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Title: Win10 adverts
Post by: Poly Hive on February 12, 2019, 10:06:45 am
It's very annoying to find various adds on the browser window from windows10portal.com

Anyone know how to get rid of these please?

PH
Title: Re: Win10 adverts
Post by: phil w on February 12, 2019, 10:20:45 am
Go to your lock screen settings and change from Windows spotlight to picture or slideshow and turn off fun tips / facts as well.
Title: Re: Win10 adverts
Post by: Poly Hive on February 12, 2019, 04:43:37 pm
Many many thanks that's worked beautifully.

PH
Title: Re: Win10 adverts
Post by: Poly Hive on February 15, 2019, 09:13:58 am
And they are back..... so any other ideas please as its getting worse. Do I really want penis dysfunction adds at 8am? No ta.

PH
Title: Re: Win10 adverts
Post by: hubner on February 16, 2019, 08:33:11 am
Where are you seeing the ads? Is it in a web browser, eg Firefox or Google Chrome? Or is it in the operating system itself?
Title: Re: Win10 adverts
Post by: Ham on February 16, 2019, 08:46:50 am
The hint is right there - windows10portal.com

That is NOT a genuine windows site, despite its name, no idea how you found it or have it as a home page (is that what you have? it sounds like it) but it is something that you have done, somewhere, sometime, even if unwitting.

Sites like https://review.easycounter.com/windows10portal.com will help you judge sites if you have any question.

If you have it as home screen, https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+change+home+screen shows how to change

If you have granted the site "push" notification privilege, it depends on the browser you are using, eg, Chrome https://www.google.com/search?q=chrome+stop+browser+notifications

Those are the two most likely options.

ETA - you may have been fooled into allowing notification or allowed by accident by clicking "yes" when a question "aaaaaa site wants to send you notifications, yes or no?"
Title: Re: Win10 adverts
Post by: Jaded on February 16, 2019, 08:58:36 am
I had a look at easycounter.com and was a bit concerned by the adverts. <City I’m in> Massage and Free HD Movies online, for example.
Title: Re: Win10 adverts
Post by: hubner on February 16, 2019, 09:07:30 am
To stop adverts in a web browser, use Firefox (or derivatives) with U Block Origin and Noscript addons. Turn off javascript and only allow it when you need it with Noscript.

To stop adverts in Windows 10 itself, there are various settings related to "telemetry". Windows 10 was designed from the ground up to collect user data.