This is a bump I guess. Someone mentioned Samsung has promised a firmware update that will allow opt out entirely of the toolbar ad box.... still hasn't been implemented on latest firmware just released.
we must constantly remind them that it's not ok or else they will become more and more invasive!!!
Samsung is still singing this tune as of today 9/18/2017. "Looking into a future firmware update." Some of the reps really push turning off Interactive Services to disable ads, which is NOT a solution because it also disables other aspects of the Smart Hub / TV experience that you actually want and paid for.
SAMSUNG - What is your response here? VERY slimey to push this on people who spent a premium on your televisions. I've got two buy two more TVs for my home, which brand do you think I'll buy??? You need to really fix this.