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  1. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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       22 Aug 2015 #11

    To see what Google knows about you if you have a gmail account, go to Google dashboard. It's what it doesn't show(from their cookies and super cookies) that makes me wonder. Microsoft at least asks for permission to deliver profile/interest based ads(which I do want, at least it filters out crap I don't like).
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  2. Joined : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       22 Aug 2015 #12

    I don't worry about software from large legitimate companies like Microsoft or Google.

    It's interesting that no one has mentioned phone apps. Pretty much anyone can post a phone app and people load those without a second thought. Now there is a LARGE security hole. Phone apps have proven to have been spying and collecting info and even identity theft. Why does a calculator phone app need to access your e-mail list, etc. Want to worry about privacy issues? Concentrate on your phone. There is real security and privacy issue.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       22 Aug 2015 #13

    there is also O&O ShutUp10. you can search this on google and get it. I wonder how good these apps are!
    I personally did all manually.
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  4. Joined : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       22 Aug 2015 #14

    rezpower said: View Post
    there is also O&O ShutUp10. you can search this on google and get it. I wonder how good these apps are!
    I personally did all manually.
    Really? So you don't trust Microsoft, but you trust some 3rd party and allow them to mess with your Windows installation. How do you know what they are really doing? Microsoft bad, but some 3rd party hacker good. Wow.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       22 Aug 2015 #15

    Antilope said: View Post
    Really? So you don't trust Microsoft, but you trust some 3rd party and allow them to mess with your Windows installation. How do you know what they are really doing? Microsoft bad, but some 3rd party hacker good. Wow.
    +1.. Really, trusting an unknown group/person with your system setup... Heck, if that's how anyone wants to roll I say go for it, but don't complain when something goes wrong.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       22 Aug 2015 #16

    There is no expectation of privacy on the internet.
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  7. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,898
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       22 Aug 2015 #17

    Antilope said: View Post
    Really? So you don't trust Microsoft, but you trust some 3rd party and allow them to mess with your Windows installation. How do you know what they are really doing? Microsoft bad, but some 3rd party hacker good. Wow.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       22 Aug 2015 #18

    Antilope said: View Post
    Really? So you don't trust Microsoft, but you trust some 3rd party and allow them to mess with your Windows installation. How do you know what they are really doing? Microsoft bad, but some 3rd party hacker good. Wow.

    rezpower said: View Post
    there is also O&O ShutUp10. you can search this on google and get it. I wonder how good these apps are!
    I personally did all manually. .
    I never said I trusted the 3rd party software If you reed what I said! I said I did it manually! But a 3rd party software is not necessarily unsafe just because its 3rd party and not provided by MS or google! There are still (I hope) honest people out there making 3rd party apps to help!
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  9. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,959
    All kinds
       22 Aug 2015 #19

    I use a lot of freeware but not the stuff that gets deep in the system. Stuff like that may not be malicious but nobody knows more about windows than MS themselves. Changing things windows expect to find in standard condition may have bad results. As the matter of fact, that's usual reason of system failures. Not even MS gets it right 100% of times.
    The less user or programs dig and change, less chance of screwing up.
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  10. Joined : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       22 Aug 2015 #20

    rezpower said: View Post
    I never said I trusted the 3rd party software If you reed what I said! I said I did it manually! But a 3rd party software is not necessarily unsafe just because its 3rd party and not provided by MS or google! There are still (I hope) honest people out there making 3rd party apps to help!
    Experts even disagree about security and privacy issues when it comes to open software. When it comes to closed software written by an unknown or little known source, it really is blind trust.
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