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18 Feb 2015   #81
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Wolfgang, concerning privacy I would be much more concerned about the Chrome you installed than anything from Windows.

Chrome, like any Google program, is pernicious spyware. You cannot turn it off as long as it's installed. With Google sites like Youtube, you can stay signed out to not be tracked, but Google programs are tracking your every move and pasting into browser ads based on your private searches and even email conversations...
I have to agree with Greg here. I've also seen malware come in when installing Chrome.
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18 Feb 2015   #82
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hi guys, Thanks for all the good information (of which I was of course aware). But what about the poor sucker that does not know all of that.

I was discussing and arguing the general direction and gave a few examples of my own experience. None of that is critical for me except the automatic encryption of my little laptop which stunned me for a while. But now I am expert in Device Encryption. So I got one good thing out of it.
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18 Feb 2015   #83
gregrocker

 

How did your laptop get encrypted?

IMO Chrome is malware. I will not install it.

The last time I forgot to sign out of YouTube, I had ads for searches I'd done all over both browsers and on my DirectTV which apparently is now using Google analytics to target ads to subscribers.

Are you aware that if not signed into this site (the vast majority of visitors) you will see Google ads for dodgy tools we strongly oppose pasted into our posts designed to look like we advised them? Even the owner of the site has no say over this except to give safe harbor once signed in.

Many don't know that the owner of this site fought for years for us to have a safe Download site for Win7 ISO's that didn't get a DMCA warning from MS which is supposed to be used for piracy and which causes Google to rank our search results down below inferior sites. Our Admins took heroic steps on behalf of the consumers that should be told: Windows 7 ISO downloads rule - Windows 7 Help Forums.

As a result we helped literally millions of consumers reinstall and repair their PC's with disks they couldn't' otherwise get except from pirates. All of this is an epic continuiing struggle against corporate obtuseness.
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18 Feb 2015   #84
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

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Part 1:

Set up Windows 10 using a local account. See this tutorial for installation instructions.


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That's it. You have now a most profoundly, completely absolutely cloud free Windows 10.
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18 Feb 2015   #85
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Wolfgang, concerning privacy I would be much more concerned about the Chrome you installed than anything from Windows.

Chrome, like any Google program, is pernicious spyware. You cannot turn it off as long as it's installed. With Google sites like Youtube, you can stay signed out to not be tracked, but Google programs are tracking your every move and pasting into browser ads based on your private searches and even email conversations...
I have to agree with Greg here. I've also seen malware come in when installing Chrome.
Calling me a liar?
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18 Feb 2015   #86
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

No....just unable to install Chrome without malware.
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18 Feb 2015   #87
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
How did your laptop get encrypted?
Greg, for Instant Go devices that is done automatically. You have no control over it. I wrote everything down - read here.
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18 Feb 2015   #88
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

I have never heard about Chrome installer, downloaded from original source to install malware. It does not happen, have not ever happened and I am quite sure, knowing Chrome's importance to Google it will never happen. I suspect this might be a misunderstanding or a case of mixed memories.

Anyway, here's where Windows 10 comes to rescue. Starting from Build 9926 of Windows 10 the new PowerShell module OneGet works out-of-the-box. See this tutorial for installing Chrome or other software 100% safe without any third party offers, without any user interaction, for instance you can install all the software you need with one simple command, hit Enter and they will install silently in the background: PowerShell OneGet - Install Apps from Command Line - Windows 10 Forums

Kari
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18 Feb 2015   #89
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I have never heard about Chrome installer, downloaded from original source to install malware. It does not happen, have not ever happened and I am quite sure, knowing Chrome's importance to Google it will never happen. I suspect this might be a misunderstanding or a case of mixed memories...
Nope, no mixed memories or misunderstanding.
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18 Feb 2015   #90
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

From the Google site, I never got anything additional either. But if you get it from CNET or other shady sites, it could be possible that you collect stuff.
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