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#1 Trav1s OFFLINE  

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Posted October 09, 2015 - 11:29 AM

http://www.forbes.co...artner=yahootix

 

 

Even more software being added to Windows 7/8 that makes it like Windows 10.  

 


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Posted October 09, 2015 - 11:45 AM

They are worse then the spammers and hackers out there!  Thanks Travis.


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Posted October 09, 2015 - 07:16 PM

So how does a computer illiterate stop this kind of activity?



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Posted October 09, 2015 - 08:46 PM

So how does a computer illiterate stop this kind of activity?

 

Walk away from tech or make arrangements with a techie guy in CR for some help.   :D


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Posted October 09, 2015 - 08:50 PM

I turned off automatic updates a while back since things got a little wonky from the latest ones.  Now if a tech savvy individual could steer us on which updates to put in would be a great help..


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 09:58 AM

I checked for the 4 that are listed above

 

I found 2 uploads of KB2952664

1 found 1 upload of KB3035583 (It was listed as optional) I'd removed it once already

 

Also found 2 new ones not listed above

 

KB3080149

KB3075429

 

These two were associated with the CEIP tracking software

 

I leave updates set to manual, and I check which ones are being installed. If I don't like/want it, I right click on the file and Hide it.


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 07:04 PM

I am going to copy and paste the pertinent info, just in case it goes away at some point. These are the bad ones listed in the article.

The four patches are:

1. KB 2952664- a secret snooping patch first pushed to Windows 7 back in April. Officially described as merely a “compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7″, Infoworld discovered it actually adds a program to the Windows Task Scheduler called ‘DoScheduledTelemetryRun’ which sends usage information to Microsoft even for those who have specifically opted out of the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).

2. KB 2976978 – last issued in June, it is a scanner which sends diagnostics to Microsoft from CEIP participants. But the sneaky bit: if you let it scan it automatically signs you up to the CEIP program, which then gives Microsoft full usage tracking rights over your computer.

3. KB 2977759 – another diagnostic scanner, this one analyses computers to see whether their hardware is compatible for upgrades to Windows 10 and sends the data to Microsoft. Which leads us nicely onto…

4. KB 3035583 – this patch contains the infamous ‘Get Windows 10’ nagware pop-up which anyone who hasn’t upgraded to Windows 10 will likely have disabled by now. Well Microsoft thinks you need reminding, because now it has been reclassified as ‘Important’ and will therefore install automatically. So prepare for those Get Windows 10 pop-ups to start appearing again.


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Posted October 11, 2015 - 11:51 AM

The list of bad updates are growing. I'll have to make a list of all of them when I get some time. Pretty soon it will be a PITA to do updates.
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Posted October 11, 2015 - 04:40 PM

The list of bad updates are growing. I'll have to make a list of all of them when I get some time. Pretty soon it will be a PITA to do updates.

The assault is ongoing..  I D/L ed some wedding pics this morning and my Window's Live software I usually use to touch the pics up wanted 'my consent' to keep working.  I had W/L for the last 4 years as it was packaged with my machine but now the hair is standing up on the back of my neck..  Reading though the agreement I found unsettling news about by my consenting, I give MS free reign to collect data about what I do with my computer / software..  I smell big brother in my shorts here..  

 

The next thing will be pay to use software agreements..  I know we've been warned but this is just another huge invasion into our cyber-privacy..  I'll bet a lawsuit or two may arise out of that statement.  We'll see..


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 10:05 AM

I began working with computers when they were the IBM 1500 keypunch. I have copies of poly windows. windows 3, 3.1 and so on up to XP. I then went to Linux and a couple years ago turned the computer off. Problem solved for me. Seen it coming. Good luck everyone.
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Posted October 15, 2015 - 07:07 AM

Walk away from tech or make arrangements with a techie guy in CR for some help.   :D

Nice response from a guy in CR.  Think I am going to go half way across the state just to find "TECHCIE GUY"  in CR?  :(



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Posted October 15, 2015 - 07:29 AM

Once these updates are installed, is there any way to remove them or is that something a tech guy has to do?  I found 2 or 3 of the listed ones that have been installed already.



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Posted October 15, 2015 - 08:09 AM

Nice response from a guy in CR.  Think I am going to go half way across the state just to find "TECHCIE GUY"  in CR?  :(

D'oh!  I thought you were in SE Iowa... that is a drive half way across the state.


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Posted October 15, 2015 - 01:23 PM

Just for the sake of argument, what am I doing that Microsoft wants to track?  If they want to watch me post jokes on GTTalk, I don't give a rat.



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Posted October 16, 2015 - 06:59 AM

D'oh!  I thought you were in SE Iowa... that is a drive half way across the state.

Nope, not lately.  Left the CR area about 40 years ago and don't care if I never see it again.







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