The latest Windows version from MICROSOFT is going to be a massive problem for users who care about their security.
The tech giant has announced that some will need to tediously wipe their entire PC to reap the benefits – or risk becoming a target for hackers if they choose not to.
It’s all due to “significant security updates” for the company’s latest operating system, Windows 11.
However, the problem does not affect everyone.
Unfortunately, if you upgraded early, you will bear the brunt.
This means that PCs that originally ran Windows 10 and have since been upgraded to Windows 11 will need to be wiped.
If you have already bought a brand new device with Windows 11, everything is fine.
“Devices with previous versions of Windows 11 must be reset and have a clean install of Windows 11 to use this feature,” revealed Microsoft security chief David Weston, shocked blog entry.
“In a future version of Windows 11, you will see significant security updates that bring even more protection from the chip to the cloud by combining modern hardware and software.”
The feature in question is called Smart App Control, which Weston called a “major enhancement to Windows 11’s security model.”
Since it’s built into Windows 11, the tool is supposed to intelligently scan apps you download for unwanted stuff.
They are checked by advanced threat intelligence to find out whether it is malicious or not.
The move is one of several big changes in store for Windows.
On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that a new tabbed file explorer is coming soon, as well as a bizarre AI tool that changes where your eyes look during video calls.
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https://www.thesun.ie/tech/8616464/microsoft-windows-11-wipe-pc-security/ Microsoft warns that the new Windows update will force you to wipe your entire PC for “security reasons”.