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how do I block pop ups and web advertisements?

Started 1391993475.62 in Electronics Talk | Last reply 1392005914.107 by MomOf4

I bought the TSV HP from QVC. I cannot stand this computer! I have so many pop ups and web advertisements that I cant even browse the web without clicking off numerous ads. I did go to privacy and select block all pop ups but how do I get rid of the numerous web advertisements on every single page I visit?

My old laptop and desktop is not like this. Why is the new computer like this?? Please helP!

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gazelle771391993612.7610026 PostsRegistered 3/1/2013
I have norton firewall and it keeps pop ups from ever appearing.

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Abrowneyeg­irl1391994126.931213 PostsRegistered 12/7/2009PA

You will need to have a firewall security package installed before you get a virus.

The how to's/which ones/etc I can not help with, sorry. We have a computer guy who we turn our computers and laptops over to still in the box, he returns it configured to our needs with a security package installed.

Sorry I wish I knew more details.

Wishing you health and happiness.

Sunluvr1392005347.267311 PostsRegistered 3/22/2008Michigan

The computer came with lifetime virus protection. There are so many things popping up saying download this, update this etc... that I dont even know what is real and what is a potential virus.

MomOf41392005914.1075640 PostsRegistered 1/27/2012Orange County, California

Sunluvr, I know what you mean. Ads and pop-ups were driving me nuts. I ended up downloading an Ad Blocker


It is free. I've had it for about a year and it blocks about 99% of all web ads and pop-ups. It's great!!!

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