Solved Corel Popup Ads?

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Does anyone know how to completely turn off the popup ads for Corel PaintShop Pro 2022? I have selected to not receive update notices in all of my Corel programs and I'm still getting the Cyber Monday Savings popup for PaintShop Pro 2022. If I wanted to update, I would have done it when the popup first started. I'm getting very close to uninstalling all of my Corel Programs. This is how I have the settings in all of my Corel programs.

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I just did this the other day for Corel PaintShop Pro 2022.

1. Open Task Scheduler
2. Click on Task Scheduler Library
3. Locate CorelUpdateHelperTask, right click and select Disable or Delete
4. Locate CorelUpdateHelper TaskCore, right click and select Disable or Delete
5. Close Task Scheduler

Delete the contents of the "Messages" folders located at:
C:\ProgramData\Corel
and
%AppData%\Corel

In Windows 10 or below, right click the "Messages" folders > Properties and select Read-Only Attribute.

In Windows 11, the Read-Only Attribute doesn't seem to stick, so Bree suggested to use folder Permissions.
Right click the "Messages" folders > Properties > Security tab. Click Edit and Deny Write Permissions for the Everyone group.


Note 1:
The Task Scheduler information is documented in this Corel Knowledge Base Article, but I think the real fix was when I emptied the two Messages folders and prevented them from being written to.


Note 2:
Here is the thread about Read-Only folder attributes not sticking in Windows 11. You can try and see if you can get Read-Only folder attributes to stick for you in Windows 11, but I had no success. Folder Permissions worked well.
 

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Thank you! I deleted both entries. I don't want to be bombarded by popup messages and it was getting very ignoring.
 

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Thank you! I deleted both entries. I don't want to be bombarded by popup messages and it was getting very ignoring.
I find the intrusive Corel advertising to be a bit rude to their customers.
 

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I find the intrusive Corel advertising to be a bit rude to their customers.
I was getting so irritated with Corel. The Corel popups are just as bad if not worse than the telemarketers.
 

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    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
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    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
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    750 Watts (62.5A)
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    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
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