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Old 09-01-2015, 07:32 PM   #1
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HIGH ALERT! Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft

Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft | InfoWorld

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The easiest way to prevent the Diagnostic and Telemetry Tracking service from sending any data is to not install the mandatory update at all and to remove it -- and the optional fixes -- from Windows Update so that they don’t get installed by mistake later. If the updates have already been installed, they can be uninstalled via Control Panel by looking up the KB identifier for updates. They can also be removed by running the wusa /uninstall command from an elevated command prompt.

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Old 09-01-2015, 07:57 PM   #2
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Re: HIGH ALERT! Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft

It seems that MS has decided that the real money is in being an information company, not a software company.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:23 PM   #3
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Re: HIGH ALERT! Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft

Yes, indeed. But it's done covertly in a creepy way. All users of these systems just aren't aware that they are becoming subject to a collective spying operation. NSA is looking over the shoulders of MS, to get their part of the information stream flowing to MS Servers.

My guess: industry will be forced to drop MS as a serious software developer.

This is insane.
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:43 PM   #4
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Re: HIGH ALERT! Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft

Here a little Howto to deinstall in Windows 7 the relevant KBs (the Microsoft Trojan Horses) mentioned in the publication of InfoWorld:

Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update > View installed updates.

Locate KB 3022345 (May 15, 2015). Right click on this KB and click on deinstall. Wait until it has been deinstalled.

Subsequently do the same for:
KB 3080149
KB 3075249
KB 3068708

Restart the computer.

After the reboot, go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update > Check for updates.

You will see that the following KBs appear ready to be downloaded again.

KB 3068708
KB 3075249
KB 3080149.

Right click each KB and select Hide update. This will avoid that these KB updates will be installed now again or in the future.

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Old 10-20-2015, 09:58 AM   #5
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Re: HIGH ALERT! Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft

Yo can fix this a few ways:

Fix Windows 10 privacy

OR the short way:

OO ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:08 AM   #6
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Re: HIGH ALERT! Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft

Thanks for the links, good info!
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Re: HIGH ALERT! Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft

I have been using the OO Shutup10 ever since I posted a link to it way back in the thread. Works good.
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Re: HIGH ALERT! Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft

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I have been using the OO Shutup10 ever since I posted a link to it way back in the thread. Works good.
Thanks Jerry sounds like a winner!
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Re: HIGH ALERT! Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft

OO ShutUp10 seems like a quality program. So much in there I just went with applying recommended settings. I wonder if something like this exists for Office2016? I should install Office 2016 and then run ShutUp10?

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Re: HIGH ALERT! Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft

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OO ShutUp10 seems like a quality program. So much in there I just went with applying recommended settings. I wonder if something like this exists for Office2016? I should install Office 2016 and then run ShutUp10?

Thanks Griff and bobmitch.
It has been working well for me since I installed it.
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