Microsoft has announced that Windows Defender, its built-in antivirus software for Windows 10, will start removing software that has “coercive messages” or “misleading content to pressure you into paying for additional services or performing superfluous actions.”
This type of software, commonly known as scareware, is typically found in cleaner apps that will supposedly optimize your registry on a Windows PC or promise to otherwise speed a machine up. “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 scare customers into buying a premium version of the same program. See this article to understand more and what to do.
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