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isleaked.com - can they be trusted?


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#1 daimonion

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 06:51 AM

Hi, so I just installed windows 10 and found isleaked.com and their help to set privacy settings. I just did it without questioning them. Then I noticed that perhaps I shouldn't trust them blindly due to rumours of some type of scam. I think all of the steps were just fine, but I' not sure about step 7. Could you check and see if perhaps I made a mistake doing step 7?

 

https://fix10.isleaked.com/

 

I don't even know what telemetry is, but it's disabled now. I think...


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#2 KingDavidlll

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 07:22 AM

Step 7 is fine.  As long as it said deleted successfully and service stopped it's all good.

 

To be honest you should never type commands into your cmd that you see off website unless you know what it is, or that you completely trust the source.  But those commands are fine, they are just deleting certain services that Windows uses, and then setting a registry key to 0. 

 

Telemetry is just what windows is branding as data.  It is anonymized data that gives them information about how users are using their software. 



#3 daimonion

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 07:25 AM

Step 7 is fine.  As long as it said deleted successfully and service stopped it's all good.

 

To be honest you should never type commands into your cmd that you see off website unless you know what it is, or that you completely trust the source.  But those commands are fine, they are just deleting certain services that Windows uses, and then setting a registry key to 0. 

 

Telemetry is just what windows is branding as data.  It is anonymized data that gives them information about how users are using their software. 

"As long as it said deleted successfully and service stopped it's all good."

 

It didn't say that though. Just said operation completed or something like that. It's probably still fine, I suppose(?) And you're right. I shouldn't just trust any site like that blindly.



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Posted 16 June 2016 - 12:30 PM

If you want to know if these two services were deleted successfully, it's easy. Open your command prompt (cmd.exe), and enter the commands below one by one.
sc query diagtrack
sc query dmwappushservice
If it returns you information on the service, it means that it's still there. If it returns you an error message saying that the service cannot be found, then it's been deleeted.

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