How To Stop Pop-up From Appearing On Browser

Are you facing lots of trouble while browsing your favorite browser? Is it keep redirecting you to the untrusted site where lots of sponsored products are promoted? Do you want to stop the annoying ads which displayed on your screen? If so, luckily you are at the right place. This post will definitely help you to stop Pop-up.

Delete Pop-up

What is Pop-up? Pop-up has been considered as annoying pop-up ads which displayed by the adware program. It has been created by the cyber offenders to redirect System users to phishing links to generate revenues. This type of pop-ups is automatically opened up in the middle of the browsing that asks user to update some existing programs or applications, perform the survey to claim rewards and just money-saving the deal. These things can lead to the various issues for System user as they link to the third-party owned site which might be online scammers. It has been especially used by the cyber hackers along with the sole intention to make money and profit for third-party. Once your PC has been affected by this type of adware program, it will redirect you to third-party page that is /a/display.php?r= says and display some warning messages which are as follows :

  • WARNING: Your Current Browser Is Outdated!
  • A critical security update has been released and you are required to update your Java Player.
  • This page will automatically close once the security update has been installed.

How Pop-up Intrudes Into Your PC Pop-up uses lots of tricky things and deceptive way to attack the user PC. Commonly, it comes along with the bundled of freeware applications. If you download and install any freeware packages or stuff from the Internet without accepting EULA or without paying attention then it may secretly intrude into your PC. Thus, it is suggested by the expert that user should pay attention carefully while downloading any packages or surfing the web, they must opt always Custom or Advanced installation option in place of Default installation and they should accept EULA completely. By taking these tips, you can easily avoid your Computer from being affected by Pop-up.

Common Symptoms of Pop-up

  • Automatically modify the registry settings to launch up itself on the user PC when they start their Computer.
  • Gathers victims all sensitive data and exposed them to the public.
  • Allow cyber hackers to access PC remotely.
  • Filled up the entire screen with numerous pop-up ads and links.
  • Pop-up can annoy you too much and cause the redirection issue.

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A Tutorial Guide To Delete Pop-up

Learn To Remove Pop-up Using Manual Methods

Phase 1 : Show Hidden Files To Delete Pop-up 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-up 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-up 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-up 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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