How to Get Rid of Pop Ups & Advertisements

There is nothing more annoying than all the pop-ups and advertisements that appear everywhere on the Internet. Many websites generate most, if not all their revenue from selling advertisements on their pages, which means pop-ups and other types of advertisements aren't going away anytime soon. The three most popular Web browsers all have pop-up blocking capabilities. Safari 4 and Internet Explorer 8 both have built-in pop-up blockers. Mozilla Firefox also has a built-in pop-up blocker that works very well, and an add-on called "Adblock Plus" that will hide the banner ads on a website.

Firefox

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Download and install the latest version of Mozilla Firefox. (See "Resources" for download link.)

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Launch Firefox and go to the Adblock Plus download page. (See "Resources" for link.) Click the "Add to Firefox" button, and then click "Install Now."

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Restart Firefox after the installation has finished by clicking the "Restart Firefox" button that appears in the "Add-ons" dialog box. Adblock plus will automatically be enabled.

Internet Explorer 8

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Download IE8 from the Microsoft website. (See "Resources" for download link.)

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Open Internet Explorer.

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

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

Safari 4

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Download and install Safari 4. (See "Resources" for download link.)

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Open the Safari Web browser.

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Click on the "Safari" menu and click "Block Pop-up Windows."