Windows 10: Windows Defender to protect against apps that show coercive messages

Discus and support Windows Defender to protect against apps that show coercive messages in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; There has been an increase in free versions of programs that purport to scan computers for various errors, and then use alarming, coercive messages to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by Brink, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Windows Defender to protect against apps that show coercive messages


    Source: Protecting customers from being intimidated into making an unnecessary purchase Microsoft Secure

    :)
     
    Brink, Jan 30, 2018
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  2. Monkey57 Win User
    Monkey57, Jan 30, 2018
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  3. Alan B Win User
    Windows Defender vs Norton 360

    Norton 360 includes a back-up facility. Windows 10 provides a back-up facility although it isn't part of Defender.

    Norton 360 includes a firewall. Windows 10 provides a firewall although it isn't part of Defender.

    Norton 360 includes protection against malware. Defender provides protection against malware.
     
    Alan B, Jan 30, 2018
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  4. swarfega Win User

    Windows Defender to protect against apps that show coercive messages

    Microsoft Drops the Hammer on Coercive Registry Cleaners & System Optimizers

    Starting March 1st 2018, Windows Defender and other Microsoft products will begin to remove programs that display coercive behavior designed to pressure a user into purchasing their software. This includes registry cleaners and system optimizers that offer free scans, detect issues with alarming messages, and then require the user to purchase the product before fixing anything.


    Windows Defender to protect against apps that show coercive messages [​IMG]

    Source: [link]
     
    swarfega, Jan 30, 2018
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  5. swarfega Win User
    oi Sean! I checked for existing articles too!
     
    swarfega, Jan 30, 2018
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  6. Then all software that is not from The Store *Wink
     
    Josey Wales, Jan 30, 2018
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  7. PJLLB Win User
    Not even close. Read the statement. Your statement is a fantasy away from what it says.
     
    PJLLB, Jan 30, 2018
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  8. lx07 Win User

    Windows Defender to protect against apps that show coercive messages

    They should look to their own outlook.com and Skype apps then. Always bugging me to buy Office 365 subscription or spend money on some idiot sport betting site.

    It is not a bad idea but one persons idea of "coercive" is another persons idea of "advertisement".

    I find outlook.com adverts only mildly irritating but the ones on Skype are pretty coercive frankly. Especially if you have a gambling problem which they clearly think I have (it is all I see anyway for some reason).

    If they are not designed to "put pressure on customers into making a purchase or performing other actions" then what are they for? Decoration?
     
  9. You read it. I do not need MS deciding what I install on My PC.
     
    Josey Wales, Jan 31, 2018
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  10. Faith Win User
    Aren't those cookie ads? That's not really what this is about. This is about free software that's trying to lure you into a premium by telling you lies or misleading information about your computer. I doubt Microsoft will try to tell you that your computer is about to die if you don't buy Office 365.
     
    Faith, Jan 31, 2018
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  11. The majority of freeware does this. I do not need a watchdog, MS seems to think that their user base is full of users that for lack of a better word- "Can't Read"
     
    Josey Wales, Jan 31, 2018
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  12. Faith Win User
    Which is probably the truth. Though freewares doesn't need to lie or spread misinformation to gain monetary access in my opinion.
     
    Faith, Jan 31, 2018
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  13. Windows Defender to protect against apps that show coercive messages

    No they do not but Microsoft has enough access to your PC, they do not need more.
     
    Josey Wales, Jan 31, 2018
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  14. Agreed. *Smile

    It's also "a bit rich" for a company that removes features from it cheaper OS versions to "encourage" you to upgrade to a more expensive version (e.g. W10 Pro to W10 Workstation W10 Enterprise)
     
    lehnerus2000, Jan 31, 2018
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  15. eLPuSHeR Win User
    I like the idea. Putting a halt to scareware is always good news. As for people saying this is MS spying on you, I partly disagree (not about the part about MS spying on you), but on the part about 99% of these "software" gets installed without user consent either because, yes, most non-knowledgeable users are happy clickers (next, next, next) or the software gets installed inadvertently. And I am pretty sure most of the software isn't useful at all anyway (not even the paid versions) and most of the time is a backdoor to further issues.
     
    eLPuSHeR, Jan 31, 2018
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