After Google, Microsoft also cracks down on misleading advertisements
Microsoft is taking a hard stance against advertisements that trick users into visiting malicious websites or downloading potentially harmful applications.
The effects will be seen in Internet Explorer, whose SmartScreen Filter feature will enforce new rules against misleading ads beginning June 1. The filter will display warnings to users when they encounter such ads.
“There has been a recent increase in the number of online advertisements that are intentionally misleading in nature,” Microsoft said in a blog post Tuesday. “Weve found that these types of advertisements often try to convince a user to do something, the consequences of which they may not fully understand, such as visiting an infected website or downloading a program that can negatively impact their browsing experience.”