What is is an advertising service website that can be used by websites to generate revenue. However, unsurprisingly, it’s often misused by malicious parties. Users who have certain adware programs installed on their computers may be redirected to advertisements all the time, seemingly out of the blue. The ads users are redirected to are usually unsafe, promoting questionable extensions, exposing users to potentially dangerous content. So if you get suddenly redirected to a questionable website, don’t interact with it. Instead just close the window, and then proceed to check your computer for adware. To permanently remove redirects, you would need to get rid of the adware. Using anti-spyware software to do that is recommended.


While adware isn’t particularly dangerous by itself, the ads that is shows and the sites that it redirects to could expose you to potentially malicious content. Not to mention how annoying adware is. It will constantly interrupt your browsing with ads and redirects, which can get annoying very quickly. To be safe, don’t interact with any ads that you are shown and close the windows if you get redirected. And if you’re not sure how adware installed on your computer, we will explain in the following section of the report.

Adware is often behind redirects to sites like

If you are being randomly redirected and are seeing a lot of ads, you are likely dealing with adware. In most cases, users end up accidentally installing adware because they don’t pay enough attention to how they install free programs. Most free programs come with certain offers attached to them. The offers are optional but they’re set to install alongside the program by default. So users need to manually deselect them to prevent their installation. But since they’re hidden, many users end up missing the offers.

To be able to prevent these unwanted installations, you need to pay attention to how you install programs. Most importantly, choose Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. Those settings will make all offers visible, and you will have the option to deselect everything. Simply uncheck the boxes of those offers, and you can continue installing the program.

Because the majority of free programs will come with these offers attached, you always need to pay attention to how you install programs. Otherwise, your computer will be filled with junk programs that are difficult to get rid.

Is dangerous itself is not dangerous, and is a legitimate advertising service used by sites to generate revenue. However, programs like adware misuse it to bombard users with ads. The adware can attach itself to all popular browsers, whether it’s Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. As soon as it’s attached, you will know, as you’ll be redirected to and show all kinds of questionable content. The content may differ, you’ll see clickbait articles, surveys, prompts to install programs, fake virus alerts, bogus giveaway notifications, etc. Essentially, do not click on anything you see on the site.

If you get redirected to, you’ll also see a browser alert asking you to allow to show notifications. “Show notifications” is a legitimate feature that allows sites to show users notifications on the desktop. For example, a news website, if given permission by users, would be able to show users notifications with important news stories, without users needing to visit the site. But unsurprisingly, scammers are misusing this feature to bombard users with ads, even on their desktop. Never press “Allow” when an unknown site asks for permission to show notifications. If you have already granted it, you need to revoke it as soon as possible. In the meantime, do not interact with any ads you are shown, as they could be dangerous. removal

We suggest using anti-spyware software to delete adware, as that would be easiest. However, it’s also possible to remove manually, though it may take longer. And if you have given the site permission to show notifications, revoke that permission immediately. Here’s how to do it:

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


You can find more information about WiperSoft on its official website, and find its uninstallation instructions here. Before installing, please familiarize yourself with WiperSoft EULA and Privacy Policy. WiperSoft will detect malware for free and gives Free trail to remove it.

  • WiperSoft

    WiperSoft is an anti-virus program with real-time threat detection and malware removal features. It detects all types of computer threats, from adware and browser hijackers to trojans, and easily removes them.

  • Combo Cleaner

    ComboCleaner is an anti-virus and system optimization program for Mac computers. The program will keep your Mac secure from different types of malware, as well as clean it to keep it running smoothly.

  • MalwareBytes

    Malwarebytes is a powerful anti-virus program that detects and removes all types of malware, as well as less serious threats like adware and browser hijackers. It has both free and paid versions.


Remove with malware removal software

We recommend using security software such as anti-spyware for removal because that would be easiest. Anti-spyware applications are developed to deal with these threats and won’t be a problem. To remove, all you need to do is download the software and scan your computer. But if you scroll down, you’ll also find instructions that explain manual removal.

How to manually uninstall from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Access Control Panel by clicking Start (the windows logo bottom-left corner of the screen) and then Settings.
  2. Press on Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find and remove
  4. Look through all your installed programs, and delete anything else questionable.

Windows 7

  1. Access Control Panel by clicking Start and then Control Panel.
  2. Pick Programs and Features and then Uninstall a program.
  3. Uninstall
  4. Look through all programs installed on your device for other dubious programs and remove them.

