We are still actively working on the spam issue.
There's a warning about win10 style spyware in win7. This is good, but it contains a link to some mega.co.nz link for a solution. This has problems:
- mega.co.nz might go the way of megaupload.com and become a dead link.
- It's not an official website, so it's to be instinctively untrusted.
Is there an official link for this software? Everything I can DuckDuckGo references back to a ghacks.net article (lol). If the developer can't even make a github page I'd be more suspicious of his program than I would of a Win7 iso on KickAss Torrents by a trusted uploader (which all claim to have skipped the spyware updates).
Updating Windows 7 with WSUS
I have been trying to find the best way to update a fresh install of Windows 7. Preferably a way that avoids Windows 10 bloat. I came across this program, which allows you to download and install selected updates for various versions of Windows. I have downloaded the updates but I have not installed them yet. Ill post my results once I try.
Is WSUS Offline Update a good way to update Win7? Because if it is we should probably include it in the guide (I can write an article on it).
Here's a link: http://www.wsusoffline.net/
- Strangely enough when I tried to update my PC, my PC restored itself to a previous point where few things were installed. I have no idea why it did this. WSUS seemed to be doing its job, installing updates, but I question why it restored itself like it did. Luckily I made a restore point before running WSUS, so I have all of my files back.
- Can anyone provide any insight on why this happened? --Theredpikmin (talk) 20:52, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
- Since I don't use Windows, I can't say whether it is a good way or not. But, I guess we can have more options on updating Windows 7, good and bad (NOT malicious). (Although, please, do some test before confirming it work or not.) 11:49, 22 June 2016 (EDT)
The Aegis Script is dead. The guy deleted his account and uploaded version 1.18 to Github, saying some stuff about voat censorship. Bottom line, the script is dead.
We need to reflect that and/or start developing it ourselves. It is the one defense we have against Normies without OSPEC, as —with knowing the horrors of Windows 10— the illegal spyware functionality they ported to it endangers all users around them and on the internet (e.g. their active IRC chat session). We need to demand normies at least run this script. It needs to be actively developed, and someone needs to take the reins.
The situation is a direct parallel to the movie The Net, except much more wide-scale and much more dangerous. This danger is extended through the modern frequent use of the computer. In addition to this, it is not only government computers being attacked via a Trojan Horse (like in the movie), but in fact everyone, as in 1996 the internet and computers were really in their infancy and not yet adapted to mainstream use. Now, computers are entirely an everyday part of life. The Trojan Horse in the movie was virus scanning software, but now it is an actual system in its entirety, something out of pure fantasy in 1996.
The Windows 10 system is a Trojan Horse designed to harm and steal the information of not only the users of the system, but of everyone around it. This underlying rootkit-like software was later ported to Windows 7 through Windows 8 Service Pack 1 via Windows Update. Because these systems were not designed to be data-mining machines (which I know is technically up to debate, but I mean the fundamentals), the rootkit could easily be removed again. This is why we need this script. Who is going to take the reins? It is an urgent matter that is honestly —and not exaggerating— perhaps a matter of National Security and public safety.
Hopefully Microsoft will be tried for Treason, and will eventually end the Windows system all together. For now, the script is a top priority (other than ensuring no one uses Windows 10, nor uses Windows 10 around you).
--Se7en (talk) 00:17, 27 June 2016 (EDT)