Grrr! A popup blocker may be preventing" error message using IE7 and XP

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I get "Grrr! A popup blocker may be preventing" error message using IE7 and XP.  Happens only in GMail and Facebook.  Does not happen when using Firefox.  Please advise.


Question by:jstaron7
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    Assisted Solution

    Turn off the microsoft pop-up blocker in IE.

    Tools> pop-up blocker> turn off.

    If this does not do it may be a toolbar such as google, or yahoo.
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    Assisted Solution

    Check out some antivirus or firewall software which may cause this.
    Norton Internet Security may cause it
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    Accepted Solution

    I leave my pop-up blocker on in IE7.  And, allow websites that need it.  How to:

    Start IE7\click on Tools\Select Privacy tab - maybe checked or not, probably is - click on the settings button and add add those website that you want unblocked -, etc.  - apply/okay out of IE7 - close IE7 and re-start - the pop-ups from those website should work.
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