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What's causing the spam popups on the bottom right hand of my screen? [duplicate]

We have a new computer who is having spam popup on the bottom right side of the screen (see linked image below) and I haven't been able to figure out the source to remove it. The user has used it for ...
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Are there any maintained blocklists for modal website popups?

I use uBlock Origin to block ads. I also use it to block non-advertisement annoyances, such as registration popups and overlays. I select the offending element(s) with the UBO element picker, create a ...
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Company Name throughout document from popup window

using the following i was able to perfectly add the information i need to a document. However, i have multiple places the company name needs to go in the document. The bookmark wont allow me to have ...
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How to stop web site navigation hover pop-ups in browser

I've run into an annoying type of pop-up and can't figure out how to suppress it. The problem is links at certain sites related to web site navigation that activate when you hover on them. It ...
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add sites to IE popup blocker

So here's my problem I'm using IE for this one site and when I first started doing it I told it to always allow popups from that site. But now for testing purposes I need to have IE forget I told it ...
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How to stop Dell notification on my computer?

This annoying message comes up all the time. Even when I press "Do not remind me", it keeps coming. How can I get rid of it for good?
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Authentication popup doesn't display in Firefox

When I go on a specific website which uses the "authentication required" popup, nothing is displayed and I'm redirected to the main page. I'm running Firefox 61.0.1(64bits) on Windows 10. I've tried ...
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How to translate the selected text in Windows using Google translate?

When I select a text in the Android system, it shows an option to translate the selected text using Google translate (my translation pops up). Now, how to use Google translate service in the same way ...
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Desktop shortcut to open popup in Chrome (or another browser)

I need a desktop shortcut (in the startup folder) to open a popup window (not a new window nor tab). The solution should be preferably in Chrome, but if there is none in Chrome, I would accept the ...
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How do I stop popunders in Firefox that resist ad blockers?

I find that recently there are a lot of popunders that are not getting blocked by standard popup blockers like Ad-Block and Poper Blocker. I suspect that these are implemented as CSS overlays that ...
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How to remove (or disable) pop up “Search | Copy” in Opera?

I need to disable pop up text: that shows after text selection in Opera browser v52.0 (OS Windows). Can I do that?
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How to block dialog boxes in chrome?

For the following 2 reasons I am trying to block the dialog box pop-ups that the chrome browser itself occasionally presents: As a workaround for the in-ability to block uninstallation of chrome ...
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Stop Windows 10 Fullscreen Popup

So today i was playing a game of CS in which i got a Windows 10 Update notice like this: This was quite bad since i ran CS in Full screen and the Popup just placed on top of the Game window and ...
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Avoid alert box from web browser

We develop our own dashboard using iFrame and show multiple dashboard using our platform and switch periodically to another iFrame using Java Script. Sometimes the dashboard will show an alert box ...
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Popup windows (restore, move, size, minimize etc) issue

Dears, I have an issue with the popup window; it appears randomly and i can't figure it out how to make it stop. This happens when I am i am in explorer, browser or office suite. I am using w10, i've ...
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Which Chrome tab or extension opened a browser tab?

I'm seeing a spammy popup tab in Chrome. How do I determine its origin, which might be another tab or an extension? I poked around in the console, e.g. window.origin and window.history but don't see ...
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How to extend default choices in User Account Control Pop Up

When I want to run an application as Administrator I have to use a different user. The thing is that this case is repetitive and it is annoying to enter username and password each time. The pop up ...
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Unable to turn off the “show pop-up description for folder and desktop items” in folder options, windows 7

I am using windows 7, home premium edition, 64 bit. single user. For days, I've been trying to find out how to turn off those annoying small square yellow boxes that show up near mouse tip and make ...
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Tooltips Popping Up Like Roses in Excel

It's fine to have tooltips popup when entering a formula, or looking at graph datapoints. But I've got them popping up in all over, blank areas and other areas which make no sense. And they're popping ...
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How can I disable software update notifications in kde/plasma

I keep getting popups about updates and it's annoying. The window below is from the taskbar icon settings that I think is causing the popup. Is there a workaround? If I knew which package was the ...
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How to permanently disable Bing translator on Chrome?

Chrome 59.0 64-bit on Windows 10. Recently there has been a change to the international version of Bing. The URL has been removed from global.bing.com/?FORM=HPCNEN&setmkt=en-us&setlang=en-us ...
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Chrome keeps opening up tanksw.com

Every now and then chrome opens up http://tanksw.com/piano-tiles/ I'm wonder what is responsible for this?
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Message in Skype Pop Up notification

Is there a way to turn off the option of the actual message content showing in the Skype for Business pop up notification box? I want to notification box with the name of the person sending the ...
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Blocking Sites from opening new Sites

There are certain websites that open new windows (this kind of new window is without bookmarks, etc., I don't know what they are called - don't know if that's still called Popups because they are like ...
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Random links popping up virus on chrome

Since I visited the site from chrome http://www.computerworld.com/article/2536806/networking/10-killer-texting-tricks.html and clicked on skip ad a window popped in background. I didn't notice that.So ...
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Identify a window that pops in for less than a second [duplicate]

I am using Windows 10. For a few days now, this keeps happening, even after a few restarts. There is a window, slightly larger than the default size of cmd, that appears for less than a second, about ...
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How to prevent window popup when new program starts?

