Ghacks discovered four recent KB updates for Windows 7 and 8, all designed to send Microsoft regular reports on your machine’s activities.
Why am i not surprised here ?
Look at it this way. You now have that ever elusive reason to finally make that o.s. "upgrade" you always wanted deep down in your heart... Oh Microsoft... how you spoil us.
Nice info black_zion
The files needed to install Windows 10 are being automatically downloaded to Windows 7 and 8.1 users by Windows Update—even if users have no intention of upgrading.
Yup. WARNING: ALL Windows 7 & 8.1 users disable Automatic Updates NOW! My ISP's forum is full of people complaining about it too. Some people have plans as low as 5GB per month (I have 10GB, max is 20GB) and the Windows 10 files can exceed that by 20%. I have had my updates set to Check Only forever. I'd rather wait a few days and see if any of the patches will cause more problems than they fix first.
Thanks, I didn't know we are allowed to post links to 3rd party software I've replied to the thread with another tool
Hopefully it helps for the individuals who are concerned for their privacy.