Posts Tagged ‘pop-ups’

Enough with the Popups, Microsoft

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Given Microsoft’s successful marketing of Windows 10, unfortunately, this is probably just another sign of things to come. In the near future, most software will constantly nag users to purchase upgrades or additional features.

Microsoft customers on Windows may have experienced yet another popup notification while running their device. Microsoft’s latest informational message is directed towards Office365 subscribers and is pushed to various versions of Windows including Windows 7 and 10. This may come as a surprise considering that those users are already paying customers. The popup launches right above the Windows system tray area. It is labeled Office365, and informs customers that “your upgrade to Office 2016 is ready”. It reveals furthermore that the upgrade is free (Free with your Office 365 subscription).

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Firefox, IE Displaying Coupon Popups? May be Yahoo Toolbar …

Monday, March 25th, 2013

If you’re suddenly noticing a lot of popup coupon offers in Firefox or Explorer, this might be the reason why …

Toolbars have been quite useful in the past, and with that I mean ten or more years ago. The Google Toolbar for instance, available for many browsers at that time, added lots of options to the web browser. Today, toolbars appear to serve one purpose only, and that is making money for the company that publishes it. This is usually handled through search that earns the company money whenever users employ the search form the toolbar makes available. Usually, the installation will have an opt-out preference to change the browser’s default search provider and homepage as well for the complete package.

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