How to Delete Pop-Ups & Pop-Unders

Written by shawn farner
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Pop-ups and pop-unders are types of Web browser windows that open up and appear automatically without you explicitly giving them permission to do so. These windows open on a number of different sites, including sites that are supposed to be trustworthy. Many Web browsers have built-in pop-up blockers that can automatically delete pop-ups and pop-unders as they appear on your screen. You can learn how to enable this feature in just a few steps.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


    Internet Explorer

  1. 1

    Start Internet Explorer.

  2. 2

    Click the "Tools" menu option at top of the screen, then hover over "Pop-Up Blocker."

  3. 3

    Click "Turn on Pop-up Blocker." This starts the pop-up blocker, which automatically deletes pop-ups and pop-unders as they appear.

    Google Chrome

  1. 1

    Start the Google Chrome browser.

  2. 2

    Click the wrench icon at the top-right corner of the screen to open the settings drop-down menu, then click "Options."

  3. 3

    Open the "Under the Hood" tab and click the "Content Settings..." button.

  4. 4

    Select the radio box in the Pop-ups section next to, "Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)."

  5. 5

    Click "x" to close the "Options" tab.

    Mozilla Firefox

  1. 1

    Start Firefox, click "Tools" in the menu bar and then click "Options."

  2. 2

    Open the "Content" tab and check the box next to, "Block pop-up windows."

  3. 3

    Click "OK" to save your changes.

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