How to Disable Common Pop-Up Blockers


Listed below are some of the more popular Pop-up Blocking software Packages, and the workarounds in order to disable them to view our Programs. There are literally dozens of Pop-Up blocking software packages, so it is next to impossible to document the procedure for disabling each one. In general however, most Pop-Up Blockers will install themselves either within the browser toolbar, or within the Windows Taskbar along the bottom right corner.


Microsoft Service Pack 2 (SP2)

With the release of Microsoft’s Service Pack 2, Pop-Up Blocking is now directly integrated into Internet Explorer. Note that by default Pop-Up blocking is Enabled within SP2

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Yahoo Toolbar

A very popular toolbar, this program allows several other functions besides Pop-Up Blocking. Listed below is how the bar will appear within IE:



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Google Toolbar

Google has their own brand of toolbar that is very similar to Yahoo’s. It offers other features on top of Pop-Up blocking, and looks like the following:



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McAfee Internet Security

McAfee's Internet Security is a suite of privacy and security tools which includes virus protection, a personal firewall, ad and pop-up blocking, cookie and password management, file security and content filters.

To disable pop-up blocking in McAfee:

  1. Right-click the web page,
  2. Point to McAfee Pop-Up
  3. Deselect Enable Pop-up Blocker

McAfee also has a feature that allows the user to hold down the Ctrl key while clicking the refresh button which will allow the popup to load.



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Norton AntiSpam and Norton Internet Security 2005 and 2006

The status (on or off) of Pop-up Blocking is displayed on the Norton AntiSpam interface.

To disable Pop-up Blocking

  1. In the main window, on the left side click Norton AntiSpam.
  2. Click Pop-up Blocking > Turn Off.

Once you have configured Pop-up Blocking, information may still be blocked on the Web site. This may be because the Web site information is being stored in your Web browser's cache. You must clear the cache for the changes to work.

To clear the cache in Internet Explorer

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools > Internet Options.
  3. Click Delete Cookies.
  4. When you see the prompt "Delete all cookies in the Temporary Internet File folder?" click OK.
  5. Click Clear History.
  6. When you see the prompt "Are you sure you want Windows to delete your history of visited Web sites?" click Yes.
  7. Click OK.

Norton AntiSpam and Norton Internet Security 2004 and earlier

To disable Pop-up Blocking

  1. In the main window, double-click Ad Blocking.
  2. Uncheck Pop-up Window Blocking.
  3. Click OK.

Once you have configured Pop-up Blocking, information may still be blocked on the Web site. This may be because the Web site information is being stored in your Web browser's cache. You must clear the cache for the changes to work.

To clear the cache in Internet Explorer

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools > Internet Options.
  3. Click Delete Cookies.
  4. When you see the prompt "Delete all cookies in the Temporary Internet File folder?" click OK.
  5. Click Clear History.
  6. When you see the prompt "Are you sure you want Windows to delete your history of visited Web sites?" click Yes.
  7. Click OK.

Alternatively, you can hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys simultaneously and click the Refresh button for your browser. This loads the Web page without using the Web browser's cache.

If you are using a 2004 product, you can configure Pop-up Blocking from the Web Assistant icon in the Web browser's taskbar. Just click the globe icon next to the words "Web assistant" and uncheck "Block pop-ups on this site". This automatically refreshes the Web site.

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MSN Toolbar

MSN Toolbar is the latest of the toolbars, but is starting to gain popularity. As with Yahoo and Google Toolbars, it allows other features on top of Pop-Up Blocking. Below is the MSN Toolbar:



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AOL Toolbar

AOL Toolbar is another fairly new toolbar from one of the big Online Providers. Like the others, this Toolbar offers multiple features, and appears in the browser as follows:



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Pop-Up Stopper

One of the more popular Pop-Up Blockers available, this software is designed solely for preventing Pop-Ups. It will install an icon in the lower right corner of your Start Menu Toolbar



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PopUpCop

Another popular Pop-Up Blocker, this software is also designed solely for preventing Pop-Ups. It installs the following toolbar within the browser:



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