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How do I stop popups?

How do I stop popups?

It depends on what kind of popups you’re seeing.

If you’re seeing Messenger Service popups (usually a grey box in the center
of your screen with an OK button), you need to stop the Windows Messenger
Service. The article about the different messengers below has instructions.

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If you’re seeing internet browser popups full of advertising or porn, then a
good popup blocker will do. I’m quite happy with the blocker that’s built into
the Google Toolbar.

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17 comments on “How do I stop popups?”

  1. Whenever I am reading mail, or browsing, popups continually appear. They stop, or mess up my search query as I type it in and when I look at the query window, nothing or little of what I typed is there. The Google blocked DOES NOT STOP THEM!!

  2. The Google Pop Up blocker does not stop the latest type of Pop Up – the ones where as you are reading the page it gradually spreads across your page, a person grins at you, it flips over and then finally moves to the side with for the first time a close button. I presume these are written in javascript but I would not buy from the advertiser out of sheer principle. But how do I stop them?

  3. I have a problem. My popups have been stopped but for some reason this annoying lady on popup from “Movie Pass” keeps coming up.

    How do I stop this?

  4. I keep getting system alert:malware threats,saying my computer is infected with a back door trojan,how do I get rid of it? tryed spybot,adaware,etc

  5. I keep getting which celebrity am I and some dating thing popping up ..and each time I check my tools then privacy tab it has set itsself back to accept all cookies..i move it back to medium high but then 30 min later it is back to accept all cookies…???

  6. how do I remove a popup that keeps showing up on my allowed popup sites, i remove it and it keeps coming back and allowing pop ups. My pop up blocker is enabled yet this oen keeps getting added as ok.

  7. AT first there were no side banners but then oneday for no reason they came back.How do i stop this please help!!!Can i download windows again as a last resort.Will that get rid of whats wrong with my computer?

  8. i have windows 2000 and i downloaded a program and it came with somthing called privacy danger and i got rid of that and it also came with vista av and i took that off but ever since ve been getting Pop-ups like vista av 2008 and 2009 and also somthing called repoted insecure browsing can u help take all my pop ups off please

  9. I keep getting a privacy pop up on every single web page that I go on and have to press an option at least ten times before the box goes. How can I stop this? Thank you

  10. how do i stop the annoying google pop-up -which blocks the o’k box on some sites -crazy

    Not sure what Google pop-up you’re referring to.


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