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dcoplien

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I just got a pop-up warning saying windows firewall blocked my touch keyboard on public networks. Is this new? All windows touch or just SP4?? I have never had that happen before. I usually don't take my keyboard with me.
 

GreyFox7

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This an official MS TypeCover keyboard or a bluetooth variety?

The TypeCover of course uses a physical (pseudo USB) connector so that message doesn't make much sense in that context.
 
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dcoplien

dcoplien

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Oh, that doesn't make any sense either, at least not logically.

Perhaps a keylogger ??? Id scan with malwarebytes.
I did and it found nothing. The message made it sound like this could be a newly discovered glitch in Windows. I left where I was. Next time I go back I will try and remember to unblock it in the firewall then write down the full message.
 
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dcoplien

dcoplien

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All I could find on it was a number of people that had the same problem (on a surface) in 2013. The response was via private message so that didn't help. One person implied it was updating the touch software which didn't make that much sense. At least I know I am not the only one that has received the message but appear to be the most recent.
 

jnjroach

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Microsoft's Touch Keyboard send anonymous data back to help predictive typing and auto correct.... it is in the Privacy and EULA...
 
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dcoplien

dcoplien

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My internet went down so I set my phone as a hotspot. It was blocked. Called the carrier and was told ALL internet in my area was blocked. After my internet connection came back on, I tried the hotspot again and it worked. Something must be going on locally. I have noticed for two days slow connections from Charter and AT&T. Whatever it is may be why I got a warning that I never had before and I have used that connection hundreds of times.
 
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