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How to Remove an Ad Blocker Installed in Browsers

Updated July 20, 2017

The ad blocker or pop-up blocker installed in your web browser's window can only be removed if it was installed as part of a third-party application. If this pop-up blocker is a built-in browser feature, you will not have the option of removing it. You will, however, be able to disable the pop-up blocker from the browser's settings menu. Once you have uninstalled a third-party ad-blocker or disabled the pop-up blocker in your browser, your browser will no longer suppress pop-up advertisements, thus making your computer more susceptible to unwanted and potentially harmful content.

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  1. Click the "Start" button, and click the "All Programs" link.

  2. Click the name of the pop-up blocker's folder, and then click the "Uninstall" shortcut link. The installation wizard displays on screen.

  3. Click the "Next" button to begin the uninstallation. Click the "Finish" button after the process finishes. Restart your computer.

  4. Click the "Start" button, and then click the "Control Panel" link.

  5. Click the "Uninstall a program" option under the "Programs" section.

  6. Click the name of the pop-up toolbar you wish to remove, and then click the "Uninstall" button. The Installation wizard displays on screen.

  7. Click the "Next" button to begin the uninstallation. Click the "Finish" button after the process finishes. Restart your computer.

  8. Click the "Start" button, and then double-click the selected browser's application shortcut.

  9. Click the "Tools" menu, and then click the "Options" heading.

  10. Click the "Content" tab, then click the "Block pop-up windows" check box. Click the "OK" button to apply the changes, and close the window. Restart your browser.

  11. Tip

    You have the option of disabling the pop-up blocker instead by opening your browser and right-clicking on the toolbar, then clicking the "Disable" option.

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About the Author

James Stone

James Stone began writing professionally in 2007 as a technical writer. He specializes in technology articles for various online publications. Stone holds a Bachelor of Science in computing science from Simon Fraser University.

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