How to Stop Annoying Pop Ups

By Techwalla Contributor

It can be quite frustrating when you're surfing the Internet and you get popups that block the content you're trying to view. Most Web browsers, including Internet Explorer and Firefox, feature an option to block popups from appearing. You just have to turn the blocker on.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Click the "Tools" tab.

Step 2

Hover your mouse over "Pop-up Blocker."

Step 3

Click the "Turn on Pop-up Blocker" option.

Firefox

Step 1

Click the "Firefox" button to open the drop-down menu.

Step 2

Click "Options."

Step 3

Click the "Content" tab.

Step 4

Click to check the box next to "Block pop-up windows."

Step 5

Click "OK" to save your changes.

Tips & Warnings

  • The suggestions above are mentioned, assuming you have a pop up blocker.
  • If you have a pop up blocker, and you are lured to try another free pop up blocker, it may become your next annoying pop up, when you don't agree to buy their better pop up blocker.