Microsoft Store installs apps without permission? You are not alone

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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Microsoft store installing apps without permission

Every new Windows 10 OS version brings tons of new features to users. However, we can not deny the fact that the OS also comes with a lot of unexpected ‘surprises’ that users have to deal with.

Many users spotted unwanted programs in the Start Menu. These unwanted programs are called bloatware or crapware. These programs either come pre-installed on Windows or they are gradually installed with every new update.

One such example is the Candy Crush game series. Speaking of which, check out this guide if you want to permanently remove the game from your computer.

These unwanted programs are pretty annoying for many of us because they eventually slow down your system. You need to get rid of the bloatware in order to enjoy a better user experience.

Windows 10 users recently complained about a new bloatware install wave on Reddit.

Microsoft store installing apps without my permission and can’t be disabled

These games are semi-installed

This is not a new problem and preinstalled games were always a part of every version of Windows. However, many people confirmed that the app is not actually installed on your system.

This PowerShell script blocks Windows 10’s bloatware and telemetry features

As a matter of fact, it is just semi-installed. If you observe closely, as soon as you click on the app it starts downloading on your system.

The downloading process is completed within a few seconds on the loading screen. Windows 10 users are of the opinion that there is no difference between both of them.

There is no difference between a game that is installed, and a “placeholder” that automatically installs when you click on the icon.

Apparently, many of them are annoyed by the fact that why Microsoft pushes these unwanted programs even on a paid Windows 10 version. In fact, Windows 10 users have attempted to uninstall some popular games such as Candy Crush. The discussion on the Reddit thread suggests that these games didn’t come back again.

But its visually the same, as either lists itself in the program list. Hell it should put “ads” on the desktop as shortcut icons and runner a banner ad along microsoft word. Windows isnt free, its £120. Imagine banner ads as an integral part of your phones OS.

Some Redditors pointed out that they never encountered such unwanted programs on their PCs.

If you are one of those users experiencing similar problems, you can try to delete the apps. If the problem persists, you should try one of these solutions.


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