Microsoft recently announced that the Windows Defender, as well as their other security software, will delete programs which “bully” the user into upgrades or unwanted software.

Barak Shein of Windows Defender Security Research confirmed that the company is ramping up its efforts against programs which make exaggerated claims about the health of the user’s system. Microsoft says that it has updated its evaluation criteria which defines what is malware and what is unwanted software.  

The move is intended to protect users from software that display error messages in an exaggerated way to pressure the user into paying for a fix, download a file or  answer a survey.  

Source: ZDNet

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