Reply to post: Re: Hard-coded?

Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: Hard-coded?

They do, but it's the same IP that hosts various Microsoft services, meaning you can't block at the IP level without collateral damage. And before you say, "Who needs them?" one of them could be Windows Update, which is the mechanism for pushing security updates.

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