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

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.

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Get rid of pop-up ads when searching Google.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

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Open your Internet Explorer browser.

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Select "Tools" in the main menu bar.

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

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Restart your Internet Explorer browser.

Firefox

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Open your Firefox browser.

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

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

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Click the "OK" button.