Pop-up Blocker in Windows® XP®
What are the tips to configure pop-up blocker in Windows XP system?
Computer users, often, are annoyed with pop-up windows and advertisements. And it is impossible to make a program that can completely eliminate the pop-ups. Pop-up windows are not closed by the pop-up blocker and the block list feature helps you to decide which windows you want to close. There are four types of pop-up blocking; 100 percent pop-up blocking, a block list, a block list with keywords, and a limit on the number of open windows are the different types. These help to block Flash Ads, Background sounds, Inline videos, JAVA Applets and Animated gif files. Pop-up blocker is a feature packed with advanced privacy-protection technologies, which prevent resetting of your home page.
Features,role and consequences of blocking pop-ups in Windows XP system are:
- Configure pop-up blocker for Safe Zones
- Configure pop-up blocker using Group Policy
- Consequence of blocking pop-ups
Configure pop-up blocker for Safe Zones
You need to go to the 'Tools' menu in Internet Explorer and then choose the 'Internet options'. Then you need to click on the 'Security' tab at the top of the Windows and on the 'Local intranet' icon. Click the 'Custom level' and then click 'Enable' to turn on the Pop-up Blocker, under 'Use Pop-up Blocker' and then click on 'Ok'.
Configure pop-up blocker using Group Policy
Click on the 'Start' button at the leftmost corner of your system and then click on 'Run'. You need to type 'gpedit.msc' in the field and then click on 'Ok'. Then expand the 'User Configuration', 'Administrative Templates', 'Windows components' and then 'Internet Explorer'. According to your desired settings, turn off the pop-up management. Then you need to update policies or restart the computer to apply changes. To configure pop-up blocker per zone, you need to set the user pop-up blocker according to your settings.
The blocking of pop-ups in your system will prevent certain windows from opening. It also prevents opening of the instant messages. When your system is infected with viruses, you will get messages that alert you about that. The blocking of pop-ups will stop these messages from appearing in your system. The blocking of pop-up blocker prevents you from viewing some extra ads that appear when opening a specific webpage.