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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.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  5. Under 'Privacy and security', click Content settings.
  6. Click Pop-ups.
  7. Turn Allowed on or off.

Block or allow pop-ups for 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. Find a page that has pop-ups blocked for you.
  3. In the address bar, click Pop-up blocked Pop-up blocked.
  4. Click the link for the pop-up window that you'd like 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', if you see the site listed, click More More and then Block.

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

Problems with pop-ups

Still seeing unwanted pop-ups? If the pop-ups haven't stopped, 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 might set up the pop-up blocker for you, in which case 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.

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