How to Remove POP-UP ads (Real Guide)

By | May 8, 2020 is one of many scam websites on the internet that tries to trick you into accepting push notifications in your web browser. is identical to pop-up and many more.

If you have accepted push notifications from, will display advertisements in your web browser. popup advertisement advertisements will appear in Google Chrome (Windows, Android, and Mac), Mozilla Firefox, Safari (macOS), Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer.

The push notifications look like pop-up advertisements in your browser. pop-up displays ads based on your browser history.

Many more websites on the internet apply malicious ad networks that display the pop-up ads in your browser.

In most circumstances, you have accepted the ads in your browser if you are tricked by websites demanding that you must click the Allow button on your web browser to view a video or accept a captcha form to proceed. is a social engineering trick that deceives users. In this article, I will give you instructions per web browser on how to remove the push notifications permission in your browser to stop the advertisements on your computer, mobile device, or tablet.

Make sure you do not have adware installed on your computer. Many intrusive websites such as redirect users to websites promoting adware apps.


Here are a few signs of adware on your device.

  • Pop-ups show on your device where they shouldn’t be.
  • Web browser popups appear which recommend fake browser or flash player updates and other misleading websites.
  • Your browser’s default homepage has changed without your permission.
  • Other adware applications might get installed without your consciousness.
  • Website hyperlinks redirect to webpages different from what you expected.
  • Web pages that you frequently visit are not displaying correctly.

Computer information collected by adware applications is sold to various misleading advertising services and is later abused for revenue purposes.

Adware uses a sneaky method to either disguise itself as a legitimate program or installs as a third party offer within another software program.

If you have accepted the push notifications from the pop-up and gave push notification permission to, you should remove the notification from your browser permission first. In the instructions below I explain per web browser how to remove the push notification permissions.


How to remove pop-up ads?


Find your web browser in the menu below, follow instructions to remove web-browser permissions.

google-chrome-logoRemove from Google Chrome

Remove pop-up ads from Google Chrome for Windows, Linux, Mac, Phone, Tablet, and Chromebook.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. In the top-right corner, expand the Chrome menu.
  3. In the Google Chrome menu, open Settings.
  4. At the Privacy and Security section, click Site settings.
  5. Open the Notifications settings.
  6. Remove by clicking the three vertical dots on the right next to the domain and select Remove.

androidRemove from Android phone and Android tablet

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. In the top-right corner, find the Chrome menu.
  3. In the menu tap Settings, scroll down to Advanced.
  4. In the Site Settings section, tap the Notifications settings, find the URL, and tap on it.
  5. Tap the Clean & Reset button and confirm.

firefoxRemove from Firefox

  1. Open Firefox
  2. In the top-right corner, click the Firefox menu (three horizontal stripes).
  3. In the menu go to Options, in the list on the left go to Privacy & Security.
  4. Scroll down to Permissions and then to Settings next to Notifications.
  5. Select the domain from the list, and change the status to Block, save changes.

internet explorerRemove from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. In the top right corner, click on the gear icon (menu button).
  3. Go to Internet Options in the menu.
  4. Click on the Privacy tab and select Settings in the pop-up blockers section.
  5. Find the domain and click the Remove button to remove the URL.

microsoft edgeRemove from Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. In the top right corner, click on the three dots to expand the Edge menu.
  3. Scroll down to Settings, scroll further down to Advanced Settings
  4. In the Notification section click Manage.
  5. Disable the on switch for the domain.

safariRemove from Safari on Mac

  1. Open Safari. In the top left corner, click on Safari.
  2. Go to Preferences in the Safari menu, now open the Websites tab.
  3. In the left menu click on Notifications
  4. Find the URL and select it, click the Deny button.

Mac user? Goto Mac adware removal instructions.

OK, when you have removed the notification permissions from the web browser, continue to the next step. removal tool.Free for 14-days to detect and remove the adware. Malwarebytes: Remove

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Remove from programs and features

  1. Click Start
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click Remove


Click the column “Installed On” to sort installed software by date, doing so makes it easier to detect recently installed adware applications and uninstall them.

Continue to the next step.


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Click Scan in the Scanner section to begin.

Malwarebytes will now start scanning your PC for adware and other malware, please wait.

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When the scan is finished, you’ll be presented with the malware scan results. Review the malware scan results and click the Quarantine button to continue.

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Hang on. Malwarebytes is moving the detected adware to quarantine.

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To complete the Malwarebytes scan, you should reboot your computer.

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Remove from Mac

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Download and start CleanMyMac X, open the Malware Removal tab in the left menu and click Scan.

Download CleanMyMac pop-up ads leave traces such as cookies and other site data. You should remove these traces.

In the left menu click on Privacy at the Protection section.

remove safari traces

Select Safari, Firefox or Chrome and click the Remove button.

All traces are now removed from your Mac’s web browser.

browser caches

In the left menu click Smart Scan at the top to completely clean your Mac.

cleanmymac x smart scan pop-up ads are now removed from your computer.


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AdwCleaner is a free adware removal tool, known to remove adware such as from your computer. AdwCleaner is created and designed by the Malwarebytes team and free to use.

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Download AdwCleaner to your infected computer. Run AdwCleaner as Administrator.


Click Scan Now to start a adware scan on your computer.


Wait for the AdwCleaner adware scan to finish.


Click on Quarantine and reboot your computer.

Learn how to prevent

Here are some tips to prevent unwanted popup advertisements in your web browser.

Do not install any software that you can download for free from the Internet. Free software often contains adware. Adware is malicious software that is specifically designed to generate revenue through popup advertisements in your browser.

Install a free adblocker. Adblock software is specifically designed to prevent redirects and popup ads in your web browser. Adblockers also help to ensure your privacy on the Internet by blocking trackers from suspicious advertising networks.

Do not open attachments from unknown email addresses. Unwanted mail may contain adware, but also ransomware or other viruses. Scan the attachment with Antivirus software before opening it on your device.

Use antivirus software. In most cases, antivirus software will block the website or application before you can open it. If you want to use a free antivirus package, make sure that Windows Defender is activated on your computer to detect and remove viruses and worse.

I have written an article on how to detect and remove adware manually.

Would you like to learn how to uninstall adware manually?

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Author: Max

Hi, I am Max. I am a computer security researcher. Every day I blog about new adware threats as they are released. I am also active in various online communities to help people with their computer problems. Stay safe!

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