TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Windows XP Update May be Classified as "Spyware"

Re: Windows XP Update May be Classified as "Spyware"

mc (
Tue, 6 Jun 2006 21:08:38 -0400

Monty Solomon <> wrote in message

> However, I've noted a much more serious issue on local XP systems, all
> of which are legit and pass the MS validity tests with flying colors.
> It appears that even on such systems, the MS tool will now attempt to
> contact Microsoft over the Internet *every time you boot*. At least,
> I'm seeing these contacts on every boot after the tool update so far,
> and I've allowed them to proceed to completion each time. Perhaps it
> stops after some number of boots, but there's no indication of such a
> limit so far. The connections occur even if you do not have Windows
> "automatic update" enabled.

Please get people to investigate further. That's a fairly serious
matter because it deprives you of some privacy. I don't want a third
party tracking me every time I boot, irrespective of whether I want
anything from their network at the time.

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