I keep on getting ads in the Windows 10 Notification Center to sign up for Microsoft Authenticator. I keep on suppressing the ads but they keep on coming back. Is there a way to permanently disable these ads?

  • I suspect if you disable Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows within Notifications & actions. If that works for you I will submit an answer, I have it enabled, but I never get that suggestion so I am not entirely sure that will prevent the notification. I also don't know if you are actually getting a notification or not. – Ramhound Aug 26 '18 at 17:01

Here's what worked for me, though it does turn off a little more than just that notification.

After getting the notification, don't click on the cross or remove it.

  1. Open the notification drawer
  2. You should see the suggestion under a title of "Suggestions"
  3. Right click on the title "Suggestions" and select "Turn off notifications for Suggestions"
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The Microsoft Authenticator prompt is maybe coming up because you turned on Two-step verification.

Try this from the article Turning two-step verification on or off for your Microsoft account :

  • Go to Security settings and sign in with your Microsoft account.
  • Under the Two-step verification section choose ... Turn off two-step verification to turn it off.
  • Follow the instructions.
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    I'm logged in using a Local Account (not a linked to a Microsoft Account) so I don't think this applies in my case. Further, I checked my Microsoft Account and it seems to have two-step verification disabled. – Gili Aug 27 '18 at 21:27
  • Can you add to your post a screenshot of this message? – harrymc Aug 28 '18 at 6:32
  • I will, the next time it comes up. – Gili Aug 29 '18 at 15:21
  • Like @Gili I'm also using a Local Account with 2-step off and get the Authenticator notifications. – Richard Sep 26 '18 at 16:07

I use the registry to disable notifications, the specific steps are as follows:

  1. Press the WINDOWS+R key on the desktop, and then open the Run menu window and enter "regedit" to open Registry Editor.

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  1. After entering Windows Registry Editor, we navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows project, double-click on the item on the left and open them.

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  1. After we find the last Windows subkey, we right-click the subkey and select the New->key menu.

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  1. In the pop-up menu, name the item "Explorer", then right-click on the new Explorer item, select New-Dword (32-bit), and then type "DisableNotificationCenter" in the Open page.

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  1. Double-click to establish the DisableNotificationCenter subkey item, open it and set the value data to "1", and then click the OK button.

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  1. Save the change settings for the registry, and then right-click in the taskbar on the desktop and select Open Task Manager. Locate the Windows Explorer in Task Manager, and then Restart the Explorer program.

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Tip: If you want to restore the list of WIN10 notification bar programs, you only need to delete the Explorer items in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows directory in the registry. Then restart the Windows Explorer.

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    I don't want to disable all notifications, just this specific one. – Gili Aug 27 '18 at 21:26
  • Anyway this trick doesn't disable the Authenticator notification, it just disables the notification center icon on the system tray, so this is a useless solution. – ElektroStudios Oct 4 '18 at 23:32

You should go to PC Settings -> System -> Notifications & actions. "Suggested" switch can found at the bottom. Here you'll find all applications that have the ability to pop-up notifications and the switches to turn the authorization on or off.

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