Pop-ups Removal Guide

Do you know what pop-ups are?

If you are concerned about pop-ups, it means that your computer contains some adware program, which is likely to be installed as a browser add-on. If you do not remember installing any browser plug-in, note that such programs are very often distributed by other free programs, including download managers, converters, and other desktop programs. The browser add-on that you have on your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox is supported by various advertisers. It means that a lot of advertising servers are used to send advertisements to your PC, and is one of them.

The content of the pop-ups may vary. You may be invited to upgrade your Internet browsers, take part in a survey or engage in some other activities. It has been found that adware programs can provide users with deceitful pop-ups, so if you want to prevent potentially unwanted programs, damage to the computer or data loss, you should ignore the advertisements similar to op-ups. The developers of the program which is disturbing you with various ads are not responsible for the content of the advertisements and the websites to which you are taken. Thus, if you make a purchase or download a computer application, you do it at your own risk. pop-ups may have nothing in common with your browsing interests; however, it does not mean that you are not being monitored. The adware program may record your clicks, read your browsing history and some other non-personally identifiable information stored on the browsers. If pop-ups are not the only advertisements displayed, you may find that some of the ads are related to your previous search queries. The sponsors of the adware program want to make you visit their websites, which is why they provide you with targeted advertisements. However, you should be very careful when dealing with any pop-up advertisement. If you do not know the website to which you are taken, do not provide your personal information in any fill-out form and do not download computer program but make sure that you can trust the website.

In order to remove pop-ups, you should rely on a powerful spyware removal. It is not enough to disable the browser add-on. All the components of the unwanted adware program have to be removed from the PC and a powerful anti-spyware tool is by the far the best option here. In order to have pop-ups removed for good, implement SpyHunter. This anti-spyware tool can easily eliminate adware programs, browser hijackers and many other computer threats and protect you against new computer threats.

How to get rid of pop-ups

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the adware program.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall the unwanted application.

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse to the lower-left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click.
  3. Select Control Panel and click on Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted application.

In non-techie terms:

In order to make sure that the adware program displaying Pop-ups is fully removed, scan the computer with a reliable scanner once you finish the removal.

Aliases: ads.