I to am pretty pissed off about the AD's showing up on the system tray. I paid for PDF Architect 3 Pro and several modules. I am running a clean install of Windows 10 and no other versions installed. Yes I am running an older version but that is because it meets my needs. I have been thinking about upgrading to a newer version but now I am not sure if I want to if this is how you treat your customers, I just can't see myself doing it. I read in other post that you can disabled this from happening but why should we have to do that, why force something on someone who paid for your software? This should be disabled by default. PLUS why are you even putting an AD on my computer?? . I surely do not know what your developers or marketing department were thinking when they did this. I do not have the "disable the notifications" in options so I disabled the "PDF Architect Manager" services and see if this helps.
It might be about time you guys go back to your "Terms of Service" and modify the below section because you broke your agreement with me your customer. It also says on your content NOT your computer!
Also, since I am a believer in "If there is a broke process or a process that needs to be improved then offer a solution or suggestion on how to fix it, so here is my idea: " When someone opens your application you can have a splash screen that comes up with your AD then have a check box for people to opt out of it". I hope in your next bug release you will implement something like this instead.