How to turn on the Pop-up Blocker?

Question

my PC started acting funny awhile ago and last week we were bogged down with popups. I've run adware, spyware you name it. Now when I click internet explorer nothing happens and we cannot get on the internet. i ran a adware and when it came time to delete the files the computer freezes up. I've ran my anti virus programs and it says I have no virus. Any hep would be apprecaited.

Answer

This question was answered on October 19, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The Pop-up Blocker is a new feature in Internet Explorer This feature blocks most unwanted pop-up windows from appearing By default, the Pop-up Blocker is turned on When the Pop-up Blocker is turned on, the automatic and background pop-up windows are blocked, but the pop-up windows that are opened by a user will still open in the usual manner

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How to turn on the Pop-up Blocker

Note By default, the Pop-up Blocker is turned on You may only have to turn it on if it is turned off.

The Pop-up Blocker may be turned on in the following ways:

• When you are prompted

• On the Tools menu

• From Internet Options

When you are prompted

You can turn on the Pop-up Blocker when you are prompted to do this before the first pop-up window appears.

On the Tools menu

To turn on the Pop-up Blocker on the Tools menu, follow these steps:

1 Click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Internet Explorer

2 On the Tools menu, point to Pop-up Blocker, and then click Turn On Pop-up Blocker

From Internet Options

To turn on the Pop-up Blocker from Internet Options, follow these steps:

1 Click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Internet Explorer

2 On the Tools menu, click Internet Options

3 Click the Privacy tab, and then select the Block pop-ups check box

4 Click Apply, and then click OK

NOTE

If internet explorer does not respond try to install it again.

You can down load the latest version of internet explorer on their website at microsoft.com

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Posted by gilbert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 19, 2004