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Windows 11 has a notification center to allow software to send you reminders, but some malicious sites can also use it to spam you. In this article I explain how to disable notifications entirely.

Disable application and system notifications

  1. Enter Windows 11 Settings.
  2. In System, click on Notifications.
  1. In Notifications, toggle notifications via the button.
How can I disable unwanted notifications in Windows 11?

🏆 Congratulations: you’ve completely disabled notifications! 👍

Why am I getting pop-up ads on my Windows computer?

Some unsafe websites may use scripts to display intrusive pop-up ads. These sites may be associated with pirated content, dubious online games or illegal downloads. Pop-up ads are often used as a form of monetization by these unscrupulous sites.

Pop-up ads can also be a sign of infection by viruses, malware or adware. These malicious programs can be installed on your system via freeware downloads, infected e-mail attachments or compromised websites. Once installed, they can generate pop-up ads promoting dubious products, services or websites.

How to avoid malware on the web?

Online ads are often used to spread malware or redirect users to dangerous websites. Browser extensions such as uBlock Origin can block these ads, reducing the risk of interaction with malicious content. By filtering out potentially dangerous ads, trackers and scripts, uBlock Origin enhances the security of your web browsing.

Using a VPN secures your Internet connection by encrypting traffic between your device and the VPN server. This prevents third parties, including hackers, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and advertisers, from intercepting or monitoring your online activities. In addition to protecting your privacy, a VPN can also help you avoid malware by securing your connections, especially when using public Wi-Fi networks, known to be prime targets for cybercriminals.

What is the Windows Notification Center?

The Windows Notification Center is an integrated feature of the Windows operating system. It is a panel that brings together notifications and alerts from various system applications and services.

It keeps users informed of important events, such as software updates, e-mail messages, calendar reminders, and much more, while offering a convenient way to manage these notifications in one place.