Windows 10: Desktop Intrusive Advert - Bottom Right

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  1.    19 Nov 2015 #1

    Desktop Intrusive Advert - Bottom Right

    First time seeing this kind of advert on Windows 10, minimal software installed so it's possible it's from Microsoft but they've so far only gradually been pushing adverts in the Start Menu. I want to believe it's adware that hasn't been picked up, but frankly they never create something so pleasing and minimal.

    1: Have you seen this before?
    2: Do you know if this is part of Windows 10?

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    Last edited by Nicholai; 19 Nov 2015 at 13:26. Reason: Uninformative Title Change
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  2.    19 Nov 2015 #2

    I don't believe that's a built-in Windows 10 pop-up. My guess is you have some kind of software, likely something freeware, that's causing it.
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  3.    19 Nov 2015 #3

    This is probably something you can suppress by disabling Settings -> System -> Notifications & actions -> Show app notifications (assuming that the culprit displays this as a standard Windows notification). But, of course, a better idea would be to figure out first what app is doing this.
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  4.    19 Nov 2015 #4

    It looks like some form of malware try running something like Malwarebytes
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  5.    19 Nov 2015 #5

    I have never seen anything like that, ever. I don't believe its Microsoft doing it. Even if it was I think they'd be trying to sell you an Xbox or Surface etc. I'd look in Settings > System > Notifications & actions, then look down at the bottom of the screen under "Show notifications from these apps". See what's listed there. Also check Settings > System Apps & features. Other places to look are Control panel programs and features.
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  6.    20 Nov 2015 #6

    Thank you for the replies.
    I should have stated more clearly in my original post, when I meant adware that hadn't been picked up I had already ran AVG and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and both came back negative.
    I've not installed anything new in the last week or so and yesterday was the first time I've seen the ad, it's only came up once so far. I agree it seems incredibly unlikely Microsoft would show such a crappy ad when it's clear the route they're going down with the Store Start Menu ads.

    The only applications I would blame for creating these have had notifications supressed because I didn't like them.

    Edit: No spoiler tags or I'm an idiot. Removed two long lists of applications.
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  7.    20 Nov 2015 #7

    It could be an Outlook banner if you happened to be subscribed to some 'junk mail' by accident or on purpose.
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  8.    20 Nov 2015 #8

    I run Outlook, I've only seen the normal small blue notifications box. I think I'd have a look at any plugins or browser helpers etc in IE, if that's what you use. Go to manage addons and have a look around.
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  9.    20 Nov 2015 #9

    I haven't seen Outlook ever create notifications like that and I find it unlikely they would have one as a linked image with no header from a spam email, that would be just too hilarious.

    I occasionally use Edge and usually Google Chrome. No add-ons possible for Edge afaik and only one for Chrome that I can't mention due to rule 13 of this forum. I'm not sure that extension would cause this however, it would be pretty widely reported.
    Second advert still hasn't shown up yet, If I hadn't taken a screenshot and posted here at this point I would have thought I'd dreamed it up.
    Also I never realised the Nova Scotia flag was a reversal with the coat of arms on it, that's cool.
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  10.    20 Nov 2015 #10

    Nova Scotia (Latin for "New Scotland", pronounced in English as /ˌnoʊvə ˈskoʊʃə/)
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