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Microsoft is Maliciously Trying to Install Spyware (Vista 10) on Many PCs in Its Windows Botnet

Posted in Microsoft, Vista 10, Windows at 8:39 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Leading the charge against general-purpose computing with DRM (since Vista), UEFI ‘secure’ boot (remote control for vendors), zero-day flaws that are discreetly shared with espionage agencies, and now the botnet known as Windows Update

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Summary: Microsoft has completely lost its mind (and gone chronically/clinically insane) when it comes to respecting people’s sovereignty over their own PCs

Microsoft is currently commandeering a botnet known as Windows Update, the world’s biggest botnet. Vista 10 takes this botnet even further because people’s machines not only have binary files silently altered (without consent) but an entire operating system (with a different EULA) is being silently downloaded without consent (and it angers even loyal customers). It becomes rather evident that people who install Windows on their PC (or buy a PC with Windows on it) have totally lost control of their computing.

According to this new article, Microsoft's shameful behaviour is indeed no accident. Vista 10 is being force-fed as a matter of intent, and this problem is very widespread (increasingly so over time). As the author puts it: “The symptoms follow two paths. For some they were using their computer as normal, were prompted for a restart due for standard updates and on reboot found the Window 10 installation was under way. For others they checked their Windows update history and found Windows 10 had tried but failed to install itself without permission over and over again.

“The most extreme example I have found of the latter came from one Forbes reader (who wishes to remain anonymous) who found his computer attempted to install Windows 10 on 31 separate occasions. A screengrab showing some of these attempts can be seen below.”

“It doesn’t matter how many bugs one patches in Vista 10 because Vista 10 itself is a bug. It turns PCs into universally-accessible bugging devices.”Thankfully, some people are liberating themselves due to Vista 10, then writing about it in online forums [1]. They move to GNU/Linux. It would be nice if some people also prepared a class action lawsuit against Microsoft, for doing the unacceptable and arrogantly assuming that nobody will take legal action.

Vista 10 security is a joke. There are zero-day flaws in every version of Windows (the NSA keeps many of these secret, based on a new report from Reuters), but Vista 10 makes the spying permanent and universal. Microsoft wants the public to think that known security bugs are being tackled, but the NSA and Microsoft sit on them silently, sometimes for many months. According to this new report:

Most Microsoft updates are for Windows but also Office and Skype (for Business). One (MS15-113) covers the new Edge browser on Windows 10. This will need to be applied after the “fall refresh” for Windows 10, which is expected this Thursday.

It doesn’t matter how many bugs one patches in Vista 10 because Vista 10 itself is a bug. It turns PCs into universally-accessible bugging devices. We sure hope that more people will see the writing on the wall and abandon Windows.

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