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Why do I get pop-up ads/questionnaires when my browser is set to NOT allow Pop-ups?

I get pop-up ads and pop-up surveys too often, ten or more per hour. My browser is set to "Do not allow any site..." So why do I still get them? Can I do anything about it?

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Some things you can do........
First, up the security level under internet settings TOOLS - INTERNET SETTINGS - SECURITY. The default is medium or medium-high. You can put it to high, but sometimes you'll have to hold CTRL and click to open some websites.....
Also make sure you have a good security package - Microsoft Security Essentials is okay and free. Its got a virus scanner and more. Its on Microsoft's site.
Clean up your computer and fix some security issues.....
Malwarebytes might help (also free) - sometimes malware and trojans can give pop ups
Finally there are specialty programs for pop ups....

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No. The surveys here or not consider pop ups because they are provided by the site and not advertisements. If you get them on other sites, you may need to update your browser to the latest version. Sometimes the issue is simply an out of date browser that no longer supports new pop ups being blocked!

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Thanks. It happens on most sites. Sometimes, if I click anywhere on a page, a popup from an advertiser comes up, even though I didn't click on an advertisement. Clicking on the page I'm reading is a habit from when my modem used to shut down if I didn't show activity often enough. I have a backup modem now, so if one shuts down the other kicks in. I don't get kicked out of poker games from auto-disconnect anymore. But the popups are a problem. I will see if Google has a new addition of Chrome.
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do read the suggestions the other person made here because some might work if an update does not fix it!
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Your browser could be affected by a certain adware or pop-up virus which is not good. You can try to update or reinstall the web browser to see if it is solved. If not, this malicious adware may have changed some system and browser settings. In such case, you'd better remove all components of this malware or turn to a computer expert for help. Here is a helpful blog site, you may get professional removal guide there Good luck.

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