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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Blocking Pop-Up Windows

Pop-up windows (or just pop-ups) are the small Web browser windows that open on top of (or sometimes below) the Web browser window when you display a Web site or click an advertising link. Pop-ups frequently display annoying advertisements, adware (fake warning messages containing links to product sites), spyware (malicious software that can collect personal information from your computer), or other types of content you did not invite and probably don’t want. Some types of pop-ups are valid; these might appear when you click a link for more information or when you log on to a secure site.

The Internet Explorer Pop-up Blocker is a feature through which you can prevent unwanted pop-ups from displaying. The Pop-up Blocker is ...

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