So I have been using the firewall from Symantec Endpoint Protection to analyze and block telemetry collected my Microsoft. I have recognized a trend.
The standard feedback client tries to connect to:
If that fails, Feedback SUIF(unsure about the acronym) tries to connect to:
If that fails, windows tries to send the data using the Windows Problem Reporting(WerMgr) to:
watson.telemetry.microsoft.comIt tries this method TWICE
Upon failing all of those steps it decides to get nasty and displays the
Activate Windows watermark in the lower right hand corner.
Why would it display this watermark if it simply fails to send telemetry data? Is there any way to block the data being sent without causing the watermark to show up?
Some additional info:
I am running
Insider Preview Microsoft Windows Version 10.0.11102
I was originally blocking the telemetry data in the release version without the watermark occurring, things seem to have changed. The attempts to send data have become more blatant and more frequent.