How to block those annoying pop-up ads 2



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One of the most irritating internet-related situations is being bombarded by a mountain of pop-up ads while trying to access a link on a website. No matter where I seem to click, a new pop-up ad appears! Even an attempt to close down existing ads is met with more and more new pop-ups on my screen.

Now, I know I’m not the only one who’s been through this. Almost every website on the internet is riddled with hidden pop-up ads… But fret not! Here’s what you can do to make it better.

Download a Chrome Extension called ‘AdBlock‘. It’s totally free, and it will help to block the vast majority of potential pop-up ads on any site.
Here’s how you download it:

  • Open up Google Chrome, and click on the 3-bar icon on the top right-hand corner of your browser.
  • Hover your mouse over ‘More Tools‘, and then click on ‘Extensions‘.

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  • This will redirect you to the Chrome Extensions page. Scroll down and click on ‘Get more extensions‘.
  • You will then be directed to the Chrome Web Store. In the top left-hand corner, you will see a search bar. Type “AdBlock” into this search bar and then press Enter on your keyboard.
  • Search results will be given. You’ll want to scroll down until you see this result:

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  • Click on ‘ADD TO CHROME‘.
  • A notification will appear at the top of your screen, asking you for confirmation. Click ‘Add extension‘.
  • Done! The AdBlock icon will now appear next to the 3-bar icon on the top right-hand corner of your browser screen.

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You can click on this icon to adjust your adblock settings.

For example, if you want to allow a certain webpage to send you pop-ups, click on ‘Pause AdBlock‘ or ‘Don’t run on this page‘.

You would want to do this if the adblock is preventing you from accessing a link that you actually want to pop up on your screen!

Similarly, download the AdBlock extension. You can do this by following the links below:


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Now you can enjoy surfing the web without worrying about drowning under a sea of annoying pop-ups!

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Michelle Pham

Michelle works at ReadyTechGo - an Education business helping people gain confidence and skills to embrace modern technology. All lessons are personalised, and held in the comfort of your own home or office. ReadyTechGo also runs technology workshops to help people discover how to make the most of your devices.

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I used to spend ages playing Words and waiting for the pop-up ads to finish. At least I could mute them. Now, they have gone. Blessed relief.

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    • Glad to help out, Sue! We don’t want those pop-ups distracting you from Words. 🙂

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