Pop-up ads in web browsers can be permanently deleted by checking for malicious software related to the ads, resetting the web browser to its original state and reversing any changes to the computer by pop-up ads. Various utility software programs can assist in removing malicious software known as "adware," which displays constant pop-up ads.
In the Internet Explorer browser, the "Advanced" tab under "Internet Options" provides a button to reset the browser to its original state. Users should check the option to delete personal settings before hitting reset. In the Firefox browser, the option to restore to original settings is under the help menu and troubleshooting information. In the Google Chrome browser, the reset option is under advanced settings.
Pop-up ads work by using software that can be configured to tell the ads when they should appear onscreen. Parameters such as a customer's location, buying history and amount of browsing time are commonly used to control when the pop-up ad appears.Full Answer >
To remove the search history on a computer that uses Internet Explorer, first view the browsing history, or cache, right-click the site for removal and then click the delete option. To find the History section, click the Favorites button. The Favorites button on Internet Explorer is shaped like an open star.Full Answer >
To restore Firefox to its original state, click the Reset button in the troubleshooting section. Firefox lets you restore or reset the browser if problems occur or if the browser responds slower than normal.Full Answer >
Click fraud occurs when online advertisers are charged for clicks on their ads that do not represent actual interest in the product advertised. Click fraud can result from humans or computer programs clicking on ads. In 2007, Google announced it was losing $1 billion per year to click fraud.Full Answer >