How to Block all Popups for Free
Popups, also called pop-up windows, occur when you click a link and manually open up a new window or when you visit a website that hosts popups. While these windows seem harmless, certain popups slow down a computer and some even contain adware or spyware that can cause damage to the computer's operating system. Acquiring a software program that blocks these popups is no longer necessary, as popular Web browsers come with popup blockers already installed.
Things You'll Need
- Internet Explorer
Click "Tools" at the very top of the browser. A menu drops down.
Choose the "Options" selection. A window appears.
Click "Content" located at the very top of the open window.
Click the box next to "Block pop-up windows." The box becomes checked.
Click "OK" at the bottom of the open window. The Firefox popup blocker is enabled.
Open Internet Explorer.
Click "Tools at the very top of the browser. Choose "Pop-up Blocker." Then, select "Pop-up Blocker Settings." A window opens.
Click on the "Blocking level" menu that's at the bottom of the window.
Choose "High." All pop-ups are now blocked.
Click "Close." The window is closed.