Can anyone advise me as to how I can stop or remove unwanted ads
If you're referring to Adsense then there is no way you can remove those. But you may be able to keep them to a minimum on some hubs by choosing that they show low instead of high. Also I do believe that you can log into your Adsense account and block certain merchants from showing their ads through your adsense code.
From your own AdSense account, you can add unwanted sites to the competitive ad filter and that will stop them during those times when your ad ID is assigned to your Hubs. You can't control the ads when the HubPages ID is on the pages.
If your Hub has zero outgoing links to any commercial site, you can disable the ads on individual hubs. What constitutes a commercial site is anything else that runs ads or any page that sells anything, or any site in which you have a vested interest.
Don't worry about unwanted ad's. There is rarely anything much anyone can do about them. Only on your own personal websites will you see much of a change.
Thank you all for your replies, much appreciated, was one ad that I didn't care for, have got a bigger picture of situation now. Thank you
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