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Old 17-07-2017, 11:02   #1
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Anyone getting this issue with windows 10?

Over the last week or so I've woken up to discover that my PC has opened up firefox and seemingly tried to connect to msftconnecttest.com, which is just a blank page. The first time it did this it was connected to a loss of internet through the night, the second time might be the same but the internet was working by the morning.

I'm assuming this is a normal windows 10 thing, or should I be worried?
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Old 17-07-2017, 11:45   #2
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Over the last week or so I've woken up to discover that my PC has opened up firefox and seemingly tried to connect to msftconnecttest.com, which is just a blank page. The first time it did this it was connected to a loss of internet through the night, the second time might be the same but the internet was working by the morning.

I'm assuming this is a normal windows 10 thing, or should I be worried?
On Win10 I think that is the domain it uses to check if an internet connection is available.
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Cool, thanks I assumed it was the internet losing connection in the night and the OS checking, but it's weird that it doesn't do so in the background or something rather than opening your default browser!
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Technically, its a Windows 7 thing.

https://www.ghacks.net/2014/02/07/di...prove-privacy/
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Technically, its a Windows 7 thing.

https://www.ghacks.net/2014/02/07/di...prove-privacy/
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http://www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt (for Windows 10 version 1507 and 1511, also known as Threshold 1 and Threshold 2/November update)
http://www.msftconnecttest.com/connecttest.txt (from version 1607, also known as the Redstone/Anniversary update onwards)
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Well.... sort of..... ish......
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