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How to Remove Pop-up Ads? ( Adware/PUP Removal Guide )


Have you ever met such a situation: all of a sudden, while your browser is up, you are getting pop-ups from that don’t leave you alone? What is pop-ups and where they come from? How to remove them? All problems will be figure out in this article. Please read and be still.


What are Pop-ups


When pop-ups appear, it is proved that certain adware or PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) must have installed on your PC. Typically, these unknown adware or PUPs comes from freeware installers you download from the internet. Since more users preferred to run the installation in default mode, they accept the fact that all bundled adware and PUPs will get loaded into the PC.

After being infected by these adware or PUPs, they themselves will inject your PC; meanwhile, the relative browser add-ons will be added to your browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox as well as Google Chrome. You should know that their browser add-on is the real chief culprit to generate pop-ups on your browser.

Due to the locations of adware or PUPs that lead to Pop-ups, we need to remove any unknown and dubious programs from control panel at first. And then, get rid of all of browser add-ons installed on your browsers.

Please note the website which used for people to share your videos with the world is not related to pop-ups. It is proved to be a safe web. What cause pop-ups are adware or PUPs existing in your PC.

Screenshot of popup



Below we will offer you the effective removal guide to get rid of Pop-up ads completely. Please execute according to the order of this step by step instruction. For any question, you can raise it in the comments section below.



How to Remove Pop-up Ads


Step 1 Uninstall all of unknown and dubious programs
Step 2 Clean up junk files, error files and invaild registry entries to optimize your PC
Step 3 Remove browser add-ons/extensions
Step 4 Start the ads blocking mode online



Step 1> Uninstall all of unknown and dubious programs


Here we provide you with two methods to uninstall all of unknown and dubious programs from your PC. You can opt for removing through control panel or via Anvi Uninstaller.

Special instructions: As an effective uninstall tool, Anvi Uninstaller is integrated with Cloud System Booster which is used for system maintenance&optimizing. It can help you find recently installed programs easily and quickly; whilst, clean up all of leftovers produced by adware and PUPs.


—Remove by control panel


Note: Adware or PUPs that cause pop-up ads infect your PC alongside different free software, shareware or video, download from the internet, so you are suggested to uninstall all unknown and dubious programs. By the way, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of pop-up ads appearing.


For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for unknown and dubious programs, select them and click Remove one by one.


For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for unknown and dubious programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change one by one.



For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for unknown and dubious programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change one by one.


—Uninstall by Anvi Uninstaller


If you are feel hard to find the potentially unwanted programs(PUP) installed recently, it is highly recommended to uninstall them via Anvi Uninstaller.


1. Please install Cloud System Booster first.

Free download link:

Purchase link:


2. After installing, open it and click Expert, and then click Toolbox to download Anvi Uninstaller within several senconds.



3. Then, click run to scan all programs on your PC.



4. Switch to Recently Installed tab ( help you find PUPs easily ), Select unknown and programs like below, right click on it, then click Uninstall. Repeat the operation to remove other unwanted programs.



5. Anvi Uninstaller customizes three removal steps for users during the process of removing. Picture is displayed below, you can skip first step to go on the following operations. (Perfect Scan is only available in Pro version)



6. After removing unknown and dubious programs, Anvi Uninstall will detect all leftover items of this infection to offer you a perfect removal. Please click Delete to remove it and then click Close.



7. Come back to Home tab, and then click Booster to detect all of residual rubbish on your PC. And then remove them. ( after finis this operation you can skip step 2 to execute the following removal steps)


Step 2> Clean up junk files, error files and invaild registry entries to optimize your PC


There still exists some residual junk files and invalid registry entries in your computer system after uninstalling adware and PUPs in your PC. Thus, Cloud System Booster is required to clean up them and save your disk space so as to increase running speed of your computer.


Free download link:

Purchase link:


1. After you install the program, please open it, click on the BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.


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2. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.


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Step 3> Remove browser add-ons/extensions from IE, Firefox&Google Chrome


Because some of users feel it’s a pain to manually remove browser add-ons/extensions one by one. Here, we recommend you a convenient browser management tool–Anvi Slim ToolBar. This tool is designed to repair browser damages including homepage and search engine redirects. With one click to recovery your default browser settings.


1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.


Download link:

Purchase link:


2. Remove toolbars from browsers


After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select WebConnect and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.

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You also can choose to manunally remove browser add-ons


If you are Internet Explorer users:


Click on Tools( For Windows XP )/gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( For Windows 7 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons. Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on browser add-on and then click on Disable.


If your are Firefox users:


Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Add-ons and switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of WebConnect browser add-on.


If you are Google Chrome users:


Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions. Locate  browser add-on and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.


Step 4> Start the ads blocking mode online


For Internet Explore:


Open your Internet Explorer> click on Tools (Gear Bar if you’re using IE9)> Select Internet Options> Select Privacy tab> Tick the “Turn on Pop-up Blocker” to prevent “Recommended for You” Pop Up > click OK to complete.




For FireFox:


Open your Mozilla Firefox>Click on Tools>Select Options>Choose Content>Tick on “Block pop-up windows” and click on OK to finish the operation.




For Google Chrome:


Open your Google Chrome>Click on the wrench icon on the top-right corner of the browser>Select Settings>Click on Showing advanced settings…>Find the Privacy and click on Content Settings>Go to Pop-ups and tick on “Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)” and click on Done to complete the operation.




However, some of malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. To browsing more safe online, an ads blocking tool like Anvi AD Blocker is highly recommended. Once install it, it gives you a real-time protection to make your be free from the bother of Pop-up ads and malicious websites as well as decrease the risk of being infected be virus.



Recommended Tips


After a longtime of use, your disk drives must carry a heavy load. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download:


After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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