The article says "you can opt-out".I assume this update is optional
That's exactly what is going to happen. This would be great for work PC's, but not so great for personal use.I already know how this is going to turn out. Just like how web browsers automatically block "malicious" web sites that are actually legit sites. I hate it when I need to go to a certain web site, sometimes even from well-known businesses, and the site is blocked for being malicious. It's a pain in the backside having to manually get around that to go to the site I need.
This is probably going to end up like that. I wonder if it will be like a browser and give you the option to bypass the block, or if you'll just be out of luck.
I haven't had that directly, but I have had redirects to legit sites interrupted—but not often. My guess is the redirecting site has been flagged for having some bad actors use it.I've even had it block pages from well-known companies
Well Chrome is another exercise in futility like W11. Lately it hounds me constantly with CAPTCHA when doing Google searches if I have my VPN running. I used to just disable the VPN, do a search, then reenable it and it would go away for a while. Now it has me using Bing instead. These are solid reasons some use Edge instead of Chrome.You've seriously never had that happen in a web browser? I use Chrome; maybe it only happens in Chrome. Like I said, I've even had it block pages from well-known companies a couple of times.
Come to think of it, I'm using Ublock Origin. Maybe it's that blocking sites and not just Chrome.Malwarebytes will throw that warning at me, and I use Ublock Origin that also stops me going to sites, but I can turn those 2 off. I use Firefox so don't need to worry about Chrome helping... Edge probably do it too soon.
Being nannied by browsers now
no.I presume the titular need to re-install the entire OS went out the window? I would expect to be hearing vastly more about that if it were still the case.
Smart App Control is a new security feature that blocks untrusted applications and applications that are not digitally signed.
Unfortunately, this feature requires a clean install of Windows 11, so those upgrading from Windows 10 or an older Windows 11 version will not be able to use this new feature.
Oh, I misread the title. I thought it meant the update could brick your PC, causing you to have to reinstall Windows. So this isn't nearly as bad as I imagined.no.
You still need a clean install to get that feature. Its just not essential. Just get it whenever you clean install again
Microsoft has released the next version of Windows 11 called "22H2," otherwise known as the Windows 11 2022 Update, and it is available as an optional update for users running at least Windows 10 2004 or an older version of Windows 11.www.bleepingcomputer.com
I misread the title. I thought it meant
Yeah, the OP isn't too bright, sorry about thatI thought it meant
I've noticed that with MS major updates, they tend to focus each one on a particular theme or user group—eg the (in)famous early Win10 one called 'Creators' Update' which included the downloadable crayons.most of changes are for people with laptops