Windows 8 Will Feature a Kill Switch

A kill switch for apps should be a common thing for Windows Phone users. Microsoft has had, and used, the kill switch for malicious apps in the Marketplace since the birth of the OS. Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft will be using something similar in Windows 8 as well. The kill switch will only work with apps downloaded through the Windows 8 App Store. Any applications downloaded elsewhere will be up to you to make sure they are okay.

[via Bloomberg]


  • This post just reminded me I haven’t listened to Killswitch Engage for a while now… and once I started I was glad that I did. So, thanks.