Modder Creates Tool to Remove Windows 8 In-App Ads

This simple utility could block advertisements in all Metro apps

By Bogdan Popa on March 23rd, 2013 09:44 GMT

While most apps in the Windows Store are available with a freeware license, many of them are actually displaying in-app advertisements to convince users to purchase the full and ad-free version.


A software developer has created a very simple
utility that can be used to remove all ads displayed in Windows 8 Metro apps and thus provide users with a much cleaner interface.

While blocking ads in a freeware software solution isn't quite a fair practice, some in-app banners are a bit too intrusive and could affect the overall experience with the program.

This newly released tool comes packed as a .bat file and blocks ads in all currently installed Metro apps, but it requires users to re-apply the changes whenever a new program is deployed from the Store.

Microsoft hasn't yet issued a statement on this, but as far as the company is concerned, an update to block this patch might be released anytime soon.
Some of the ads might affect the overall experience with the app
   Some of the ads might affect the overall experience with the app
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