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    How to Remove advertisement from Windows 8 apps

    Hi, I am using a system running with Windows 8 operating system. I must say this operating system is quite cool and really different to use with many new features. Also the introduction of store is quite good. However itís quite irksome that there are adds running unnecessarily in free apps that i download from windows store. Could you suggest some way to remove these adDuplexadds?

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    Re: How to Remove advertisement from Windows 8 apps

    Hi, I have mentioned a way to remove the AdDuplex and Microsoft ads from windows 8 apps. You can do this with a small utility which can be downloaded from here. Once downloaded follow the steps provided below:

    • Download and unzip the utility on your desktop.
    • Open the folder. You will get a file named TakeControlOf.cmd
    • Right click the CMD file and select Run as Administrator.
    • Let it do its job, may take a minute.
    • Now restart the system.
    • Now go back to the extracted folder and run the file named AdRemover.bat.
    • That's it. You are done


    You will not see the ads anymore on those free apps.

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    Re: How to Remove advertisement from Windows 8 apps

    Thank you very much for the help dear, that really worked like a charm. But here is the problem. Earlier apps are working good without ads but I can still see the ads in the apps i downloaded after running those process.

    Whats wrong?

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    Re: How to Remove advertisement from Windows 8 apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Robert View Post
    Earlier apps are working good without ads but I can still see the ads in the apps i downloaded after running those process.
    Next time when you download a new app, you will need to run the AdRemover.bat again.

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    Re: How to Remove advertisement from Windows 8 apps

    Hereís another way to remove add in Windows 8 OS running handset.

    1. Select hosts from C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc.
    2. Open the hosts file.
    3. You need to enter the codes given below in this file after # mark
    0.0.0.0 a.global.msads.net
    0.0.0.0 ads1.msads.net
    0.0.0.0 ads2.msads.net
    0.0.0.0 global.msads.net
    0.0.0.0 crl.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 rad.microsoft.com
    0.0.0.0 watson.microsoft.com
    4. Keep the edited host file safely
    5. Once you restart your pc all the ads will be removed and you wouldnít see it again.

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    Re: How to Remove advertisement from Windows 8 apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Test User View Post
    Hi, I have mentioned a way to remove the AdDuplex and Microsoft ads from windows 8 apps. You can do this with a small utility which can be downloaded from here. Once downloaded follow the steps provided below:

    Download and unzip the utility on your desktop.
    Open the folder. You will get a file named TakeControlOf.cmd
    Right click the CMD file and select Run as Administrator.
    Let it do its job, may take a minute.
    Now restart the system.
    Now go back to the extracted folder and run the file named AdRemover.bat.
    That's it. You are done


    You will not see the ads anymore on those free apps.
    The files are not on the link, do you still have them?

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