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. Here's how to fix that:

Disable Site Notifications in Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu (the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the Chrome window) and select Settings
  2. Under "Privacy and security" click Site Settings
  3. Under "Permissions" click Notifications
  4. Turn off notifications from any site you no longer want to see notifications from

If that doesn't stop the pop-ups, the ads might be adware, or they could be coming from Windows itself. Here's how to stop them.

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