virus protection

I think I stay in safe places on the internet and am careful what I download. AVG found maybe 2 threats in the last 8 years. I know you all love AVG but it has become what Im want it to protect my computer from pop ups and ads. I hired a gun singer to chase the other gun slinger out of town but the new gun slinger is worse. That’s why I did not like Norton. It is a virus now AVG is becoming a Virus.
Can I disable the pop ups? I do not see how.
Is there a inexpensive alternative. 30 USD?

Use Chrome and install AdBlock Plus for free