Windows Defender and Security Essentials will automatically delete rogue cleaners and optimizers

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To protect Windows users against purchasing rogue, unnecessary software, Microsoft will takes measures against cleaners and optimization software that use alarming, coercive messages to scare customers into buying a premium version of the same program. According to the software giant, there is an increase of applications that make use these scare tactics.

This will be good IF it is implemented properly and not a screw-up or half-hearted attempt.

I remember years ago it was Uniblue and a few others that scared people into buying their products, now the practice is widespread, there’s even TV adverts plugging this kind of software.