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Recent Windows update wants to snoop through users’ Office data

February 7, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft released the KB5021751 update in January, explaining that it was to “help” the company identify how many users were still running unsupported or soon-to-be-unsupported versions of the Office productivity suite. Microsoft was seemingly searching for info over users of Office 2013, Office 2010, and Office 2007, with an update that would run only once in “silent mode” to collect data and then remove itself from the system.

Redmond engineers deployed the update on Windows installations with the “Receive updates for other Microsoft products” option enabled and a copy of Office 2013, Office 2010, or Office 2007 installed. Microsoft points out that the receive updates feature is optional, and users can disable it from Windows Update’s advanced options configuration page.

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