Ads & Annoying Notifications
Notifications and spam ads can be extremely frustrating. Maybe you have tried various tools and it seems nothing seems to work. Instead these annoying ads keeps popping up on your desktop so often at the lower right corner of the screen. Sometimes the ads are different but always the same style of ad. How do you stop them?
If you don’t have this problem, save this away in case you need it later. You never can tell. Lets see how this pop ups got to your system in the first instant before we get rid of them.
Shady advertisers initially used to install “adware,” little programs to change your browser home page and pop up ads in the middle of the screen. Today, those programs are mostly blocked by most modern antivirus protection, and also people finally stopped clicking on the OK button to install unexpected programs. Now, these guys have changed tactics. Now what they do is put up harmless requests when you visit a website – something like like this:
When you say allow, you’re giving the website permission to fill Chrome or any other browser you use with all kinds of “notifications” that use your browser as the mechanism to display spam ads in the corner of Windows even when the browser doesn’t appear to be running.
Notifications can be distracting if you’re running multiple programs at once, now I am going to show you how to turn them off.
How to Turn-off notifications in Windows 10
- Click on the windows icons, click settings (gear wheel)
- Click on System, then Notification and actions
- Click the slider to Off for “Get notifications from apps and other senders”
This turns off everything. No popup when Outlook receives a new email message. No popup when Windows Defender has done a scan and found nothing. No notices in the lower right from Dropbox or OneDrive or Gmail or Facebook.
If you wish to turn off all notifications then just make sure all of the switches here are turned off.