How to Uninstall a Pop-Up Blocker

by Cooper Temple

Pop-up blockers are programs designed to stop annoying pop-up windows that launch automatically on websites. These programs can be stand alone, but they are typically included in toolbars. While most pop-up blockers can be disabled, or adjusted to allow pop-ups on specific sites, there may be a need to eliminate the program altogether.

How to Turn Off Pop-Up Blocker

Click once on the "Tools" menu on your internet browser window.

Click once on "Pop-up Blocker."

Click once on the "Turn Off Pop-up Blocker" selection.

Click once on the "Yes" button on the confirmation pop-up window. To turn the pop-up blocker back on, repeat steps 1 through four while selecting "Turn On Pop-up Blocker" in step 3.

How to Uninstall Pop-Up Blocker

Click once on the Windows "Start" button.

Click once on the "Computer" selection.

Click once on the "Name" column header to sort the programs alphabetically. This will make the toolbar or pop-up blocker program easier to find.

Click once on the program that contains the pop-up blocker you want to delete. In this example, the Google Toolbar will be uninstalled.

Click once on the "Uninstall" button.

Click once on the "Continue" button on the permission window that is generated. If you do not have administrative rights on your computer, then you might need a user with such rights to enter their password to continue with the process.

Restart your computer to make certain the program is uninstalled.

About the Author

Cooper Temple has over 15 years of experience writing procedural and training material for a Fortune 500 company. His articles specialize in productivity programs and other business-related software.