This is where I wish I was better. I’m not sure if it would be @CerealLover, @chh_68, or one of the others that might know exactly what to do. I’m wanting to say would be something within Brave folders to delete or in registry where it wouldn’t do it. But like heck I’d be able to tell you.
I just started getting this message today too. Running windows 8.1. Can’t get it to stop.
I’m dreading using windows 10 (or higher) because those operating systems are just big advertising engines. Windows 8.1 is pretty much just an operating system.
The whole online experience nowadays is one of just being continually pummeled with ads, nags, and interruptions. I guess I could try linux again, or maybe read books and go outside more instead of spending so much time online.
All browser (including chome and firefox, as far as I know) will soon stop working on Windows 7 or be unable to update. It is not necessarily the fault of brave or windows but the ‘universe’ and that is why you will likely not get new updates.
Firefox (until 2023)
Edge (Until Jan 2023)
You guys are on security vulnerable old OS. To use all these browsers you will need to move to Windows 10 (or gentoo, linux). The only browser which might work on windows 7 is Palemoon.
Google supported chrome for an extended period after microsoft ended support. I reluctantly left 7 when it lost any browser support. It seems that everyone is ending support for 8.1 much more quickly. I turned off updates for 8.1 long ago. I only installed the standalone patch for the spooler exploit. I’ve never had any security issues mostly because of my firewall and because I don’t do nutty stuff. I will probably keep my 8.1 system running as an offline machine. Then I’ll have to get up to speed about techniques to pare the spy/advertising stuff out of windows 10 in order to setup a new online machine. What a pain.
Not going to upgrade an Operating System for a browser. Unless this message can be disabled, will be forced to get rid of Brave and go with another browser. Unfortunate, because I liked Brave. Windows 10 is an ad mecca.
Why you thinking of older OS? You have Windows 11 out now, you know? Plus, I had Windows 10 for ages and had no issues with ads. If you’re talking about their Suggestions and all, you can easily turn those off.
Should be because of security, performance, etc. All of those things improve with OS upgrades. Brave and other browsers won’t operate on older OS because there’s no way to operate without multiple security vulnerabilities, among other things.
That said, it’s not easy. I’ll be trying to discuss it with people from Brave and see if they can’t simplify it, but likely won’t have that conversation until next week. You could always create a Github issue (please search to make sure nobody else has made one before you do it) at https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues
I’m just too lazy to search it and then fill out the form right now. Key thing is if you go that far, make sure you take your time to search. They hate getting duplicates of issues.
Yeah, I told you I’ll bring it up to them. Heck, we’ll even tag @Mattches here to see if he could be so kind as to pass on the idea to the appropriate team. Though, not sure how much can be done as a lot of it is more upstream from Chromium and all. It’s a big point to drive home that using outdated OS is preventing from having the most updated and secure content. Plus browser support pretty much being dropped. But still would hope a toggle for it could be done.
What just happened to developers they cannot remove a simple warning?
I was a developer too and I was doing reverse engineering (I hope they know what it means) to create injections to change the way how applications work, but here people have got Source Code and even then having trouble with stopping a message to appear?
Sorry, but that kind of idiocy must be some sci-fi dream.
Yes, I was expecting, like with win 7, win 8.1 users would get a leeway of at least 2 years+ to switch over, but seems it is not the case. Well I haven’t received any update msg from Brave (using 8.1 right now)
It is completely unclear for what purpose you left this message? The question is not about what awaits us in the future, but only about how to DISABLE (remove, neutralize, etc.) this intrusive warning.
I found this thread earlier, and I’ve been following it. But in the meantime, I found some Google Chrome people on Reddit having the same problem. And a user named Rhomboid has a solution that works great for both Google Chrome and Brave.