How to Stop Pop Up Ads on Internet Explorer

by Abby Vaun

Pop-up ads are created by advertisers to show up as a small browser above the page you are trying to view. Most browsers come with an option to block these ads so you don't have to see them anymore. Microsoft has made it easy to stop pop-up ads from showing up while you surf the Web on their Internet Explorer browser.

Open Internet Explorer.

Select "Tools" from the menu.

Click "Pop-up Blocker."

Select "Turn On Pop-up Blocker."

About the Author

After accidentally stumbling into a journalism class at University of North Texas, Abby Vaun has been writing ever since. She honed her skills writing for "The Dallas Morning News" and as a copy editor for Earle Palmer Brown in New York City. From Dallas to New York to L.A., she has enjoyed freelancing for 10 years and expanding her knowledge through her profession.

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