How to Turn on Your McAfee Pop Up Blocker

By Melissa King

While browsing the Internet, some websites display pop-up advertisements to viewers. These pop-ups are often unwanted and only get in the way of your browsing experience. Most Internet browsers now include an integrated pop-up blocker, so you don't have to see these ads. No pop-up blocker is perfect, though, and some pop-ups still show on your computer. If you have the McAfee Internet Security program, it contains a pop-up blocker. Turn it on for additional protection against ads and pop-ups.

Step 1

Launch McAfee Internet Security, and then click "Options" at the top of the screen.

Step 2

Click on "Block Ads." In the window that appears, click "Block ads on this computer" and "Block Pop-Ups on this computer."

Step 3

Click on "Apply" and "OK." Pop-ups and ads are now disabled when you browse the Internet.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want to turn the pop-up blocker off, hover your mouse cursor over "McAfee Pop-Up Blocker" in the computer's task bar. Click "Enable Pop-up Blocker" to deselect it.