites and software cracks, as they can cause serious damage in terms of cybersecurity.

Another reason for unexpected redirects and ads is adware. This potentially unwanted software is very widespread, and many users aren't even aware they have it installed on their systems – this is mainly because it is often bundled with freeware[3] on third-party websites. redirects might be caused by adware infection

How scam works

Push notifications are commonly misunderstood, mainly because most people have very little experience relating to them, even though they are so prevalent on various websites. The truth is, most people are not willing to see additional pop-ups for any reason whatsoever, as it is considered to be intrusive.

Authors of and similar push notification scams are well aware of this, so they attempt to portray the feature as something entirely different so that users would get confused and accept notifications without their own volition. For example, this is the most common message scammers use to convince people to press the “Allow” button:

Click Allow to confirm that you are not a robot

Since many users previously have encountered captchas and similar verification methods, they might think that this is yet another one of them and do as they are told. In other cases, they might be promised some type of underlying content if only they do what they are told.

In reality, these websites have no substance, and the only hosted content is a misleading message with a picture in the background. If you click “Allow,” you would permit the site to show you ads at any point, while pressing “Block” or clicking elsewhere is likely to lead you to another scam site, such as,,, and similar. The best option is to ignore the page and close the browser tab.

Removal of unwanted push notifications

Before you proceed with ads removal, we recommend you first check your system for adware or other infections. The quickest and easiest way to resolve this is by performing a full system scan with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes security software, which can check your device and remove everything suspicious automatically. Likewise, FortectIntego can help you clear browser caches along with trackers, which can guarantee privacy and security.

And now, proceed with the following instructions to stop the unwanted push notifications from your desktop. This guide can also be used for any other website you do not wish to receive notifications from.

Google Chrome (desktop)

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser and go to Menu > Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  3. Locate the Privacy and security section and pick Site Settings > Notifications.
  4. Look at the Allow section and look for a suspicious URL.
  5. Click the three vertical dots next to it and pick Block. This should remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 2

Google Chrome (Android)

  • Open Google Chrome and tap on Settings (three vertical dots).
  • Select Notifications.
  • Scroll down to the Sites section.
  • Locate the unwanted URL and toggle the button to the left (Off setting).Stop notifications on Chrome Android

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and go to Menu > Options.
  2. Click on Privacy & Security section.
  3. Under Permissions, you should be able to see Notifications. Click the Settings button next to it.
  4. In the SettingsNotification Permissions window, click on the drop-down menu by the URL in question.
  5. Select Block and then click on Save Changes. This should remove unwanted notifications from Mozilla Firefox.Stop notifications on Mozilla Firefox 2

MS Edge (Chromium)

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and go to Settings.
  2. Select Site permissions.
  3. Go to Notifications on the right.
  4. Under Allow, you will find the unwanted entry.
  5. Click on More actions and select Block.Stop notifications on Edge Chromium


  1. Click on Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to the Websites tab and, under General, select Notifications.
  3. Select the web address in question, click the drop-down menu and select Deny.Stop notifications on Safari

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer, and click on the Gear icon at the top-right of the window.
  2. Select Internet options and go to the Privacy tab.
  3. In the Pop-up Blocker section, click on Settings.Stop notifications on Internet Explorer
  4. Locate the web address in question under Allowed sites and pick Remove.
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How to prevent from getting adware

Stream videos without limitations, no matter where you are

There are multiple parties that could find out almost anything about you by checking your online activity. While this is highly unlikely, advertisers and tech companies are constantly tracking you online. The first step to privacy should be a secure browser that focuses on tracker reduction to a minimum.

Even if you employ a secure browser, you will not be able to access websites that are restricted due to local government laws or other reasons. In other words, you may not be able to stream Disney+ or US-based Netflix in some countries. To bypass these restrictions, you can employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN, which provides dedicated servers for torrenting and streaming, not slowing you down in the process.

Data backups are important – recover your lost files

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to personal data. Once it is executed on a machine, it launches a sophisticated encryption algorithm that locks all your files, although it does not destroy them. The most common misconception is that anti-malware software can return files to their previous states. This is not true, however, and data remains locked after the malicious payload is deleted.

While regular data backups are the only secure method to recover your files after a ransomware attack, tools such as Data Recovery Pro can also be effective and restore at least some of your lost data.

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