Spotify PC - How to block all ads?

Block ads on Spotify windows app easily in 10 minutes. No playback issues / No hosts file.
Do you have the Windows store version of Spotify installed? If yes, then just uninstall it.
Now! Don’t have any version of Spotify installed? Then download run install.bat.
Are you using Spotify 1.1.5.xxx or newer which is downloaded Spotify website? Then download and run downgrade.bat.
Confused? Just uninstall any Spotify you have and download and run both of them. Nothing bad is gonna happen.
Yea boii, you won’t have any ads anymore in your Spotify….. But the Spotify probably will auto-update which brings back ads, so lets disable auto-update.
  • Press Windows + R Keys to open Run.
  • Type %localappdata%\\Spotify to go to C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Spotify
  • If there is an Update folder, then delete everything inside of it. If no then create a folder named Update.
  • Right-click and go to properties of Updates folder. Go to the Security tab.
  • Click on a group name and check the Deny mark for Full control. Do this for all the Group or usernames.
  • Once you are done just press Ok. That’s it you are done, no more annoying ads in Spotify.
If you ever wanted to Enable auto-updates you can just run the following command to reset permissions to default.
icacls "%localappdata%\\Spotify\\Update" /reset /T