How to Remove Popup Blocker on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of having your browsing experience interrupted by annoying pop-up ads? If you’re using a Mac, chances are that you have a built-in popup blocker to protect you from these intrusive ads.

However, there may be times when you need to temporarily disable or remove the popup blocker to access certain websites or allow specific popups. In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to remove the popup blocker on your Mac.

Step 1: Launching Safari Preferences

If you’re using the Safari browser on your Mac, follow these steps:

  • Step 1.1: Open Safari from your Dock or Applications folder.
  • Step 1.2: In the top menu bar, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Accessing Security Settings

Once you have opened the Preferences window, navigate to the “Security” tab by following these steps:

  • Step 2.1: In the Preferences window, click on the “Security” icon located at the top of the window.

Step 3: Disabling Popup Blocker

To disable the popup blocker in Safari, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 3.1: Under the “Web content” section, uncheck the box next to “Block pop-up windows”.

Step 4: Removing Third-Party Popup Blockers

If you have installed any third-party popup blockers on your Mac, they may also be interfering with your browsing experience. To remove these blockers, follow these steps:

  • Step 4.1: Open Finder and click on “Applications” in the sidebar.
  • Step 4.2: Locate the third-party popup blocker application(s) and drag them to the Trash.

Step 5: Clearing Browser Cache and Cookies

If you’re still experiencing issues with popups, it’s a good idea to clear your browser cache and cookies. This process can help resolve any conflicts or errors that may be causing the popup blocker to malfunction. Follow these steps to clear cache and cookies:

  • Step 5.1: In Safari, click on “Safari” in the top menu bar.
  • Step 5.2: Select “Clear History..” from the dropdown menu.3: In the new window, choose the desired time range from the dropdown list (e.g., “all history” or “the last hour”).4: Click on “Clear History”.


Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to remove the popup blocker on your Mac using Safari preferences, disabling third-party blockers if necessary, and clearing browser caches and cookies. Now you can enjoy a seamless browsing experience without any unwanted interruptions from pop-up ads.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team for further assistance.

Remember: While disabling the popup blocker can enhance your browsing experience on certain websites, it’s important to exercise caution and ensure that you are visiting trustworthy websites to avoid potential security risks.

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