Microsoft recently made a new security feature called Smart App Control available to participants in the Windows Insider Program Testing Program. This function uses artificial intelligence to detect and block programs suspected of containing viruses or other malware. Since it is still in the testing phase, at this moment it is still necessary to perform a Windows reset in order to be able to use it.
When turned on, Smart App Control uses artificial intelligence and a cloud-based knowledge base to check every running app, blocking any software it knows is not digitally signed, unknown or already identified malware. There is no way to whitelist suspicious software, so developers will have to digitally sign all apps in order to be able to operate under the new system.
Currently, not all Windows Insiders can enable Smart App Control. Only users who use Building 22567, or later, this option is available in the Windows Security section of the Security & Privacy setting. The option is turned off by default. However, to get it working, you will need to do a clean install or reset of Windows,
When Smart App Control is turned on, the feature is in demo mode automatically. During this period, Windows checks the use of various applications that can be blocked by Smart App Control. If so, the feature remains inactive, but the user can turn it on manually.
Windows build 22567 for the Windows Insider Program also added other features, such as the ability to schedule OS updates for periods when the power grid is provided by renewable means, improvements to the communication system for Android smartphones, and subscription management.
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