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How do you stop adverts from popping up on a computer?

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To stop adverts from popping up on the computer, change the browser settings, download and run anti-malware software or install third-party programs designed for the purpose of blocking such adverts. Using all the three techniques can be of greater effectiveness, as it is likely to get rid of more ads.

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Here are the three basic ways for anyone to stop adverts from popping up on their computer:

  • Change the settings
  • Depending on the browser being used, navigate to the settings tab and change enable the pop-up blocker. The procedure for disabling adverts on Mozilla Firefox is not the same as disabling them on Chrome, so it is important to follow each browser's unique instructions for pop-up blocking.

  • Use third-party programs
  • Third-party programs, such as Adblock Plus, are available for free or for a reasonable one-time. These programs are downloaded and installed as an add-on to the browser being used. The program then works with the browser to block any pop up adverts on the page opened.

  • Run anti-malware software
  • Finding and running the latest anti-malware is a good way to ensure that a computer is not infected with malicious code. As some pop-up ads are caused by malware, removing it is the best way to stop the pop-ups from continuing, and to prevent harm to the computer.

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