Windows 10 is magnificent. That said it appears to me as if nr 10 was created solely from an American perspective? With nr 8 I could go to my internet settings and mostly negate any unwanted advertisements. Being online with nr 10 I use an inordinate amount of data, no matter how I tweak my settings! Frankly, it becomes unaffordable. And the thing is I just can NOT determine what exactly is consuming said data (apart from the advertisements). Is it possible the problem resides with nr 10 itself (inasmuch it uses data to complement itself)? I do NOT want cloud, and I do NOT want Windows to, willy-nilly use my internet connection! Data in the USA is cheap, not so in South Africa, or the rest of Africa for that matter. Can nr 10 not have the option of requesting the user's permission for every and all internet connections/downloads? If not, is there a free program available what allows me to exercise the necessary control? Then there is the case of the missing looking glass (search) icon. I have to go to tablet version in order to have it available. Please assist. Please keep any assistance simple. And thank you kindly.