Last week I got frustrated and loaded the DuckDuckGo app on top of Google Chrome. I don't know if this has anything to do with ad popups but mine did stop. All the devices that I added DuckDuckGo now download links and start up quickly. Again, not sure if DuckDuckGo has anything to do with this but it has worked for me the last week. Prior to DuckDuckGo the page would start downloading then auto-refresh numerous times before I could actually interact. It no longer does this and I am not inundated with ads.