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Windows 11 Now Comes With Its Own Adware

mercredi 24 avril 2024, 18:41 , par Slashdot
An anonymous reader shares a report: It used to be that you could pay for a retail version of Windows 11 and expect it to be ad-free, but those days are apparently finito. The latest update to Windows 11 (KB5036980) comes out this week and includes ads for apps in the 'recommended' section of the Start Menu, one of the most oft-used parts of the OS. 'The Recommended section of the Start menu will show some Microsoft Store apps,' according to the release notes. 'These apps come from a small set of curated developers.' The app suggestions are enabled by default, but you can restore your previously pristine Windows experience if you've installed the update, fortunately. To do so, go into Settings and select Personalization > Start and switch the 'Show recommendations for tips, app promotions and more' toggle to 'off.'

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