Linux desktops generally are not plagued by spyware and the like. I associate pop-ups with browsers rather than operating systems. Assuming you use Firefox, you can configure it to block pop-ups. In fact, you can configure it to block most but to allow specific pop-ups so that you can use certain websites that make use of pop-ups.
Dig Deeper on Linux system security best practices
Related Q&A from Bernard Golden
Expert Bernard Golden answers a question regarding best practices for Xen.continue reading
An open source software and applications expert describes his observations about the progress the Linux Foundation has been making towards creating ...continue reading
Find out why one open source software and applications expert doesn't think that Red Hat's and Canonical's refusals to partner with Microsoft will ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.