HOW TO STOP ANNOYING CHROME NOTIFICATIONS
Linda Lindquist, Computer and Internet Help, 239-567-0104
A new strain of malware has been annoying users recently. It is being delivered by way of Chrome browser notifications.
What it looks like: A series of articles or ads pop-up from the bottom right corner of your screen, sometimes obscuring what you are trying to do. If you close one by clicking on its ‘X’, another pops up to take its place. This is a very annoying distraction!
Although I am not entirely sure how these got into your computer, I do know how to stop them in their tracks. And you can follow these instructions to stop them too.
- Remove unneeded Chrome extensions. In your Chrome browser, type CHROME://EXTENSIONS and press the ENTER key. Then remove any extensions that you do not recognize as having installed.
- Block unneeded Chrome notifications.
In your Chrome browser, click the MORE (3 dots in upper right corner), then click SETTINGS.
Scroll down and click ADVANCED.
Under PRIVACY AND SECURITY, click SITE SETTINGS.
Under PERMISSIONS, click NOTIFICATIONS.
Under ALLOW, individually BLOCK any that you do not recognize (click the 3 dots to the right of the notification to access the block action).
Voila! Congratulations! You did it! No more annoying and distracting notification pop-ups.
If you decide not to do this yourself, call Linda Lindquist 239-567-0104 to help you.