Update KB3146449 slips Windows 10 upgrade ads into Internet Explorer

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Update KB3146449 slips Windows 10 upgrade ads into Internet Explorer

Postby admin » Mar 12, 2016 1:18 pm


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Microsoft is adding a new weapon to its aggressive Windows 10 push :evil: —or at least it appears that it is.

Earlier in the week, Microsoft added what sounds a lot like an advertisement for Windows 10 to its Patch Tuesday release for Internet Explorer, bundling it in with a critical security patch. The new update affects only Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs and brings an upgrade prompt to Internet Explorer 11.

In its description of update KB3146449, Microsoft says it “adds functionality to Internet Explorer 11 on some computers that lets users learn about Windows 10 or start an upgrade to Windows 10.” Or as we common folk call it, an ad.

This update will supposedly put a blue banner on the IE11 new tab page that says, “Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 10.”

It also appears this ad can’t be stopped by rolling back the update, as it’s built right into KB3139929, a critical security update for IE11.

Shame on you Microsoft :(

Reference: PC World
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3043495/windows/microsoft-slips-windows-10-upgrade-ads-into-internet-explorer-security-patch.html


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