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Windows 7: Telemetry hidden in Task Scheduler

1 Week Ago   #1
sverne

win7 64bit
 
 
Telemetry hidden in Task Scheduler

Looking through the task scheduler>>Active Tasks, I have found at least four Telemetry spyware that should not have been there as I never knowingly downloaded it or gave permission. I even do not have automatic windows update, so it was either part of the OS in stealth mode, or forced in.

Remember back in 2015 when Microsoft had a scandal with their phony updates which was really spyware? These tasks seem to be the same.
"Customer Experience Improvement"

How to remove

Control panel>>Adm Tools>>Task Sched>>look at Active List for the following 4 Telemetry apps:
1) Ait Agent 2) Consolidator 3) USB Ceip 4) Program Data updater.
Double click above>>properties (which is outside this box to the bottom right) and either:
A) Disable at Triggers tab>>edit>>uncheck enable, or
B) Delete at Triggers tab.

AT this point i have disabled all, but in doing that, I cannot find a way to delete them anymore as they only show up in the Task status, and not in the Active list where they can be edited. Any solution to this would be welcome.




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1 Week Ago   #2
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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1 Week Ago   #3
lolnothankyou

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You can use a simple .bat file to configure the scheduled tasks.

Save as .bat, run as admin:
Code:
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\AitAgent" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\ProgramDataUpdater" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\UsbCeip" /Disable
Here is my personal .bat:
Code:
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\AitAgent" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\ProgramDataUpdater" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Autochk\Proxy" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\KernelCeipTask" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\UsbCeip" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Defrag\ScheduledDefrag" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Diagnosis\Scheduled" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\DiskDiagnostic\Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticDataCollector" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Location\Notifications" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Maintenance\WinSAT" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace\GatherNetworkInfo" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Offline Files\Background Synchronization" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Offline Files\Logon Synchronization" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Power Efficiency Diagnostics\AnalyzeSystem" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Ras\MobilityManager" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Registry\RegIdleBackup" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization\SynchronizeTime" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\UPnP\UPnPHostConfig" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\User Profile Service\HiveUploadTask" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\QueueReporting" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Filtering Platform\BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Media Sharing\UpdateLibrary" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsBackup\ConfigNotification" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MP Scheduled Scan" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MpIdleTask" /Disable
Do not install any windows updates online. Always do it manually offline. And run your amazing .bat file after that to make sure everything is configured properly.
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1 Week Ago   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lolnothankyou View Post
You can use a simple .bat file to configure the scheduled tasks.

Save as .bat, run as admin:
Code:
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\AitAgent" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\ProgramDataUpdater" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\UsbCeip" /Disable
Here is my personal .bat:
Code:
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\AitAgent" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\ProgramDataUpdater" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Autochk\Proxy" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\KernelCeipTask" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\UsbCeip" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Defrag\ScheduledDefrag" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Diagnosis\Scheduled" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\DiskDiagnostic\Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticDataCollector" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Location\Notifications" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Maintenance\WinSAT" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace\GatherNetworkInfo" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Offline Files\Background Synchronization" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Offline Files\Logon Synchronization" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Power Efficiency Diagnostics\AnalyzeSystem" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Ras\MobilityManager" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Registry\RegIdleBackup" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization\SynchronizeTime" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\UPnP\UPnPHostConfig" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\User Profile Service\HiveUploadTask" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\QueueReporting" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Filtering Platform\BfeOnServiceStartTypeChange" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Media Sharing\UpdateLibrary" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsBackup\ConfigNotification" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MP Scheduled Scan" /Disable
schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MpIdleTask" /Disable
Do not install any windows updates online. Always do it manually offline. And run your amazing .bat file after that to make sure everything is configured properly.
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1 Week Ago   #5
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Those are installed by default but supposedly only run if you have CEIP enabled. I also have disabled all of them. Really that's all you need to do. You don't need to delete them.
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