How to Block Pop-up Ads

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In a couple of our blog posts, many readers have posted a query on how they can block pop-up ads that appear on various websites that they visit. Through this blog post, we have answered the query with a few helpful tips.

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Advertisements have come a long way; from public notices carved on stone to modern day’s online advertisements which include a gamut of channels. One form of online advertisements are pop-up ads that appear automatically on your screen upon visiting certain websites. Often, these pop-up ads display advertisements that are of no interest to the user or relevance to the content the user is viewing. While pop-up ads are used by many legitimate businesses, they are also used by attackers to distribute spyware, adware, and other malware on user’s computers. But malicious or not, Internet pop-up ads can be downright annoying and undesirable. Outlined below are some simple steps you can take to stop pop-up ads from cluttering your computer.

Tips to Block Pop-up Ads

Enable Pop-Up Blockers in all Your Browsers
The first sensible step to take is to turn on pop-up blockers in your Internet browsers. Here’s how you can do it for Mozilla, Chrome, Safari, and IE:

1. Mozilla

– Click Tools >> Options >> Content.

– Check ‘Block Pop-up windows’.

 2. Chrome

– Click Settings >> Advanced Settings >> Content Settings.

– Under Pop-ups, select ‘Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)’.

 3. Internet Explorer

– Click Tools >> Options >> Privacy.

– Check the ‘Block pop-ups’ option.

 4. Safari

– Click Safari >> Preferences >> Security.

– Select the ‘Block pop-up windows‘ option.

Get Browser Extensions/Add-ons for Blocking Pop-ups
To add an extra layer of protection against annoying and malicious pop-up ads, consider installing an extension or add-on in your browser. You can search for effective pop-up blockers on the Internet, or from the extensions/add-on options in the browsers.

Read Carefully Before you install any Software
In most cases, pop-up ads occur because of adware that is installed on your system without your knowledge. Adware is usually a part of free software available on the Internet. So, before installing any free software, check if you are getting any additional programs with it; for example, a toolbar, a search box, a music player, etc. It is wise not to install such additional programs.

How to Get Rid of Pop-up Ads from your Computer
If you are bugged with frequent pop-up ads and windows appearing on your system, then here are some tips you can follow:

1. Go to the ‘Control Panel’ section of your computer, and uninstall any recently installed or unknown programs.

2. The following are some common examples of Adware programs. Uninstall them if they are present in the list:

a. LyricsSay-1
b. LyricXeeker
c. HD-Plus
d. Browse2Save
e. WebCake 3.00
f. DownloadTerms 1.0
g. LyricsBuddy-1
h. TidyNetwork.com
i. ElectroLyrics-1
j. a2zLyrics-1
h. SimpleLyrics

3. Never try to close a pop-up window by clicking the ‘X’. Doing so might infect your computer with a malware. A safer way is to go to the Task Manager and closing the program from there.

4. Consider reviewing the add-ons/extensions installed in your browsers. If an extension looks unfamiliar to you or is any one of the programs listed above, get it removed from the browser.

5. At times, resetting your browser can also help you get rid of pop-up advertisements:

a. Reset Chrome
b. Reset Firefox
c. Reset IE
d. Reset Safari

Quick Heal Total Security efficiently blocks malicious programs such as adware which happen to be the biggest source of pop-up advertisements. The software also blocks spyware – an adware that collects your personal information without your knowledge. An added layer of protection comes from the Browser Sandbox feature that lets you browse the Internet in a secure environment.

Rajiv Singha

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Amit Kumar
Amit Kumar
6 years ago

you can try Chrome’s Adblock or AdBolck Plus extension..

Sanjay Sett
Sanjay Sett
6 years ago

Hi Rajeeb,

Thanks for the interesting post. However, I am sad to say that Quickheal does not block many pop-up and pop-under ads. I have been using your software for nearly five years now.

Regards,

Sanjay

Visha
Visha
6 years ago

It is right that closing any pop-up from ‘Task Manager’ is the best option.

How to find out which is the “pop-up” programme should be closed ? Because, it is a long list of programmes in the task manager and their unfamiliar names make no sense to me.

Devendra Gurung
Devendra Gurung
6 years ago

It Says

2. Chrome

– Click Settings >> Advanced Settings >> Content Settings.

– Under Pop-ups, select ‘Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)’.

But When i looked setting, It was already on “Do not allow Any site to show pop-ups (recommended)” ??

I still get so many Adds

Shailendra
Shailendra
6 years ago

Sir on my system whenever i click on any thing, an ad opens and it happens 2-3 times and then the desired link opens. kindly help.
regards,

Shahnawaz
Shahnawaz
6 years ago
Reply to  Shailendra

hi shailendra please follow the blog guidelines. an than helped

vadlamani sastry
vadlamani sastry
6 years ago

Worth learning and useful.

