Random pop-up windows appear while browsing the internet

Answer ID 33
Published 10/04/2004 09:31 AM
Updated 04/23/2010 05:47 PM

I am getting several pop-up windows with ads while browsing the internet.  The pop-up windows display the name NVIDIA on them.  How do I remove them from my system?

NVIDIA does not install any pop-up ads of any kind on your internet browser.   If you enabled the NVIDIA® nViewTM Desktop Manager application, it may have added some settings to your internet browser's window which give you shortcuts to several NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager features available through the application.  These shorcuts are displayed as NVIDIA buttons on your internet browser's windows.  This will be displayed on any internet browser window you open when the NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager is enabled.  These NVIDIA buttons ha confused people to believe that the pop-up windows are provided by NVIDIA.  This is incorrect. 

Pop-up ads come in many different forms.  One possability is that you visited a site while surfing the internet that automatically launches pop-up windows in the background.  Pop-up ads are a common source of revenue for several online websites.  Another possibility is that you installed a free program which also installs spyware or other ad-related software which randomly generates pop-up windows according to the websites you visit.  If you are seeing unwanted pop-up ads while browsing the internet caused by software that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge or consent, you may wish to remove them using a 3rd party adware removal tool. 

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