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  • Looks like KB 2952664 (for Win7) and KB 2976978 (Win 8.1) are back

    Posted on February 21st, 2017 at 12:16 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    These are the two patches implicated with various snooping proclivities, and tied into upgrading from Windows 7 to Win10, or Win8.1 to Win10 — which should be a non-starter tat this point.

    I can see them in the Microsoft Update Catalog:

    KB 2952664

    KB 2976978

    They’re both listed as “Last Updated 2/17/2017.”

    They aren’t listed on the Windows Update official page, but PKCano reports that she’s seeing the Win 8.1 patch, released today, optional and unchecked.

    Of course you should avoid them.

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