How to Stop Voice Pop Ups

By Matthew Caines

Malicious software (known as malware) can do many destructive things to your personal computer, and one of the most frustrating and aggravating things is the audio pop up. Also known as a voice pop up, this adware happens when you are surfing the Internet and may appear unblockable and unstoppable. However, invest in some efficient anti-malware scanners and you can remove audio pop ups from your PC forever.

Step 1

Download a reputable and secure anti-malware or anti-adware program from the Internet. These programs are free and designed to locate malicious files on your personal computer and remove them or place them into quarantine. The adware files that are infecting your computer will be easily located and removed. Some of the most popular programs include: Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes, Spybot Search & Destroy and Emsisoft Anti-Malware.

Step 2

Open the program once you have completed the download. Allow the software to check for any new updates: this will ensure that your anti-adware program can locate the latest and most recent files and cookies that are infecting your PC.

Step 3

Perform the longest and deepest scan that is available to you. This will ensure that no file is left unchecked and that even the most hidden adware files will be found and deleted.

Step 4

Wait for the scan to finish. Once the scan has completed, a window will appear displaying all of the malicious files found on your PC. The ones that are causing your voice and audio pop ups are likely to be cookies or executable files that cause adware processes to start up when you use the Internet. Click on the "Delete" or "Quarantine" options to remove all of the malicious files. Your anti-malware program should inform you of the best way to deal with the files. Some, for example, might be better to quarantine in case they are used in conjunction with important processes. Your program will warn you if a file should not be removed completely.

Step 5

Configure your computer's security settings. Probably the most important piece of your PC's security software is the firewall. A firewall prevents the transfer of information, cookies and files that may be harmful to your system. Windows automatically has a firewall installed but--for whatever reason--it may not be active. Activate your firewall by navigating to your PC's Control Panel and selecting the "Security Center" icon. Your computer will open a new window where you should see a Windows Firewall option (located at the bottom of the window). Click on the icon and select the "On" option. Your PC will now have a live Windows Firewall that should prevent any further cookies or files from infecting your computer with adware.