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Old Mar 15, 13, 12:25 pm   #1
 
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Most effective way of blocking pop-ups on Google Chrome

Like the title stays, anyone know the most effective way of blocking pop-ups on Google Chrome? I keep getting annoying pop-ups.
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Old Mar 15, 13, 12:36 pm   #2
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First you need to clean off whatever is causing them, then install Adblock, it's great.
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First you need to clean off whatever is causing them, then install Adblock, it's great.
Clean what? And how? So far, no viruses or adware as I scan every week.
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Old Mar 15, 13, 1:09 pm   #4
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If you are getting pop ups that shouldn't be there, you have a malware issue.

If you are visiting sites that are loaded with pop ups that's a different story, but in general it should not be the case.
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If you are getting pop ups that shouldn't be there, you have a malware issue.

If you are visiting sites that are loaded with pop ups that's a different story, but in general it should not be the case.
I use Malwarebytes especially the full scan, and no malware comes up.
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And how do I install Adblock plus? Do I have to set anything or just click install and forget about it?

Thanks alot for your help.
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A bit OT, but what do you recommend to detect malware? I currently use Malwarebytes free version and it is easy to use.

Thanks again.
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Old Mar 15, 13, 2:01 pm   #8
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Just go to the chrome store

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/c...hrome-ntp-icon

and search for adblock.

I like Microsoft's windows defender for protection, it's free and it's worked for me.
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Just go to the chrome store

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/c...hrome-ntp-icon

and search for adblock.

I like Microsoft's windows defender for protection, it's free and it's worked for me.
I have already installed Adbock. So I guess installs automatically with no setting of anything?

I use Microsoft Security Essentials since I have Windows Vista.
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Old Mar 15, 13, 5:53 pm   #10
 
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What's a pop-up?

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

MVPS HOSTS File Update February-25-2013

http://msmvps.com/blogs/hostsnews/ar...5/1824231.aspx
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That doesn't necessarily stop pop-ups. It can make some of them blank, however.
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That doesn't necessarily stop pop-ups. It can make some of them blank, however.
Thanks for the info. Here I am without a pop-up for ten years with a Hosts file not realising some of these figments of someone else's imagination may be blank.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...6/blocked2.jpg
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Thanks for the info. Here I am without a pop-up for ten years with a Hosts file not realising some of these figments of someone else's imagination may be blank.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...6/blocked2.jpg
Raaarr, much?

A hosts file isn't a pop-up-blocking solution, regardless of how it fits into your setup.
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Old Mar 16, 13, 9:38 am   #14
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I don't do anything beyond checking the box in Chrome's settings to block popups and I haven't seen one in quite some time.

If the OP is getting popups in Chrome, he probably has some form of malware or adware.

FlyerTalk's ads are NOT popups. If the OP is referring to ads, he should get a copy of AdBlock Plus and install it in his browser.
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Depending on how much understanding you have of JavaScript, I'd recommend using NoScript and blocking JS from any page you don't want. Most websites cross post stuff from dozens of other sites, especially ad sites. It's quite easy to control this with NoScript, plus its a much safer way to surf.
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