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    Windows Defender to guard against scare-ware

    Protection against the fake scanning programs that ask users to pay for premium upgrades.
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    Re: Windows Defender to guard against scare-ware

    Defender may not be the best, but at least Microsoft is putting effort in to giving us free protection from scammers.

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    Re: Windows Defender to guard against scare-ware

    with all the resources at Microsoft they cannot manage Avira Antivirus Security level.

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    Re: Windows Defender to guard against scare-ware

    Good job Microsoft stopped nagging Windows user to upgrade to Windows 10 as that would probably fall into the unwanted behaviours: coercive messaging category.

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    Re: Windows Defender to guard against scare-ware

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Good job Microsoft stopped nagging Windows user to upgrade to Windows 10 as that would probably fall into the unwanted behaviours: coercive messaging category.
    What about changing our user areas and group policy settings when updating version? Isn't that still unauthorized system alteration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfclaw View Post
    Defender may not be the best, but at least Microsoft is putting effort in to giving us free protection from scammers.
    Every time Defender perks up about me not updating my 3rd party AV, I whisper to myself "who watches the watchmen" I will never admit to liking Defender nor be heard praising its defensive properties but I certainly do not wish it to leave..

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    Re: Windows Defender to guard against scare-ware

    The phrase "BETTER LATE THAN NEVER" applies

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    Re: Windows Defender to guard against scare-ware

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Good job Microsoft stopped nagging Windows user to upgrade to Windows 10 as that would probably fall into the unwanted behaviours: coercive messaging category.
    i thought that too ;-)

    Proves that the vast scale of Microsoft is split into many diff business teams with diff objectives

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    Re: Windows Defender to guard against scare-ware

    Defender pretty much sucks, but this is a big step for anti-malware in general. Nobody else on the market is doing this.

    Good job MSFT.

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