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Windows 7: pop-up blocker running outside of the browser

14 Mar 2013   #1
susan8231

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
pop-up blocker running outside of the browser

How do I locate and disable a pop-up blocker on my Windows 7 computer? I don't think it's in the browser because I created an exception for this URL in both Firefox and IE and still have a problem. It was suggested to me that it may be embedded in taskbar (toolbar?) at the bottom of the screen, maybe near the time display.


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14 Mar 2013   #2
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Look in your CP in this forum and you can stop the popup. Under Notifications.
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14 Mar 2013   #3
susan8231

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Hi Gary, sorry, I don't understand your response. The CP on my computer?
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14 Mar 2013   #4
ruste84

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello susan8231,

Gary is talking about the User CP at the top of Forums' page:

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Then you go to Edit Options of the left of the screen and scroll down to the Messaging & Notification section.

Let us know if this helps.


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14 Mar 2013   #5
susan8231

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Hello ruste84,

Thanks for the response. Following your instructions, that appears to only pertain to messages and notifications from this forum. Perhaps I misunderstood, but I don't see how that can help with a pop-up blocker affecting other website that I may visit. Thanks
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14 Mar 2013   #6
ruste84

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oh. I think understand now. In IE go to Tools -> hover your cursor over Pop-Up Blocker and select Pop-up Blocker Settings. This is where you added the forum URL, correct? At the bottom of the window, you'll see Blocking Level. You can set it to High, Medium, or Low, whichever works for you. Or you can add more sites to the exception list.
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14 Mar 2013   #7
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Sorry Susan, I misunderstood your question. In Firefox Pop ups should be blocked by default.
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14 Mar 2013   #8
susan8231

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I've done that in both Firefox and IE for the website I'm trying to post to. Still unable to post. A support person from that website suggested the problem could be a pop-up blocker running outside of the browser. That's what I'm trying to figure out, if there's something on my computer preventing my posting to that website.
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14 Mar 2013   #9
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Check your antivirus. Some of them try to block pop ups too (which one are you using?)
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14 Mar 2013   #10
susan8231

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I use AVG.
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