Originally Posted by Stock Pot
Both Firefox and Chrome have settings to block popups. In chrome, just type chrome://settings/content in the URL bar and then scroll down and click on the "Do not allow popups" option. Works for me.
Ya, but those settings are default and many still get pop up ads on major sites like cnn.com and Youtube, even with no apparent malware on their system or a system that's been successfully cleaned of malware.
So...do you see why Ad Block is the most downloaded app out there?
Lately, I've been considering turning off automatic updates of my browser and NOT having new versions installed automatically. Why? Because there's not much really jazzy new with the updates, and if the old browser version kept popups from happening, it seems the new auto updated version just causes more pop ups and stuff like that , which require adding the Pop Up app. If I can get a stable version of Chrome to prevent popups using default settings, I'm gonna turn off Chrome updating my browser. We as browser users should not have to add Ad Block app! It's the damn auto browser updates causing it, IMO.