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Offline Akavit

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Removing Windows Adware Speeds up Internet?
« on: January 24, 2016, 01:08:31 AM »
Not sure if this is just a false perception or not.  My browser load times seem to have sped up dramatically since discovering and disabling the GWX adware Microsoft inserted into my computer.  It's the little program they sneaked into Windows 7 PC's as a "recommended update" so they could push their "free" Windows 10 ads in your face.

Now I'll have to manually check and install updates because Windows started using the updater as a platform to sell their products.  I've been very happy with 7 but this may be the last Windows PC I build.  I'm guessing most of the software I use will be compatible with Linux within the next couple years.  Not thrilled at the prospect of getting ad feeds while I'm working at the computer and not even on a browser.

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Re: Removing Windows Adware Speeds up Internet?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 06:21:41 AM »
I'd like to disable whatever it is in Windows 10 that keeps popping up and telling me to "Get Office!" And the little thing in my Start Menu that suggests apps all the time. Nothing critical, but irritating nonetheless.
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