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    Default Need a good programme to stop pop up ads

    I am getting a lot of ads that pop up in the bottom right of the screen on a regular basis and would like to know how to stop them. It's becoming annoying.

    Thanks for your help.
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    Default Re: Need a good programme to stop pop up ads

    ads in web browser? what browser? pc or mobile?

    I use ublock or adblock ultimate, both are good for web browsers.

    You can also use adblock proxies which blocks known ip addresses of advertising networks, which can stop ads in apps.

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    Default Re: Need a good programme to stop pop up ads

    Yes, ads in a web browser - Chrome and it's a PC running 10.

    I'll give ublock a try, then,

    Thanks for your help, Kame.
    Last edited by Roscoe; 30-06-2020 at 09:47 PM.
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    Default Re: Need a good programme to stop pop up ads

    Let us know how it goes for you because it really is a good adblocker.

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    Default Re: Need a good programme to stop pop up ads

    Another vote for uBlock

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    Default Re: Need a good programme to stop pop up ads

    Ublock.

    But in Firefox at least, you can right click and select block element. Select the popup and create.
    That removes those annoying things that come up (pay requests and such) on sites you use regularly.
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    Default Re: Need a good programme to stop pop up ads

    Yeah, the latest Firefox is pretty good at blocking many ads and trackers. Malwarebytes has additional ad/tracker blocking which covers the rest quite nicely.
    Last edited by Paul.Cov; 02-07-2020 at 11:41 AM.

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    Default Re: Need a good programme to stop pop up ads

    I find this is a useful addon for stubborn, unwanted things on web pages:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...hing-enhanced/
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    Default Re: Need a good programme to stop pop up ads

    Quote Originally Posted by Kame View Post
    Let us know how it goes for you because it really is a good adblocker.
    That did not work. They are still coming up, they slide in bottom right corner. They have the website en.softonic.com on each one.
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    Default Re: Need a good programme to stop pop up ads

    Sounds like you have downloaded software from Softonic and have been caught with their added on unwanted software

    Run Awdcleaner https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewd.../1-adwcleaner/ as this gets rid of unwanted programs and Malware

    More here to see were it is installed https://www.2-spyware.com/remove-sof...html#h-windows

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