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How to block spam notifications and rogue ads on Android

How to block spam notifications and rogue ads on Android

Many mobile apps and games include advertisements, which is perfectly fine (developers have to eat, too), but some applications go a step further. Some apps and sites like to push notifications containing advertisements, and particularly-malicious applications might take over your entire screen when you don't even have the app open.

If you're dealing with annoying spam notifications or full-screen popups, you've come to the right place. This guide will help you track down where the ads (or other unwanted content) are coming from, so you can uninstall the app(s) responsible. If you're receiving lots of notifications from your web browser, we'll show you how to manage them.

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How to protect yourself from rogue redirect ads right now in Chrome

How to protect yourself from rogue redirect ads right now in Chrome

Earlier today, Google formally announced a feature that would keep rogue advertisements from taking over the browser and redirecting you to another page. We've been battling these ads ourselves (as documented here, here, here, and so on), as they have often infiltrated even 'safe' ad networks like Google AdSense.

The company said the feature would go live in Chrome 64, which is currently in the Canary and Dev channels, and not expected to be completed until January 2018. Surprisingly, the feature is already built into Chrome (even the stable version), you just have to turn it on.

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