Pop-up is blocked!

Posted on 2006-05-03
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Dear Experts,
I've been driven nuts by this Pop-up blocker.
I am using Internet Explorer and under Pop-up blocker setting, i didn't check the box.
So in theory, i should be able to see all pop-ups right?

But no, all the pop-ups are blocked.
Please advise how do i get rid of this problem once and for all as it's affecting my online applications.

Thanks very much in advance.

Question by:andreat
    LVL 13

    Expert Comment

    by:Nick Denny
    You may have some further software blocking pop-ups - firewall for example.

    Also, in IE, go to tools>pop-up blocker>turn-off pop-up blocker.

    Author Comment


    I have already turned off pop-up blocker but it still doesn't work.
    Pls advise how can i check if i have any software blocking pop-ups.
    LVL 13

    Expert Comment

    by:Nick Denny
    Do you have a firewall running?

    e.g. Zone Alarm

    Most have a pop up blocker which you can turn off.

    Try downloading Firefox and using that instead on IE to isolate the problem area.
    LVL 11

    Accepted Solution

    Also, do you have Google Toolbar, Yahoo Toolbar, things like that installed?  Many of those have pop-up blockers.
    LVL 6

    Expert Comment

    It might not be a problem of MSIE.
    Did you have po pup blocker active before? Or did you just updated your MSIE?
    In Firefox, do your online applications work? Or in Opera?
    If you did an update to MSIE, it might not be a pop up blocker problem. Maybe they just don't work as desired under this MSIE version.

    note: MSIE = Microsoft Internet Explorer


    Author Comment

    hi rvthost,
    you are correct, i have yahoo toolbar installed and i didn't know there's pop-up blocker.
    i've changed the settings and it's working fine now.

    for your info, i've gone to Microsoft website to search and it seems like a work-around solution to my problem is
    to press Ctrl or Alt key whenever i am clicking on the link to a pop-up window.

    Thanks for the advice.


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