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Elimination of Intrusive Internet Advertising

I am running Windows 10, and understand the plethora of annoying ads that pop up all over the place whenever I'm online.  I've learned to live with them, though it's gotten to the point where I'm willing to pay for a service that eliminates them (or at least most of them).  What pushed me over the edge was a recent change that added two particularly annoying pop-ups to my online experience (I must have agreed to something on a site that created ... or allowed ... them).  With one of them, when I hit a link on almost any page a new advertising tab opens and takes me to it ... I have to go back to the tab with the page that the link was intended to take me to (the link works, but the ad tab is added).  The other one is a pop-out that pops in from the right of my screen over whatever I'm looking at.  I can close it, but it's really annoying.

What would you suggests to fix this?

Thanks,

Phil
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Since it's windows 10 search for Turn app notifications on or off.  Find chrome or Firfox, or whichever browser and click the button to turn off notifications from your browser.

You should install an adblocker if you want all ads to stop.  Search for adblock plus or ublock origin and install the addon in your browser.
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer
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Download the free version of Malwarebytes and run it at maximum sensitivity.  The free version, not the paid version.  The paid version adds even more junk to the system.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/premium/

Then download the free version of Spybot -Search and Destroy, immunize the system (so that this has a smaller chance of happening again), and run it at maximum sensitivity.  Ditto on the above commentary about the paid version.

https://www.safer-networking.org/products/

One of these should find what is causing the problem, or indeed problems.

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Thank you, guys.  Between the two solutions things are MUCH better.