Microsoft has released an update that appears to have caused the notorious malware resurgence. Windows 10 (opens in new tab) popup warning.
Recently, Windows 10 users started receiving two new alerts promoting the company’s search engine, Microsoft Bing. “Microsoft recommends different browser settings. Want to change them?” reads the pop-up.
Bing alerts are believed to have been reintroduced as part of an update Web browser (opens in new tab) Microsoft Edge, which recently moved to version 91, is now available to Windows 10 users who don’t search via Bing by default.
Windows 10 notifications
Microsoft has long struggled to gain a foothold in the search market with Bing.
by Latest data from Statcounter (opens in new tab)Only 2.29% of search queries worldwide are made through Bing, compared to the dominant share of 92.26% enjoyed by the market leader.
with Windows 10 installed Over 1 billion devices (opens in new tab) Microsoft aims to push Bing up the rankings by leveraging its large installed base of operating systems.
The new Bing popup reportedly promotes several different attributes and features. The first focuses on news feeds and security features, while the second claims that integration with the Microsoft Rewards program allows users to save money using Bing.
The alert gives the user the option to temporarily close the popup or switch to Bing, but does not provide an easy way to disable future popups of this kind.
To do this, the user needs to launch Microsoft Edge and enter “edge://flags” in the URL bar. This will open a list of “experimental” features. To block future notifications, tap[機能とワークフローの推奨事項を表示]Disable the flag.
Via WindowsLatest (opens in new tab)