How to Turn Off Ad Blocking

By Robert Schrader

A "pop-up" is any window or object--but usually an advertisement--that appears automatically when you open a web page. To combat pop-up ads, you can employ a pop-up "ad blocker," which blocks the code that makes them appear. Some browsers, including Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 8, have built-in pop-up ad blockers as of 2010. Although this technology eliminates the nuisance ads from your web experience, it can also result in you missing out on valuable information, from downloads to bank statements to large versions of images. You can disable ad blockers using a number of methods.

Turn off ad blocking for specific instances. For example, when you login to your "Online Banking" and transactions need to "pop-up" when you click them. Hold down the "Ctrl" key as you click if you use an external pop-up blocker. In browser-based pop-up blockers, a message will appear the top of the screen informing you that the pop-up has been blocked. Click on the message and choose the option that says "Temporarily Allow Pop-Ups For This Website."

Turn off ad blocking for a whole website. Point your browser to the site in question if you use a browser-based pop-up blocker and click the message that displays at the top of the screen when the object attempts to pop-up. Choose "Always Allow Pop-Ups for This Website." If you use external software, enter the "Options" for your program and enter your website(s) of choice into the "Allowed Websites" list.

Turn off ad blocking entirely. Uninstall and delete your software program if you use one. For browser-based pop-up blockers, access your browser's "Options," then locate the "Pop-Up" menu under the "Content" section. Choose the option to "Allow All Websites to Show Pop-Ups."