Remove Pop-up pop-up ads may be present in your web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) if you are infected with a piece of adware. Adware is capable of serving advertisements, disrupting your browser experience, and even monitoring your web browsing activity. It should be removed immediately, which you can do on your own by following our guide below.

The pop-up may look something like that one posted above. As you can see it says “Java update recommended” which is used to trick people into downloading and installing even more adware onto their computer. This pop-up and others will probably occur pretty frequently if your computer has been infected with adware, slowing down your PC’s performance and overall quality.

To eliminate these pop-up advertisements from your web browsers and PC, follow the guide we compiled below. Also be sure to post a comment if you are unable to resolve the issue with our guide and we will do our best to diagnose it further.

Automatically remove pop-up

Download and install SpyHunter to detect and remove malicious files. This a a simple piece of software designed to locate and eliminate the source of the infection.


    1. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
    2. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Reset your homepage back to default

Remove pop-up in Google Chrome

  • On the top right hand corner, click into themenu and go to Settings
  • Click set pages and set to Google.comor your preferred search engine

Remove pop-up in Mozilla


  • At the top of the Firefox window, Click on the Firefox button and Select Options
  • Select the General panel
  • In the startup box, click Restore to Default

Remove pop-up in Internet Explorer

  • Click the Tools button and then clickInternet Options
  • On the General tab, under Home page, enterthe URL you want to set as your homepage.
  • Click Apply, and clickOK.

Manually remove pop-up from browsers

To disable and remove pop-up malware from Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, please follow the directions:

Remove pop-up malware for Mozilla Firefox

  • On the menu bar, click on Tools menu and then click ‘Add-ons’ — the add-ons manager tab will now open.
  • In the add-ons manager tab, select’Extensions or Appearance’
  • Select any unknown add-on(s) you wish to disable
  • Click ‘Remove’ button
  • Click Restart now

Remove pop-up in Google Chrome

  • Open the Chrome menu on the top right-hand side of the browser.
  • Click on Tools
  • Click on Extensions
  • Click on the trash can icon next to each extension
  • Click Remove on the dialog

Remove pop-up in Internet Explorer

  • Click the Tools button and click on Manage add-ons
  • Under Show, click on All add-ons
  • Click on Disable for each add-on

Manually remove pop-up from Add/Remove Programs

We recommend performing the steps below, and to remove any suspicious looking programs or any programs that you do not remember installing. Sorting the programs by install date can be a good way to tell where the program came from.

To uninstall a program in Windows 7

  • Open Programs and Features by clicking theStart button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Programs and Features.
  • Select a program, and then click Uninstall.

To uninstall a program in Windows 8

  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen,and then tap Search.
    (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
  • Enter control panel in the search box, andthen tap or click Control Panel.
  • Under View by:, select Large Icons, and thentap or click Programs and features.
  • Tap or click the program, and then tap orclick Uninstall.
  • Follow the instructions on thescreen.

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