recently my browser (google chrome on windows 7 prof 64bit) keeps on popping up advertisement.

how could i block them? it's not actually virus but quite annoying...

I tried google a solution, some web page says it's a virus and need download and then install a software to remove it, but i'm not sure to do so, what if the so-call remover is a virus instead?

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    Such popus are often originated in rogue addons or extensions installed in the browser itself. You should check that first. – GabrielaGarcia Nov 14 '18 at 14:26
  • There are many extensions like adblocker, ublock origin, privacy badger, noscript etc to block ads. – Biswapriyo Nov 14 '18 at 14:27
  • This one sometimes brings in friends. I suggest to start by deep-scanning the computer with several well-known anti-virus products. – harrymc Nov 14 '18 at 14:38
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    @athos - Start by backing up your Chrome profile then removing your Chrome profile. This will verify if the behavior is due to a malicious extension or not. – Ramhound Nov 14 '18 at 16:17
  • @harrymc which ones are trustworthy? – athos Nov 14 '18 at 20:37

Aside from the usual advice (get yourself an ad-blocker, disable rogue plug-ins, etc.), a way to accomplish this would be to implement a sinkhole for that domain.

In C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc there is a file called hosts. At the bottom of the file, add a line: pushedwebnews.com and save it. This will effectively cut you off from that site forever. Any attempt to navigate to that domain will fail.

NOTE: The hosts file is a protected Windows system file. You will not be able to edit it by double-clicking it. You must run notepad.exe (or whatever text editor of your choice) as an Administrator and browse to the file in order to make changes.

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