Microsoft should treat anti-virus software the same way it treats browsers

search “firefox” or “chrome” in bing, you’ll see a big ad for Edge at the top of the search results. Now search some popular anti virus options in bing, notice no ads for Microsoft Defender. I think this is crazy because Chrome and Firefox are at least secure pieces of software. You can’t say the same about all these genuinely harmful, untrustworthy AV products on the market. Why does Microsoft give them a pass?? They should go after them just as much if not more than they do Chrome/Firefox! thank you for reading my rant haha

Conversation 3 comments

  • longhorn

    Premium Member
    02 July, 2020 - 8:00 pm

    <p>There was a time when MS wasn't allowed to bundle AV software with Windows. I think MS was very careful when they added AV in Windows 8. No visible icon in system tray etc.</p><p><br></p><p>Adding AV to Windows was a good fight that MS had to engage in and ultimately won. In 2020 I don't think anyone (even competing AV companies) objects to AV in Windows by default.</p><p><br></p>

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    02 July, 2020 - 11:42 pm

    <p>Defender is built in and is the default on a new install…</p>

  • navarac

    03 July, 2020 - 3:37 am

    <p>Ads in Edge (or Windows) are unacceptable.</p>


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