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    Pop up ads

    I have Win 8 on a new laptop. I use IE 10, FireFox & Google Chrome. My antivirus is Windows Defender as per Woodys Win 8 for Dummies book. Previously I had Win XP with I think IE 8. I had F Secure and StopZilla for antivirus.
    I never had near the annoying pop up ads that I have now.
    What is the best way to get rid of them forever?

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    Have you checked your pop blocking settings - Tools | Internet Options | Privacy (tab) | Popup blocker settings (button)?

    Joe

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    Firefox - Pop up blocker is checked
    Google Chrome - I cannot find anywhere to put pop up blocker on
    IE 10 - Pop up blocker is on

    I will try to see were I am getting the most pop up ads.
    Dennis

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    Run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpware to ensure you haven't picked up malware that your AV might have missed.

    Jerry

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    Jerry, how many antivirus programs does one need? Is Windows Defender not good enough?

    Dennis

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    No single AV program will catch everything and the one that is best can change annually. It is not a good practice to run more than one real time AV app at a time. The two apps I suggested should be used to manually run a scan so they won't interfere with Defender. I usually uninstall SAS after using it since it does install some active components that I don't find useful.

    You'll find various opinions on Defender but it does have a lower catch rate than some of the other freeware AVs like AVG. That could easily change in the next few months so I wouldn't obsess about it. I personally think its good enough but I resort to Malwarebytes when I suspect a problem.

    Jerry

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