Windows 8/10

  1. Right-click on Start and select Programs and Features.
  2. Uninstall
  3. We suggest doing the same with all other unfamiliar programs.

Manual removal from Mac OS

It isn’t difficult to remove from your Mac. But we’ll also explain to you how to delete some remaining files after you uninstall

  1. Open Finder – Applications.
  2. In Applications, locate and drag it into the trash or you can right-click on the application and click Move to Trash.
  3. Check all programs installed on your device for other dubious programs and get rid of them.
  4. If you click Go on the menu bar, you will see Go to Folder, click that.
  5. Type /Library/LaunchAgents, and put to the trash any dubious and recently-added files.
  6. Open Go to Folder again, and type /Library/Application Support. Drag any dubious files to the trash.
  7. Go back to Go to Folder, and put in ~/Library/LaunchAgents. trash any questionable and recently-added files.
  8. Go back to Go to Folder, and type /Library/LaunchDaemons. Put to the trash any dubious and recently-added files.
  9. Right-click on the trash icon and press Empty Trash.

How to remove from your Internet browser

How to uninstall from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Open Manage Add-ons via the menu bar (the gear icon at the top-right).
  3. Remove and any other unfamiliar extension by pressing on them and pressing Remove.
  4. Open Internet Options through browser menu (the gear icon).
  5. In the General tab, change the homepage to your preferred website.
  6. Press on the gear icon (top-right corner), and press on Manage Add-ons.
  7. Click Search Providers (from the menu on the left), set the search engine after you delete the one set by

Your browser’s settings will have to be restored if is still causing issues.

  1. For users using devices operating Windows XP, press start and press on Run and put in inetcpl.cpl, open Advanced and press Reset.
  2. If you are using Windows Vista/7, press the windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the search box and click Enter. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. For users using devices operating Windows 8/10, launch Internet Explorer, click the gear icon, choose Internet Options, proceed to the Advanced tab and click on Reset. Confirm the reset by clicking Reset again. removal from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Menu (the three dots right-corner of the screen) – More tools – Extensions.
  3. Locate and remove, as well as any other unfamiliar extension.
  4. Open Settings through the menu (the three dots top right-corner).
  5. In the On startup section, delete the site set as your homepage and choose one of your choice.
  6. Open the Search engine section from the menu on the left, click Manage search engines, delete the search engine set by and change it to something of your choice.

If is still causing issues, it may be necessary to restore your browser’s settings to default.

  1. Launch Google Chrome, press the three dots on the top-right corner of the screen, press Settings.
  2. Scroll down, press on Advanced and go down to the Reset section.
  3. Press Reset and affirm your choice.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Access the menu (the three bars on the top-right corner), and then press on Add-ons.
  3. Access Extensions, find all extensions you cannot identify, as well as, and remove them.
  4. Open Preferences via the menu (the three dots).
  5. In the Home tab, remove the page set as your homepage and set one of your choice.
  6. Go to the Search tab from the menu tab on the left, remove the search engine set for you and set it to one of your choice.

If is still giving you problems, it may be necessary to reset your browser settings.

  1. Menu (the three bars) – Help – Troubleshoot information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox.
  3. Confirm your choice by pressing Refresh Firefox again. deletion from Safari

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Safari (from the menu bar at the top) – Preferences.
  3. Navigate to the Extensions tab, find and any other extension you do not know, and remove them.
  4. If you go to the General tab, you’ll see a homepage set by, set it to one of your choice.
  5. Proceed to the Search tab, remove the search engine set by and pick your preferred one.

If is still giving you issues, resetting your browser settings may be necessary.

  1. Launch Safari, click on Safari (on the menu bar at the top), and click on Clear History.
  2. Press Safari (from the top menu) again – Preferences – Advanced tab.
  3. Check the Show Develop menu in menu bar box.
  4. Press Develop (on the menu bar) and then on Empty Caches. removal from Microsoft Edge

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Access Extensions through the menu (the three dots at the top-right corner).
  3. Find and any other unfamiliar extension, and remove them.
  4. Click the menu icon (the three dots), click Settings.
  5. You will have to modify your homepage in On Startup.
  6. Go to Privacy and services tab, delete the search engine set for you and change it to something you prefer.

If that did not solve your problems, it’ll be necessary to reset your browser’s settings.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge menu (the three dots) – Settings – Reset settings.
  2. Press on Restore settings to their default values. Reset.

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