Virtually everyone that’s used a Microsoft computer or operating system in the past decade is all too familiar with applications and tools that perpetually bully users into purchasing upgrades like virus scanners, “advanced” firewalls, and other security software.
In actuality, they don’t provide much protection against potential cybersecurity threats, as other programs can beef up security infinitely more effectively than the programs recent editions of Microsoft Windows pushes.
The Basics Of The Quasi-Scam
Since Microsoft Windows is the world’s most popular operating system, they can’t be scammers, or else the operating system wouldn’t be so popular. However, trying to get people to unnecessarily protect their computers against abstract, unsure threats doesn’t make any sense.
After bugging people that use Microsoft Windows to download the “free” – not free in the long run, but they are, in fact, initially free of charge – cybersecurity protection programs it pushes to users, those programs will detect something wrong with that particular computer.
Even if nothing bad is found on such computers, users are prompted about the benefits of paid, for-profit cybersecurity protection systems like McAfee and Norton, and how they can protect users’ computers from impending doom.
Those people that do go through with such purchases are effectively conned out of money, as they hope to protect their computer hardware, Windows operating system, software, and information saved on hard drives and computer browsers against the threats of cybercriminals.
Here’s What Microsoft, One Of The World’s Most Prominent Technological Giants, Has Pledged To Change
Windows Defender Antivirus is the standard cybersecurity protection system that comes installed on all modern Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is the initial application that prompts users to purchase other, advanced cybersecurity protection platforms.
Microsoft has made clear – at least they’ve promised to do this – that, on March 1st, 2018, Windows Defender Antivirus and all other digital security programs provided, licensed, developed, or distributed by Microsoft will not engage in any of the predatory-at-worst, annoying-at-best behavior its built-in, stock antivirus software has bugged Microsoft Windows fans about for the past few years.
The aforementioned programs will feature code that allows such default cybersecurity programs to pick out other programs on users’ desktops that engage in the same type of predatory behavior Windows Defender Antivirus, McAfee, Norton, and company are notorious for. So, not only will Microsoft clean up its own act, it will prevent other programs from doing the same thing.