How to Get Rid of Pop-Ups for Good. Pop-ups are those annoying advertisements that flash onto your computer screen while you're working or using the Internet. Advertisers can access your computer through adware programs or by using spyware to gather information about you without your knowledge or consent. Adware enables advertisers to force you to look at marketing campaigns in the form of pop-ups. But you can keep these ads from pestering you while you're online.
Change the way you access the Internet. Upgrade to a new web browser such as Firefox that has protections against pop-ups.
Install antivirus software such as Avast on your computer. This prevents your machine from harmful computer viruses that can bring pop-ups with them.
Put a different toolbar on your computer. Choose a toolbar with little or no spyware as this feature can make your pop-ups worse.