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Windows Diagnostic Tracking Service

Just got offered update KB3022345 to install Windows Diagnostic Tracking Service for Win 7 Pro, which is standard part of Win 10.

Here's what MS says:

DiagTrack - The Diagnostics Tracking Service

When you acquire, install and use the Program, Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks. 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. For example, when you:

  • install the Program, we may collect information about your device and applications and use it for purposes such as determining or improving compatibility,
  • use voice input features like speech-to-text, we may collect voice information and use it for purposes such as improving speech processing,
  • open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes and use it for purposes such as improving performance, or
  • enter text, we may collect typed characters and use them for purposes such as improving auto complete and spell check features.

Sounds like just any other keystroke logger...

NO THANKS!

Ron

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Trojan Horse!

Touché!

I rejected this update on my Win 7 PC but -unexpectedly- found it installed on my  Win 8.1.1 laptop. So promptly removed it from there.

The problem will be with Win 10 because we'll no longer have the option to accept an update or not. They'll ALL be force fed to us and unless we're vigilant and MacoStupid is honest about what each update does, we'll never know what they're stealing from us.

And even if we do know what an update actually does, unless MS provides a way to uninstall it, we're stuck.  MS may -unintentionally- spur a new breed of hackers who investigate every single update in minute detail and develop tools to uninstall the objectionable ones.  

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I'm not a Dell employee

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It was "optional" when I rejected it in Win 7 and also removed it from my Win 8.1 system. We've seen other updates change their status but it's not clear -at least not to me- why an update's status changes.

Next time this update is offered, if you still don't want it, just uncheck its box and then right-click and hide it so it won't be offered again.

If for some reason you later decide you do want it, you can always unhide hidden updates and install it.

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I'm not a Dell employee

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Update KB3022345 has been causing corruptions across thousands of computers, the issue is with Windows 7 and 8:

After installing this update you may notice two corrupt files after running SFC /SCANNOW.

http://www.sysnative.com/forums/windows-update/14163-guide-kb3022345-causing-corrupt-files.html#post... 

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Or a Trojan Horse! (wasn't the latest MS browser called "Spartan" until recently? As I recall, "Helen of Troy" was from Sparta originally, and her fellow Greeks created the first Trojan Horse).

I note that KB3022345 is an optional update. I have not installed any of these for years, as they did not address issues on my systems. Why would anyone install a tracking service that collected such personal data?

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Trojan Horse!

Touché!

I rejected this update on my Win 7 PC but -unexpectedly- found it installed on my  Win 8.1.1 laptop. So promptly removed it from there.

The problem will be with Win 10 because we'll no longer have the option to accept an update or not. They'll ALL be force fed to us and unless we're vigilant and MacoStupid is honest about what each update does, we'll never know what they're stealing from us.

And even if we do know what an update actually does, unless MS provides a way to uninstall it, we're stuck.  MS may -unintentionally- spur a new breed of hackers who investigate every single update in minute detail and develop tools to uninstall the objectionable ones.  

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I'm not a Dell employee

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YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO SOURCE THAT TEXT IS FOR THE DIAGNOSTICS TRACKING SERVICE.

That text is for the PREVIEW VERSION OF WINDOWS 10 in general.

Stop spreading nonsense. I had to make an account for this msg.

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I just wondered, how this tiny update was that visible in Taskmanager. It ran 5 processes using quite a bit of resourses, and I choose to uninstall it. Btw, it was an update, I could choose - not an important one.....in the first place. Then, when I ran update again, it showed up as an important update this time. Can anybody, please, tell me, if I need this update, as long as my laptops runs Win7 Pro and Win8.1.3. 64 bit. Thanks a lot in advance, 'cause I'm confused after reading the comments in this thread. Greets from Denmark.

8 Krypton

It was "optional" when I rejected it in Win 7 and also removed it from my Win 8.1 system. We've seen other updates change their status but it's not clear -at least not to me- why an update's status changes.

Next time this update is offered, if you still don't want it, just uncheck its box and then right-click and hide it so it won't be offered again.

If for some reason you later decide you do want it, you can always unhide hidden updates and install it.

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I'm not a Dell employee

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Thanks a lot, RoHe. I came to the same conclusion, and now I'll sleep well again - knowing, I'm not the only one 

7 Gold

Update KB3022345 has been causing corruptions across thousands of computers, the issue is with Windows 7 and 8:

After installing this update you may notice two corrupt files after running SFC /SCANNOW.

http://www.sysnative.com/forums/windows-update/14163-guide-kb3022345-causing-corrupt-files.html#post... 

[Acknowledgment to Corrine for posting on FB]

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Soooo glad I didn't accept this one! :emotion-4:

Ron

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   I'm not a Dell employee

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Ha Ha, RoHe, so am I - and I'm very happy, I found this forum as the happy Dell Alienware owner, I am :emotion-4:

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