Security and Privacy

In Internet Explorer 8 security is essential. With Internet Explorer 8 privacy is important too. Learn how to manage them here.

Reviewing Internet Options

Internet Explorer 8 has an entire menu of Internet Options that allow you to customize features and adjust settings. Most users are satisfied with Internet Explorer's default settings, but there may be times when you need to make an adjustment or address an issue.

Pop-up Blocker settings

Many pop-up windows contain advertisements. The Pop-up Blocker will prevent pop-up windows from opening.

To adjust Pop-up Blocker settings:

  1. Click the Tools button in the Command Bar, then select Internet Options.
  2. The Internet Options dialog box will appear. Click the Privacy tab.
  3. Locate the Pop-up Blocker. You can check the Turn on Pop-up Blocker box or click Settings for more options.


    Screenshot of IE8Accessing Pop-up Blocker
  4. From the Pop-up Blocker Settings window, you can adjust settings for Pop-ups and allow specific websites' windows to pop up.


    Screenshot of IE8Pop-up Blocker Settings