How can I get rid of an advertisement in my Yahoo Home Page?

The ad wants me to install a program to update my XP computer but it will worm its way in and stay there. Do I have to use another home page. I really don't want to.


For free, block ALL pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, and other ads FOREVER with add-ons for any site and any browser. It's fast and easy to do …

First, enable the pop-up blocker for your browser. The exact method is different in each browser, but it is Tools > Internet Options > Privacy in IE, Tools > Options > Content in Firefox, and under the wrench (gear) in Chrome. You might need to change this setting if it controls certain programs – you would get an on-screen notice.) For newer versions of browsers with no Menu Bar showing Tools, click Alt first …

Add-ons for different browsers for Windows users …

For Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera

AdBlock: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom

http://www.admuncher.com/ OR

http://simple-adblock.com/ (for IE 8 – might work for IE 9)

http://lifehacker.com/5140947/adsweep-blocks-ads-in-google-chrome-and-opera (for Chrome or Opera)

For Firefox, install 'AdBlock Plus' and/or AdBan (for low-end computers):



*** Also consider Flashblock and NoScript for more blocking and security as well as speed. These can be turned on for individual sites, or just temporarily …



You cannot remove the ads that are 'embedded' within some pages – they are programmed into the site page itself …

In case that persistent ad has set a recurring cookie to re-appear, delete your cookies, cache and history. You can do this all at once for any browser by clicking Ctrl + Shift + Delete at the same time …

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