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I am the 999,999th visitor!

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I am incredibly sick of seeing "You are the 999,999th visitor" and won some sort of prize. How do I eliminate this @$%&@#$% type of thing? I just bought Mcafee total protection and it does not help. I also have popup preventer turned on to the highest setting. I am using Windows 8.
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Use Google chrome and get the AdBlock Plus extension :)
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Make sure you are completely clear of malware/spyware/virus/poison cookies/etc.  Take the time and effort to do this - it will save you heartburn/head aches later..  Stay off of unknown sites - for me, this also includes Facebook because of the type of work I do..  Use a Virus Scanner - McAfee is OK, but there maybe better ones out there.  I would tend to stay away from 3rd party AV Products like McAfee, AVG, etc.  Windows Defender is actually pretty good.  If you use more than one product, like McAfee..  It will turn off Defender.  http://www.av-comparatives.org/

Don't use IE..  Don't worry, I use IE..  But, stay with me..  With Chrome, Opera, or Firefox you will want to use pop-up blockers..  Use an add-in like Ad-Block Plus..
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Firefox has the same extension...and it works wonderfully.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/
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I have never seen that type of popup, occuring when I am browsing, but maybe I am not browsing to the sites where you are getting the popups. But then in internet explorer I have popup blockers turned on. I only turn it off when I need to. It is not necessary to have it turnned off. In fact you can get more drive by viruses when the popup blocker is turned off.
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Thanks all. I will try your suggestions and ask another question if it does not get cured. I don't like Chrome because the last time I installed it, it lead to very bad things. I had to reinstalll my operating system.
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