Question on the search box, how i remove "top apps" and "trending searches" ?

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When you go to the windows 10 search box , there are "top apps" and "trending searches" (trending searches of microsoft edge) being displayed on the search option.

is there a way to remove them from the windows search option ?
 

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Im not being able to remove either of them. im using windows 10 pro.

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1) the instructions on the provided link do not remove the top apps. it only hides them temporarily and they can easily reappear.

i have installed a cmd program called "RemoveTOPApps_MOVE.zip" . but it did not work. i deleted it but the cmd command continues. how i delete this cmd program for real ?

is there a cmd program or other program that really works to remove these top apps ?

is this related to why i cant remove top apps or trending searches?

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2) all the trending searches removal instructions are not working at all.

i unistalled microsoft edge (replaced it by exolorer, firefox and brave). perhaps i should somehow use edge to remove the trending searches ?

will the trending searches dissapear if i change some pc configuration. like changing system language to english ?

is there maybe a program or command to force the removal of trending searches ?

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3) maybe the top apps and trending searches can be removed by cleaning registry or something like that ? perhaps using ccleaner or mvregclean ?
 
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i have installed a cmd program called "RemoveTOPApps.zip" . but it did not work. i deleted it but the cmd command continues. how i delete this cmd program for real ?
A zip-file is a container file that can contain a lot of different files of different types.

You can for example make a zip-file that contains the installer file for a game, a picture of your grand mother, your resumé for a job you applied for five years ago and a command file that deletes all folders on you HDD that begins with the letter B. Then you can name it to your liking, for example "Send_a_mail_to_all_friends.ZIP".

Nobody except the person who made the zip-file knows what it contains. However it is possible to open it and see the names of the files it contains, which may or may not give a hint. Usually a zip-file is unpacked (un-zipped) before use.

In this case it appears as the zip-file you got contains at least one command file that you may have run on your PC. What that command file may have done to your system is impossible for us to guess, and you don't seem to know it either. We don't know if you unzipped the file, or where this was done, so we cannot guess how to delete any of its contents. Nor can we guess how to revert anything it may have done to your computer.

The lesson here is to never run programs that you don't know what they do. Hopefully you have backups so you easily can restore your system after a clean install of Windows.
 

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A zip-file is a container file that can contain a lot of different files of different types.

You can for example make a zip-file that contains the installer file for a game, a picture of your grand mother, your resumé for a job you applied for five years ago and a command file that deletes all folders on you HDD that begins with the letter B. Then you can name it to your liking, for example "Send_a_mail_to_all_friends.ZIP".

Nobody except the person who made the zip-file knows what it contains. However it is possible to open it and see the names of the files it contains, which may or may not give a hint. Usually a zip-file is unpacked (un-zipped) before use.

In this case it appears as the zip-file you got contains at least one command file that you may have run on your PC. What that command file may have done to your system is impossible for us to guess, and you don't seem to know it either. We don't know if you unzipped the file, or where this was done, so we cannot guess how to delete any of its contents. Nor can we guess how to revert anything it may have done to your computer.

The lesson here is to never run programs that you don't know what they do. Hopefully you have backups so you easily can restore your system after a clean install of Windows.

Here is the CMD archive site from the Brazilian Microsoft Page (you guys may use the desktop translator to english to understand). Language is brazilian portuguese.

1) Here on Brazil it appears in Its the FIRST site found on google, named "Como remover principais aplicativos da barra de pesquisa do Windows 10").
The name of the Author of the opening post is "Mario Madrigrano".

Google findings on searches (Link) :

https://www.google.com/search?q=Como+remover+principais+aplicativos+da+barra+de+pesquisa+do+Windows+10?+&biw=1152&bih=524&ei=a9FvY6jDI__w1sQPnO-56AQ&ved=0ahUKEwjopP-pj6n7AhV_uJUCHZx3Dk0Q4dUDCA4&oq=Como+remover+principais+aplicativos+da+barra+de+pesquisa+do+Windows+10?+&gs_lcp=Cgxnd3Mtd2l6LXNlcnAQDEoECE0YAUoECEEYAEoECEYYAFD4DVj4DWClF2gBcAF4AIABngGIAZ4BkgEDMC4xmAEAoAEBoAECsAEAwAEB&sclient=gws-wiz-serp

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Direct Link To the Microsoft Brazilian page :

https://answers.microsoft.com/pt-br/windows/forum/all/como-remover-principais-aplicativos-da-barra-de/f7103751-295b-40fc-94df-028167f0ae17


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2) The name of the CMD file is actually RemoveTOPApps_MOVE.zip.

The download Link on the site is on Blue

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3) Perhaps some specialist here may test the CMD zip and how to remove or unistall it ?

its Installed through a Run.bat file

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4) I Have used Kaspersky and apparently there is no virus.


Thanks.
 
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Sorry I can't help you anymore. I don't read or write Portuguese and I don't trust translators due to the many horrific mistakes they do, and here I suspect precision is important. Also I'm not qualified to understand what those batch files really do.

I do however suspect they may not work as intended since, when changing permissions, the batch file sometime uses the switch "/grant todos" and sometimes "/grant everyone" with the command ICACLS, which implies to me that sometimes English language Windows is expected, sometimes Portuguese.

Hope someone else can chip in.
 

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Sorry I can't help you anymore. I don't read or write Portuguese and I don't trust translators due to the many horrific mistakes they do, and here I suspect precision is important. Also I'm not qualified to understand what those batch files really do.

I do however suspect they may not work as intended since, when changing permissions, the batch file sometime uses the switch "/grant todos" and sometimes "/grant everyone" with the command ICACLS, which implies to me that sometimes English language Windows is expected, sometimes Portuguese.

Hope someone else can chip in.

i noticed that if i disconnect the computer, the "trending searches" (which are linked to microsoft edge on my pc) dissapear , although the top apps stay . maybe they are somehow related to edge ? maybe if i completely erase edge they dissapear ?

is there a way to 100% remove edge ? i hate it anyways .

or perhaps its also somehow related to internet explorer ?
 
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its extremely frustrating. but i changed some confuguration and now the search results are incomplete. i cant acess "edit group policy" , for example.

will try to update windows.
 

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its extremely frustrating. but i changed some confuguration and now the search results are incomplete. i cant acess "edit group policy" , for example.

will try to update windows.
Unless you have a known good Full Drive backup created before you started down this road...you may be looking at a full wipe and reinstall.

That unknown zip file, plus "changed some confuguration".....you might not be able to easily walk all that back to a functioning system.
 
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