How to Block Popups on Google Chrome in Windows 7
By Naomi Bolton
Pop-ups are browser windows that open, often without permission, to try and draw your attention to advertising or trick you into clicking links. These windows not only clutter up your browser but can be dangerous if you accidentally click on malicious links that pop up. The Google Chrome browser automatically blocks pop-ups unless you specify that they are allowed. If the Chrome pop-up blocker has been disabled on your browser, you can activate it again from the browser settings. You can also install a browser extension if you find that Chrome is not blocking all pop-ups.
Enable Chrome Pop-up Blocker
Click the Chrome menu button on the top right corner of your browser.
Click "Settings" and then click the "Show advanced settings" link at the bottom of the page.
Click the "Content settings" button in the "Privacy" section and then scroll down to "Pop-ups" on the new window that opens.
Click the radio button next to "Do not allow any site to show pop-ups" and then click "Done."
Better Pop Up Blocker
Navigate to the Better Pop Up Blocker extension on the Google Chrome Web Store (link in Resources) and click the "Add To Chrome" button.
Click the "Add" button on the confirmation dialog box and wait for the extension to install.
Click the "Better Pop Up Blocker" icon on the Chrome address bar and then select "Allow" if you want to allow pop-ups for the site that you are viewing. Unless you allow pop-ups for a site, the extension will block everything.
Yet Another Popup Blocker Pro
Navigate to the Yet Another Popup Blocker Pro extension on the Google Chrome Web Store (link in Resources) and click the "Add To Chrome" button.
Click "Add" to confirm the new extension and open the options page.
Click the radio button next to "Whitelist" to block all pop-ups in Google Chrome except pages that you have added to the whitelist.
Click the "Add" button and enter the URLs for pages that you want to whitelist and then click the "Save" button.
Virtually growing up in a computer repair shop, Naomi Bolton has held a passion for as long as she can remember. After earning a diploma through a four year course in graphic design from Cibap College, Bolton launched her own photography business. Her work has been featured on Blinklist, Gameramble and many others.