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 Post subject: MS Installing the Win10 Privacy Problems on Win7 and 8
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:30 pm 

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More important news about Windows 10, 8 and 7. Windows has decided to send PC updates that according to the article "brought with it a loss of control over updates and quite a few privacy concerns."

Here is the link to the article that will remedy this problem along with other important information. ... -and-8/all

Here is an excerpt from the article that addresses the Windows Updates privacy issue:

Still, one of the new updates does tell Microsoft what kind of programs are triggering the User Account Controls (that message that a program needs administrator permission to install, run or change settings). That can give Microsoft an idea of what kind of programs you run.

The updates in question are KB3068708, KB3022345, KB3075249 and KB3080149. To see if they are installed, go to Control Panel>>System and Security. Then under "Windows Update," click the "View installed updates" link.

Scroll down to the "Microsoft Windows" section. If they're installed, they'll be in the August batch of updates. Once you find them, you can remove them without a problem.

If you don't see them, or only see one, the rest are listed as Optional and Recommended updates and your computer might not install those automatically. If not, then you don't have to worry about them.

Of course, there's nothing to say Microsoft won't start slipping more tracking features into future updates. If it does, we'll let you know so you can take steps to protect your privacy.

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