How to Disable the Pop Up Blocker in Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer has some built-in tools to protect your privacy and try to keep you safe on the Internet. One of these tools is a pop up blocker. Some sites use pop-ups in a malicious way to try and sneak dangerous content on to your computer. By blocking these pop-ups, Internet Explorer is able to make your browsing experience a little safer.

Since the majority of pop-ups are harmful, most browsers will block them by default. But you may occasionally encounter a Web page that is trying to use pop-ups to give you information that you need. Unfortunately these pop-ups are also blocked, so you will need to turn off the pop-up blocker if you need to see that pop-up window. Our tutorial below will show you where to find the pop-up blocker setting so that you can see the pop-up window that would otherwise be blocked.


How to Allow Pop Ups in Internet Explorer 11

The steps in this article are going to show you how to disable the pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer. It is typically turned on by default, meaning that any website that tries to display a pop-up will have that pop-up blocked. Following these steps will let pop-ups come through for every site that you visit until you choose the re-enable the pop-up blocker.

Step 1: Open Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Select the Tools icon at the top-right of the screen. It’s the button that looks like a gear.

open the internet explorer 11 tools menu



Step 3: Choose Internet Options on this menu.

internet options window



Step 4: Click the Privacy tab at the top of the window.

how to turn off the pop up blocker in internet explorer 11



Step 5: Click the box to the left of Turn On Pop-Up Blocker to remove the check mark, click Apply, then click OK.

how to allow pop ups in internet explorer 11



If you are on a page where you are trying to view a pop-up window, you may need to click the Refresh button, or press F5 on your keyboard to refresh the page and make the pop-up window display.


Most other Web browsers also give you the ability to control whether or not pop-ups are displayed. Find out how to allow pop-ups in Microsoft Edge, for example, if you have a Windows 10 computer and need to visit a site where you must access information that is located on a pop-up window. newsletter
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