Actually I wasn't very helpful at all. I just google searched the exact name of the thing to find out what it was, because I was curious as well. On that 2nd point, that's pretty much how I would test this thing. I do a bit of MS OS torrenting, so I'm kind-of waiting until we figure out how to safely disable most of this stuff without causing other issues; before I try it and submit some feedback. One thing I never do is log into a legit MS email in windows 8+ I know I can disable skydrive, but I'm still skeptical that none of my personal information is not being catalogued. I pretty much exclusively visit the MS update catalog (yeah I know, ironic) in Internet Explorer. If I were logged in, I'm concerned that they could fairly easily figure out who I am through meta data and monitoring torrent IPs. I guess I could VPN, but that's kinda a hassle just to test something to help MS.