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How to Block Pop-Ups in Any Browser on Windows


A popup window is a form of advertising that appears on the user’s screen. It can appear in different forms such as an image or text and be displayed by web pages, email software, or applications.

Pop-up advertising can use a variety of malicious techniques. When you click them accidentally and end up on a page with spam or something else unpleasant, it’s excruciating. Do not be worried! In Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and other browsers, there are easy methods for blocking annoying popups.

It seems that your workflow is usually obstructed by the popups when browsing the web. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to block pop-ups in the following browsers:


Step 1: Open the Opera Browser and click the Vertical Menu on the top right side of the window and click the “Go to full browser settings” option.

Step 2: Under the “Advanced” tab, select the “Privacy and Security” option from the left sidebar. select the “Site Settings” option.

select the site settings option in privacy and security settings in the advanced section
‘Site Settings’ option

Step 3: Under the “Content” section, click the “Pop-ups and redirects” option.

select the pop-ups and redirects option under the consent section
‘Pop-Ups and Redirects’ option

Step 4: Under the “Default Behaviour” tab, select the “Don’t allow sites to send pop-ups or use redirects” option.

select the do not allow sites to send pop-ups or use redirects
“Don’t allow sites to send pop-ups and use Redirects” option

Note: You can allow pop-ups for selected sites by pressing the “Add” button and adding the website URL.


Step 1: Open the Mozilla Firefox Browser and click the vertical menu on the top right side of the window and click the “Settings” option.

Step 2: Select the “Privacy and Security” tab from the left sidebar, scroll and locate to the “Permission” section and check the “Block pop-up windows” option.

select the block pop-up windows option in the privacy and security settings
“Block Pop-Up Windows” option

Note: You can allow pop-ups for selected sites by pressing the “Exceptions” button and adding the website URL.


Step 1: Open Google Chrome Browser and click the vertical menu on the top right side of the window and click the “Settings” option.

Step 2: Select the “Privacy and Security” option from the left sidebar and click the “Site Settings” option.

select the site settings option in the privacy and security section in google chrome settings
‘Site Settings’ option

Step 3: Scroll and click the “Pop-ups and redirects” option under the “Content” section.

select the pop-ups and redirects option under the content section
“Pop-Ups and Redirects” option

Step 4: Under the “Default Behaviour” tab, select the “Don’t allow sites to send pop-ups or use redirects” option.

select the do not allow pop-ups or use redirects option under the site behaviour section
“Don’t Allow Pop-Ups or use redirects” option

Note: You can allow pop-ups for selected sites by pressing the “Add” button and adding the website URL.


Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge Browser and click the three-dots horizontal Menu (meatball menu) on the top right side of the window and click the “Settings” option.

Step 2: Select the “Cookies and site permissions” option from the left sidebar and click the “Pop-ups and redirects” option.

select the pop-ups and redirects option in the cookies and site permissions settings in Microsoft edge browser
“Pop-ups and redirects” option

Step 3: Toggle on the “Block” option.

toggle on the block pop-ups and redirects option in Microsoft edge browser
“Block” option

Note: You can allow pop-ups for selected sites by pressing the “Add” button and adding the website URL.


Step 1: Open the Brave Browser and click the Vertical Menu on the top right side of the window and click the “Settings” option.

Step 2: Select the “Privacy and Security” option from the left sidebar, scroll and click the “Site and Shields Settings” option.

select the site and shields settings
“Site and Shields” settings

Step 3: Click the “Pop-ups and redirects” option under the “Content” section.

select the pop-ups and redirects option in privacy settings in brave browser in brave browser
“Pop-ups and redirects” option

Step 4: Under the “Default Behaviour” tab, select the “Don’t allow sites to send pop-ups or use redirects” option.

select the do not allow sites to send pop-ups and use redirects option in brave browser
“Do not allow sites to send pop-ups and use redirects”

Note: You can allow pop-ups for selected sites by pressing the “Add” button and adding the website URL.


Step 1: Open the Vivaldi Browser and toggle on the left sidebar and click the “Settings” icon.

Step 2: Select the “Privacy” option from the left sidebar, scroll, and under the “Default Permissions” section you’ll find the Popups option, select the “Block” option from the dropdown menu.

select the block popups option under default permissions in privacy settings in vivaldi browser
Select the “Block” option from the dropdown menu

In this article, we’ve covered how to disable pop-ups in browsers in Windows.

Pop-ups are everywhere and they can be extremely annoying. The good news is, that there are a number of ways to block them. In this article, we’ve seen that blocking pop-ups is simple and will improve your overall browsing experience.

Further, customize your Windows OS settings by referring to the related articles below.


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