What is a pop-up blocker?

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What is the pop-up blocker and what is the role in my browser?
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A pop-up blocker prevents advertisements from displaying in the browser. This will let the page download faster and stop annoying clutter on the web page. Some work better than others. The down side is some site have caught on and will not display it it detects a pop-up or ad blocker running.

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  • AndreaF
    Another down side is that some legitimate pages use pop up windows as part of their functionality - so one may need to set up exceptions for any such pages they need access to.
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