Detested 'Get Windows 10' snooping patch KB 2952664 reappears
October 5, 2016

Perhaps the world has gone truly mad. Or maybe Microsoft’s trying to pull the wool over our eyes prior to its major shift in patching strategy — the patchocalypse — widely anticipated this month. It’s even possible Microsoft wants to bring back the “Get Windows 10” campaign, to drive Windows’ reputation even deeper into the dirt.

For whatever reason, our old nemesis KB 2952664 reappeared suddenly yesterday afternoon, and Windows users are livid. And scared.

For those of you who don’t recall, KB 2952664 (and its Windows 8.1 companion KB 2976978) are officially described as:

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