Say I launch Firefox when reading a PDF. To prevent distraction, I want it to open silently until I manually switch to it. Is there a way to do this? All the search result I found is about JavaScript ...
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Popup page without internet connection using coova-chilli

I am using openwrt and coovachilli for registration purpose, when there is presence of internet connection to router then chilli starts and popup page appears after connect to WiFi. But I want popup ...
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Disable Firefox warnings about password fields in a non-HTTPS website

Starting from Firefox 51 it shows a warning below a password field in a form when you're in a non-HTTPS website. How can we disable this nasty popup?
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Firefox - Dialogue Box Settings

I erroneously set Firefox to never allow dialogue windows for a certain website. Now I really need to see those dialogues and I can't find an option to reset my choice. Preferably I would prefer to ...
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How to resize a fixed window in Windows 10?

While using TortoisSVN, I got an error message, but I cannot see the relavant path, because the window is fixed. This means I can't resize the window. Is there some tool I can use to invest it and ...
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Hide gui dialog pop-ups from bash script

I am running a bash script which executes a command that pops-up an annoying GUI dialog (I execute it multiple times inside the script). This pop-up disrupts whatever I am doing in the UI while ...
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Outlook password prompt

I have been working on a some friends' computer trying to get rid of a popup from Outlook that asks for their password. They are using Outlook 2016 on a desktop computer running Windows 7. Some days, ...
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What is the most reliable way to block newsletter sign-up/email-request pop-ups in Chrome?

It is common for me to visit a website and then be presented with a "pop-up" box. This is not a true "pop-up," in the sense that it is not a new browser window that has been created without the ...
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How to make Windows 10 stop asking me to open OneDrive account? [duplicate]

I've never had a OneDrive account, and I don't plan to. I haven't associated it with Windows 10 Home, which I installed for free on my laptop promptly when it came out. But in the last week, I've been ...
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Disable annoying website HTML5 push notifications to chrome / firefox browsers

Recently I've been getting notification popups on certain websites. I don't know if I accidentally clicked it or not, but its really annoying. I found that you can disable all of this completely in ...
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Add a custom prompt/reminder when opening or closing (or both) of an MS Word file?

When I close a file I want to see a reminder to update specific file headers. The reminder could be as simple as the one word prompt "Headers?" This is similar to seeing Word's built-in "...save..." ...
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How to escape obnoxious pop-up page?

I am using Google Chrome and somehow I stumbled upon an obnoxious pop-up on a webpage. (Click image to enlarge) Basically, a dialog box opens up with only the option to click 'OK'. If you do click ...
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How to stop apps, like Techsmith's Snagit, from opening popups

So, I'm busy working. Focused and productive, using my favorite tools, and all of a sudden a pop-up opens advertising TechSmith webinars. I've no browsers open so I was surprised and disturbed. A ...
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How can I use a bat/vbs file to pop up a message just above the notification area?

CreateObject("WScript.Shell").PopUp "The CPU is hot.", 5 The above is used in a vbs file. The message box will appear in the center of the screen. Is it possible to make it appear just above the ...
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Disable Microsoft Edge Pop-up Notifications in Taskbar and System Tray

I recently started seeing popup notifications from Microsoft Edge when I try to open another browser like Firefox or Chrome: Is there any way to disable these popups without uninstalling Microsoft ...
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Windows 10 requires certificate confirmation everytime the certificate is used

I have to press "OK" everytime I authenticate to a server using particular certificate on win10. It is used by within a msoftware, but the software provider told me that it is caused by the OS. How do ...
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Prevent message box from popping when run in cmd line

I have a [program which creates message boxes when it runs in command line . Is there a command or a way I can disable these message boxes from popping just from the command line .
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What is Speech Downloader?

I had a window popping up, notifying me that "Speech Downloader" is trying to modify my system settings. Can anybody help me out, what kind of process or app "Speech Downloader" is?
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Random popups from Outlook 2007 trying to installing from “a network resource that is unavailable”

Ever since I received the Windows 10 Anniversary update a few days ago, I get a frequent popup stating "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2007". Immediately ...
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Force users browser to popup after got an IP using DHCP

I have seen once you connect to some networks (mostly Wi-Fi) your browser popup and sends you to a Captive Portal (CP) to authenticate in order to gain access to Internet or other network. I think ...
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Word Mailings: ask for data and let choose data source

i have a letter which has always the same contents but concerns different client groups. so my question is, if it is possible to create a mailing which asks for the variable data right when i open ...
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How is the page generating pop unders with no JavaScript code?

I have JavaScript blocked on my browser (Firefox) using NoScript, nevertheless I see "pop unders" on some web pages, for example, the LA Times. By a "pop under" I mean an animated box that appears at ...
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Why does Internet Explorer block a pop-up?

It's been a while I used Internet Explorer to access different websites and it always shows Internet Explorer blocked a pop-up from www.example.com. I don't believe it is to block viruses, as all the ...
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Display Popup from script executed as System user

I've a scheduled task, executed by System user. It's can sometimes display a popup to interacts with the user. This work fine if I launch the script myself, but not displaying when launched by the ...