Posted on February 10th, 2017 at 22:02 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Windows guru Günter Born has just posted an English-language article on his web site about KB 2952664 and KB 2976978, the re-issued snooping patches for Win7 and 8.1 (see entry below). His article includes a detailed description of how one might cut off the telemetry in those patches.
The question is “why Microsoft re-releases those updates, although they has been installed on many machines, and why as a extraordinary update on a Thursday?” Microsoft kb articles doesn’t give a clue what’s in.
He goes through a series of steps to take down a program called compattelrunner.exe, a telemetry data gathering routine that “has been known as a trouble maker driving many systems CPU and RAM load to 100%.” Born admonishes:
But note, I haven’t tested it – so you are at your own risk – and we don’t know how long this trick will work. But it’s maybe helpful.
He also includes a list of telemetry related patches that many of you will find interesting.
Check it out.
Posted on February 10th, 2017 at 14:08 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Poster GregSEdwards on Thurrott.com reports that he’s received a bunch of updates for his Surface Pro 4:
Required a couple of reboots and got the “Surface is applying updates” message on the Surface boot-up screen.
I haven’t seen the updates yet, and the official Update Page says nothing, but that’s par for the course.
Edwards’ list includes new UEFI, HD Graphics 520, Display, and other driver updates.
Let me know if you see anything…
Posted on February 10th, 2017 at 11:38 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Brian Krebs has the details on an alert that 355,000 credit and debit cards may have been compromised at Arby’s stores.
Posted on February 10th, 2017 at 08:03 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
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