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How to block pop ups on Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

Pop ups are annoying and they can slow your internet experience down so most users block them. We’ll tell you how to block pop ups for the main three browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox.
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Firefox

This is a browser that automatically blocks pop ups so you don't have to worry about enabling it to prevent them from appearing. You can change the pop up blocker settings. To do this click the Menu button and choose Options. Now select the Content panel. You can either uncheck the Block Pop Up Windows box or you can click Exceptions and then add the URLs for the sites you’re happy to receive pop ups from.

Internet Explorer

This browser also automatically blocks pop ups through a pop up blocker program. As this is a Microsoft product you can change the settings through Windows or through IE itself. To do this through Windows, click Start then click Run. Type inetcpl.cpl and then click OK. Open the Internet Properties dialog box. From here you click the Privacy tab and then select Block Pop Ups. If you’re doing this through Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the tools menu and you’ll get straight through to Internet Properties. The rest of the actions are the same.

Chrome

Chrome automatically blocks pop ups so if you’re interested in blocking all pop ups and you use Google Chrome, there’s no need to do anything. On the other hand, if you need pop ups active for certain websites you visit, follow these simple instructions. Click the Chrome menu button on the browser’s toolbar then select Settings. Now click Show Advanced Settings. You’ll see a Privacy Section. In here you’ll need to click the Contents Settings button. You’ll then see a Pop ups section. This is where you’ll need to select Always show pop-ups from [site].

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