Windows Error Reporting
The Windows Error Reporting (WER) mechanism provides Microsoft a means to obtain feedback on application and operating system crashes. Before any data is sent, the user is presented with the WER dialog and given a choice of whether the error-reporting data should be sent. The user can also select the click here link to see what data is to be sent. Figure 4.3 provides an example of a WER dialog.
Figure 4.3. Windows Error Reporting dialog
When WER sends error information to Microsoft, there is a chance that sensitive data could be included. For this reason, users and administrators may want to manage which applications report ...