Windows 10 Starts Removing Apps Without User Permission After Update
Ever since its release, there have been many reports and unsatisfied users about the extremely intrusive behavior of Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows 10. From forcing OS upgrade to compulsory downloads of latest updates and now according to recent reports, forcefully deleting user-installed apps, despite being amazing Windows 10 has annoyed users a lot.
The first major update of Windows 10, released on 12th November, appears to be deleting apps from PCs without asking for permission from the Windows owners, according to multiple reports on forums.
One of the commonly listed programs being affected by this issue is CPU-Z, a tool to monitor the temperature and other aspects of processors, RAMs and other PC components. There have also been reports by some users of Windows deleting the AMD Catalyst Control Center.
Apparently ever since the major update, these apps have had performance issues and would often crash or even cause a blue screen of death. To solve this issue, a small Windows 10 update was released later that removes the active version of these applications and stores them in Windows.old folder to prevent them from causing any more issues, without asking the users.
Microsoft did previously clarify that Windows 10 might automatically disable or remove softwares altogether if they were considered harmful to the system in any way, and the users also allow Windows the permission to do such stuff when they install the OS and sign the license agreement. But given the fact that these issues aren’t plaguing everyone, one wonders what exactly is the reason the apps are being disabled.
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