Microsoft Bundles Adware With Security Update

Microsoft has by its own admission bundled adware with a security update for Windows. The update to the Internet Explorer component of Microsoft Windows pulls in another update containing the adware. The adware creates a banner in Internet Explorer badgering users to upgrade their version of Windows to Windows 10. In order to avoid angering their institutional customers who actually pay for software licenses, this new Microsoft adware checks to see if the machine it is installed on is part of a Microsoft domain before badgering the end user. This move suggests that Microsoft itself is surrendering its own overt actions in the Windows ecosystem to match the the rest of the spammers that dominate the space.

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