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Sick of being smothered? Kill those pop-ups once and for all.

One of the most irritating Internet-related situations I’ve found myself in is being bombarded by a mountain of pop-up ads while trying to access a link on a website. No matter where I seem to click, a new pop-up ad appears! Even an attempt to close down existing ads is met with more and more new pop-ups on my screen. Now, I know I’m not the only one who’s been through this. Almost every website on the Internet is riddled with hidden pop-up ads… But fret not! Here’s what you can do to make it better.

FOR CHROME USERS

Download a Chrome Extension called “AdBlock”. It’s totally free, and it will help to block the vast majority of potential pop-up ads on any site. Here’s how you download it:

  • Open up Google Chrome, and click on the 3-bar icon on the top right-hand corner of your browser.
  • Hover your mouse over “More Tools”, and then click on “Extensions”.

 

  • This will redirect you to the Chrome Extensions page. Scroll down and click on “Get more extensions”.
  • You will then be directed to the Chrome Web Store. In the top left-hand corner, you will see a search bar. Type “AdBlock” into this search bar and then press Enter on your keyboard.
  • Search results will be given. You’ll want to scroll down until you see this result:

 

  • Click on “ADD TO CHROME”.
  • A notification will appear at the top of your screen, asking you for confirmation. Click “Add extension”.
  • Done! The AdBlock icon will now appear next to the 3-bar icon on the top right-hand corner of your browser screen.

You can click on this icon to adjust your adblock settings. For example, if you want to allow a certain webpage to send you pop-ups, click on “Pause AdBlock” or “Don’t run on this page”. You would want to do this if the adblock is preventing you from accessing a link that you actually want to pop up on your screen!

FOR OTHER WEB BROWSER USERS

Similarly, download the AdBlock extension. You can do this by following the links below:

Firefox

Internet Explorer

Now you can enjoy surfing the web without worrying about drowning under a sea of annoying pop-ups!

Do pop-up ads annoy you? Will you try the blocking software? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • im actually finding that I dont get anywhere near as many as I used to.

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  • I have not been able to block these. No assistance from media platforms, and a worry that you could click on something by accident.

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  • so i just did all this and then it opened a new page and wants me to pay for it? i clicked on the exact same things that you did and downladed the exact same program from the same company…..

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  • You are a lifesaver lol. Damn they are annoying

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  • Great to know, thank you for that.

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  • It’s very useful so thanks for sharing.

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  • Good tips thanks, they are very annoying.

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  • Aw I hate pop-up Adds ! Luckily my husband is a computer expert and knows how to deal with this stuff as I’m totally lost with it…

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  • So glad for your post. It was so interesting to read. My computer is ad blocked, but my husband did it and now I know it wasn’t the cleverest thing since sliced bread after all.

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  • The adblock guys should charge and make a bucket from this. The worst thing now is the websites – like the daily telegraph which wont let you read their content if you have an adblocker.

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  • omg I really hope this works! thanks heaps

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  • Finally some good news, lol. This is going to be a crowd pleaser with everyone.


    • It’s wonderful! It even blocks ads appearing in Hotmail email!

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  • Wow that’s a great tip, no more pesky pop ups

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  • Oh my god this is a life saver. Tried it and it worked a charm. Thankyou for sharing

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  • Yeah, I might try. I hate pop ups that get in the way.

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