Zainon bin Kasim
Zainon bin Kasim
6 years ago

Thank you for the information and advice, very helpful and will make me more aware in future.

Dr. Kapil Tyagi
Dr. Kapil Tyagi
6 years ago

Good product

Anis Balluwala
Anis Balluwala
6 years ago

Thank you so much Rajib Singha for providing this information systematically.
So many non it person can easily follow your tips and solved their this issue.
Once again thanks a lot and come with another good suggestions.

gfgny
gfgny
6 years ago

no 1 uses internet explorer

Khodayar Attaie
Khodayar Attaie
6 years ago

Excellent Advise.

ravi
ravi
6 years ago

quick heal

Diwakar Pandey
Diwakar Pandey
6 years ago

I have installed quick heal on my computer. When ever I go for i-banking I get popup window at clicking password. How can I get rid of this. I shall try the tips given above. Thanks

Sudarshan
Sudarshan
6 years ago

Another annoyance is when your normal search engine like Chrome suddenly gets replaced by some other one like My Search etc. It becomes one helluva headache to get rid of it. I wish Quick Head would develop something to block or clean out these unwanted/unsolicited search engines.

Kipa Rinia
Kipa Rinia
6 years ago

Thanks you total security quick heal,now i have no any tension from external virus as it doing “quick as quick heal.”

riyaz
riyaz
6 years ago

Thanks for the information but there should some other alternative to avoid ads on web browsers

Manish Tondak
Manish Tondak
6 years ago

All popups will be blocked by these actions.

Use Ad-block Plus a little add-on used in all browsers. It Works Great and only blocks the ads not all the popups as some popups are required.

Kshama Sitwala
Kshama Sitwala
6 years ago

In spite of doing the above for blocking pop-ups I still have pop ups!!! What next?

Raju Tamang
Raju Tamang
6 years ago

It protects with nit n clean…

Venkatesh Parnandi
Venkatesh Parnandi
6 years ago

Hi Everyone,
I am facing a criritcal problem with Quick Heal Antivirus. Its creating 70 temp files per day. When i tried to check its property its showing like the below.
emlproxy.exe

We have another system and we installed the same anti virus in it. But there is no temp files creating in any another systems.

Please help me in this

Junaid Ali
Junaid Ali
6 years ago

Thanks………

Sharad Kelkar
Sharad Kelkar
6 years ago

I am using QH Internet Security ver 15.00. I am not getting Pop-ups, but a fixed area of ad is inserted inline on the web page. The message displayed below the Ad is “You can deactivate these Ads for 24 hours” by clicking a small link below the Ad material. By clicking it, the Ad is removed temporarily, but re-appears immediately. These ads also appear on “https://” addresses like https://login.yahoo.com, but those are automatically suppressed on Facebook and Google pages. A message appears after clicking on “hide Ads for 24 hrs”, saying the Ad was displayed by ‘FunDeals’ or ‘DigiSaver’.… Read more »

hh singh
hh singh
6 years ago

Good advice, I get benefit

babul kaka
babul kaka
6 years ago

Quickheal is yet not giving complete security in all respect.the qh program should take care of all such threat.

sameerkhan
sameerkhan
6 years ago

gurdian tha good anti virus

alok singh
alok singh
6 years ago

Thanks Rajiv.

Pallavi
Pallavi
6 years ago

i use google chrome and popups are blocked in settings. i still see popup ads, i checkd the control panel programs but there are no added programs to the list. what do i do?

is it regarding turning off the autorun feature? how to do it on windows xp please let me know.

thanks

suchitra sen
suchitra sen
6 years ago

Dear Rajiv, thanks a lot for such necessary information. I am looking forward to get some more information on how “I can upgrade my computer” from time to time. looking for your kind & valued guidance.
Regards

M R Mahapatra
M R Mahapatra
6 years ago

Hi Rajiv
Thanks for your tips.

Shahnawaz
Shahnawaz
6 years ago

very good product

avnish
avnish
6 years ago

I am using Iternet explorer
u’r sugessions are not much useful
please find some concrete solution
Thank you

Dipak Ghatage
Dipak Ghatage
6 years ago

hi Rajib
thanks for the pop-up block information
Please tell me about the cookies set by websites, they are good or bad and how to prevent the bad cookies? Is cookies responsible for the data theft?

