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The feature shouldn't even exist,it's invasion of privacy and most people who buy a new notebook with windows have no idea about settings and all that,regular users just go and use the basic stuffs they don't usually know how to configure it.
So most people won't even know that this feature exists either if there is a way to disable it or not,and that's wrong.

But the average user doesn't care about privacy (this is hardly a privacy issue anyway), and this actually helps them be more secure.

imo its a good move by microsoft, I disable it personally, but I think its a good concept.
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post #32 of 114
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But the average user doesn't care about privacy (this is hardly a privacy issue anyway), and this actually helps them be more secure.
imo its a good move by microsoft, I disable it personally, but I think its a good concept.

Careful of corporations and governments that want to take away your freedom in the guise of security.
 
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Anyone who thinks this is a good idea is dumb.
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Why are people act like girls here nowadays? What a paranoid bunch. rolleyes.gif
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Seems like another reason for me to skip win 8.

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Careful of corporations and governments that want to take away your freedom in the guise of security.



Also be careful of fools and fanatics that want to take your government under the guise of insecurity.
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Also be careful of fools and fanatics that want to take your government under the guise of insecurity.

*Nods*
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post #38 of 114
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The option is there to disable it. Not sure what else there is to even argue about. They give you an option.


What do you have to say about this ?
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Furthermore, SmartScreen is not easy to disable, and Windows will periodically warn users to re-enable it should they attempt to disable it.

Isn't this going too far ?
 
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What do you have to say about this ?
Isn't this going too far ?

Its security measure.

If someone of low technical knowledge manages to disable it for whatever reason, they may actually want it back on.

Those who don't will simply not re-enable it.

Just like how windows firewall bugs you to turn it back on if you turn it off. Or how it bugs you to install anti-virus/malware if you have none.

Making something out of very little tbh.
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Furthermore, SmartScreen is not easy to disable, and Windows will periodically warn users to re-enable it should they attempt to disable it.

Isn't this going too far ?
As with any other windows security service you disable, the "Smart screen is disabled" message has a "Turn off this message" link which hides it forever.
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