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Turn off ads in Parallels Desktop Apps
The latest version of Parallels Desktop apparently has the sleazy feature of displaying ads, even though you've paid for the software. Simone Magnelli tweeted a defaults command that you can use to turn them off:

defaults write com.parallels.Parallels\ Desktop ProductPromo.ForcePromoOff -bool YES

Now I don't use Parallels - I use VMware Fusion - and I'm glad I don't. I haven't tested this, so if someone could confirm that it works, and post in the comments, I'd appreciate it.
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Turn off ads in Parallels Desktop
Authored by: poenn on Jul 26, '12 10:06:18AM

Hmmm, seems like another good reason to use Fusion. I am glad I switched when Fusion v1.0 came out and still prefer it.



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Turn off ads in Parallels Desktop
Authored by: jakerich on Jul 26, '12 01:05:22PM

Curious post. I use Parallels and I don't see any ads to turn off. Not sure why a hint to do something that doesn't need doing.



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Turn off ads in Parallels Desktop
Authored by: LordBrian on Jul 26, '12 02:28:26PM

I think if you have a version prior to the latest it will "remind you" to upgrade quite a bit.



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Turn off ads in Parallels Desktop
Authored by: crarko on Jul 26, '12 05:36:14PM

I've seen the offers for Kapersky AV infrequently. Not a biggie, and I've been nothing but happy with Parallels after replacing MacFuse with OSXFuse.



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Turn off ads in Parallels Desktop
Authored by: marksch on Jul 27, '12 02:13:46AM
Or use Virtual Box.
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Turn off ads in Parallels Desktop
Authored by: therichard on Jul 27, '12 05:26:12AM

Virtual Box is a crippled virtual machine (at least if you're using Windows 7). I have Parallels and I love it. Don't see any ads other than the Kaspersky thing, which showed up a couple of times.



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Turn off ads in Parallels Desktop
Authored by: alansky on Jul 29, '12 10:14:58AM

Paid software + unwanted ads = Instant cancellation of purchase via credit card company.



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Turn off ads in Parallels Desktop
Authored by: dpetree on Jul 30, '12 03:43:22AM

I use an Love Parallels too, over Fusion.

But i have not seen any ads and have no idea what people are seeing. If its just the Kespersky thing,,,then i have seen that, but other then that, i do not know what this post is about.

I can say that since i been using Desktop 8, i have not seen any Ads either.

I will keep an eye out an see if i notice any ads but so far, i see none



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Turn off ads in Parallels Desktop
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jul 30, '12 10:32:16AM

What ads? I see no ads.

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