Ok,At the moment i have a cracked version of Windows XP (Because my computer came with Vista,at the time Sp1 wasnt out) and Auto Updates are switched off.Now im not Encouraging Piracy here,as soon as Sp1 RTM is out i will be using Vista (Yes,it is Legal) and getting rid of XP,But from what i just discovered,Microsoft is croaching on our privacy!
I Was checking my email through Outlook express,and as soon as i would hit the 'send/receive' it would Freeze.So i checked my computers logs and i checked the application errors,i was expecting it to be telling me that 'outlook.exe has crashed' but instead of it telling me that outlook.exe had crashed,it said wga.exe had crashed! (If you dont know what WGA is,Click HERE)
I Pressed CRTL-ALT-DEL and low and behold WGA.exe was running as a process! As soon as i ended it,My PC was more responsive and Outlook would finally work properly! How could it get on there when Automatic updates are swited off,i mean,by me switching that off im blatanly telling microsoft i do not want updates,but they forced WGA.exe onto my computer,im not suprised now when i restart my computer i will not be able to log onto XP because it will want me to activate
Is it just me,Or is this a invasion of privacy???