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Spooky Windows 10

On 31 Jan 2016 at 4:38am Ann Oid wrote:
Would anyone care to share their experiences?
No manuals. No help text / icons when installing MS Office or other software. Lots of pushing and hard selling of applications I am supposed to use but don't want (they mostly involve shopping). Spooky updates from numerous unknown sources often at very inconvenient times. In general it's assumed that I the user know nothing and don't want to know anything - Microsoft knows everything and will be in charge of my life. Very irritating.
On 31 Jan 2016 at 7:15am Sting wrote:
Ghost in the machine ?
On 31 Jan 2016 at 10:11am Zebedee wrote:
Not my experience of Windows 10. Are you sure you've not managed to install some spyware? Saying that, I don't lik Windows 10 much but at least it's a bit more sorted than the abysmal 8 and 8.1 and doesn't eat all your computer's resources like Vista. Windows 7 was the last cohesive operating system Microsoft made. RIP Microsoft.
On 31 Jan 2016 at 2:07pm I.T. Pro wrote:
I installed Win10 the first weekend it was out. I switched to Ubuntu a month later.
I have heard from multiple places; "when the product is free, you are the commodity"
Yes windows 10 is loaded with what can only be described as spyware. I found a small program that turned off the spyware and other functionality with a few check boxes. Each update from microsoft turned them all back on again, if I remember rightly you have no control over the updates so it's a loosing battle. The same 'KB' updates are also being back-ported to Win7 & 8.1.
If you suspect 3rd party spyware, download the free version of Malwarebytes.
I have seen a few youtube videos of people reading through the Win10 user agreement. Microsoft has access to all your files by default, no need for a court injunction to search your computer. You did click 'I agree' correct ? Did you read the EULA ?
You will not have to watch much of this to know what I am on about. Click the link below.
Some people I have spoken to about this say "if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about". My reply is "I have something to hide, it's called My privacy".
I am willing to answer any additional questions you might have.

Watch the video »
On 31 Jan 2016 at 2:22pm I.T. Dunce wrote:
Thankyou IT pro.
On 31 Jan 2016 at 2:30pm Just Bob wrote:
If you customise the settings in Windows 10 when you download you can eliminate a lot of the Microsoft snooping settings.
If you accepted the normal package you can go into settings and turn off a lot of feedback that Microsoft gets from the default settings and thus get back some of your privacy.
Automatic updates can be delayed until you want to update by changing your WiFi setting to metered. But whatever you do ensure you check regularly for updates for both your virus control and o/s to ensure your computer stays secure.
I found a free downloaded adware programme solved the unwanted ad problems too.
On 31 Jan 2016 at 2:37pm Just Bob wrote:
Oops! I should have written Ad blocker programme in my previous post, not Adware!
On 1 Feb 2016 at 5:19pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
I can strongly recommend SuperAntiSpyware - a free program that's easy to download and install. A friend's new laptop kept defaulting to Yahoo as the home page, even after she picked Google. SuperAntiSpyware soon stopped that.
On 2 Feb 2016 at 12:23pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I turned off most of the feedback stuff on Windows 10 when I installed it and I've had no significant issues with it at all since installing it. The only problem I really had was that when you update, Windows does something weird to the sharing settings on your files to "Protect" them which essentially write protected a load of folders which took a touch of fixing but no more than ten minutes on Google.

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