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How to get rid of spam notifications and rogue ads on your Android phone or tablet

How to get rid of spam notifications and rogue ads on your Android phone or tablet

Advertisements are an unavoidable facet of modern life, but thankfully, most of the ones we're subjected to on a daily basis are subject to certain rules. Unfortunately, anyone with a mobile phone knows that some rogue ads still find a way to bend those rules, but there are ways to mitigate against the threat of malicious apps and websites serving us content they're not supposed to.

If you've encountered full-screen pop-up advertisements or spam notifications on your Android phone, we should be able to help you get rid of them. We'll show you how to pinpoint the source of the nefarious ads or spam so you can uninstall misbehaving apps.

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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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