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Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75

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tonyblair
Posted (edited)

To get rid of Mozilla-Microsoft Telemetry add these lines in your C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file :

#  telemetry mozilla
127.0.0.1 box.com
127.0.0.1 firefox.com
127.0.0.1 mozilla.com
127.0.0.1 mozilla.net
127.0.0.1 mozilla.org
127.0.0.1 mozillademos.org
127.0.0.1 mozillazine.org
127.0.0.1 firebase.google.com
127.0.0.1 www.adjust.com
127.0.0.1 www.leanplum.com

# end for mozilla

 

# start for microsoft
127.0.0.1 vortex.data.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 vortex-win.data.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
127.0.0.1 oca.telemetry.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
127.0.0.1 sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
127.0.0.1 watson.telemetry.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 watson.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
127.0.0.1 redir.metaservices.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 choice.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 choice.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
127.0.0.1 df.telemetry.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 services.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 sqm.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 telemetry.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 watson.ppe.telemetry.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 telemetry.appex.bing.net
127.0.0.1 telemetry.urs.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 telemetry.appex.bing.net:443
127.0.0.1 settings-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 survey.watson.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 watson.live.com
127.0.0.1 watson.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 statsfe2.ws.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 corpext.msitadfs.glbdns2.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 compatexchange.cloudapp.net
127.0.0.1 cs1.wpc.v0cdn.net
127.0.0.1 a-0001.a-msedge.net
127.0.0.1 statsfe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net
127.0.0.1 diagnostics.support.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 corp.sts.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 statsfe1.ws.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 pre.footprintpredict.com
127.0.0.1 i1.services.social.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 i1.services.social.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
127.0.0.1 bingads.microsoft.com
127.0.0.1 www.bingads.microsoft.com
## END Windows 10 privacy settings ##

Edited by tonyblair

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Karlston
28 minutes ago, tonyblair said:

To get rid of Mozilla-Microsoft Telemetry add these lines in your C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file

 

Looks like a scattergun approach to a problem needing just a scalpel. :)

 

Those will do more than stop Firefox telemetry, probably also prevent any Firefox and add-on updates.

 

And not sure what Microsoft sites have to do with Firefox/Mozilla telemetry.

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tonyblair
Posted (edited)

Hi Karlston,

1- They will not prevent Firefox and add-on updates (checked by myself)

2- I added Microsoft for those who are annoyed by Telemetry and wants really to stop it. (it is a bonus)

I agree with you about the calibre of the gun :tank:

 

ps: it is not easy to get the listing of those servers. and as you see they are a lot of them

Edited by tonyblair

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cosy

Firefox Default Browser Agent task doesn't seem to exist on a PC with Windows 10 LTSC.

I have just checked on PC running the same version of Firefox, but couldn't locate it.

I will try to check on another running Windows 10 Pro.

Nevertheless, thank you for then Tip on this

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Karlston
1 hour ago, cosy said:

I have just checked on PC running the same version of Firefox, but couldn't locate it.

 

20 minutes ago, Nastrahl said:

I can't find it either.

 

According to the article, the task is there only if Telemetry is enabled.

 

Do you have Telemetry enabled?

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cosy
17 minutes ago, Karlston said:

Do you have Telemetry enabled?

 

I always disable this during and after the set up, maybe that is why it is not there.

BUT, it is good to know this in advance.

My PCs as an insider are always set up differently as opposed to those who are not inside the system 😀

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cyberloner

only chrome do that.... i don't see any task in my ltsc 2019

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dee.pee
Posted (edited)
6 hours ago, Karlston said:

 

 

According to the article, the task is there only if Telemetry is enabled.

 

Do you have Telemetry enabled?

 

Running Win 10 Pro 64b 1909.

Telemetry in Firefox Options was disabled by myself after installing v75, as I looked at all Options after each new update.

After reading this thread, I just checked Task Scheduled and Firefox Default Browser Agent was enabled ans has run yesterday .... just apply right-click and disabled.

Edited by dee.pee

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tonyblair
Posted (edited)

Here an update to the Mozilla listing in hosts file :

please add this line too

127.0.0.1 incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org

 

I disassembled the Agent , here is the call to the server inside the program

402226711_mozillatelemetryserver2.thumb.jpg.f87ce777bbe75331d1ae5608b7c34657.jpg

 

 

739981787_mozillatelemetryserver.thumb.jpg.1aed45ae72dbc68b28838ba59989a802.jpg

Edited by tonyblair

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egoist

Nice find.

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Nastrahl

A better way would be to have a firewall that resolves hostnames and accept wildcards to block *telemetry*

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Tux 528
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(This may be a stupid question, but why would you want to immediately disable Firefox telemetry as soon as it is integrated? Apart from the fact that it's actually not very clear, Mozilla has always defended the protection of privacy with Firefox...)
In fact, I've just seen their privacy policy and it collects data such as IP address, operating system, number of tabs and number of web pages visited, number and types of add-ons installed, etc. I'm going to disable it too.

On the one hand, I'm not too worried about this telemetry, compared to what Google or Microsoft are currently doing with all our data. <_<

Edited by Tux 528

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