How to remove popups

For a few days now, while browsing the Internet you notice the presence of some annoying popup windows that are placed in front of the pages you visit. The situation is on the verge of sustainability and, therefore, you think it is time to block the display of these windows in your browser, but unfortunately you do not know how to do it.

If this is the case and, therefore, you want to know how to remove popups , don’t worry: if you want, I’m here to help you and explain how to achieve this on PC, smartphone and tablet. I assure you that this is a much simpler procedure than what you imagine, feasible on any browser and operating system.

So, without waiting any longer, make yourself comfortable and carefully read everything I have to explain to you on the subject: I guarantee you that, once you have read this guide, you will have a very clear idea of ​​what to do, to transform the popups into a – albeit annoying – remember. That said, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and good luck!

Index

  • How to remove popups from PC
    • How to remove popups from Chrome
    • How to remove popups from Firefox
    • How to remove popups from Edge
    • How to remove popups from Internet Explorer
  • How to remove popups from Mac
  • How to remove popups from Android
    • How to remove popups from Chrome
    • How to remove popups from Edge
  • How to remove popups from iPhone

How to remove popups from PC

Removing popups from your PC is anything but difficult: it is sufficient to access your browser settings and activate the popup blocking mechanism integrated in the program.

How to remove popups from Chrome

To remove popups from Google Chrome , click on the button () located at the top right, select the Settings item from the menu that appears and, in the new page displayed, click on the Site Settings item which is located in the Privacy and security box .

Once this is done, click on the Popup and redirects option and move the lever at the top of the screen, which should read Allowed , on the Blocked option (recommended option) .

This setting, however, will not affect the sites belonging to the Allow section , which will continue to display pop-ups anyway; to prevent this from happening, position the mouse cursor on the name of each of them, click on the button () that appears in its correspondence and select the item Remove from the menu that appears on the screen.

How to remove popups from Firefox

To block pop-ups on Mozilla Firefox you have to follow a procedure quite similar to that seen for Chrome. To start, after opening the program, click on the ☰ button at the top right, choose the Options item from the menu that appears and reach the Privacy & Security section (identified by a padlock icon ), located in the new tab that appears.

At this point, locate the Permissions box and put the check mark next to Block pop-up windows , to prevent them from being displayed.

Note that this setting will not affect sites belonging to the exceptions which, if authorized, will continue to generate pop-up windows; to deal with this, click on the Exceptions … button next to the item seen a little while ago, click on the name of each of the Web sites located below and press the Remove button to delete them.

How to remove popups from Edge

To enable the built-in popup blocking mechanism in Edge , after starting the browser, click on the button (…) located at the top right, select the Settings item from the menu displayed, then click on the ☰ button at the top left and expand the Site permissions item , by clicking on it.

To continue, click on Popups and redirects and, to block all popups, move the lever next to Block (recommended ) to ON . Note that this setting will not affect sites listed under Allow , which will continue to display pop-ups; to prevent this from happening, position the mouse cursor in correspondence with the name of each of them, click on the button (…) that appears on the right and select the item Remove from the displayed menu.

How to remove popups from Internet Explorer

If the Web browser you use to surf the Net is the old Internet Explorer (bad, it is an obsolete software!) And you are interested in inhibiting the display of popups in the latter, click on the gear symbol at the top of right and select Internet Options from the menu that opens.

At this point, click on the Privacy tab in the new window displayed, put the check mark next to the wording Enable Popup Blocker and press the Apply button , located at the bottom, to make the change effective.

However, keep in mind that, even in this case, the option will not apply to sites with exceptions; to remedy this, click on the Settings button , click on the name of each of the sites from which to allow popups and click on the Remove button . To remove all sites from the list in one go, click Remove All… instead .

The same window also contains a drop-down menu that allows you to define the level of blocking of popups, choosing from various options: low , to allow popups from safe sites; medium , to block most automatic popups; and high , to block all popups.

Once you have made your choice, click on the Close , Apply and OK buttons and, for safety, restart your browser.

How to remove popups from Mac

If you have accidentally disabled the pop-up blocker on Safari for Mac, you can enable it again from your browser settings. First, therefore, start the program in question and go to the Safari> Preferences … menu , which resides at the top left, in the Mac menu bar.

Now, click on the Websites button located at the top, then on the Pop-up windows item located in the left sidebar and set the drop-down menu When you visit other websites to Block and warn (to receive a notification message when a popup is blocked ), or on Block .

If you had allowed pop-ups to be displayed for some websites, you will see them listed in the box under the heading Allow pop-up windows on the following websites ; to remove them from the list (thus blocking the display of popups by default), click on the name of each of them and then on the Remove button .

If, instead of Safari, you use the Chrome, Firefox or Edge browsers, you can refer to the same instructions already seen for Windows .

How to remove popups from Android

Pop-ups “haunt” you even on your smartphone or tablet and, therefore, are you interested in understanding how to remove popups from Android ? Then this is the section of the tutorial that suits you best. In the following bars I will explain, in fact, how to block the display of the same from the most common browsers available for the Google operating system: Chrome and Microsoft Edge . Firefox for Android , at the time of writing this guide, does not integrate any option aimed at managing popups (which are blocked by default anyway).

How to remove popups from Chrome

To delete the popups from Chrome for Android, after starting the app in question, touch the button () located at the top right, select the Settings item from the menu that opens and touch the Site Settings item located on the screen that opens later.

Finally, tap on the Popup and redirects option and move the lever located at the top of the screen to OFF , to mark it with the words Prevent sites from showing popups and redirects (recommended option) .

Keep in mind that this setting will not affect the sites listed in the list of Exceptions , ie those for which the display of popups has been “manually” enabled; to ensure that the restriction also applies to the latter, tap on the respective  addresses , one at a time, then on the  Popup and redirects item  and, finally, put the check mark next to the Block item  .

How to remove popups from Edge

If you use the Microsoft Edge browser , start it and proceed as follows: touch the button (…) at the bottom, tap on the gear icon located in the menu that appears (in order to open the browser Settings ) and go to the Site Permissions section , located on the next screen.

Finally, touch the item related to Popups and redirects and move the lever that appears at the top of the screen to OFF , so as to display the wording Prevent sites from showing popups and redirects (recommended option) .

Also in this case, the blocking of popups will have no effect on the sites in the list of Exceptions ; to block them, tap on their names , one at a time, select the Popup and redirects item located in the next panel and, finally, put the check mark next to the Block item .

How to remove popups from iPhone

As for the Safari browser for iPhone (and iPad ), the pop-up blocker can be set using the operating system settings. Therefore, access to these by touching the button in the shape of ‘ gear placed on the Home screen of iOS / iPadOS, simply tap on its entry in Safari and move the switch lock windows concealed on ON . That’s all!

For all other browsers, proceed as described below.

  • Chrome– tap the (…) site button at the bottom right, select the Settings itemfrom the menu displayed and go to the Content settings> Block popup Finally, movethe lever at the top of the next screen to ON .
  • Firefox– tap the ☰ button at the bottom right, select the Settings itemresident in the panel shown on the display and movethe lever located in correspondence with the item Block pop-up windows to ON .
  • Edge– tap on the button (…) located at the bottom, tap the gear symbol(the Settings button) and, after reaching the Privacy and security section, movethe switch corresponding to the Block popup item to ON .

 

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