How to Get Rid of Pop-Up Ads While Searching in Google

By Brendan O'Brien

At times, you may notice advertisements that pop up when you search through Google. These annoying advertisements can be a drain on your computer's resources and can get in the way of trying to do research. To eliminate pop-ups, you can utilize your browser's pop-up blocker.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

Step 1

Open your Internet Explorer browser.

Step 2

Select "Tools" in the main menu bar.

Step 3

Scroll down and select "Pop-up Blocker." Scroll over and hit "Turn On Pop-up Blocker."

Step 4

Restart your Internet Explorer browser.

Firefox

Step 1

Open your Firefox browser.

Step 2

Select "Tools" in the main menu bar. Scroll down and click "Options."

Step 3

Hit the "Content" tab. Place a check mark in the box next to "Block pop-up windows."

Step 4

Click the "OK" button.