Does Windows 8.1 without telemetry update still spy?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by roga, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. roga

    roga MDL Member

    Aug 12, 2015
    I know there are telemetry updates to avoid.
    Does Windows 8.1 still spy on user and local files, without the telemetry updates?
    I notice Windows 8.1 sends data through svchost, is this part of the spying?
    Has anyone analyzed the traffic of Windows 8.1 carefully?
    In the Windows 10 forum many people report evidence of Windows 10 spying. There is much scrutiny of the Windows 10 traffic. Conclusion is there is no way to avoid Windows 10 spying, no matter what tweak or firewall used.
    Nobody has scrutinized Windows 8.1 traffic for spying yet, I want to know the results.
  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

    Jul 14, 2013
    I working on Win8.1 and learning how to analyze the traffic. Don't expect for anyone answers anymore, go and get your hands dirty too!:)
    Set the software in this thread up and keep us informed if you like: