Originally Posted by basa
IMO whilst probably not spyware in the generally accepted sense of the term in that it is installed by consent of the end user, it sure as hell in my mind is checking through your PC and reporting back to MS.
It's only installed by user consent in the very loosest of terms. Now that it's in the mainstream updates, the number of PCs that will just have had it installed without really telling the user what's being installed is through the roof.
Or are you referring to the part of the SP2 license agreement which basically says MS can do what they want when they want to your PC and if it destroys your PC, your business and your life in the process it's not their fault?