How to block pop-ups in Google Chrome

How to block pop-ups in Google Chrome

The Google Chrome web browser is almost a perfect browser, but the large number of pop-ups on the web can ruin the entire browsing experience. Today we are going to see how you can block pop-ups in Chrome.

Pop-ups are a fairly intrusive type of advertising on the Internet, when a separate window from the Google Chrome web browser appears on your screen during web browsing and automatically redirects you to an advertising site. Luckily, you can disable pop-ups in your browser using both standard Google Chrome and third-party tools.

How to disable pop-ups in Google Chrome

You can accomplish the task using Google Chrome's built-in tools or those of third parties.

Method 1: Disable pop-ups with the AdBlock extension

In order to comprehensively remove all ads (ad units, pop-ups, video ads and more), you will have to resort to installing a special AdBlock extension. We have already posted more detailed instructions on how to use this extension on our website.

Also read: How to block ads and pop-ups with AdBlock

Method 2: Use the Adblock Plus extension

Another Google Chrome extension, Adblock Plus, is very similar in functionality to the solution of the first method.

  1. To block pop-ups with this method, you will need to install the plugin in your browser. You can do this by downloading it from the developer's official page or from the Chrome add-on store. To open the plugin store, click on the browser menu button in the upper right corner and go to the section «Advanced tools» - «Extensions».
  2. In the window that opens, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the button "More extensions.".
  3. In the left area of ​​the window, using the search bar, type the name of the extension you are looking for and press the Enter key.
  4. The first result will be the extension we are looking for, next to which you will have to click on "Install"..
  5. Confirm the installation of the extension.
  6. Done, after installing the extension there is no further step to do - the pop-ups are already blocked by it.

Method 3: Use AdGuard

The AdGuard program is probably the most effective and complete solution to block pop-up windows not only in Google Chrome, but also in other programs installed on your computer. It should be immediately noted that, unlike the plugins mentioned above, this program is not free, but it offers much wider possibilities to block unwanted information and ensure Internet safety.

  1. Download and install the AdGuard software on your computer. After its installation is complete, there will be no trace of pop-ups in Google Chrome. To make sure it is active for your browser, you can go to "Settings"..
  2. In the left area of ​​the window that opens, open the section "Filtered Applications".. On the right you will see a list of applications, among which you will have to find Google Chrome and make sure that the toggle switch is put in the active position near this browser.

Method 4: Disable pop-ups with standard Google Chrome tools

This solution allows disavowing pop-ups in Chrome that the user has not invoked.

To do this, click on the browser menu button and, in the list that appears, go to "Settings"..

At the bottom of the displayed page, click the button "Show advanced settings" button..

In the block. "Personal information". press the button "Content settings"..

In the window that opens, find the block Pop-ups. and highlight the item "Block pop-ups on all sites (recommended)". Save the changes by pressing the key "Done"..

Please note that if none of the methods in Google Chrome have worked to disable pop-up windows, your computer is most likely infected with antivirus software.

In this situation, you will definitely have to perform a system scan for viruses using your antivirus or a specialized scanning utility, such as, Dr.Web CureIt.

Pop-ups are a completely unnecessary element that can be easily removed in the Google Chrome web browser, making web browsing much more comfortable.

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