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How To Remove Ads From Solitaire Collection In Windows 10

Craig Weinhold
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This video walks through configuring Windows Firewall to block Internet access for Microsoft Solitaire Collection. This causes Solitaire to run in offline mode and not display ads.

Games in offline mode will be missing internet-connected features, such as badges, challenges, social, etc. You may also be limited to Easy & Random decks and may need to click past “are you sure you want to play offline?” nag messages, though these annoyances seem to be gone from later versions (eg, 4.10.9220.0 Oct 2021).

Automatic software updates to the game will eventually undo this, requiring you to reapply the block. To avoid this, disable Microsoft Store updates (in Microsoft Store | Settings, turn “update apps automatically” to OFF).

This technique has proven to work for other Microsoft games, such as Treasure Hunt.

35 Comments

  1. Thanks. Too bad it blocks you from logging in so you can't participate in events, etc. I wonder if you could use a proxy server to blacklist the ad servers that Solitaire uses instead? That would still allow you to log in but avoid the ads maybe?

  2. We shouldn't even have to worry about shit like this.. not like I built a $1k pc, just to be spammed trash ads on a free game, it's real shitty of Microsoft to do that.

  3. After the upgrade, this tip no longer works, you need to block on the host (Mahjong)

  4. Here is an easier way: Windows -> System32 -> drivers -> etc -> hosts need, to add: 127.0.0.1 ads.msn.com

    You need to find the file: vpaid.html or bootstrap.html in: Program Files -> WindowsApps -> Microsoft.MicrosoftMahjong_4.0.11030.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe -> Microsoft.Advertising -> vpaid.html, to copy domain ads.msn.com and insert to the hosts file: 127.0.0.1 ads.msn.com

  5. That works but cuts the game in half per say. There is some difficulty levels that require connection to work, so all in all, it doesn't work

  6. Thanks ever so much, very useful 🙂 I hate adds appearing all everywhere.

  7. I don't know why, but it's working again. XD

  8. This no longer works. Seems like it ignores the firewall rules.

  9. Thank you very much, man! That was so helpful! 10 points!

  10. Nice, I will wait to disable the store updates, until when i see how often they change the setting and show the ads again. MS if you just let me control the volume of your ads i would have let you show them, but NO you had to play them louder than any other app i have running.

  11. Ιάκωβος Κερασόπουλος says:

    19.04.21 working!
    Thank you, greetings from Greece
    💙🙏🇬🇷

  12. I have Microsoft Treasure hunt and was hoping that this would stop those pop-up game ads that run for 30 seconds after each round. I used to get ads and suddenly they stopped which was amazing. But they are back again. I love treasure hunt but those game pop-ups are driving me crazy. Any help you can give
    Andrew

  13. Ιάκωβος Κερασόπουλος says:

    Can this method will work for Free Tetris: Luxury?

    Thanks in advance!

  14. thanks mate , now i can play solitaire during class time in peace

  15. Is my Premium subscript free? If it's free for a week, do I get a paid subscription, or does my free subscription go away in a week?

  16. There's a better way : hosts file to block ads websites without blocking game.

  17. The worst part is that the ads will not play unless the app is active. Unlike almost any other ads anywhere.

  18. Instead of blocking all access to Solitaire, I blocked just the IP addresses of the annoying ads. I used wireshark to see what IP the game was calling and blocked that IP under the incoming rules. Not to say this is a complete list or that it works in all countries. But try it. Under Scope, Remote IP Addresses: enter these IP addresses (one at a time, it's annoying but takes less time than watching a stupid ad)
    13.32.215.13
    20.191.46.109
    23.210.241.182
    40.67.188.15
    40.90.9.180
    40.91.72.120
    52.34.99.41
    52.87.82.170
    52.114.132.20
    52.138.119.101
    52.242.211.89
    52.252.254.179
    54.149.80.27
    64.233.185.102
    72.21.81.200
    74.126.21.17
    104.70.60.54
    107.178.247.57
    209.140.129.70

  19. WindowsUpdate that came out 2 days ago ruined this method, idk wtf they did but you can't block it's connection anymore

  20. Thank you very much! this was really helpful!

  21. Also removes the ability to sync your game data. Not recommended.

  22. No. the event area was not closed down. It says: EVENT: Pyramid Mini. Craig, This did not work. I noticed you also said to disable update apps to off. I did that and it is still there. I am going to reboot and see what happens. Rebooted and still the same horrible loud ads.

  23. Microsoft may have fixed this method? My events shows "Internet connection required" but I'm still getting ads.

  24. Екатерина Винарская says:

    Thanks! 👍👍👍

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