How to Block Pop Up Ads for Free?

By Kefa Olang

Browsing the Internet and searching for content is an exciting venture whether it's music, videos, pictures or shopping. But nothing ruins an Internet experience more than frequent pop-up advertisements. Pop-up ads advertise everything from music downloads, to shopping sprees, but can be just as dangerous, because many of them are loaded with spyware and malware. Using free pop-up blocker tools offered by web browsers enhances your browsing experience, while eliminating potential threats at the same time.

Blocking Pop-ups using Internet Explorer

Step 1

Launch your Internet Explorer web browser and click "Tools" on the top menu.

Step 2

Scroll down and click "Pop-up Blocker." A new menu will open.

Step 3

Click "Turn on Pop-up Blocker" on the new menu to activate the free popup blocker.

Blocking Pop-ups in Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Launch your Mozilla Firefox Web browser and click the "Tools" button.

Step 2

Scroll down and click "Options." Click the "Contents" tab.

Step 3

Place a check on the "Block pop-up windows check-box to enable the pop-up blocker and click "OK" to save the changes.