How to Block Pop Ups Using AOL

by Contributor

Pop up advertising is becoming more prevalent as a marketing tool as more and more of us spend time online. But there's a way for AOL users to stop those annoying pop ups.

If you're using a web browser other than that provided by AOL, download the AOL Toolbar from the website listed below. Install it, and then restart your browser, enabling the toolbar.

Turn the pop up blocker on by clicking the pop up blocker icon in the AOL Toolbar. Then click "Turn pop up controls off." The icon will display a red circle with a slash over a white window icon and will show you the number of pop ups blocked.

Allowing pop ups from specific websites can be accomplished by clicking on the pop up blocker icon and selecting "Allow Pop Up from" and entering the name of the website. The icon will display a green light over a yellow window, indicating that pop ups from the website are allowed.

Block pop ups from a specific website by clicking on the pop up blocker icon and selecting "Block Pop Ups from," and entering the name of the website. You'll see the red icon and slash indicating that pop ups are being blocked for that website.

Select which pop ups you want to see. Click on the pop up blocker icon, and then select "Set Pop Up Controls Preferences." Select Web pop ups and then "Allow web pop ups from these sites," and enter website addresses for the pop ups you want to allow. Then click "Add" and "Save."