Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday December 12, 2014

Microsoft Antimalware To Lock Down System Settings

It's about damn time.

The behaviors mostly deal with browser extensions and settings. Many such problems have been blocked in all major browsers by a disabled-by-default model for newly-installed extensions, requiring the user to affirmatively choose to install new software. But some programs have found hacks around these restrictions. Microsoft has defined these two behaviors as unacceptable:1.Bypassing consent dialogs from browsers that ask you if you want to install browser toolbars/extensions/add-ons.

2.Preventing you from viewing or modifying browser features or settings.