Internet Explorer® Pop-up Blocker Not Working
What is pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer? Discuss the issue when Internet Explorer pop-up blocker not working properly. Internet Explorer is a highly efficient web browser from Microsoft Corporation. You can use the web browser for your different online tasks like browsing through websites, e-mailing, and downloading etc. It is possible to use Internet Explorer to browse through different websites. But, you may get some infected websites opened in the web browser. These websites may contain some pop-ups which are displayed to trick users and get infections in the system. Thus, the Internet Explorer has been added with a pop-up blocker which has been designed to avoid these pop-ups and secure the system from such infections. Following are some issues with pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer and tips to fix the issue:
- Blocks important websites
- Allows infections
- Reasons and fixes
Blocks important websitesOne among the most possible issues which occurs with the improper working of pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer is the blocking of important websites. There may be some websites which you wish to visit to get important information and software. But, these websites may contain certain pop-ups which are needed for the system. You can add these websites to the white list of the pop-up blocker and can let them visit the system. But, as the pop-up blocker gets issues and starts to work in an improper way, it may start to block all websites including your favorite once.
Allows infectionsAnother issue which can come due to Internet Explorer pop-up blocker does not works properly is the addition of infections in the system. The pop-up blocker is designed to block and avoid any type of spyware or adware which are displayed as pop-ups in some websites. These pop-ups can no longer visit the system until the pop-up blocker allows them to do so. But, as the pop-up blocker works improper, it may allow these infections to visit the system. Thus, more infections are added to the system easily.
Reasons and fixesThere may be a number of reasons for pop-up blocker not working properly in Internet Explorer. It may come as a result of some recent changes made in Internet Explorer. You can try resetting the browser to get the issue fixed. It is possible that some viruses have corrupted the pop-up blocker. You need to remove these viruses and then re-enable the pop-up blocker to get the issue fixed. If the pop-up blocker stops working due to the expired browser, you can try updating the browser to get the issue fixed.