How to Find the Pop Up Blocker Under the Tools Menu

By Angela M. Wheeland

Included in your Internet Explorer browser is a pop-up blocker to help protect your computer. Without a pop-up blocker, pop-ups might overtake your browser or infect your computer with malicious viruses. When using Internet Explorer, it is important to have control over what websites are blocked by the pop-up blocker. By editing the settings in the Internet Explorer pop-up blocker, you can allow specific websites to display pop-ups. Find the pop-up blocker settings in the Tools menu in Internet Explorer.

Step 1

Open an Internet Explorer window.

Step 2

Click "Tools" from the Command bar. The Command bar contains the Home, Read Mail and Print buttons.

Step 3

Hover your mouse over "Pop-up Blocker" and click "Pop-up Blocker Settings" to change the settings of your pop-up blocker. To toggle on or off, click "Turn On Pop-up Blocker" or "Turn Off Pop-up Blocker."