1.    15 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 195
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    Apps getting Installed Without my Permission


    This is really getting on my nerves that Windows 10 installs apps which I do not need without my permission.
    For example, I just noticed that an app called PowerBI just appeared on my Start Menu without me telling it to install it.

    This is just annoying and rude so to speak!


    Is there a way to uninstall these apps which I do not need that were recently installed without my permission?


    And is there a setting that can block these new apps from installing in the first place?

    Thanks
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  2.    15 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello win10freak,

    You can use the method in the tutorial below to turn off suggested apps getting automatically installed, but I'm not sure "PowerBI" is one of those.

    Turn Off Automatic Installation of Suggested Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  3.    15 Sep 2017 #3
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    How can I uninstall these? Just right click and select Uninstall?
    Is this correct?

    I think PowerBI is a Microsoft product tool.

    This is also a security concern, because what if an app is infected with malware from the App Store and then installs itself on the computer?

    Do you trust Microsoft if they really scan for malware within these apps?

    Makes me wonder...

    Thanks alot for this!!
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  4.    15 Sep 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Correct. You should be able to just right click on the app, and uninstall.

    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

    I don't let anything automatically install on my PC.
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  5.    15 Sep 2017 #5
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    I sure hope MS will put an end to this in their future builds.
    Because I think this is nonsense. Installing apps without users permission in the background to me thats way over the top.

    I like Windows 10, but some of the things are just kept hidden from the average users and those average users need to be a computer genius in order for them to shut some of the most annoying things that come with Win 10.

    I appolgize for my rant here. I am sorry. Just needed to get this off my chest.

    I know that Windows Updates do it by default automatically in the background, I thats OK, since Windows Security updates need to be installed. That is no brainer, but I am referring to the apps in general.

    Thanks Brink!
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  6.    15 Sep 2017 #6
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    No worries. I just hope it will help.
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  7.    15 Sep 2017 #7
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    I know that Windows Updates do it by default automatically in the background, and thats OK, since Windows Security updates need to be installed. That is no brainer, but I am referring to the apps in general.
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