Jan 23, 2017 09:34 AM EST
Google Chrome Users Still Have No Easy Way To Stop the Microsoft's Windows 10 Spam-Like Ads
Microsoft has once again came under fire, but this time from the Google Chrome users who find themselves dealing with serious spamming issues as Microsoft pop-ups ads continue to plague Google Chrome users in Windows 10-powered computers.
Microsoft Is Under Fire For Spamming Google Chrome Users On Windows 10
According to Myce, which first spotted the Windows 10 spamming news, Windows 10 users are finding themselves dealing with aggressive kind of online advertising that aimed to get more Microsoft services and programs into the Google Chrome browser.
According to the report, Windows 10 users are complaining that the software giant has been spamming them to install Microsoft's Personal Shopping Assistant (PSA) Add-on to their Google Chrome browsers. Microsoft is doing this aggressive campaign through insistent pop-ups from the Google Chrome taskbar.
The website also added that pop-up adverts promoting the benefits of Microsoft's own extensions are regularly appearing and quickly reappeared after it closed. The Microsoft 's Personal Shopping Assistant (PSA) appear above the Google Chrome icon in the taskbar, showing a message that urges Google Chrome users to get the Personal Shopping Assistant.
This is not the first time Microsoft has used this kind of extensive ads campaign. The software giant has previously used similar marketing tactics to urge Google Chrome users to switch to its own Microsoft Edge browser, which Microsoft claims offer better power usage and battery life consumption than rival Google Chrome.
Still No Effective Way to Stop The Spam Issue
The Microsoft's Chrome add-on has been around for a year but has not yet reached a level like this, where it pushed a spam-like advertising to the Windows 10 users.
According to Trusted Review, the Personal Shopping Assistant, which also available on Edge, Opera, and Firefox, is a Google Chrome extension that organizes visited product pages and favorite products.
Using the shopping extension, users will automatically receive updates on price changes and can compare prices using the Personal Shopping Assistant, which already been installed by almost 11,500 users.
In a newly released statement, Microsoft said the company has always been testing new features and information that can help users enhance their Windows 10 experience.
At this time, there is no effective way users can do to stop the spam-like ads, other than sounding off in their Google Chrome web store or directly contact Microsoft about the spamming issue.