Block or allow pop-ups in Chrome

By default, Google Chrome blocks pop-ups from automatically showing up on your screen. When a pop-up is blocked, the address bar will be marked Pop-up blocked Pop-up blocked. You can also decide to allow pop-ups.

If you still get pop-ups after disabling them, then you could have malware. Learn how to get rid of malware.

Turn pop-ups on or off

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. Under 'Privacy and security', click Content settings.
  5. Click Pop-ups.
  6. At the top, turn the setting to Allowed or Blocked.

Block or allow pop-ups from a specific site

Not all pop-ups are ads or spam. Some legitimate websites display web content in pop-up windows.

Allow pop-ups from a site
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Go to a page where pop-ups are blocked.
  3. In the address bar, click Pop-up blocked Pop-up blocked.
  4. Click the link for the pop-up that you want to see.
  5. To always see pop-ups for the site, select Always allow pop-ups from [site] and then Done.
Block pop-ups from a site
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click More More.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  5. Under 'Privacy and security', click Content settings.
  6. Click Pop-ups.
  7. Under 'Allow', look for the site.
  8. To the right of the site, click More More and then Block.

If the site isn't listed, next to 'Block', click Add. Enter the site's web address. To capture all pop-ups across the site, use the pattern [*.]example.com.

Problems with pop-ups

Still seeing unwanted pop-ups? Try running the Chrome Clean-Up Tool (Windows only). Then, read other options for finding and removing malware from your computer.

Using a Chrome device at work or school? Your network administrator can set up the pop-up blocker for you. If so, you can't change this setting yourself. Learn about using a managed Chrome device.

Learn how to control specific ways that a website can act when you're using Chrome.

My site's pop-ups are being blocked

Chrome blocks pop-ups that users might not find useful.

If pop-ups are being blocked on a site that you own, visit the Abusive Experience Report. In the report, you'll learn if you can address any issues found with your site.

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