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Windows 7: Are the rumors true?

05 Aug 2009   #1
yop824

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 
Are the rumors true?

Is it true windows 7 tracks your downloads and torrents? if it does is there any way to make it stop? I feel it a vailotion of privacy if what i do on my computer is being watched all the time so please help
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05 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yop824 View Post
Is it true windows 7 tracks your downloads and torrents? if it does is there any way to make it stop? I feel it a vailotion of privacy if what i do on my computer is being watched all the time so please help
Um, No.

Ken
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05 Aug 2009   #3
Sammy

vista x64
 
 

lol No it's not rue
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05 Aug 2009   #4
Sammy

vista x64
 
 

Don't worry about the rumor and its just that a rumor and don't fall for everything you read on the internet.

I have ocean front property for sale in Arizona do you want to buy it?
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05 Aug 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Be at ease grasshopper, MS is not tracking anything... use a good firewall that monitors outgoing internet tracking ( Phone Home ) activity. There are many available....
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05 Aug 2009   #6
yop824

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

name please Tews? Does that mean i can get back to torrenting my fave songs?
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05 Aug 2009   #7
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yop824 View Post
name please Tews? Does that mean i can get back to torrenting my fave songs?
In this case, I think I'd be more worried about RIAA than MS!
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05 Aug 2009   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

There is actually an option as you set up IE that asks if it's ok to send info to Microsoft for purposes of tracking your internet activity.

There is another one that you can uncheck when you set up the Google toolbar.

Although I don't believe that either of them has any malicious intent, I prefer to uncheck them.
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05 Aug 2009   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Microsoft is not tracking your downloads and your torrent activities. It's just a scare tactic.

If however you really are concerned, install some virtual machine software and install a Linux virtual machine and use that for all of your questionable web surfing. That way you don't have to worry about viruses, trojans, malware, internet history and other bad things.
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07 Aug 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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