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How to block popups when browsing

How to block pop-ups when browsing the web?

->How to get rid of annoying pop-ups on the Desktop? 
->To
block pop-ups browsing with IE (Internet Explorer).
->Here’s how to
block pop-ups appearing when browsing with Firefox.
->To
block pop-ups browsing with IE (Internet Explorer).  

How to get rid of annoying pop-ups on the Desktop?
Uninstall the program: 

Some programs you have installed intentionally or unwittingly will continue to nag you long after you have had a use for them. Below we’ll show you how to install a program that is nagging you. But first a word of caution: if your security software, your antivirus, is asking you to update, you may have out of date protection and you need to do something about it. But that doesn’t mean you have to pay to renew. You could delete the program as outlined below and then turn on the free Windows Defender.

So, if you keep seeing an annoying nagging window asking you to update or pay for software you no longer use, you should uninstall that program. If you don’t know its name, open up the task manager when it is doing its annoying trick and you’ll find it listed there.

In both Windows 7 and Windows 8, you can uninstall a program by opening Programs and Features.

In Windows 7 click the Start button, Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then choose Programs and Features.

In Windows 8 just open up the Search charm and type in Programs and Features.

Select the program you want to kill and click Uninstall.

Some programs include the option to change or repair the program in addition to uninstalling it, but many offers only the option to uninstall.

  • Choose Uninstall, then confirm your choice. And you’re done.

How to block pop-ups when browsing the web?

 

->To block pop-ups browsing with IE (Internet Explorer). 

-Open Internet Explorer.

-Click the tools button

-Select internet options.

-Go to the Privacy tab, and under Pop-up Blocker

-Select the Turn on Pop-up Blocker check box

-Tap or click ok.

-If this box is clicked and you are still seeing pop-ups.

-Go to Settings: – Pop-up Blocker Settings window

-Go to ‘Blocking level’ in the bottom.

-Change the drop-down from the default ‘Medium:

-Block most automatic pop-ups’ to ‘High: Block all pop-ups (Ctrl+Alt to override)’.

->Here’s how to block pop-ups appearing when browsing with Firefox. 

First, open up Firefox.

Click on the Firefox button (top left-hand corner)

Select Options

Select the Content panel.

Checkbox entitled ‘Block pop-up windows’ can be seen. Ensure it is checked.

There are no levels of pop-up blocking: just on or off, unlike IE. Exceptions allow you to add a list of sites that you want to allow to display pop-ups.

->To block pop-ups appearing when browsing with Chrome. 

By default, Google Chrome simply prevents pop-ups from automatically appearing and cluttering your screen. Whenever the browser blocks pop-ups for a site, the blocked pop-up alert icon appears in the address bar.

You can check that this is in place by opening Chrome and clicking the options icon, it looks like three horizontal lines and can be found in the top righthand corner of the window.

Click it, then scroll down and select ‘Settings’.

Now scroll down to the bottom and click ‘Show advanced settings’.

Find and choose ‘Content settings’, under ‘Privacy’.

Choose to allow all or no pop-ups and choose to add exceptions like Firefox.

Thanks.

 

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