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Offline Broadback

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Microsoft Windows 10 cr*p!
« on: Jan 01, 2017, 10:30:05 »
Morning all, I've spent most of Christmas/New Year installing a new computer. Going OK, but thee is cr*p being put on by Microsoft. In particular Microsoft Edge keeps popping up also a software program expecting me to pay for driver updates. How can I get rid of these please? Secondly I am looking for a cheap speaker to connect to my PC, any recommendations? Nothing fancy required, hopefully simple install.
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Re: Microsoft Windows 10 cr*p!
« Reply #1 on: Jan 01, 2017, 11:07:20 »
With regards speakers, if you want something really basic, and are not too worried about top notch sound quality, then these have good reviews:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-A100-USB-Powered-Computer-Speakers/dp/B00GHY5F3K/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1483268394&sr=8-5&keywords=pc+speakers

There's a whole lot of stuff here regarding ads in Windows 10, and how to control / stop them:

http://www.howtogeek.com/269331/how-to-disable-all-of-windows-10s-built-in-advertising/

But if these are popping up in your browser, then this may suggest that you already have adware on the machine, which you may be able to remove with this:

https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
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Re: Microsoft Windows 10 cr*p!
« Reply #2 on: Jan 01, 2017, 15:00:08 »
Thanks Simon, I've ordered the speakers, they seem ideal for my use. As regards the software I will tackle that at a later date!
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Re: Microsoft Windows 10 cr*p!
« Reply #3 on: Jan 01, 2017, 23:10:16 »
To get rid of Edge you need to set a different browser as your default, such as Firefox or Opera. Alternatively, just revert to Internet Explorer. You'll find it somewhere like Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories. Right click to pin to Start or Taskbar, fire it up then set as default.
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Re: Microsoft Windows 10 cr*p!
« Reply #4 on: Jan 02, 2017, 10:25:40 »
Thbanks for that, I use Google Chrome, estting that as prefered browser had no effect, it still kept popping its ugly head up! :evil:
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Re: Microsoft Windows 10 cr*p!
« Reply #5 on: Jan 02, 2017, 10:38:09 »
As Simon said, download and install Malwarebytes (5 mins), let it run, maybe an hour, delete what it finds then reboot, hopefully then no more pop up.
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Re: Microsoft Windows 10 cr*p!
« Reply #6 on: Jan 02, 2017, 10:59:20 »
IN progress as I type!
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Re: Microsoft Windows 10 cr*p!
« Reply #7 on: Jan 02, 2017, 10:59:41 »
Thbanks for that, I use Google Chrome, estting that as prefered browser had no effect, it still kept popping its ugly head up! :evil:

Have you been into Settings - DefaultApps and set Chrome as the default as below?
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