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Cancelling Wga Installation Sends Report To Microsoft


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 07:43 AM

The German computer magazine CT...analyzed the new WGA Notification that is installed during Windows Update. They decided to cancel the installation and immediately after doing so the firewall reported that update.exe tried to connect to the internet. They used Wireshark to analyze the traffic and found out that update.exe sends data to genuine.microsoft.com...It sends registry information, namely the SusClientID as well as information about the version of the WGA tool, the windows version and the language of the operating system. It also sets a cookie which contains a GUID which could possibly be used to identify the computer...Microsoft confirmed...that data is send but it would only be used to optimize the service...

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 07:47 AM

Yeah right.. Like M$ ever does anything to optimize the system..
I would be curious if standard cleaning methods were used that cookie would be removed or still stay

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 08:13 AM

MS does little to optimize anything but their profits.
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 08:00 AM

Microsoft admits WGA update phones home
Microsoft clarifies WGA Notifications “phone home”
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