Enabling Pop-up Blocker

This section provides a tutorial example on how to enable the Pop-up Blocker and change its settings in Internet Explorer 10.

What is a pop-up? A pop-up is a small web browser window that appears on top of the website you're viewing. Pop-up windows often open as soon as you visit a website and are usually created by advertisers.

What is Pop-up Blocker? Pop-up Blocker is a feature in Internet Explorer (IE) 10 that lets you limit or block most pop-ups. You can choose the level of blocking you prefer, from blocking all pop-up windows to allowing the pop-ups that you want to see. When Pop-up Blocker is turned on, the Information bar displays a message saying "Pop-up blocked. To see this pop-up or additional options click here."

Most websites do not use pop-ups. So you should completely turn on the Pop-up Blocker to block all pop-ups.

1. Click menu: Tools > Pop-up Blocker > Turn on Pop-up Blocker, until you see the same menu entry changes to "Turn off Pop-up Blocker":
Internet Explorer 10 - Turn on Pop-up Blocker

2. Click menu: Tools > Pop-up Blocker > Pop-up Blocker Settings You see the "Pop-up Blocker Settings" dialog box showing up.

3. Click menu: Tools > Pop-up Blocker > Pop-up Blocker Settings You see the "Pop-up Blocker Settings" dialog box showing up.

4. Review and change settings as listed below:

Pop-ups are currently blocked. You can allow pop-ups from specific
websites by adding the site to the list below.
   Allowed sites:
   (empty)

Checked: Show Notification bar when a pop-up is blocked: 
Blocking level:
   High: Block all pop-ups (Ctrl+Alt to override)

No pop-ups will show up from now on.

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

Introduction to Internet Explorer

 What Is Internet Explorer (IE)?

 Installing Internet Explorer (IE) 10

 Deleting Browsing History in IE 10

 Settings on Browsing History in IE 10

 InPrivate Browsing Mode IE 10

 Enabling Tracking Protection Personalized List

 Examples of "Tracking Contents"

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX Controls

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX on Adobe Flash

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX on Silverlight

Enabling Pop-up Blocker

 Disabling SmartScreen Filter

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version