Utility to detect Win10 telemetry?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Bird222, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Bird222

    Bird222 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Is there something that I can install on Win10 to see if it is still 'phoning home'? I have done various tweaks to limit/stop the spying but I would like to know if I have stopped it all.
     
  2. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    Run your traffic through wireshark and see if something phones home. The data is encrypted so you won't be able to tell if it's normal windows update or other telemetry though.
     
  3. Tawnos

    Tawnos 2[H]4U

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    Fiddler decrypts it as far as I've seen.

    Edit: Yep, here's an example from my machine. Removed some of the internal stuff (our machines emit additional telemetry)

    Code:
    {
      "name": "Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.aif312cbd799dbb4c48a7da3cc2a931cb70.Event",
      "time": "2016-08-18T15:35:46.1487352-07:00",
      "seq": "r7GQ6is34U2wyO8HPQ9c/w:691",
      "iKey": "AIF-312cbd79-9dbb-4c48-a7da-3cc2a931cb70",
      "tags": {
      "ai.internal.sdkVersion": "0.17.2.169",
      "ai.session.id": "2c9fad4d-78dc-4234-9832-fffaa7ebae19",
      "ai.user.id": "d92dd9e0-91d0-4700-af33-f80aa222e88e",
      "ai.device.type": "0",
      "ai.device.id": "0"
      },
      "data": {
      "baseType": "EventData",
      "baseData": {
      "ver": 2,
      "name": "vs/scopestudio/jobview/dataskewclick",
      "measurements": {
      "Reserved.TimeSinceSessionStart": 1901501,
      "Context.Solution.LastSolutionBuildID": 580471531,
      "Context.Default.VS.Core.BuildNumber": 25420,
      "Context.Default.VS.Core.User.Location.GeoId": 244,
      "Reserved.SequenceNumber": 691
      },
      "properties": {
      "Reserved.EventId": "ea4e0410-67c7-4f15-a637-b0a7272a7cb7",
      "Reserved.SessionId": "2c9fad4d-78dc-4234-9832-fffaa7ebae19",
      "Context.Solution.SolutionSessionID": "{66e32c80-43db-4cf1-946e-f22fe480756f}",
      "Context.Solution.SolutionID": "{9cad9fbd-7041-a2eb-bef4-7e2d53731233}",
      "Context.Solution.ActiveProjectGuid": "{15a77659-ae1c-47fc-8fa8-ad23d4664c08}",
      "Context.Default.VS.Core.Machine.Id": "1e3c3f05-9515-4f42-a5f1-32864129f21f",
      "Context.Default.VS.Core.TelemetryApi.ProductVersion": "14.1.677-update44B2499E",
      "Context.Default.VS.Core.User.Type": "Internal",
      "Context.Default.VS.ABExp.Flights": "tn-rsv-14u3;fwlargebuffer;muidflt184cf;lazytoolboxinit",
      "Context.Default.VS.Core.MacAddressHash": "951f8dad308922fb859132248340083bac6e33125da2bf6553e929b92d75aec9",
      "Context.Default.VS.Core.SkuName": "VS Enterprise",
      "Context.Default.VS.Core.BranchName": "D14REL",
      "Context.Default.VS.Core.OS.Version": "10.0.14393.4",
      "Context.Default.VS.Core.User.Id": "d92dd9e0-91d0-4700-af33-f80aa222e88e",
      "Context.Default.VS.Core.ExeVersion": "14.0.25420.1",
      "Context.Default.VS.Core.ExeName": "devenv",
      "Context.Default.VS.Core.User.IsOptedIn": "True",
      "Reserved.ChannelUsed": "aivortex"
      }
      }
      }
    }
     
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  4. fightingfi

    fightingfi Look at Me! I need the attention.

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  5. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    Heh, I wouldnt go about downloading anti-anything executables from internet. 90% of them are malware.
     
  6. Tiberian

    Tiberian DILLIGAFuck

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    So, that fits in nicely with the operating system that's practically 100% guaranteed to be malware itself, eh? :D
     
  7. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    there's no way of stopping it all...MS will always be 1 step ahead...stop 1 telemetry update and 2 more hidden ones are still there...you just have to resign yourself to the fact that using W10 means giving up a bit of your privacy...don't use that computer to hack the Pentagon or look up child porn
     
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  8. rezerekted

    rezerekted 2[H]4U

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    Anything from Spybot - Search & Destroy Anti-malware & Antivirus Software
    which is where anti-beacon comes from can be trusted, I trust them more than Microsoft anyway.
     
  9. pxc

    pxc PM Kyle for the TItle You Pick.

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  10. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    You could say that.