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How do I prevent popup windows with adverts appearing when I look at some web sites?

Pop-up windows launched without your intention can be blocked in a variety of ways. The vast majority of newer browsers have pop-up blocking settings built in. These can usually be found in the preferences, settings or options menus, but are usually activated by default.

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Created by Chris Limb on 17 November 2004 and last updated by Richard Byrom-Colburn on 31 October 2016