Microsoft has officially declared Windows 10 its ultimate operating system. It remains to be seen whether or not they will return to this statement; However, when “Windows 11” doesn’t show up on the horizon, it’s clear that 10 will be here to stay for at least a few years.
However, this warning means that Microsoft must rely on additional revenue to sustain its business. In previous years, they could release a new version of Windows and enjoy the revenue. This is now useless, Microsoft has tried ads on the operating system.
These have had negative reviews in the past. For example, their email program suddenly began showing ads that Microsoft quickly removed after the counterattack, claiming it was an “experiment.” The software giant has risen again from the fire after displaying malicious ads on Windows 10.
What were the announcements?
The problem started when a malicious ad managed to run out of inventory. Windows 10 queries this pool whenever it wants to show an ad to a user. When a malicious ad receives a request, it automatically opens the webpage on the user’s computer. The content on this website was either a false virus scan claiming that your computer was infected, or a fake gift that said the user had won an iPhone.
Of course, if users weren’t very adept at technology, these ads would make them believe it to be real. After all, the user knows this ad was delivered to them by the operating system itself – so it has to be true.
Unfortunately, even if the user knew that the website was a scam, they might not understand what triggered its opening. This confusion can make people look for a malware infection, even if it was provided by Windows 10 itself!
How to avoid ads
Unfortunately, because these ads are due to Microsoft’s disregard for the quality of our advertisers, users can do little to prevent them from showing. Windows 10 has complete control over the ads that appear, so there’s no quick fix for them.
Fortunately, ads do not install malware on your computer right away. They need to trust you by clicking on websites they trust. If you’re running Windows 10 and suddenly the wrong ad appears, skip it and close the tab. Nothing destructive will install due to the opening of the website.
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You can also use other software until Microsoft resolves the issue. If you use Mail, you may want to use your mailbox in other ways, such as in a browser. If you trust the news in global updates, try visiting the news site. If you hate the idea of malicious Windows ads lurking everywhere, you may be helping to use an older version of Windows or another operating system until it stops.
Windows 10 relies on advertising to generate more revenue from its users, but unfortunately it seems that reviewing ads has not been exceptional. It’s best to stay away from official Windows applications (or even the operating system itself!) Until Microsoft removes the malicious ads.
Do you think Microsoft should find another way to generate revenue after the Mail experience and these bad ads? Or is advertising the only option? Let us know below.