which version of PDF Architect is currently installed on your machine?
For all versions, deactivating the service in Windows services should work.
To access the configuration for Windows services on Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, please click on the start button and type in services with your keyboard, then confirm by pressing enter. If you have a different Windows version please let us know and we will provide instructions according to your version. We have passed along multiple suggestions to marketing on how to improve the current situation and in future it should be possible to disable the ads directly on the actual popup itself.