How to Stop Pop-Ups on My Laptop

by Brendan O'Brien
Stop pop-ups on your laptop.

Stop pop-ups on your laptop.

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Pop-up advertisements can be annoying when you are trying to surf the Web on your laptop. They can also be a drain on system resources, resulting in a system that is sluggish and unresponsive. You can easily stop them on your laptop with a couple of clicks.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

Step 1

Start your Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Hit "Tools" in the main menu bar.

Step 3

Click "Pop-up Blocker" in the menu. Click "Turn On Pop-up Blocker."

Step 4

Restart your Internet Explorer.

Firefox

Step 1

Start your Firefox browser.

Step 2

Hit "Tools" in the main menu bar.

Step 3

Select "Options" in the menu that appears. Hit the "Content" tab. Place a check mark next to "Block pop-up windows."

Step 4

Restart your Firefox browser.

About the Author

Brendan O'Brien is a professional journalist in Milwaukee, Wis. He has worked for several news organizations, newspapers such as the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" and trade magazines during his career of more than 15 years. He is currently a freelance writer who works for several publications.

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