Report Microsoft Spying in Malware and Computer Security Posted September 4, 2015 Hi. These these days a lot of discussion is going on about the spying MS does now through Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. For Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 MS even brought out special updates for their "Telemetry" spying. MS is gathering very personal private data that way it turns out. I solved the issue -I think- by removing update KB3044374 and hiding that update so it will not be downloaded again. The same -for good measure- I did with KB3068708 and KB3083325 which I still found in Recommended updates. Since then I've not seen "diagtrackrunner.exe" any more. I use Glasswire to monitor my connections, and found this issue addressed here: http://grandstreamdreams.blogspot.nl/ There is a host of other updates that some websites recommend be deleted. (See links in the article.) So I did. But while the first one mentioned above (KB3044374) was still there "diagtrackrunner.exe" would still appear on my Glasswire monitor. Only after getting rid of that one did that tracker not appear again, as said. I emailed Glaswire about the possibility of blocking it, and they replied: "We have also been studying the Microsoft Telemetry data and how to stop it and currently it's unclear how to do so. We'll continue to investigate and hopefully write a blog post about it soon." The way I deleted the already installed updates mentioned on those websites was by going to Control Panel > Programs > Unistall a program > in the top right corner I copy/pasted -or typed in- the respective updates, including the letters KB before the number. If I see them appear again I'll hide those also. That is the reason I have "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them" set in Windows updates.