Block Pop-ups - dummies

By Allen Wyatt

Blocking pop-up windows is a snap in Internet Explorer. To configure pop-up blocking on your computer to get rid of those annoying ads, follow these steps:

1Start Internet Explorer and choose Tools→Internet Options.

You see the Internet Options dialog box fade into view.

2Click the Privacy tab.

Note the Turn On Pop-Up Blocker check box at the bottom of the tab. This is the control that turns pop-up blocking on and off; it’s turned on by default.

3Click the Settings button.

The Pop-Up Blocker Settings dialog box appears.

4In the top portion of the dialog box, enter any sites for which you want to allow pop-ups.

Believe it or not, you may want pop-ups to be permissible on some sites. For instance, if your bank uses pop-ups to prompt you for security information, you don’t want these pop-ups blocked.

5Select how you want the pop-up blocker to work by using the controls at the bottom of the dialog box.

6Click Close.

Your settings are saved and implemented immediately. You can then close the Internet Options dialog box.