posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 10:28 AM
reply to post by pianopraze
I use XP and I note that Window Explorer 8 has SmartScreen as part of the browser package. If I am correct it is also part of MSE/Windows Defender. I
don't think it is new but the way that it acts with in conjunction with the OS may be different.
From what I understand SmartScreen compares the file you are installing against a list of known malware/viruses and warns you that you may end up with
an issue. My mom uses Norton Internet Security w/NAV and it has a similar programming algorithym that will tell the user if the installation program
is safe (i think this means that they also have a list of know threats also).
I haven't used 7 enough, but in reading I have learned how to bypass UAC without turning the function off by installing programs that usually install
to the default program files directory to another directory (such as games).
I haven't tried 8 at all. I try to do the same as the above poster who says that they don't use a new MS OS until at least the time that they put
out the first service pack.
As always, don't open emails from people you don't know. Use anti-virus/malware programs, keep them updated and scan your computer and files
regularly. Use a firewall. Surf responsibly.
Thanks for the thread.