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So i installed Windows 10 but i don't like some of the sending crap to Microsoft deal, i was watching a video on how to disable some of the things that Microsoft uses to send data and information to them and was wondering if it would trigger anything.

The video below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kGMCfb2xw

 

This is the program, don't really know to much about it.

https://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=55

 

Virustotal Scan: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/6fd2790363b576a19858b2e67483bb4a578c6b00bda8a9c5ea6e93e789cd71e4/analysis/1464411765/

 

Its called spybot Anti-Beacon:

 

Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10 is a small utility designed to block and stop the various tracking (aka telemetry) issues that come with Windows 10. Seeing the bunch of incomplete or broken scripts to disable tracking in Windows 10, and the tools that install adware or worse in exchange for their function, we wrapped disabling tracking up in a small tool that’s free and clean. With the upcoming news about telemetry in Windows 7 and 8.1, Spybot Anti-Beacon has added support for those as well

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Don't know why the virustotal scan thing is there don't remeber posting that.

I posted it so that people know the file is good and not malicious in any way. :D

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Alright thx, thats what i thought but just wanted to make sure took a long break from BF2 to BF4 so still getting use to things again.

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Wow. There are a lot of entries for my hosts file relating to Microsoft. M$ must really want your information. lol

# Start of entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy
# This list is Copyright 2000-2015 Safer-Networking Ltd.
# End of entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy

# Start of entries inserted by Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10
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0.0.0.0	view.atdmt.com
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https://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=55

 

Spybot 1.6 released a while back: SpybotAntiBeacon-1.6-setup.zip

 

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/9c648ca6a086a0d626b5f4042d51cb78b7641ea380f92f4a9ddbf959fca89c2d/analysis/

 

Version 1.6 (November 11th, 2016)
 

  • Additional Telemetry Immunization Categories
  • Additional Blocked Hosts
  • Immunization of Office 13/16 Telemetry Scheduled Tasks and Options is possible even if Microsoft Office is not installed (previously they appeared to immunize correctly, but the immunization could not be undone in Anti-Beacon)

 

Here is the updated hosts file add-ons:

 

 

 

# Start of entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy
# This list is Copyright 2000-2015 Safer-Networking Ltd.
# End of entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy

# Start of entries inserted by Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10
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0.0.0.0    oca.telemetry.microsoft.com
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0.0.0.0    reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
0.0.0.0    services.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
0.0.0.0    settings-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
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0.0.0.0    sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
0.0.0.0    telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com
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0.0.0.0    telemetry.appex.bing.net
0.0.0.0    telemetry.microsoft.com
0.0.0.0    telemetry.urs.microsoft.com
0.0.0.0    vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
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0.0.0.0    watson.telemetry.microsoft.com
0.0.0.0    watson.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
0.0.0.0    watson.ppe.telemetry.microsoft.com
0.0.0.0    wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
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0.0.0.0    watson.microsoft.com
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0.0.0.0    diagnostics.support.microsoft.com
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0.0.0.0    ec.atdmt.com
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0.0.0.0    www.msftncsi.com
# End of entries inserted by Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10 Optional

 

 

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I've been using this program since it was released, so no... it will not 'trigger anything' Punkbuster related.

 

me too!

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New "Paid" version of this software now. $9.99

https://www.safer-networking.org/products/spybot-anti-beacon/

Or you can cheat and input these into your hosts file. (Located C:// > Windows >System32>drivers>etc>hosts)

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# Start of entries inserted by Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10
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# This list is Copyright 2000-2017 Safer-Networking Ltd.
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0.0.0.0    vortex-cy2.metron.live.com.nsatc.net
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0.0.0.0    api.redshell.io
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Spybot updated the list to add telemetry for AV software.

https://www.safer-networking.org/products/spybot-anti-beacon/

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# Start of entries inserted by Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10
# This list is Copyright 2000-2017 Safer-Networking Ltd.
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Windows Defender kindly replaced my modified hosts file this morning, wrapped up in a detected malware warning:

 

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Windows Defender Antivirus has detected malware or other potentially unwanted software.
 For more information please see the following:
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=37020&name=SettingsModifier:Win32/HostsFileHijack&threatid=265754&enterprise=0
     Name: SettingsModifier:Win32/HostsFileHijack
     ID: 265754
     Severity: Severe
     Category: Settings Modifier
     Path: file:_C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
     Detection Origin: Local machine
     Detection Type: Concrete
     Detection Source: System
     User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
     Process Name: Unknown
     Security intelligence Version: AV: 1.321.98.0, AS: 1.321.98.0, NIS: 1.321.98.0
     Engine Version: AM: 1.1.17300.4, NIS: 1.1.17300.4

This was taken from event viewer, since the taskbar warning would show me unless I signed in with a MS account, which I never made for windoze.

It's apparently because MS don't like the fact you're blocking them. You can exclude the file, but at your own risk.

Thoughts?

Here are some links on it.
https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/hvxu40/windows_defender_and/
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/all/settingsmodifierwin32hostsfilehijack/dab53827-1226-46ee-95a7-3e8e78a49f11?page=1
https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/262099-hostsfilehijack/


 

 

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