Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number. Today windows 8. However, since windows 8. Funny though, I'm able to connect just fine though explorer and firefox on the desktop with no problem at all.
It's funny and equally sad that year marks the end of the Windows OS for a lot of people. The most egregious, of course, is a total abandonment of any form of privacy and control. Firstly, Microsoft openly stated that pervasive data collection will be present in any Windows version starting from Windows 10, and as a host of research on the Internet shows, this data collection cannot be disabled using official means. If you decide to disable total tracking including keyboard scanning and voice recording you'll have to disable over a hundred different Internet addresses and then no one guarantees that a new Windows update doesn't add new hosts because Microsoft surely is not interested in losing such a lucrative feature meant for Big Brother agencies. Read the rest of the article for official Microsoft statements and for various information on how Windows breaches your privacy and how you might try to control it it's almost futile btw.