Microsoft Aims To Get Rid Of The Misleading Ads

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Microsoft Aims To Get Rid Of The Misleading AdsFinally!

You know how you visit a web page only to see 4 different “download” links and being confused on which one is real? Well… Good news for pretty much every single person out there. Starting from June 1st, Microsoft’s SmartScreen Filter (for Internet Explorer and Edge) will become much smarter and better at protecting the users.

According to the software giant, Microsoft will start reporting these ads as unsafe when users goes ahead and clicks on any of those. Thanks to the updated guidelines, here is what ads should not do in order to be marked as safe by the SmartScreen Filter:

Microsoft Aims To Get Rid Of The Misleading Ads

– Must not mislead or deceive, or confuse with the intent to mislead or deceive
– Must be distinguishable from website content
– Must not contain malicious code
– Must not invoke a file download

So here you have it folks, hopefully, other browsers will follow.

[Via: Microsoft]


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