How to Get Rid of Internet Explorer Popups

By Jason Jensen

Internet Explorer (IE) is very susceptible to spyware and popups. Not only are popups annoying, the spyware they sometimes install can cause damage to your computer and continue to annoy you even when you're working offline. In order to get rid of pop-ups in Internet Explorer, you must upgrade to IE8. IE8 comes with a built-in pop-up blocker that will automatically stop ads from opening in a pop-up window.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet Explorer 8

Step 1

Download the latest version of Internet Explorer (See "Resources" for a download link.)

Step 2

Open Internet Explorer.

Step 3

Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Pop-up Blocker."

Step 4

Click "Turn On Pop-up Blocker" and click "OK."