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MSN Explorer: Change Pop-up Guard settings

MSN Pop-up Guard applies smart filtering technology to determine when to allow or block pop-up ads.

Select filter settings

  1. Click the Help & Settings menu, and then click Settings.

  2. In the left pane, click Pop-up Guard.

  3. Click Filter settings.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To block most pop-up windows except those from websites on your pop-up allow list, click Exclusive. This setting may block some pop-up windows that you want to see.

    • To block pop-up windows except those that MSN thinks you may be interested in and those on your pop-up allow list, click Filter.

    • To turn off Pop-up Guard and allow all pop-up windows for all websites, click Off.

  5. Click Save Changes.

Choose notifications

  1. Click the Help & Settings menu, and then click Settings.

  2. In the left pane, click Pop-up Guard.

  3. Click Pop-up Guard Notifications.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To play a sound when pop-up windows are blocked, select the Play a sound check box.

    • To animate the Pop-up Guard icon when pop-up windows are blocked, select the Animate the Pop-up Guard icon check box.

    • To briefly display thumbnails of blocked pop-up windows, select the Show a thumbnail of the pop-up window below the Pop-up Guard icon check box. When multiple pop-up windows are opened at the same time, some of the pop-up windows may not appear as thumbnails.

  5. Click Save Changes.

Edit pop-up allow list

The pop-up allow list lets you choose websites whose pop-up windows you want to see.

  1. Click the Help & Settings menu, and then click Settings.

  2. In the left pane, click Pop-up Guard.

  3. Click Pop-up allow list.

  4. Type the web address, such as “http://www.example.com”, for the website whose pop-ups you want to allow.

  5. Click Add.

  6. Click Save Changes.

noteNote
  • To temporarily allow all pop-up windows associated with a specific web page, press and hold the ALT key while the page is loading. Pop-up Guard continues to block pop-ups for all other web pages.

  • To see a thumbnail of the last pop-up window blocked by Pop-up Guard, click the Pop-up Guard icon Pop-up Guard icon, and then click Show Last Pop-up.

  • Pop-up Guard always allows pop-up windows from:

    • Secure websites (sites whose web addresses start with “https://”

    • Sites on your trusted sites list.

    • Intranet sites.

    • Programs installed on your computer (such as adware).

  • To add the web page that you're viewing to your pop-up allow list, click the Pop-up Guard icon Pop-up Guard icon, and then click Allow Pop-ups for This Site.

  • To allow a pop-up while its thumbnail is visible, press CTRL+SHIFT+U.

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