How to Block Pop-ups in Microsoft Edge

This post shows students and new users steps to block pop-ups in Microsoft Edge browser. By default, Microsoft Edge 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 with a red, yellow or amber color icon. You can click on the icon in the address bar to allow pop-ups that are blocked.

If you’re still getting pop-ups after disabling them in Microsoft Edge, it could be that you computer is infected with virus or malware, and the steps below show you how to get rid of potential virus or malware on your computer.

How to block pop-ups in Microsoft Edge browser

As mentioned above, Edge automatically blocks pop-ups by default. However, if you’re still getting pop-ups on your screen after disabling it in Edge, it could be that your computer is infected with a virus or malware.

Below is how to make sure pop-ups are being blocked in Microsoft Edge browser.

How to update Microsoft Edge browser

First, make sure Microsoft Edge is up to date: Select Settings and more  > Settings  > About Microsoft Edge.

Alternatively, you can type in the URL below in to the address bar and press Enter to go directly to Edge About page.


If there is an update available, you can apply it from here.

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Once Edge is updated, the next thing to do is to scan for viruses and malware on your computer.

How to scan for and remove viruses

Once you have updated Microsoft Edge browser, go and scan your device for viruses and malware to stay safe and protected with Windows Security.

You can also read the post below and learn about Windows Security.

How to protect Windows 11 with Windows Security.

How to disable malicious extensions in Microsoft Edge

Next, go and disable potentially malicious extensions that may be creating pop-ups in Edge. See if an extension is getting in the way. Select Settings and more  > Extensions.

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Under Installed extensions, select the switch to the right of each extension to disable it. If popups are being blocked after this, re-enable them one at a time to determine which one is causing the issue.

How to clear browser data in Microsoft Edge

Finally, you may want to clear browser data stored in Microsoft Edge. Using Microsoft Edge, you can clear all browsing data from Internet Explorer.

Here’s how to clear your browsing data in Microsoft Edge:

  • Select Settings and more  > Settings  > Privacy, search, and services .
  • Under Clear browsing data, select Choose what to clear.
clear microsoft edge browser data
  • Choose a time range from the Time range drop-down menu.
  • Choose the types of data you want to clear (see the table below for descriptions). For example, you may want to remove browsing history and cookies but keep passwords and form fill data.
  • Select Clear now.
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After you’ve done the steps above, restart your computer and see if pop-ups have gone away. If not, you may have to take other measures to stop getting pop-ups in Edge.


This post showed you how to stop pop-ups in Microsoft Edge browser. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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