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How to Block Pop-Ups in Firefox Browser

This article explains “How to Block Pop-Ups in Firefox Browser” both older and new versions of Firebox browsers.

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Web browsers gives us a platform to get connected with the web and access the vast knowledge from the internet. But do you know how safe you are while browsing? Do you know that the websites you are visiting are continuously tracking your activities? Well, this is true…they collect your data sometimes to provide better services, but there are also lots of third-party websites that misuse your information for monetizing traffic of their sites and present numerous advertisements and pop-ups all over the browser.

We had already explained our users “How to block pop-ups and ads in Chrome Browser”, now here is the helpful guide to explain users how they can block pop-ups from annoying sites and avoid their data to be tracked by third-party sites.

However, while doing so, you may not able see some contents within the webpage but you can always put them in exceptions if you want them to appear on your browser.

Follow the steps to block pop-ups from your Firefox browser:

For older versions of Firefox browser:

  1. Click on the “Firefox” button in the upper-left corner of the browser.firefox menu
  2. Go to “Options” it will open a sub menu and you need to choose the “Options” once again.
    FirefoxButtonOptionsA window will open as shown in the picture:
  3. Select the “Content” tab and click on the check box that says “Block pop-up windows”. If it is already checked.firefox-popups
  4. Now click on the “Exception” button and remove all the existing exceptions. (Later on you can add sites to the exception if you want).FirefoxPopupAllowedSites
  5. Now Close the browser completely. And restart it.
  6. Click the “Firefox” button on the top-left and click on “Add-ons“.
  7. Search pop-up and ad blocking add-ons like: “Adblock Plus”.  It is better to be prevented from annoying pop-ups and ads on the browser. Now click on “Add to Firefox.”
  8. Make sure you always have the updated versions of the browser. And do not update them from any redirect page.

For New versions of Firefox browser:

  1. Click on the three horizontal bars on the top-right corner of your browser.open firefox menu
  2. Click on “Options” from the menu.
  3. Now you can navigate to “Privacy & Security” menu appearing on left of the window or just type “pop-ups” in the search bar. (as shown in the picture).firefox block pop-ups
  4. Now check the “Block pop-up windows“, if not.
  5. Now click on the “Exception” and remove all the sites from there and click on “Save Changes“.firefox allow exceptions
  6. Now restart your browser.

If you still see any annoying pop-ups that appears on your browser, then install an pop-up blocker add-on to your browser. But do not attempt this step from any third-party website.

How To install add-ons on the Firefox browser

  1. Click on the three horizontal bars on the top-right corner of your browser.
  2. Click on “Add-ons” from the menu.
  3. Now click on “Get Add-ons” from the left menu. firefox get addons
  4. Click on “See more add-ons” button.
  5. Search for “pop-up blockers” or just go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/strict-pop-up-blocker/.firefox pop-up blocker addon
  6. Now click on “Add to firefoxstrict pop-up blocker to block pop-ups from firefox browser

Recommended Step:

Continuous pop-ups could be a sign of virus infection, it is very important to make your computer/laptop virus free.

Click to scan your computer for any virus or harmful program(recommended).

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