When we use computers, maybe the most annoying thing is the popups. To generate income for themselves, some software completely ignores the user’s experience, forcibly adding advertising pop-up modules into the software. These pop-up advertisements are not only visually annoying but also slow down the speed of the computer.
Today, I’m going to introduce several ways to help you get rid of these nettlesome popups.
1. Download Google Chrome on Your Desktop
Firstly, you should download google chrome on your desktop, then open it. On the upper right corner of the interface, you will see an icon in the picture below. Click it.
Secondly, in the drop-down column, click Settings.
Thirdly, scroll down this site, you will find the icon called Site Setting, click it.
Fourthly, scroll down this site, find the Content column, on the drop-down column of it, click Pop-ups, and redirects.
And then, click the icon behind the Block (recommended), just like the below picture. Click it, and it will be turned on from the blue “ALLOWED” switch to a grey “NOT ALLOWED” switch.
After you turn off it to a grey icon, the majority of web page pop-up ads will be blocked.
But if this switch is already grey when you open it, that means your web page pop-ups are already being blocked.
Of course, you can block pop-ups from individual sites by clicking Add under the “Blocked” section of the menu and entering the URL of the site from which you wish to block the content.
Since there is a pop-up ad setting that blocks webpages, there will be a pop-up ad setting that allows a specific web page. To allow pop-ups from specific sites, click on Allow and enter the URL from the sites from which you’d like to see pop-ups.
2. Download the Microsoft Edge
Firstly, you should download the Microsoft Edge on your desktop, then open it. On the upper right corner of the interface, you will see an icon in the picture below. Click it.
Secondly, in the drop-down column, click Settings.
And you will see the following interface, on the left column, find Site Permissions, click it. and in the left column of it, find Pop-ups and redirects. Click it.
And then, click the icon behind the Block (recommended), just like the below picture. Click it, and it will be turned on from the grey“ALLOWED” switch to a blue “NOT ALLOWED” switch.
Therefore, you can block the pop-ups in most cases.
But if these pop-ups which do not exist in the browser, but in other software. So how we stop it? Many of the pop-ups exist in some junk programs that are attached when you download the software. Here are some simple ways to help you get rid of the problem.
1 Press the keys [win+r] to open the run, or directly enter [Run] in the search box of [Start] and open it, then enter [msconfig] in the pop-up box and press Enter to open.
After entering the [System Configuration], click [Start], uncheck the items that will pop up advertisements and finally click [OK].
2. But when the ad pops up on the computer, do not close it yet, press the key combination [Ctrl+Shift+Esc] to enter the [Task Manager], if the key combination does not respond, directly enter the [Task Manager] in the search bar of [Start], then press Enter to open.
Then click [Process], find the name of the corresponding advertisement pop-up window in the [Description] column, then select it, right-click and select [Open File Location].
After entering the folder, [Rename] the file you just selected, add [.abk] suffix at the end of its name, so that the entire ad program will be hidden and no ads will pop up anymore.
3. Open the [Control Panel] on the desktop, search in the search box of [Start] if you can’t find it on the desktop, click [Network and Internet], and then double-click [Internet Options] to open.
In the Internet properties pop-up box, click [Privacy], check the following [Turn on Pop-up Blocker], and then click [Settings] to a pop-up blocker.
In the pop-up box of the blocker, check [Pop-up Blocker Settings], and then select [Block most automatic pop-ups] in the blocking level, and click Close after completion, so that advertising pop-up windows can be blocked Up.
Maybe some of you have encountered some annoying advertisements that always pop up on the desktop when using the computer, especially for some news software. Although computer housekeeper, 360, and other housekeeper software usually have the function of blocking, after all, these software need to be running and occupy system resources. Today I also want to teach you a simple way to block these ads without downloading software.
When an advertisement pops up on the computer, we can press Ctrl + A/t + Delete to open the task manager and find the process corresponding to the advertisement pop-up window, as shown in the figure below.
Click the right mouse button on the process and select “Open File Location” in the pop-up window.
The file located after opening is the main body of the advertisement. Many people would think of deleting it. However, under normal circumstances, the software detects that the advertisement file is missing and will automatically download it online.
We can replace the name of the original file with a .bak suffix at the end, then right-click to create a new txt text and rename it to the name of the original file, that is, disguise txt as an advertising program. When the software wakes up the program, it won’t startup.
This method can block many common pop-up advertisements. If you know that the software is causing it, you can also uninstall it. When downloading and installing the software online, try to download it from the official website. Downloading from the download station is easy to download to the downloader and give it to your computer. It will automatically install junk software; when installing software, be careful not to keep the next step, and see if there is any bundled software, to avoid the generation of unnecessary software and advertisements.
The above are all the methods of how to remove pop up ads on desktop, hope these methods can be helpful to you.