Windows 10 is not free. It is going to cost you your privacy. Free is never free on the internet. If you have Windows 10 you can not be guaranteed protection. M$ has built a back door into it and plans on spying on its users. It is spyware masquerading as an OS. Why do you think it is free. People who make a profit off spyware and love the government knowing what you do daily are truly in love with Windows 10 and think it is the best OS M$ ever released.
Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge. Spyware is mostly classified into four types: system monitors, trojans, adware, and tracking cookies. Spyware is mostly used for the purposes of tracking and storing Internet users' movements on the Web and serving up pop-up ads to Internet users.
From Extreme Tech
There are certain new “features” of Windows 10 that can’t be blocked by any OS-level tweaks, including the hosts file. The updates listed above connect to vortex-win.data.microsoft.com and settings-win.data.microsoft.com. These addresses are hard-coded to bypass the hosts file and cannot be prevented from connecting. It’s been reported that software firewalls aren’t sufficient to block them, though this is unclear.
Once the hard core virus writers discover how to use this to their advantage there will be no stopping them.
Then there is the fact that you can not refuse updates.They have decided that you are stuck with this one. It is called Windows as a service. From this point on you will not be able to refuse updates of any kind. What that really means is that M$ can install or delete anything it wants on your puter anytime it wants. Their attitude is, tough we now control you and your puters and there is nothing you can do about it. The other reason for forcing updates on you is to also force new releases of the OS on you. This means the next time they have a Vista or Windows 8 you will not have a choice but to upgrade to it. They will use your auto update feature to force it down your throat. Everyone knows the history of M$ and how bad they can be in destroying a good OS.
M$ is also updating Windows 7 and 8 to put this same back door into them.
If M$ has there way, Windows 7 and 8 are going to be just like Windows 10. We just found out that M$ is now hard coding this spyware into Windows 7 and 8. Look for these updates in and see if you have them. KB 3068708: KB 3068708 KB 3022345: KB 3075249: KB 3080149:
TWB 35+ years of experience in the service industry. You name it, I have probably fixed it. I did not design it, I did not build it, I did not break it, but I am the one who can fix it. What that means is that I have spent a life time taking these things apart and seeing how they are made.
The difficult we do right away, the impossible just takes a little longer.
I hear voices, so please be quite so I can listen to them.