PopStop Removal Guide

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Are you looking for a tool that would block ads while you browse? If you are you might want to avoid an extension called PopStop. Its description says that it blocks annoying pop-ups and ads, but our researchers who tested the application say that this feature does not work. Thus, if you are thinking about installing this plugin to get rid of annoying ads, you might be disappointed. Also, you should be aware that the extension falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs, which means it may have undesirable functionality. If you want to know what it might be, we encourage you to read the rest of this report. Also, if you installed this extension, but regret doing so, we can help you remove PopStop with our deletion guide located at the end of this article.

First, we ought to talk about how users could come across PopStop. Our researchers say that when they first encountered this extension, it was available on the Chrome Web Store page. However, at the moment of writing, the plugin is no longer there. The potentially unwanted program also had an official website, but it does not seem to be reachable now. Does it mean that users can no longer encounter this extension? We believe that it is still possible, as it could be spread through pop-ups, ads, and various file-sharing websites too. Truth be told, many potentially unwanted programs and tools alike are spread via ads and file-sharing websites. Therefore, if you want to stay away from such software, you should download new applications only from legit sources and only after ensuring that they are reliable. To make sure that a program is trustworthy, you should learn about its developers and check if cybersecurity specialists have anything to say about it.

How PopStop works? It looks like the application is incapable of performing its main task, which is to block irritating pop-ups and ads. Our researchers who tested the plugin say that this function does not work. Also, users should know that the application may require permission to view their browsing history. It might be unwise to give it because even though the tool’s description says that it does not gather any personal information, how can you be sure of it? After all, the description also says that the extension works as an ad-blocker, but it does not. If the application’s website was working, you could check its Privacy Policy to learn whether it will gather any personal information and most importantly, how the data collected while reading your browsing history could be used. Unfortunately, if the extensions site is unavailable, it might be impossible to check its Privacy Policy. If you do not want to take any chances, especially for a tool that might not even provide the functionality that is promised, you could erase PopStop.

Users who decide they want to delete PopStop, could do so either manually or with a help of an antimalware tool. If you prefer the first option, you could use the deletion instructions located below. They show how to remove PopStop from your browser’s extensions menu. Since the application works only on Google Chrome, the instructions are only for this browser. If you prefer the second option, we advise getting a reliable antimalware tool, performing a full system scan, and then pressing the displayed removal button to get rid of the potentially unwanted program and other possibly detected items.

Get rid of PopStop

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Insert chrome://extensions into the Google Chrome’s address bar and press Enter.
  3. Find the unwanted extension in the add-ons list.
  4. Click the Remove button next to PopStop.
  5. Close the tab with the Extensions menu.
  6. Restart the browser.
Download Remover for PopStop *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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