Vijaya
Vijaya
6 years ago

Dear Rajib, The information you have given is basic. I am well aware of these simple steps to block pop-ups. Unfortunately, the pop-up adware has gone way beyond such simple remedies. It even disables the “delete” button on Firefox. Quickheal is HELPLESS in dealing with this problem. I have a longstanding complaint about it with Quickheal. No one has been able to solve it. Sadly I bought a 3 year version of internet security from Quickheal which is unable to even locate this malware. It always gives a clean report while I constantly get atleast 5 browser pages open when… Read more »

Mohammad Ali
Mohammad Ali
6 years ago

Sir, Can’t Get Solution For This Pop Up https://75.98.78.111/media/pop/index_.php
:/
it is Still Opening Like Before :/ 🙁

Mohammad Ali
Mohammad Ali
6 years ago
Reply to  Rajib Singha

Yeah Sir, I Used That Tips But Still Can’t Fix Them :/

Pankaj Singh
Pankaj Singh
6 years ago

While using chrome every time I refresh or open my browser some advertisements start appearing automatically.I am not able to get rid of it.Can someone help?

BASANTA KUMAR BISWAL (RITURAJ DIGITAL)
BASANTA KUMAR BISWAL (RITURAJ DIGITAL)
6 years ago

I am using Iternet explorer
u’r sugessions are not much useful
please find some concrete solution
Thank you

RAJVIR
RAJVIR
6 years ago

hello sir
sir i m unable to un install web cake 3.0 from the system as when i press unistall button in the control pannel for same it just shows setup initialization error and remains as its is .. pls advice for same.

Parimal Joardar
Parimal Joardar
6 years ago

Dear sir, My quickheal setting is automatic update & automatic download mode.

I am trying to download updating my quickheal . But some time download is runing in the middle portion downdoling automatically stop message show due to disconected internet connection remoteside.
Pls resolve my problems and help to upgrade my quickheal. you may call me 09563391418 , Westbengal, Balurghat

Thanks & Regards
Parimal Joardar

rehan
rehan
6 years ago

quick heal nice job

Priyabrata Das
Priyabrata Das
6 years ago

how to go to task manager? And in Quick heal Browser, there is more malware attack than IE. beware of it.

X S Pillai
X S Pillai
6 years ago

QH 2014 does not block anything whereas QH 2013
Blocked all adware popups. I am reverting to QH2013
apparently the same key for 2014 works with the 13 installer.
The best bet. QH should concentrate
on such issues rather than a pretty
interface. 2014 also refuses to detect
malware with its inbuilt malware detector
QH.2013 scores here too. I am using your product
on multiple PCs but 2013 was a bummer.
Inmovate towards protection
A smazzy interface does not a good
Product make. Take Norton for example
Bloatware at best.
Love qhs simplicity and total protection
Keep it that way.

AaKash
AaKash
6 years ago

Nice Job! Thank you sir.

Paul
Paul
6 years ago

After installing quick heal internet security software, I have problem to close/quit my Tally ERP Accouting Software. If I remove Quickheal, Tally works okay. Now every time I have to go to task manager to quit tally. Another thing is tally takes little more time to load than before. I have done so much R & D to solve this. Discussed this issue with Tallysolutions.com but not succeed. Even I have removed the windows firewall, then also this problem exists. Can you guide me what is the solution now?

Dipak Ghatage
Dipak Ghatage
6 years ago

thanks

mitun dash
mitun dash
6 years ago

hi rajib ji.mera kahna yeh he ki mera jo pc bohot slow hota chala ja raha hai.main har din quick heal update karta hoon.phir bhi slow he mera pc.iska koi solution bataiye plz?

Anirudha
Anirudha
6 years ago

Hi,
Am using Quick heal for last 05 years. Followed all the instructions mentioned, Unfortunate to mention that could not suceed to escape from malwares. For e.g. whenever I press any accrpt key on any website couple of adware windows gets open. Please advice further.
Regards
— Anirudha

Prasad
Prasad
6 years ago

Hi Rajib,
I am using Quick heal for the last 2 years. Certain adware site keep poping up without any prompt. the adware is big-countries.net. Whenever I run Quick heal malware it does not detect this site. It does not exist in programs & features too. How do i block the unwanted sites pop. I use Mozilla firefox. Request your advice and help.

Regards
Prasad

Vive Jadhav
Vive Jadhav
6 years ago

Hi I am now using quick heal antivirus it show that there is no any virus,malware etc. But on my laptop big site named site open automatically. And my laptop also gets start slow. speed also decreased please help me..

Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  Vive Jadhav

Hi,

You should run a full system scan with your Quick Heal product. This will detect any viruses and quarantine them. Also, ensure that you have no add-ons or extensions enabled in your browser.

Regards.

Yogesh
Yogesh
5 years ago

Hi,

I all try but popups and add not block. So irritating pls help.

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