Posts Tagged ‘spynet’

Disabling Microsoft SpyNet in Windows7

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

This looks like a helpful tip for those who are concerned with online privacy …

When Microsoft Security Essentials is installed on a computer with Windows 7, you automatically become a member of the Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Defender community and grant Microsoft the ability to automatically collaborate with the your computer through Microsoft SpyNet. It immediately creates a user membership which automatically tracks your activities and various threats that attack your computer. This enables SpyNet to get information about the actions taken to avoid becoming infected or for the removal of the malware.