How to Defeat Internet Filtering

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Internet filtering is normally a helpful tool. It helps block pop-ups and keeps sites from loading material onto the user's computer. However, Internet filtering does have drawbacks. Sometimes the user desires to view the pop-up window but can't when the filtering is enabled, and other times filtering blocks sites completely. But there are ways to disable and defeat Internet filtering.

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  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button on the desktop.

  2. 2

    Select "Control Panel," double-click "Internet Options," then select the "Privacy" tab.

  3. 3

    Drag the slider bar all the way down to allow more viewable content and disable Internet filtering.

  4. 4

    Uncheck the box next to "Block pop-ups." Or, if only pop-ups from a certain website are desired, click "Settings" and type the address in the "Address of websites to allow."

  5. 5

    Click "Apply."

Tips and warnings

  • Getting around the Internet filter can be helpful for some applications and websites; however, it puts the computer more at risk for malware and other viruses.

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