How To Block Pop-ups in Web Browser

In this post, I am going to talk about internet pop ups. Also we will see how to block internet popups.

First of all, What are Internet Pop ups?

Internet Popups are kind of Advertisements in the form of JavaScript or Flash which will pop up in a new browser window as soon as you open a website. The main purpose of these popups is to gather more and more web traffic.

Popups can be irritating and sometimes can be dangerous. Some popups may direct you to websites which may cause harm to your computer. So it is better to block pop ups on your computer, Since most of the pop ups are just useless and sometimes harmful.

There are many third party software applications which are capable of blocking pop ups. You can try and use them. But i would recommend not to use any third party app for popups. Instead what you can do is just block popups inside your web browser settings.

Lets see how to do that.

How to Block Pop Ups in Internet Explorer ?

  1. Click on Settings Icon in the top right corner of Internet Explorer
  2. Click on Internet Options
  3. Click on Privacy tab
  4. And Select Turn on Popup Blocker
  5. Click Apply and Ok.
  6. And you are done!

internet explorer popup blocker

How to Block Pop Ups in Mozilla Firefox ?

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and Navigate to Options
  2. Click on Content Tab
  3. Select ‘Block pop-up windows’
  4. Click Apply and Ok.
  5. And you are done!

mozilla firefox popup blocker

How to Block Pop Ups in Google Chrome ?

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click on ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ option in the top right corner.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. At the very bottom you will find ‘Show Advanced Settings’ option. Click on it.
  5. Under Privacy, Click on Content Settings.
  6. Under Pop-ups, Select “Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)”
  7. Click on Done.

That is how you can configure your browser to block Pop Up advertisements. If you want to know more about website specific permissions for Google Chrome, then check out this post below –

Managing Website Permissions In Google Chrome