How do I block / disable Pop-ups?

How do I block / disable Pop-ups?

Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students

Pop-ups are not only annoying but are also used by hackers to entice you to download malicious software.

If you’re not careful you could be downloading a major security risk onto your computer!

They can appear in a number of forms and are designed to draw your attention and encourage you to take action.

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Marketers use them to highlight special offers or get you to sign up on the newsletter or download a "free" trial.

Pop-up blockers are on the Edinburgh Napier University desktop as default.

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To switch them on, on your home PC:

  • From Firefox:  Tools > Options > Content > ensure the Block pop-up Windows box is checked.
  • From Chrome:  From the Customise menu go to Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy > Content Settings > Pop-ups > ensure the "Do not allow any site to show pop-ups" setting is checked.
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