How to Remove Annoying Ads From Windows 11
PC Magazine|January 2022
Here’s how to prevent unsolicited ads from third-party services and pop-up suggestions from Microsoftruining your Windows 11 experience.
JASON COHEN

While Windows 11 has much to like, there are a few things Microsoft didn’t get right, including its continued insistence on injecting ads into the operating system. Like Windows 10 before it, when you boot up a brand-new Windows 11 machine, ads will eventually pop up. Luckily, the new OS requires just a few settings tweaks to improve things—if you know where to look.

DISABLE ADS FROM BLOATWARE

If you’re seeing pop-ups just above the Windows 11 taskbar, it’s likely computer bloatware urging you to sign up for something you don’t need or reminding you about a feature you don’t want. What these programs are called will differ depending on your PC’s manufacturer, but you can take control of them under Settings > System > Notifications.

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