67. Remove Updates from Windows 7, Windows 8.x and Server 2008R2 That Install Windows 10 Telemetry, Data Collection and Spyware.

As of 9/17/2015

Apparently Microsoft has decided to force updates into Windows 7, 8.x and Server 2008R2 than include the same Telemetry, Keyloggers and Spyware it included in Windows 10.

Microsoft transmits to and stores on Microsoft servers, with one or more unique identifiers that can help us recognize an individual user on an individual device: information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks.

1) Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage, the software (including drivers and firmware supplied by device manufacturers), installed on the device.

2) If you open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes any use of it or if you enter text, we may collect typed characters.

3) Microsoft collects and uses data about your speech, inking (handwriting), and typing on Windows devices.

4) We collect your voice input, as well your name and nickname, your recent calendar events and the names of the people in your appointments, and information about your contacts including names and nicknames.

5) Finally, we will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders).

6) Windows generates a unique advertising ID for each user on a device. Your advertising ID can be used by app developers and advertising networks to provide more relevant advertising.

7) Microsoft operates a location service that helps determine the precise geographic location of a specific Windows device. When the location service is active on a Windows device, data about cell towers and Wi-Fi access points and their locations is collected by Microsoft and added to the location database.

8) App use data for apps that run on Windows (including Microsoft and third party apps), such as how frequently and for how long you use apps, which app features you use most often, how often you use Windows Help and Support, which services you use to sign into apps, and how many folders you typically create on your desktop.

9) Network and connection data, such as the device's IP address, number of network connections in use, and data about the networks you connect to, such as mobile networks, Bluetooth, and identifiers (BSSID and SSID), connection requirements and speed of Wi-Fi networks you connect to.

Corrective Actions for System Administrators

Download GWX Control Panel

Download Never10 by Steve Gibson

Microsoft is now downloading the entire 6gb Windows 10 install file to all computers with Automatic Updating turned on, without permission.

2 members of overclock.net - agawthrop and cookieboyeli worked long hours to create these 3 files to automate the process of uninstalling and hiding the unwanted Microsoft keylogger updates in Windows 7 and 8.

Many thanks to them. The complete thread in overclock.net forums can be found Here. These files must be run in a Administrator Command Window.

Should this link become unavailable, the information has been reproduced in this text file.

The manual method for uninstalling these Windows 7 & 8.x updates

In an administrative command prompt copy and paste to run these commands:

wusa /uninstall /kb:2902907 /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:2922324 /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664 /norestart w7
wusa /uninstall /kb:2976978 /norestart w8
wusa /uninstall /kb:2976987 /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:2977759 /norestart Win7
wusa /uninstall /kb:2990214 /norestart w7
wusa /uninstall /kb:3012973 /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3014460 /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3015249 /norestart w7,8
wusa /uninstall /kb:3021917 /norestart w7
wusa /uninstall /kb:3022345 /norestart w7,8
wusa /uninstall /kb:3035583 /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3044374 /norestart w8
wusa /uninstall /kb:3046480 /norestart w7,8
wusa /uninstall /kb:3050265 /norestart w7
wusa /uninstall /kb:3050267 /norestart w8
wusa /uninstall /kb:3065987 /norestart w7,8
wusa /uninstall /kb:3065988 /norestart w8
wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /norestart w7,8
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /norestart w7,8
wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149 /norestart w7,8
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083324 /norestart w7 Sept 2015
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083325 /norestart w8 Sept 2015
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083710 /norestart w7 Oct 2015
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083711 /norestart w8 Oct 2015
wusa /uninstall /kb:3112336 /norestart w8 Dec 2015
wusa /uninstall /kb:3112343 /norestart w7 Dec 2015
wusa /uninstall /kb:3135445 /norestart w7 Feb 2016
wusa /uninstall /kb:3135449 /norestart w8 Feb 2016
wusa /uninstall /kb:3138612 /norestart w7 March 2016
wusa /uninstall /kb:3138615 /norestart w8 March 2016
wusa /uninstall /kb:3139929 /norestart w7 March 2016

Now to hide all these updates so they won't come back.