Welcome back to our Windows news roundup, where we bring you the biggest stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.
Windows 11’s Smart Application Control blocks more file types used to push malware
Smart App Control is a feature in Windows 11 being tested by Microsoft, which uses cloud-powered security services from Microsoft to identify malicious software and block its installation. In an update, the feature can now block a wider variety of file types, adding ISO and Ink to the list.
Windows 11 with smart app control blocks iso and lnk files that mark the web just like Macros. https://t.co/mfFCQMv6uf
— David Weston (DWISSLE) (@dwizzleMSFT) August 2, 2022
Amazon Prime Video app on Xbox and Windows updates with new design
An update to Amazon Prime Video on both Windows and Xbox brought a new design. Mainly, the new design shows more menu content on the screen, as well as more clearly labeled content included for free with Amazon Prime Video.
Internet Explorer is still detectable in Windows 11
Support for Internet Explorer ended on June 15, and Microsoft redirected all references to Internet Explorer users to Microsoft Edge, except for one way that still allows users to access Internet Explorer, and it appears to work as usual. You can read here how to still access Internet Explorer, if you need to for any reason.
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows news.