How to Block Pop-up Windows in Google Chrome

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Preventing pop-ups in Chrome

Chrome is believed to be the fastest web browser to date and there are a lot of user base at this time. Despite being the fastest, it is free from Google, the world's #1 search engine.

With Chrome, you can protect yourself from malicious and annoying pop-up windows using the browser's built-in pop-up blocker. To start blocking pop-ups, here are the steps:

  1. Open your Chrome browser
  2. Click on the small settings button that looks like 3-horizontal lines at the far end of the address bar, or at the top right corner of Chrome window.
  3. In the pull-down menu that opens, click on Settings.
    Chrome settings
  4. In the Settings tab that opens, scroll down the to bottom and click on the "Show advanced settings" link.
    Chrome's "Show advanced settings"
  5. Under the Privacy group, click on the Content Settings... button.
    Content privacy settings in Chrome
  6. A dialog box or pop-up window appears with several options.
  7. Scroll down to the middle to reveal the Pop-ups group.
  8. There, set it back to its default setting to "Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)"
    Disable all pop-ups
  9. However, if you have a website that generate pop-ups but you want to allow pop-ups from those sites, you can click on "Manage exceptions" in the Pop-ups group.
  10. There you can enter the legitimate websites that you trust to allow their pop-ups.
    Adding exceptions in pop-up blocker


NOTE: Exceptions can be necessary since some legitimate websites serve warnings or action prompts using pop-up dialog boxes. If you disable pop-up windows for all websites, you might miss other important pop-up messages from legitimate websites.