How to Turn Off the Yahoo Pop-Up Blocker

By Angela M. Wheeland

When you browse the Internet your browser protects your computer from hazardous pop-ups by using a pop-up blocker. A pop-up is a window that appears on your screen that generally displays advertisements; however, some pop-ups might attack your computer by installing adware, spyware or a virus. Your Yahoo! Toolbar helps to protect your computer with an additional pop-up blocker. Sometimes the pop-up blocker might prevent websites or games from displaying properly, requiring you to disable the program.

Turn off Yahoo! Pop-Up Blocker

Step 1

Open an Internet Explorer window.

Step 2

Click the Pop-Up Blocker button on your Yahoo! Toolbar. A drop-down list appears.

Step 3

Click "Enable Pop-Up Blocker" to toggle off the program.

Turn off Internet Explorer Pop-Up Blocker

Step 1

Open an Internet Explorer window.

Step 2

Click the "Tools" button on the "Command Bar." A drop-down list appears.

Step 3

Hover your mouse over "Pop-up Blocker" and click "Turn off Pop-up Blocker."

Turn off Mozilla Firefox Pop-Up Blocker

Step 1

Open a Mozilla Firefox browser.

Step 2

Click the "Tools" menu and click "Options."

Step 3

Click the "Content" tab and uncheck the box labeled "Block Pop-Up Windows."

Step 4

Click the "OK" button to close the dialog box.

Tips & Warnings

  • Hold the "Ctrl" key while clicking a link to open a pop-up. The Yahoo! Toolbar will temporarily disable the pop-up blocker and allow the pop-up to load.