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Block pop up ads with this Internet Explorer browser add on

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Pop-ups and ads are a fact of life if you spend any amount of time on the Internet. However,  it doesn’t have to be this way.

There’s one particular ad blocking browser extension we love for Internet Explorer, and it works quietly in the background without you having to manipulate it. It’s called Adblock Plus, and in this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to add it to IE in a snap.

How to block pop up ads with this Internet Explorer browser add on extension

First, open the desktop version of Internet Explorer (in case you’re using Windows 8). Then, click the gear in the upper right hand corner of the browser window, and then click “Manage add-ons.” From there, click the blue button labeled “Find more toolbars and extensions…” in the lower left hand corner of the new window.

Once done, in the search field located in the middle of the screen, type in “Adblock Plus” and hit Enter. AdBlock Plus should be the first result that appears from the top of the screen. Click the yellowish button labeled “Add to Internet Explorer.” Do the same thing on the new page that appears. Doing so will begin a download.

Once the download of Adblock Plus is complete, open the setup file and follow the instructions to complete installation. When it’s finished, click “Done.” That’s all there is to it!

Note that Adblock Plus won’t catch and stymie every pop up ad, but it does snag and drop most of them. Enjoy.

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