What does it say ?
are you on the internet when it pops up ?
Internet pop-ups can be an annoyance.
These windows are usually associated with
different forms of advertisements and at times can include viruses that can
infect the computer.
Pop-ups do not have to be a part of computer use
if the user does not desire this distraction. There are ways to stop pop-ups
and prevent them from appearing unless desired.
Pop-up blocker allows the user to block these items and
select which items to allow. Open Internet Explorer.
Click "Tools" from the menu bar. Tools can be
found on the bar that lists "File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools,
Help" directly beneath the address bar.
Click "Internet Options" from the
Click the "Privacy" tab in the "Internet
Click to check the box that says "Turn on pop-up
blocker" in the "Pop-up Blocker" section of the menu.
Click "Apply" to save changes.
Click "OK" to close the "Internet
The computer will now block all pop-ups from websites.
If downloading items from the Web, the computer will ask
whether you would like to allow these items to be opened.
IE: 8 right click in the top toolbar select the
command bar this will add it to the toolbar then on the far right hand
side select the tools then from the drop down list pop up blocker make sure its
turned on and settings
hope this helps
It's easy to learn how to stop pop ups,
and you don't need to download pop up blocking software to get rid of those
annoying ads. Just
try these easy fixes before downloading a pop up blocker.
The first three methods assume you can use
the software you already have. It's quick and simple, and you won't need any add-ons with
It takes only a few minutes to stop pop
ups yourself, even if you are not technically oriented. If Internet Explorer 7
(IE7) or Mozilla Firefox on a Windows Vista computer but these steps should
work for any Windows compatible computer (although it may vary some if you have
a different version of IE).
Here are four easy and quick ways to stop
pop ups on your computer. You can use
any one (or more) of these methods to get rid of those pesky pop up ads within
How to Stop Pop Ups - Method #1: Use Your
Settings on Internet Explorer 7
Step 1: On Internet Explorer 7, go to
"Tools", then "Internet Options"
Step 2: Click on the "Privacy" tab
Step 3: On the bottom, under "Pop-up Blocker", click the checkbox to
"Turn on Pop-up Blocker". Click "Ok".
How to Stop Pop Ups - Method #2: Use a
Different Internet Browser (Firefox)
Try using Mozilla Firefox instead of IE
because Firefox automatically blocks pop up windows (unlike Explorer). You
can download Firefox at http://mozilla.current-version.com
How to Stop Pop Ups - Method #3: Use Your
You may already have the google or MSN
toolbar installed on your browser. If you try this
approach, you may also want to read my articles on how to stop pop ups with
your Google toolbar and MSN toolbar.
How to Stop Pop Ups - Method #4: Download
a Paid or Free Pop Up Blocker
If you've tried the above steps, and
you're still having issues, then you should consider downloading a pop up
Two reliable free pop up blockers include
the Google toolbar and MSN toolbar. Another popular paid pop up blocker is at http://ivyliu.com/panicware.htm
For everyday pop up blockers, the above
methods should work. However, if
you've tried all of these suggestions and you're still having problems with
persistent pop-ups, then it's likely that you have been infected with spyware.
Summary of How to Stop Pop Ups
First, try changing your IE browser
settings to block pop ups. If
you have Google toolbar or MSN toolbar installed, then you already have a pop
up blocker installed along with it. Try
using the toolbars, or try switching to the Firefox browser.
Finally, you can also download a pop up
blocker (free or paid). It's
easy to stop pop ups without having to download pop up blockers.
If these steps do not remove your pop ups,
then you may want to download a free or paid pop up blocker.
fails, then you probably are infected with spyware, which must be removed in
order to get rid of ad pop ups.
But the above four methods
should work to stop most pop up windows.