How to block popup windows in Google chrome browser

Popup windows with those freaking marriage and friendfinder ads are sometimes very disturbing when you are in middle of something and they pop out when you open a website. It feels really nasty. Why not just block those popups?

There is an option in Safari, Firefox and also in Google chrome but you can set it by following these steps –
(Normally people reported that the option is already selected in the browser, but still why not check it?)

Open the Google chrome browser.

Then go the right menu, and click on it to see a list of options as given below. You will have to select the “Options” one to open its window.

In the options window, you would see 3 tabs – Basic, Minor Tweaks and Under the Hood. Select the tab “Under the Hood” and open it. In this, you will see a set of options like Network settings, Security settings and Web content settings. In the web content settings, mark the option “Notify me when a pop-up is blocked.”

This will block the pop-up to appear right between your work and a tab appears in the bottom of the browser just above the status bar. And you can either leave it and when you close the website to which the pop-up belongs, then it will automatically disappear. If you wish to view that pop-up, then click on the tab twice and it opens.(Click on the image to enlarge it)

Comments

  1. Chrome blocks popup windows always either you check this option or not. Its just that by using this option, it notifies when it blocks popups.

  2. @Navjot,
    No it doesn’t.
    Uncheck that option and then open a site like mp3pk.net and you will notice the popups coming right in the middle.

  3. I’ve been tried this trick, and it’s run properly.

    Thanks for helping

  4. Please how can I block this site? I need an urgent help and attention cos its affecting me.
    Thanks

  5. It doesn’t always work. When I go to http://www.thottbot.com I am always getting the party poker pop up which then full screens and annoys the piss out of me…

    This needs to be fixed…

  6. sir in recent google chrme i m using it doesn’t have this option can u help me out…….that check option is not there

  7. Yes – just like naval, I’m having that problem in the new version. The options are different, and the popup blocker option is no longer there. I’m getting popups again since updating to the new version, and I can’t figure out how to turn them off. Help!

  8. Now there is a button named Content on the Under The Hood Tab. It brings up a window with four Tabs. The last is popups AND it still doesnt work properly. I like Chrome… but the a d u l f r ie findr ads are out of hand expecially for my 6 year old. Grrr…

  9. hasfailedbefore :

    @ Darveson: The Grrr… was very intimidating, do you have more similar yells I could teach my dog?

  10. i have checked that my pop ups are blocked on chrome and have updated my anti virus, i still continue to get pop ups, even when i dont have chrome open. should i download a pop up blocker, if so which ones are reputable? or do i have a serious virus that my anti-virus is not picking up? please help!

  11. i have opened options – than under the hood but it doesn’t give me an option “notify me when a pop up is blocked”….also I want to completely BLOCK pop ups especially when watching movies…really need help bc its getting out of hand. i could be watching a movie and all of the sudden the ads, especially for video games start playing…need help desperately. thanks for help you can give.

  12. Partpoker.com spam window is opened no matter what. AdBlock does not stop it, this Chrome setting doesn’t, ‘no more windows’ Chrome extension does not stop it either. So what else code may be run against all settings and security measurements? This does not feel safe.

  13. I have the pop-up blocker enabled in kaspersky, and in my browser, yet I STILL get partyporker pop-ups/pop-unders.
    Another one that makes it through the blockers is “live jasmine” which has a streaming video of some random girl in her underwear on it, which takes up a lot of bandwidth. Not fun when you are trying to watch a streaming movie or tv show, lags the stream. A lot of sites that stream tv shows or music(pirated or not) tend to have these sort of pop-unders.

  14. I don’t use any blockers, firefox, what have you, and I only get the same two popups anyone else get, Live Jasmin and party poker, so why use a browser that slows your browsing with it’s “popup blocking technology”? When you get the same resuilts without it?

  15. googlereeks :

    as per usual google sux – no matter what i do it gives popups; back to trusted FF =)

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