How to Block Pop-Up Ads?


Issue: How to Block Pop-Up Ads?

Something is wrong with my computer. When it is turned on, my browser automatically loads pop-up ads on my screen. These ads typically present shady-looking offers or advertise suspicious websites, in general, nothing useful. How can I block ads once and for all? They’re driving me insane…

Solved Answer

Many computer users expressed complaints regarding virus lately. It seems that all victims mention the same issue – numerous pop-up ads coming from hxxp:// domain. The truth is, these ads should not be ignored because the fact that they appear on the computer screen indicates that the computer is affected by some kind of an ad-supported program, also known as adware. Therefore, it is recommended to check the system and see if there are any suspicious programs/browser extensions installed that might be causing pop-up ads. There are two methods to remove virus – uninstall Padsdel adware using anti-malware program like FortectMac Washing Machine X9 or delete files that belong to it manually. We prepared manual removal instructions for people who wish to block pop-up ads. Remember that the adware can hide in the system under various names, so carefully inspect every file before deleting it. Also, keep in mind that deleting the wrong files can lead to system stability problems, so please do not carry out these instructions in a rush! If you want to see more detailed instructions, you can read this post about virus (prepared by 2-Spyware experts).

How to Block Pop-Up Ads?

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Uninstall related programs from Windows OS

Shady programs like adware typically attack Windows operating system, since it is the most popular OS in the world. To uninstall Padsdel virus, do the following:

  1. You need to access a panel that shows recently installed programs; therefore, you need to click Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Add/Remove Programs. If you’re using Windows 8/10 OS, right-click on the Windows button, which is located in the lower left corner of the screen, choose Control Panel and go to Uninstall a Program section.
  2. You will be redirected to a panel that displays the list of all installed programs. Look through the list (sort it by the date it was installed on – it will be easier to find the source of ads) and then select suspicious entries and click Uninstall. If a notification asking to confirm your choice appears, click OK/Uninstall.

Now that suspicious programs are gone, you will need to fix affected browsers (those that display advertisements). Below, you will find guides on how to uninstall from Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari.

Fix Chrome browser

  1. Launch Google Chrome and then look for a button with three bars on it (it is located in the top right corner). Once a drop-down menu appears, choose Tools > Extensions.
  2. Look through the list of installed Chrome extensions. Find suspicious ones and click on the trash icon next to each of them. Confirm your choice by clicking Remove.
  3. Reset Chrome. Click on the aforementioned three-bar button in Chrome again, choose Settings, and then scroll down until you see a Show advanced settings… option. Click on it, and scroll down again. At the bottom of the page, find and click Reset settings button. Read the information on Chrome notification and confirm your choice by clicking Reset.

Fix Safari browser

  1. Launch Safari, then click on Safari button in the top left corner of the Safari window. Choose Preferences.
  2. Go to Extensions tab and uninstall suspicious entries from here. Simply click Uninstall button next to questionable entries.
  3. Click on Safari button again, but this time, choose Reset Safari option. In a pop-up that appears, select all options and confirm your choice by clicking on the Reset button.

Fix Firefox browser

  1. Open Firefox browser. In the top right corner of it, you will see a button with three bars on it. Click it, and then go to Add-ons. Then navigate to Extensions tab. Here, spot suspicious extensions and click each Remove button next to ones you wish to delete.
  2. Click on the three-bar button once again, then on “?” button and then select Troubleshooting Information. Then click on Refresh Firefox… button on the right side of the page that appears. Confirm your choice by clicking “Refresh Firefox” again.

Fix Internet Explorer

  1. Click on Gear icon at the top right corner of the screen, then choose Manage Add-ons. In the window that appears then, look for entries that might be related to ads. Right-click on them and choose Disable option.
  2. Reset IE: click on Gear icon once again, then select Internet Options > Advanced > Reset. In a pop-up that appears, put a tick on Delete Personal Settings option and then click Reset to confirm.

Get rid of programs with only one click

You can uninstall this program with the help of the step-by-step guide presented to you by experts. To save your time, we have also selected tools that will help you carry out this task automatically. If you are in a hurry or if you feel that you are not experienced enough to uninstall the program by your own, feel free to use these solutions:

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Protect your online privacy with a VPN client

A VPN is crucial when it comes to user privacy. Online trackers such as cookies can not only be used by social media platforms and other websites but also your Internet Service Provider and the government. Even if you apply the most secure settings via your web browser, you can still be tracked via apps that are connected to the internet. Besides, privacy-focused browsers like Tor is are not an optimal choice due to diminished connection speeds. The best solution for your ultimate privacy is Private Internet Access – be anonymous and secure online.


Data recovery tools can prevent permanent file loss

Data recovery software is one of the options that could help you recover your files. Once you delete a file, it does not vanish into thin air – it remains on your system as long as no new data is written on top of it. Data Recovery Pro is recovery software that searchers for working copies of deleted files within your hard drive. By using the tool, you can prevent loss of valuable documents, school work, personal pictures, and other crucial files.

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