Pop-up ads in the lower right-hand corner of Windows desktop

If you're seeing a pop-up ad in the lower righthand corner of your desktop, you may at some time in the past have told your browser to allow a website to show you notifications. Now the site's ads are popping up in the Windows notification area. 

 

 

While these may look like ads (and since AdBlock blocks pop-ups, you may expect AdBlock to block them), they're actually site notifications, which means the only way to get rid of them is to change your browser settings. Here's how to disable site notifications in Chrome and Edge so that you no longer see those annoying pop-ups:

Chrome
  1. Click the Chrome menu (the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the Chrome window) and select Settings.
  2. On the left-side navigation panel, click on Privacy and security.
  3. Then on the main page, click Site Settings.
  4. Under "Permissions" click Notifications.
  5. Turn off notifications from any site you no longer want to display ads in the lower right-hand corner.
Edge
  1. Click the Edge menu (the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the window) and select Settings
  2. Select Cookies and Site Permissions.
  3. Under "All Permissions" click Notifications.
  4. Turn off notifications from any site you no longer want to display ads in the lower right-hand corner.

If that doesn't stop the pop-ups, the ads might be adware. Here's how to stop them: How to remove malware or adware from your device.

 

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