Block pop-ups Immediately In Few Minutes

Hello friends! I am completely annoyed with pop-ups and looking for the way to get rid of it. I tried to block it with my anti-virus program but it was not helpful. If you have any idea about pop-ups then please help me. All the suggestions will be highly appreciated. pop-ups

An Overview Of pop-ups:- pop-ups is caused by potentially unwanted program which has recently annoyed several users. When you will click on its links the your browser will be automatically redirected to which looks like a search engine site. It convince the users to use it for searching purpose and claims to provide best browsing experince. pop-ups is not trustworthy because it will flood your screen with fake alerts and notifications. Even more, it also allows the users to listen online music and and create their favorite list. In reality, the only motive of the hackers is to increase traffic on their bogus sites. They can secretly install harmful threats in the system when you will click on its links. Therefore, you should try to get rid of pop-ups as soon as possible.

Analysis Of pop-ups:-

Name pop-ups


Adware or PUP

Risk level



Generates floods of bogus pop ups and advertisements


Bundled with free programs, spam emails, visiting malicious websites

Nasty Symptoms Of pop-ups:-

  • Install unwanted extensions in Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera, Safari
  • Misleads the web session of the users to malicious pages.
  • Gathers the credential data of the users by tracking their banking transactions.
  • Changes the default system settings.
  • Decreases the system performance speed.
  • Uses huge space in the system memory
  • Responsible for system crashing or freezing situations. pop-ups are extremely annoying for the users which does not allow them to visit any of the legitimate sites. It can also download bundles of harmful spywares or malwares to harm the system functions. Therefore, users are advised to get rid of pop-ups as soon as possible by removing the adware or unwanted programs permanently from the system.


Learn To Remove pop-ups Using Manual Methods

Phase 1 : Show Hidden Files To Delete pop-ups Related Files And Folders

1. For Windows 8 or 10 Users : From the Ribbon’s View in My PC click on Options icon.

Folder search option Win 10 or 8

2. For Windows 7 or Vista Users : Open My Computer and tap on Organize button on the upper left corner and then to Folder and Search Options from the drop down menu.

Folder search options Win vista or 7

3. Now go to the View tab and enable Show hidden files and folder options and then uncheck the Hide protected system operating files checkbox option below.

Folder and Search options step 3

4. Finally look for any suspicious files in the hidden folders as given below and delete it.


  • %AppData%\[adware_name]
  • %Temp%\[adware_name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware_name].exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[adware_name]

Phase 2 : Get Rid of pop-ups Related Extensions Related From Different Web Browsers

From Chrome :

1. Click on Menu icon, hover through More Tools then tap on Extensions.

chrome tools extensions

2. Now click on Trash icon on the extensions tab there next to suspicious extensions to remove it.

chrome extensions trash

From Internet Explorer :

1. Click on Manage add-ons option from the drop down menu on going through Gear icon.

IE manage add-ins

2. Now if you find any suspicious extension in the Toolbars and Extensions panel then right click on it and Delete option to remove it.

IE toolbar and extensions

From Mozilla Firefox :

1. Tap on Add-ons on going through Menu icon.

mozilla add-ons

2. In the Extensions tab click on Disable or Remove button next to pop-ups related extensions to remove them.

mozilla extensions

From Opera :

1. Press Opera menu, hover to Extensions and then select Extensions manager there.

Opera Extension 1

2. Now if any browser extension looks suspicious to you then click on (X) button to remove it.

Opera Extension 2

From Safari :

1. Click Preferences… on going through Settings Gear icon.

safari settings - preferences

2. Now on Extensions tab click on Uninstall button to remove it.

Safari Extension tab

From Microsoft Edge :

Note:–As there is no option for Extension Manager in Microsoft Edge so in order to sort out issues related with adware programs in MS Edge you can change its default homepage and search engine.

Change Default Homepage of Ms Edge –

1. Click on More(…) followed by Settings and then to Start page under Open With section.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Now select View advanced settings button and then in Search in the address bar with section, you can select Google or any other homepage as your preference.

Ms Edge Homepage 2

Change Default Search Engine Settings of Ms Edge –

1. Select More(…) then Settings followed by View advanced settings button.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Under Search in the address bar with box click on <Add new>. Now you can choose from the available list of search providers or add you preferred search engine and click Add as default.

Ms Edge Search Engine 2

Phase 3 : Block Unwanted Pop-ups from pop-ups On Different Web Browsers

1. Google Chrome : Click Menu icon → Settings → Show advanced settings… → Content Settings… under Privacy section → enable Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended) option → Done.

Chrome Block pop-ups

2. Mozilla Firefox : Tap on Menu icon → Options → Content panel → check Block pop-up windows in Pop-ups section.

Mozilla Block Pop-ups in Content tab

3. Internet Explorer : Click Gear Settings icon → Internet Options → in Privacy tab enable Turn on Pop-up Blocker under Pop-up Blocker Section.

Pop-up Blocker Internet Explorer

4. Microsoft Edge : Press More(…) option → Settings → View advanced settings → toggle on Block pop-ups.

Ms Edge Block Pop-ups

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