How to Get Rid of Audio Pop-ups

By Thomas King

Updated September 28, 2017

Audio pop-ups can distract you from your task at hand.
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Pop-up advertisements are most commonly thought of as small windows that pop up on your computer in order to display a particular ad. Some pop-ups, however, play a brief audio clip instead of displaying an advertisement. These pop-ups can be particularly annoying as they may go off while you are sitting in a quiet place, such as a classroom or the library. Fortunately, most Web browsers provide users with a way to block most, if not all, audio pop-ups.

Internet Explorer

Open Internet Explorer.

Click on "Tools" and then click on "Pop-up Blocker."

Select "Turn on Pop-up Blocker."

Mozilla Firefox

Open Mozilla Firefox.

Click on "Tools" and then click on "Options."

Click on the "Content" panel.

Check the box next to "Block pop-up windows" and then click "OK."

Google Chrome

Click on the "Tools" menu.

Click on "Options" and then click on the "Under the Hood" tab.

Click on "Content Settings."

Check the box next to "Do not allow any site to show pop-ups" and then click "Close."


Some viruses generate pop-up advertisements. Thus, if you continue to receive pop-ups after following the steps above, you should consider running an antivirus program.