Something creepy about Windows 7...
HonestGamer posted on Jan 11, 2011 11:07:50 AM - Report post
I may be one of the guys who doesn't know about it or this maybe news to many of us, if not all.
Did you know that Windows 7 snapshots your screen every third second? And it stores those images in a hidden folder "ProgramData" in the drive where Windows was installed. Here, the images are located in a folder which is of your Windows Login Username.
Creepy, huh? I really don't know if Microsoft is monitoring our computer activity or is it just doing it for reference purpose. I just figured this out right now so please explain if you know what exactly this "Feature" is and what does it do.
[Edited by HonestGamer, 1/11/2011 11:08:49 AM]
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blabla90102 posted on Jan 11, 2011 11:25:24 AM - Report post
It is the junction point for c:\Documents and Settings\Users\All Users ... Can you specify whats so creepy on it?
Devillord2009 posted on Jan 11, 2011 11:42:02 AM - Report post
saurabhfzd posted on Jan 11, 2011 11:46:58 AM - Report post
it feels creepy because its personal. what u have or don't have on ur desktop is ur business and whats stopping microsoft or someone associated with/through them gaining access to ur desktop via OS updates etc. or perhaps someone...someday decides to hack into microsoft and get to know everything there is to know about u.
[Edited by saurabhfzd, 1/11/2011 11:55:23 AM]
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Devillord2009 posted on Jan 11, 2011 2:35:23 PM - Report post
****, i have camera on my PC, what will microsoft do with my pictures(no nude, sex stuff on my PC)
Source citation is requested (where did you get this information)?. I just did a mass search on my ProgramData folder and no pictures of my desktop/webcam were found. Sounds to me like a hoax.
You can manually navigate to the folder via:
If you can access it from a Linux Distribution, it does not exist (and there was no folder with my username).
[Edited by Neo7, 1/11/2011 2:53:20 PM]
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Varacka posted on Jan 11, 2011 3:04:08 PM - Report post
edit: seems on 7 alot uses it and there is a microshaft folder there too
[Edited by dssas, 1/11/2011 3:11:34 PM]
edit 2: and only pics there are my default windows pics of flowers etc
[Edited by dssas, 1/11/2011 3:12:36 PM]
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