How can I stop popup windows when I log on to the internet?

Question

When I log on I get tons of ads that take over my page...and keep coming, and coming I delete them as fast as possible but they keep popping up. I spend 30 minutes trying to stop them. How do I get them to not pop up?

Answer

This question was answered on March 3, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You can try turning off JavaScript controls on your computer This will also disable some pages that you want to see, but you can always turn it back on later if you find pages that are not working correctly To turn off JavaScript, do the following:

If you use Internet Explorer:

Go to the Tools menu.

Select Internet Options.

Click on the Security tab

In the Security tab, select Custom Level

Scroll down until you see Active Scripting

Click the Disable radio button.

Click OK twice.

If you use Netscape Navigator:

Go to the Edit menu.

Select Preferences

Click on Advanced.

Uncheck the box marked Enable JavaScript

Click OK.

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Posted by Jeff of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 3, 2002