Windows 10: non-internet popups

  1.    05 May 2017 #1

    non-internet popups


    i keep getting these very annoying popups in the lower right. one is for cc cleaner. they want me to buy their paid version. another is 'your outlook settings are out of date' and then there are all the email alerts. i know how to stop internet popups but how do i stop these?
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  2. Posts : 622
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       05 May 2017 #2

    They're notifications for various apps & programs,
    To turn them off:
    1. Click the Action Center icon in the System Tray.
    2. Right-click a notification.
    3. Select "Turn off notifications for this app".
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  3.    05 May 2017 #3

    main tab is off


    i shouldn't be getting any! so i'm trying this. i turned the main button on and de-selected the most annoying ones.
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  4. Posts : 4,503
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       05 May 2017 #4

    It has become a fact-of-life that installing most free programs will cause the user to endure such pop-ups. Obviously the software vendors want to make money. I find such pop-ups much less offensive than the phone calls suggesting they are the IRS and making threats about owing taxes. Three such calls in 2 weeks, latest from 1-206-489-2414 out of the Seattle, WA, area.
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  5. Posts : 7,000
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       05 May 2017 #5

    If you don't pay for the product, you are the product.

    Can't remember where I read this but it stuck.

    Ken
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