Microsoft will block misleading advertising




Microsoft is June 1 to tighten the criteria it uses to block malware. One of the key components of this adjustment is to stop misleading advertising by the SmartScreen Filter.

It writes the company on its security blog. Ads that are deliberately misleading, trying to let the user usually do something whose consequences are not immediately apparent. For example, a user is tricked into visiting a malware infected site or downloading a program making the computer or browser functions less well.

Microsoft claims that it is blocking from 1 June misleading or confusing advertising with its SmartScreen Filter. Another reason that Microsoft calls to label an ad as misleading as it is barely distinguishable from a website. When referring to a downloadable file, or if malicious code into the ad, the ad will be blocked. The tightened locking works after June 1 when turned on SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer.


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