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How to stop Google Chrome ads

STOP POP-UP ADS

Let’s face it, most of us have had our digital experience interrupted with pop-up ads from marketers. It isn’t enjoyable, especially when you are looking to have a seamless experience online.

Marketers use these pop-ups as a tool, they are a cost-effective way of informing target audiences about new products and services, but the fact that they show every after a few seconds is obnoxious. 

Let us look into how you can let them go:

Disabling pop-ups in Chrome on your computer

If pop-up ads bother you when working on your PC or MAC desktop computer, Chrome allows you to turn them off.

To disable these ads:

1.On your computer, open Chrome, go to the upper right corner, click on the three dots to open chromes menu.

Scroll down to the settings option.

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  1. On the left panel, select privacy and security.
Privacy and Security
  1. Scroll down to site settings.
  2. Select pop-ups and redirects.
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  1. Move the toggle button to block pop-ups. It will turn grey once turned off.
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That’s all done to block pop-ups in Chrome on your desktop. Now, onto mobile gadgets.

HOW TO BLOCK POP-UP ADS IN CHROME ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE

Since we’re blocking pop-ups in the browser, it doesn’t matter if you’re using an IOS or Android device. The steps are the same.

To block pop-ups in Chrome on your mobile:

  1. Open the Chrome browser in the upper right corner, tap on the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down to the site settings.
  3. Tap pop-ups and redirects.
  4. Tap on the toggle button to turn off notifications. It should turn grey.
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And, that’s it. You are free to enjoy a notification free browsing experience.

HOW TO ALLOW POP-UPS FROM SPECIFIC WEBSITES

If you still want to keep seeing pop-ups from specific websites, you can allow them to.

To do this:

  1. Go to the upper right corner and click on the three dots to open the chromes menu in Chrome.
  2. Click on the Settings option.
  3. Via the left panel, select privacy and security.
  4. Scroll down to site settings.
  5. Select pop-ups and redirects.
  6. Next to the Allow section, click ADD.
  7. In the windows that appear, type the website URL you want to keep seeing pop-ups from and click ADD.
  8. The website should be on the ALLOW list.

HOW TO BLOCK POP-UPS FROM SPECIFIC SITES

  1. On your computer, open the Chrome browser.
  2. At the top right corner, click the three dots.
  3. Click the Settings option.
  4. Under “Privacy and security,” click Site settings.
  5. Click Pop-ups and redirects.
  6. Under the “Allow,” section search for the specific site.
  7. To the right, click on More and then Block.

If the site isn’t on the list, next to “Block,” click on Add. Enter the website’s URL, and then click Add. To enable all pop-ups across the site, use the same pattern. 

To keep getting the latest info on how to stop pop-ups on Chrome, visit Googles’s official documentation.

HOW TO BLOCK NOTIFICATIONS IN CHROME

If you still get messages from a site after disabling pop-ups, you may have subscribed to receive notifications from them. To turn off these notifications :

  1. On your computer, open the Chrome browser.
  2. Go to the site where the notifications are coming from. 
  3. Select View site information.
  4. Next to Notifications, select Block from the drop-down menu.

You can as well block notifications from your site settings

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR SITE POP-UPS ARE BEING BLOCKED

By default, Chrome blocks pop-ups that users might not find helpful. If pop-ups are being blocked on your site, visit the Abusive Experience Report. In the report, you’ll learn if any issues are found with your site that you can address and sort out.

WHY DO POP-UPS KEEP APPEARING ON MY CHROME?

Pop-ups can be annoying. They pressure you into buying something or signing up for stuff that you didn’t intend to. They usually appear because:

  • They promote buying a product related to a website you’re browsing.
  • They inform you of related content you might like based on your browsing history.
  • They give you subscription options, whether it’s for a newsletter or email list.
  • They are advertising something based on your cookies.

Unfortunately, some pop-ups result from malware that randomly shows pop-ups even when not in the browser.

Some of this malware pretends to be a support team warning that your device is infected and that you need to take action. you can do nothing much about it apart from getting comprehensive digital security solutions( an ad blocker)

If you are using windows and are still seeing unwanted pop-ups, try running the chrome cleanup tool, then read other options for finding and removing malware from your computer. 

SCAN FOR ANY MALWARE

Google search to get and install an antivirus program such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware; this will help determine pop-ups coming from websites you don’t visit. 

They may be coming from annoying software that’s causing trouble on your system. Download any antivirus software of your choice, and proceed to install.

Conduct a full scan of your system. If you don’t find anything, try any other apps to be sure. (Avast is another good option.)

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UNINSTALL STRANGE SOFTWARE

  1. Go to your Windows Control Panel, and look for Settings
  2. Select any odd programs to remove; Anything that looks suspicious; Perhaps an app you accidentally installed as a complement alongside an app you wanted or anything that doesn’t seem quite right.

If you don’t recall or use an app/program that you installed, you have to consider uninstalling it – it could be the origin of your pop-up problems.

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Note: If you are not sure if an installed program is “good” or not, keep it, lest you accidentally remove material rather critical to Windows’ proper function.