Getting Rid Of Pop-Ups

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See also: Pop-Up | Web browser | Getting Rid Of Spyware | Ad Blockers

Unrequested windows popping up in your web browser is of many modern annoyances including Spam and Spyware. There are a variety of ways to prevent pop-ups:

Both Mozilla and Opera come with Pop-Up blocking built into the browser.

  • Pop This - freeware, simple and effective

To remove advertisements inside Web pages, consider Ad Blockers.

In Windows, users have a few options beyond installing new software:

  • Press the ALT + F4 to close new windows. Note that if pressed too many times accidentally, it will close the browser window as well.
  • Right-click the task bar as pop-ups appear and select "close." This works well for pop-unders.