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    Default How To Block Those Annoying Pop-Up Ads!

    Okay you tekkies: I just updated my PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, and now I'm getting all these annoying pop up ads and promo videos I don't want. I turned on the pop-up blocker, but it's not helping. Sort of going back to Windows 8, is there some secret way to keep those unwanted pop-ups from, well, popping up? If someone's got an easy, step-by-step procedure, I'd be grateful. Thanks.
    "Some people just need a hi-five in the face."

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    Default Re: How To Block Those Annoying Pop-Up Ads!

    Step 1, use Chrome. Step 2, install AdBlock Plus

    You will have a much better browsing experience.
    "I would rather be an indication of my future, than a product of my past" ~ Me

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    Default Re: How To Block Those Annoying Pop-Up Ads!

    Quote Originally Posted by MoreGone View Post
    Step 1, use Chrome. Step 2, install AdBlock Plus

    You will have a much better browsing experience.
    Thanks. I'll take at look at it.
    "Some people just need a hi-five in the face."

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    Default Re: How To Block Those Annoying Pop-Up Ads!

    Apart from this, you can also give adblock or adguard - adbock. Also, if you're looking for top adblockers, youcan check out the adblock advisor.

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    Default Re: How To Block Those Annoying Pop-Up Ads!

    Ads and various pop-ups may come directly from websites or from “nefarious acquisitions”. These include “potentially unwanted programs” (PUPs) and the malware that sometimes infects browsers.

    Getting rid of unwanted pop-ups and ads is a two-stage process. First, remove any malware or adware from your PC. Second, use browser extensions to block the unwanted pop-ups and advertisements.

    You’re already running the AVG anti-virus program, but apparently it hasn’t stopped at least one adware program from being installed. This is why I often recommend running one-off scans with Plumbytes Anti-Malware, which is very good at finding and removing ads, browser hijacker and PUPs.

    After running Plumbytes Anti-Malware, you can run Xplode’s AdwCleaner, which targets adware, toolbars and other browser invaders.

    If you run AdwCleaner, be careful. It has a lot of tabs – for services, folders, files, DLLs, shortcuts, scheduled tasks, the registry, Firefox, Chrome etc – and it marks everything it finds for removal. You have to examine each and every tab to make sure it’s not removing something important.

    See more here: https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ads-in-windows

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