Is Windows 10 Malware? I’ve been having a lot of troubles with my PC lately; not just with Microsoft Internet Explorer but also with Firefox, and Google Chrome — computer lock ups, recover webpage popups, stop script popups, with open tabs reloading, causing me to lose stuff whenever I opened a new window; and, also, IE has stoped working dialog boxes, IE has stopped working and was forced to shut down and reopen this tab dialog boxes, and so on. So, I ran a full scan, got rid of all my cookies and temporary files, then did disk optimization — a number of times. Then, when I got my latest Window updates, the problem even got worse.
I’m running Windows 8.1, not that I wanted it, but because it just decided to download itself onto my computer and replace my Windows 8. And it did it right in the middle of when I was working on something on Adobe Illustrator — thank God I had just clicked save half a minute before it took over my computer and I didn’t lose much, but . . .
But back to my troubles. My problems were intermittent: sometimes everything would work fine; I could keep a dozen or so windows open, going back and forth with no problems at all, and other days were a nightmare. So, I thought maybe I should get Windows 10 with its new Edge Browser: Microsoft popups kept making their appearance, saying I could get it for free, and not a trial, but yours to keep for ever and ever. Then I read up on it and decided maybe not.
So what’s going on? Was Windows 8.1 and IE under some sort of hacking attack? Then I read the Following. Maybe some lawyer should bring a class action suit.
Windows 10 Is Malware; Deletes Users’ Programs
Windows 10 seems to be Microsoft’s deliberate attempt at creating the most intrusive operating system ever. If that is the goal, the software giant from Redmond, Washington, is succeeding. It seems that every new update brings the newest iteration of Windows increasingly closer to giving Microsoft total control over the way users can operate their own computers. The most recent update makes that abundantly clear.
Malware is defined by The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition as:
Malicious computer software that interferes with normal computer functions or sends personal data about the user to unauthorized parties over the Internet.
While computer users typically think of that definition applying to viruses, it unfortunately fits Windows 10 — and increasingly Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 — very well. What else do you call an operating system that reports back to its developers supplying them with personally identifiable information about you including your name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, passwords, password hints, age, and gender, as well as your browsing history, address book, calendar, the contents of your e-mails, and access to all your files including pictures, videos, documents, and anything else stored on your hard drive? What about an operating system that while doing all that hides updates from you, will not provide you information about them, and installs them even when you have told it not to? What about that same operating system being designed in such a way that you cannot even turn off these settings?
If none of that rises to the level of defining Windows 10 (and, because of updates, Windows 7, 8, and 8.1) as malware, the most recent news certainly does. The New American has previously reported on the outrageous Microsoft Services Agreement and accompanying documents that must be agreed to before any Microsoft product or service can be used. We explained:
Few will ever read the terms of these documents since they span some 40,000 words and would run 110 pages if printed. As is to be expected, most of the terms are written in legalese and are not overly easy to understand. There are some parts of the terms that users need to be aware of, though, because agreeing to them grants Microsoft the right to read, save, and share anything stored on or accessed using any computer running Microsoft Windows as well as any computer using Microsoft products or services.
The Microsoft Services Agreement also gives the software empire permission to not only install whatever software it chooses on your computer, but also to delete whatever software it chooses from your computer. Microsoft announced its Windows 10 November update with great fanfare. What the company did not tell users was that the update would give Microsoft the ability to reach into their computers and remove software that the company deemed either unstable (based on its own criteria) or pirated (based on its own assumptions). Just whose computer is it, anyway? . . .
Read the whole article — you should.