How to Allow or Block Pop-ups and Redirects in Edge Computer?

Learn how to allow or block the pop-ups and redirect within the websites on the Microsoft Edge computer browser. You can manually allow pop-up on the site.

The pop-ups and redirects were used to be for merchants and payment gateways website. But due to tonnes of spammers and phishing sites, these two prominent features were being used to spam or hack the credentials of the user.

The popups and redirects are mainly used for misleading the website. Hence, blocking them is strongly suggested. I have been personally struggling with the same problem for quite a long time when I used to watch my favorite web series on other streaming websites.

Well, we can not have Netflix all the time. Right? To add to my agony, these websites would always direct me to spam websites with malicious content. Since I have had enough, I decided to resolve it!

Related: How to Block or Allow Popups and Redirects in Edge Android?

Hence, a lot of websites with merch or payments are using the same tab for redirection. Though an ample number of websites rely on pop-ups and redirects, you can allow those selected sites that are not harmful to use the feature and block all other sites.

How to Allow Pop-ups and Redirect in Edge Computer?

Few websites use the pop-ups and redirects feature for actually something good. For instance, it can be used to direct you to your banking page for making a payment online and so forth. In such a case, it is suggested to allow the pop-ups and redirects.

Here are the steps to allow browser pop-ups and redirects in the Edge browser on the computer:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on Computer.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Switch to the Site Permissions from the sidebar menu.
  5. Choose the Pop-ups and redirects option within Site permissions.
  6. Toggle the button to turn OFF to allow the pop-ups and redirects.

 Allow Pop-ups and Redirects in Edge Computer

This will allow all the websites to use pop-ups and redirects in the Edge web browser. Just in case if you want to allow only a specific website for pop-ups and redirects, then you can add those URLs into the Allow section.

How to Block Pop-ups and Redirect in Edge Computer?

Most of the websites use the pop-ups and redirects feature for use of their own. This may irritate the user since it opens spam websites without their consent. Blocking popups is the only possible solution then.

Here are the steps to blocking pop-ups and redirects in Edge browser on a computer:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge Computer.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Switch to the Site Permissions from the sidebar menu.
  5. Choose the Pop-ups and redirects option within Site permissions.
  6. Toggle the button to turn ON to block the pop-ups and redirects.

Block Pop-ups and Redirect in Edge Computer Browser

This will completely block all the pop-ups and redirect windows for all the websites in the Edge browser. In case if you want to block a few websites, then you can add those website URLs into a Block section.

Block A Website from Redirect and Popups in Edge Computer

The URLs added into the Allow or Block section work irrespective of the main switch within Pop-ups and redirects.

Bottom Line: How to Block Redirects and Popups

Websites that use the pop-ups and redirects feature to misguide the users should be punished. The only way to do so is to use the blocking popups feature on Microsoft Edge in Windows. It protects you from spam and malicious content.

I was personally very thankful for this feature since it lets me browse through websites in peace. It does not show content that I do not want to see or irritates me in any way.

Similarly, you can also block pop-ups redirect in edge android. You can also pop-ups temporarily for all the websites until you need it.

I hope you find great use with this feature to block or allow the pop-ups and it makes your browsing experience better.

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2 Responses

  1. Olaleke Korede says:

    I did all that but the pop up window/redirect still affects all my browsers even when its offline. What can i do???

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Hello Olaleke, I think your browser is injected with some sort of hijacking script. You should consider resetting the browser. Just visit the following address in your Edge browser to complete reset:

      edge://settings/reset

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