Steps To Remove pop-up From Your Computer

If you have been facing annoying pop-up ads by " pop-up" then you must realize that your computer and web browser is infected by a highly destructive advertising software (adware). This adware program has developed by cyber criminals mainly to earn money through illegal activities. To spread this adware infection over the world, a stealthy way of marketing software used is known as bundling. Using this technique the pop-up ads adware with selected software application available online as freeware or shareware is attached. Users always use to free updates, games, videos, etc to download, so it closely with them as an extra file and user's computer secretly.

Even though your antivirus can not warn about the adware infection, but you can easily notice the effects of the infection. pop-up ads makes several changes to your Windows computer system and browser settings. While surfing online you will find that your browser displaying much publicity regarding your previous web searches you by attractive offers on various products and services. You will also notice that your search results are now not so appropriate and transferred to unknown web pages. Day after day, the performance and speed of your computer and browser degrades to a worst level. pop-up ads can easily copy your personal data if you will use them online, such as online banking, credit card and e-mail login and password, and refer to cybercriminals. It is highly recommended to Delete pop-up ads directly on your computer, protect browser and enjoy browsing online without risk.


Step:1 Remove pop-up or any Suspicious Program from Control Panel resulting in Pop-ups

  • Click on Start and in Menu, Select Control Panel.


  • In Control Panel, Search for pop-up or any suspicious program


  • Once found, Click to Uninstall pop-up or related program from list of Programs

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  • However, if you are not sure do not Uninstall it as this will remove it permanently from the system.

Step:2 How to Reset Google Chrome to Remove pop-up

  • Open Google Chrome browser on your PC
  • On the top right corner of the browser you will see 3 stripes option, click on it.
  • After that click on Settings from the list of menus available on chrome’s panel.

  • At the end of the page, a button is available with option to “Reset settings”.

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  • Click on the button and get rid of pop-up from your Google Chrome.

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How to Reset Mozilla Firefox to Uninstall pop-up

  • Open Mozilla Firefox web browser and click on the options icon with 3 stripes sign and also click on help option with (?) mark.
  • Now click on “Troubleshooting Information” from the given list.


  • Within the upper right corner of the next window you can find “Refresh Firefox” button, click on it.


  • To reset your Mozilla Firefox browser simply click on “Refresh Firefox” button again, after which all unwanted changes made by pop-up will be removed automatically.

Steps to Reset Internet Explorer to Get Rid of pop-up

  • You need to close all Internet Explorer windows which are currently working or open.
  • Now open Internet Explorer again and click on Tools button, with wrench icon.
  • Go to the menu and click on Internet Options.


  • A dialogue box will appear, then click on Advanced tab on it.
  • Saying Reset Internet Explorer Settings, click on Reset again.

  • When IE applied the default settings then, click on Close. And then click OK.

Restart the PC is a must for taking effect on all the changes you have made.

Step:3 How to Protect your PC from pop-up in Near Future

Steps to Turn On Safe Browsing Features

Internet Explorer: Activate SmartScreen Filter against pop-up

  • This can be done on IE Versions 8 and 9. It mailnly helps in detecting pop-up while browsing
  • Launch IE
  • Choose Tools in IE 9. If you are using IE 8, Find Safety option in Menu
  • Now Select SmartScreen Filter and opt for Turn on SmartScreen Filter
  • Once done, Restart IE



How to Enable Phishing and pop-up Protection on Google Chrome

  • Click on Google Chrome browser
  • Select Customize and Control Google Chrome (3-Bar Icon)
  • Now Choose Settings from the option
  • In the Settings Option, Click on Show advanced Settings which can be found at the bottom of the Setup
  • Select Privacy Section and click on Enable Phishing and Malware Protection
  • Now Restart Chrome, this will keep your browser safe from pop-up


How to Block pop-up Attack and Web Forgeries

  • Click to Load Mozilla Firefox
  • Press on Tools on Top Menu and Select options
  • Choose Security and enable check mark on following
  • warn me when some site installs add-ons
  • Block reported Web forgeries
  • Block reported attack Sites


If still pop-up exists on your system, Scan your PC to detect and Get Rid of it

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