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Pop-up encourages use of particular search engine




Nov 11, 2023


Smart Devices


I sometimes get pop-up windows on my HP laptop that ask to trigger some updates to HP’s Windows overlay. This time, clicking Next several times through the updates brought me to a final screen where the “Next” button was replaced by “Try Bing search engine” using the same style. This has potential to trick users into agreeing to Bing Terms and Privacy Policy and switch browser search engines to Bing without clear agreement.

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