How to Stop Unwanted Websites From Popping Up

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How to Stop Unwanted Websites From Popping Up
Stop unwanted websites from popping up. (Internet image by Jean-Michel POUGET from Fotolia.com)

Websites that pop up unexpectedly can be both an annoyance and a drain on your computer system's resources. Do not fret, however, since most popular browsers allow you to block pop-ups by changing the settings. Occasionally, you may find some sites do not work correctly without pop-ups enabled. If that is the case, you can go back and simply enable pop-ups for the time being.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Launch your Internet Explorer.

  2. 2

    Select "Tools" in the main menu bar above the browser. Scroll down and choose "Pop-up Blocker."

  3. 3

    Scroll over and click "Turn On Pup-up Blocker." Restart your browser.

  1. 1

    Launch Firefox.

  2. 2

    Select "Tools" in the main menu bar above the browser. Scroll down and click "Options."

  3. 3

    Click the "Content" tab. Put a check mark in the box next to "Block pop-up windows."

  4. 4

    Click the "OK" button. Restart your browser.

  1. 1

    Launch Safari.

  2. 2

    Click "Safari" in the main menu bar above the browser.

  3. 3

    Scroll down and click "Block Pop-Up Windows." Restart your browser.

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