Microsoft says its Important that I get the Bing Bar…
(and a dozen other whatnots, all of which will increase the security surface area of my system)
…but it’s just optional that I have current security software?!?
What the heck??
To be clear, I do not recommend installing Live Essentials unless you see something in that list which really interests you. I use and do like Live Writer, which is my preference for publishing to this blog.
I found the cause, in a setting I hadn’t noticed before:
When I uncheck it, Recommended Updates get moved from the Important category back to Optional.
I’m not sure when or how this got set, but I’ve noticed other brand-new machines do the same thing. Is this the new default?