Windows 10 spyware keylogger — how to turn it off

Submitted by IWB, on September 9th, 2015

SOURCE   http://investmentwatchblog.com/windows-10-spyware-keylogger-how-to-turn-it-off/

Reminder! If You Haven’t yet, Turn Off Windows 10 Keylogger Now
thehackernews.com – about 22 hours ago – by Swati Khandelwal
It was thought that the company would include the keylogger only within the Technical Preview of Windows 10, just for testing purpose. But, the thought was Wrong! The keylogger made its ways to Windows 10 public release offered by Microsoft for free due to which Windows 10 gained millions of adoption in just a few days after its first roll out back in July – but the free upgrade is not always free. Yes, besides various privacy issues, there is a software component that tracks your inputs using your keyboard, voice, screen, mouse, and stylus, however, it is a bit more complicated than you thought. Windows 10’s Keylogger is More than Just a Keylogger

The component is not actually a keylogger in terms of malware.

It is more than that, as Microsoft openly says…
“When you interact with your Windows device by speaking, [handwriting], or typing, Microsoft collects speech, inking, and typing information – including information about your Calendar and People [contacts]…”

Read More    http://thehackernews.com/2015/09/wind…

2 Responses to Windows 10 spyware keylogger — how to turn it off

  1. scj7129 says:

    If you have or can keep Windows 7, do so!….and run GWX Control Panel:

    http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

    It removes the GWX download cache folder (save your bandwidth) and disables automatic updates and such. Read about it.

    If you have an older computer, with perhaps a minimum Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, I highly recommend downloading and burning disk image (ISO) with a flavor of Linux on it.

    My 2 Favorites are Ubuntu:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop

    and Linux Lite OS for older hardware, which will run on older Pentium CPS’s:

    https://www.linuxliteos.com/

    and a website for “noobs”…New Linux users!:

    http://www.noobslab.com/

    GOOD LUCK AND BE SAFE!!!

  2. lozzafun says:

    Thank you for all this great info! 🙂

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