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Microsoft's Windows 10 Torrent-U-Like updates GULP DOWN your precious bandwidth

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: @Charles 9 - Torrent is as Torrent Does...

"That's a relief for me because I always disable UPnP on my gateway/router and on any device that offers the bloody damn thing."

I just used it as an example, since it's a common setting on P2P programs to allow for ease of use. If Microsoft was hell-bent on this, they'll probably employ a middleman system like Skype and Live use to get around a double-NAT situation. And credits to milos it uses the same address(es) as legitimate web connections to known Microsoft and/or partner sites, meaning you can't block the middleman connections without blocking legitimate sites: again, collateral damage.

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