How to Block Pop Ups on Vista

by Chad Buleen

Like other Windows operating systems, Microsoft Windows Vista features settings that can help users manage what to do with pop-ups. Pop-ups are small web browsers that often appear when you open up a new web page. While pop-ups sometimes include relevant content to what you are viewing, pop-ups often feature advertisements. Because pop-ups can be an annoyance, Vista allows users to easily block them. If you want to view pop-ups, you can change the pop-up blocker settings.


Click on the "Start" button at the bottom of the Vista desktop home screen and then click on the "Internet Explorer" icon.


Click the "Tools" menu header at the top of the page. A menu will appear just below "Tools" that includes the "Pop-up Blocker" menu item. Click on "Pop-up Blocker."


Click on "Turn On Pop-up Blocker." Vista will now block pop-ups when they attempt to appear.


  • To turn off the pop-up blocker, click "Turn Off Pop-up Blocker" in Step 3.

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