Popups are annoying messages or advertisements that
literally "pop up" while you are on the Internet.
They use to be a huge problem, but with the releases of
newer software to block them, they aren't as bad.
When a user is on the Internet, and a new window opens up
without them meaning for it to, and there is an ad in the new window that
That is a popup. To get rid of popups, you're going to need
some kind of popup software to stop them from appearing.
Search the Internet until you find a trustworthy Internet popup utility.
Be sure it comes from a reputable downloading source and has
good reviews before you download it though.
There are scam softwares disguised as popup blockers, but
these will actually add more popups.
Try the Google toolbar (there is a link in the Resources).
This service is made by Google and since they make a lot of
internet advertisements, it makes sense that they know how to block them.
Just navigate to the install website and let it install.
The service is free and is automatic.
It will block most popups and includes a search bar linked
straight to Google so you don't have to go to Google's website to search for
You can use that search bar.
Give the Yahoo toolbar as well (See link Below).
Their toolbar is free and also has a popup blocker.
Like Google's toolbar, they offer a built in search engine
Their's has a spyware searcher as well though. It can scan
your computer for spyware which one of the causes of popups.
Download and try Smart Popup Blocker if you aren't
satisfied with other services.
This doesn't add a toolbar to your web browser like Yahoo or
Instead, it is software that runs in the background of your
computer and blocks popups to the best of its ability.
It only works in Internet Explorer though.
You also might want to install antimalware and
anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7