Ever experience receiving annoying pop-up ads in the middle of an interesting tutorial? Cannot find the information you are looking for with all the pop up ads following a specific website you visited? Tried closing a pop up just for two more to appear? Yeah, we have all been there and yes!, there is also a way one can protect your PC (and sanity). In this blog we will be discussing how to block those ads both for your Windows and MAC if you are using a Google Chrome browser.
Google is one of the most widely used if not the most widely used browser on the planet to date. Google Chrome is able to block the pop ups most of the time automatically. If you use Google Chrome and still notice these pop-ups, there are several things you have to check.
- Is your Google Chrome updated? If not, best update your Google Chrome browser, there are several things that will go awry with the functionality of any program if they are running and are not updated. That goes for all programs.
- If you’ve checked and your browser is updated, open your google chrome and click on the three dots that can be found on the upper right corner of the browser, just below the X.
- Next, click on Privacy and security:
- Then, scroll down a little and you will find the pop up setting link.
- Click on it and it will direct you to a page that will allow you to choose the site that you don’t want pop ups from.
This is better than the version of Google Chrome before, the latest version makes it easier for you to block and allow pop ups as it will be on the same page and is very easy to find.
- Simply click on the add button, type the name of the site and press enter:
- If you feel like removing or allowing pop-ups again from a specific site, simply click on the 3 dots on the right side of the list, and you can edit or remove any site you would want.
This usually solves the problem, but if for some reason the problem still persists, then you can go ahead and do the following steps, which will reset your Google Chrome browser.
Note; best backup any data saved to the browser you wish to reset. Especially username and passwords.
To reset Google Chrome Browser
- Click on the 3 dots on the corner of your Google Chrome browser:
- Click advanced:
- Click on Restore settings to their original defaults > Reset Settings.
Make sure to double check at this point that you are able to back up any personal data that may be erased in the process of resetting your Google Chrome Browser.
- Make sure to remove unwanted programs. After resetting your browser, you may need to turn some of the extensions you use back on simply by clicking on the three dots again to open the settings menu, click on more tools, then click on extensions and choose to allow the ones you trust.
These steps will usually solve the problems of those annoying pop-ups. Granted it may be tedious, but if you visit a website that is filled with these annoying pop-ups, it will be all well and worth it.
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Watch out for our article on how to stop pop ads if you are using a Safari browser.