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Windows 8 to feature native SmartScreen file checking

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    Windows 8 to feature native SmartScreen file checking


    As Microsoft anticipates a richer “apps” ecosystem for Windows 8, they appear to be taking some extra steps to shield users from malicious applications with the introduction of an in-built file verification policy powered by the SmartScreen Filter.


    Originally a feature from Internet Explorer but now also (annoyingly) integrated in Windows Live Messenger 2011, SmartScreen is practically a dynamic list of known “illegal, viral, fraudulent, or malicious” URLs that Microsoft manually or algorithmally identifies. It uses this list to compare the link or executes a user visits or downloads, warning if there’s a match.
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    Windows 8 App Blacklisting Mechanism Is Real


    It’s somewhat to be expected of Microsoft to build additional mitigation layers into the next major iteration of Windows, and it appears that one extra security mechanism has been confirmed for Windows 8 on top of what’s available by default today in Windows 7.

    Softpedia readers might remember that in late 2010 I began writing a series of articles designed to outline some of the items on my Windows vNext wish list.

    “Windows 8 Feature Wish List Item: App Blacklisting” is just one such article, which continues to be live (read it via this link).

    In the piece mentioned above I argued the need for an application blacklisting mechanism in Windows 8.

    At the time, it was clear to me that Microsoft needed to do something more than just provide the User Account Control to customers in order to block malicious software or malformed code from running on Windows.

    UAC is certainly an extremely useful tool as far as I’m concerned, but it can’t really block malware from infecting a Windows PC if the user absolutely wants to run it, bypassing the mitigation.
    Source: Windows 8 App Blacklisting Mechanism Is Real - Softpedia
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    Windows 8 SmartScreen - Windows 8 App Blacklisting Mechanism Is Real - Softpedia - The titles will be centered? "X" buttol looks strange... Fake? 0_o
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    Quote Originally Posted by polarkreis View Post
    Windows 8 SmartScreen - Windows 8 App Blacklisting Mechanism Is Real - Softpedia - The titles will be centered? "X" buttol looks strange... Fake? 0_o
    Nope, that's how the x button looks now
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    Quote Originally Posted by polarkreis View Post
    Windows 8 SmartScreen - Windows 8 App Blacklisting Mechanism Is Real - Softpedia - The titles will be centered? "X" buttol looks strange... Fake? 0_o
    "Never fun downloaded programs that are unknown to SmartScreen"
    Lovin it.
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    Looks like an option that I will desactivate on first boot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
    Looks like an option that I will desactivate on first boot!
    Why?
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    Looks like an option that I will desactivate on first boot!
    Me too !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddahfan View Post
    Why?
    Should be oblivious enough why. Yes, I use that kind of software. I currently use 4 of them on my PC. Don't want Windows to f* with my choices. If I get a virus, that's my problem.
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