Windows 10 has been installed by more than 50 million users worldwide, yet, it remains a little known fact that Windows 10 operating system captures and reports user data back to Microsoft servers.
Due to this, many loyal Windows users are unhappy with Windows 10 spying capabilities, and have chosen to instead stick with Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1.
Users throughout various forums have reported users should avoid the following updates from Microsoft: If you enjoy your privacy and have stuck to an earlier Windows version to avoid Microsoft’s data collection abuse, we highly recommend you avoid the updates mentioned above.
But how do you know if any of the following updates were installed on your machine? To check if any of the following updates are installed on your system, you can: If no update is found, the command prompt may bring up some red text with an error, don’t worry though, it’s simply stating no update with that label exists.
Microsoft’s latest updates named, KB3075249 and KB3080149, are responsible for reporting user data back to Microsoft servers.
KB3075249 adds telemetry points to running in Windows 7 and the 8.1 operating system versions.
Microsoft’s support page describes the two updates as: Simply put, if these updates are installed on any Windows machines, they will snoop on you and report data back to Microsoft servers just as Windows 10 does by default.
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