Originally Posted by DieterW
Samsung gets worse and worse. I already had to put up with nag screens for updating the firmware even though I had ALL notifications turned off. Firmware 1120 had already ruined my TV (in my opinion), but I had no plans to update to 1121. I was in the Vudu app, about to start a movie, then the nag screen to update the firmware popped up *exactly* as I was pushing the select button to pick a movie. SO, it then proceeded to update my firmware to 1121.
Now I get freaking ADS on my Smarthub quick menu. ADS!!! I've opted out of all ads in the TV and selected that I do not agree to their crap. But I still get ADS on my TV.
Does anyone know the domains to block to keep these ads from coming up on the menu? I've seen the URLs in this thread for blocking updates (which I will likely do soon), but seeing ads for crap I don't want puts me into pure rage. It's already bad enough that they keep loading up the TV with apps that I can't delete (whyTF would I want a PGA app??), but ads are the last straw.
TLDR; how do I block the freaking ads that now show up in my smarthub quick menu with firmware 1121?
TLDR2; if you're on firmware 1110, KEEP IT. Do not upgrade!!!
I have the 8550, pre-3550 and was recently Forced on Golf 2160 FW (which I had not wanted due to Advertising introduced) and I started seeing a Banner 'Click-Ad' at screen top about every four hours.
This made that stop:
Menu>Smart Hub>Apps Settings>Push Notification Settings>Push Notification and make sure "OFF" is checked.
First open of 'Smart Hub' after Forced Update had offered an agreement to accept and I had declined.
That "Push Notification" had previously been checked "Off" but that 'Update' had turned it on along with several other setting changes including 'Picture' and 'Auto-Update'.
I have now Blocked Samsung's (OTN) update sites at my Router and plan any future Firmware Flashes to be if/when I want using their USB method.
To prevent future unwanted Firmware Flashes it is important to place a block on your Router to prevent TV from uploading the update. Once it's residing on your system (uploaded), you are not only going to see those nag-screens, but it's just a matter of time before the update will be forced on you.
Link below opens a post I made here on blocking that upload site. Of course you are going to have to do it by whatever method your modem/router uses, if it allows "Website Blocking".
The link at bottom of my sig shows instructions for my modem/router; you will have to locate a similar site for your's.