XP SP2: Automatically Allow Pop-Ups from Secure (https) Sites

Posted October 13, 2004 by MickeyMouse in Windows

Generally, if you are on a secure, encrypted website such as those for your email or banking, you want to accept pop-up windows. Here is how to make that the default.


XP SP2 now as a pop-up blocker. Many secure, encrypted sites use pop-up windows to aid in their function. Banks, email, and other such sites use this commonly. How do you allow these windows without allowing all the ad windows as well?

Secure sites use HyperText Transport Protocol (Secure) or https. Thus, these sites will typically be prefaced with https:// instead of http://.

By using a reghack, you can automatically accept all pop-ups from secure sites. Of course, do not make changes to the registry if you have no previous experience or knowledge of it.

Use the following steps:

    1. Click Start.
    2. Click Run.
    3. Type regedit in the textbox, and click OK.
    4. Navigate to this key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows

    5. Double click AllowHTTPS.
    6. Change value data to 1
    7. Close regedit.
    If this does not work, you may need to reboot to see it take affect.

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