Windows 10: Preventing Popups Solved

  1.    20 Nov 2017 #1

    Preventing Popups

    Running Windows 10 on 64-bit ASUS M32 PC

    Short of switching to Linux, how can I suppress the popup ads that have begun appearing on the Windows desktop since the last update from Microsoft?
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  2. Posts : 31,327
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       20 Nov 2017 #2

    Please post a screenshot of these pop-up ads to see what they may be for/from.

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  3.    20 Nov 2017 #3

    I'll try to catch one. They grab my attention with an audio signal but last only a few seconds. The only one that lingers is from Microsoft, warning me that the Windows Firewall is turned off, which is especially annoying because I set it that way deliberately, having a better firewall upstream.
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  4. Posts : 31,327
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       20 Nov 2017 #4

    It sounds like these may be notifications. If so, you can change how long they display for before automatically closing to have more time.

    Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    You can use Option 3 in the tutorial below to turn on and off notifications from specific apps and senders to help stop the ones you don't want.

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  5. Posts : 198
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Nov 2017 #5

    Probs worth running a quick malware scan in the meantime, any pop up microsoft send you im sure they make sure you can see it by leaving it on the screen for eternity lol :)

    Any other pop up of a similar nature is normally something dodgy.
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  6.    20 Nov 2017 #6

    When I touch-slidein from the right, settings is mentioned only in "All settings." Touching that gives me "Windows Settings." Touching the icons "System" / "Notifications & actions" results among many other things in the line "Get notifications from apps and other senders," whose slide switch is to the left and marked "Off." So unless this setting is meaningless, which I often suspect with recent Windows, my popups are not notifications.
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  7.    21 Nov 2017 #7

    On the advice of kingtez1984 I installed Avira anti-virus, which claimed to have found and "quarantined" a couple of malware programs. Since then only the following has appeared:
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    Thank you, kingtez1984.

    Windows firewall is turned off at my choice. How do I suppress the above popup?
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  8. Posts : 31,327
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       21 Nov 2017 #8

    Turning off notifications for "Security and Maintenance" should stop it.

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  9. Posts : 198
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Nov 2017 #9

    Glad it sorted boss :)
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  10.    22 Nov 2017 #10

    Clearing out the "Action Center" apparently solved everything. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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