How to Remove Internet Explorer 7 Sidebar Ads

By Suvro Banerji

Sidebar advertisements are also called "skyscraper ads." These are large, vertical ads that typically pop up on the right-hand side of your Internet Explorer Web browser. Sidebar ads are longer than regular banner ads and are harder to scroll off your computer screen. They slow down your Internet Explorer browser's speed and your download rates. To remove sidebar ads, turn off the graphics in Internet Explorer 7.

Step 1

Launch Internet Explorer 7 from the Start menu.

Step 2

Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Internet Options."

Step 3

Click the "Advanced" tab.

Step 4

Scroll down the list of options until you find the sub-heading "Multimedia."

Step 5

Click to empty the checkbox next to "Show Pictures." Click on "Apply" and hit "OK."