Blocking URLs

(I'm running Windows 7 Professional)

What is the easiest way to block pop ups?  I can often see that the popups are coming from a particular URL.

Can pop ups happen even if no web browsers are running?

If I can block the attempt by saying "do not allow any messages from <<this particular URL>>" then that would be a beginning.
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MIRSYSCommented:
You should def. run a security scan on the pc if you are seeing popups even though no browser is running.
You can use malwarebytes which catches 99% of the critters.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/

Just blocking URLs is not really a solution, I don't have one pc which has a URL blacklist to prevent popups because there are none...
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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
Malwarebytes scan found nothing.  Of course, I am only using their free version:


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 9/5/2014
Scan Time: 10:39:06 AM
Logfile: mb_report.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.00.2.1012
Malware Database: v2014.09.05.06
Rootkit Database: v2014.08.21.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: tknowlton

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 413048
Time Elapsed: 8 min, 22 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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MIRSYSCommented:
Free version should be fine.
And you are still seeing popups?
Could you post a screenshot of some?
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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
If I see one again...I'll post it.
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