If you don't want to use an adblocker, or pay a minimal fee then you might as well quit using the internet altogether.  Pop up ads are everywhere and some will have mal-ware links - most don't - but all are annoying. Advertisers are also who pay the tab that allows you to have access to all the free data you look at daily.  Servers don't run for free. You just have to be careful how you scroll and click. To boycott this site - not that I care whether you are here or not - is just silly.  And heads up for people who do use adblockers - apparently they are now selling the right to people like Google, Microsoft and Amazon to have their ads pop up anyway.