Why do I get popups in my browser?

Barb from Rancho Mirage, CA

Episode 1466 (1:17:48)

uBlock Origin

Barb keeps getting a popup that says she needs to update her drivers, and it wants her to pay for it. Leo says that Barb is right to be suspicious about it. Drivers are free from the manufacturer. The popups come from the browser and websites can use that to try and get her to buy stuff. Chances are, her granddaughter went to a site triggered popups. Can she get rid of them? Leo says she can use a popup blocker in her browser to do it. It's in her browser settings. There's also uBlock Origin, a plugin that will eliminate the advertising she sees online. Another idea that Leo recommends is using a Chromebook instead.