How to Adjust Pop-Up Blocker Settings
The Internet Explorer browser comes with a built-in pop-up blocker. This stops most of those annoying windows that pop up when you enter a website. Some third-party products can also perform this task, but the steps below show you how to adjust pop-up blocker settings in Internet Explorer.
Click on the Internet Explorer icon on the desktop or taskbar.
Select "Tools" from the menu across the top of the browser window.
Choose "Pop-Up Blocker" from the drop-down menu. Pick "Pop-Up Blocker Settings" from the submenu.
Navigate to bottom of the form to the combo box called "Filter Level."
Click the arrow on the right side of the combo box and select the desired level of pop-up blocking. Click the "Close" button.
Tips & Warnings
- There is a space on the "Pop-Up Blocker Settings" form to allow certain sites permission to show pop-ups at any time, as well as other options for notification about what to do when a pop-up is encountered. At the bottom of the form is a link to a Pop-Up Blocker FAQ, which gives more information about dealing with pop-ups.
- Not all pop-ups can be blocked, since many website operators are writing scripts that can maneuver around settings in the browser to allow some pop-ups to get through. Thus you can try to block most of these unwelcome windows and deal with the rest on a site-by-site basis, avoiding sites that are very annoying, if necessary.