Microsoft SmartScreen updated, even harder to get onto the Internet

If you’re still a sucker using Windows Live Messenger, like me, you abhor the idea of having to jump through hoops to see that cute comic your friend sent you. After its debut, Microsoft SmartScreen was just that annoyance you learned to live with – a lot like UAC. Well, here we are again because the team decided to revamp the UI, for the worse.

While I welcome the squared-off corners and identifying application icon in the upper-left corner, my brain revolts at the idea of having to parse a bunch of blue text links. It preferred it the old way, where it could easily discern between text-you-should-ignore and buttons-to-gtfo.Microsoft SmartScreen revamp