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[IS] Windows 8 to feature native SmartScreen file checking

post #1 of 21
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In Windows 8, SmartScreen appears to serve two purposes – to reactively check the file system and proactively prevent any downloaded applications from running that are unknown to the filter. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to trigger it so I don’t know exactly how it responds but I presume not unlike a security warning. Having said that, it’s comforting to know the feature can also be disabled for the brave.


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Sounds like they're making UAC even more pervasive now.
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Sounds like they're making UAC even more pervasive now.
Sounds like you haven't read the article.
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Having said that, it’s comforting to know the feature can also be disabled for the brave.
The brave? We've been browsing without this for how long, and now that it's getting implemented we're "brave" if we turn it off. Rubbish author.

I don't mind this being implemented though, as long as it actually works and it's not just a useless add on.
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post #5 of 21
just another feature that needs disabling...thanks, guys.
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post #6 of 21
I can see how this would be helpful for the less knowing people. But for us, it's just another feature we don't want.
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The brave? We've been browsing without this for how long, and now that it's getting implemented we're "brave" if we turn it off. Rubbish author.
Hey hey now don't turn down a compliment
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I can see how this would be helpful for the less knowing people. But for us, it's just another feature we don't want.
Why not?

If the filter is smart enough, it won't affect even the knowledgable most of the time.
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Why not?

If the filter is smart enough, it won't affect even the knowledgable most of the time.
Well right now I'm making an assumption it might muck things up a bit (I'm still skittish about Vista). But if it's done really well and doesn't slow things down, I wouldn't disable it.
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Sounds like you haven't read the article.
Why is that?

I hated the stupid warnings they implemented in WLM when you transfer files and I hate the things Youtube has for identifying videos.
So this option is for idiots that thinks files like "best_antivirus_2011_ever.exe" or svchost.dll are harmless files...

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