Sorry, Aura, but THERE WERE THREE EXTRA GWX updates in my 64-bit Win7 updates this morning, not merely 3035583. They were billed out as 'important' and 'security', but are not.
So for someone who's a newbie, best to just turn them off. More risk to click on the GWX icon by mistake and trash the machine from a GWX installer, than from any possible malware. Think of newbies and how they won't know to backup first. I told my business partner to turn Win7 updates OFF, hoping he knows how. Cuz I hate Chitown summers, and if he gets that thing he'll click on it not knowing what it is and I'll have to fly up there. 100 degrees here in Houston (today) is better than 80 degrees in Chicago...
WINDOWS INSTALLERS NEVER PROPERLY WARN YOU TO BACK UP YOUR MACHINE FIRST. Or, they only say it once and in small print. THIS is the biggest threat to people today and in the coming months. They should have instead done the notification as a popup with link YOU go to, not an auto download the unaware can click on!
That iso download link NickAu and you furnished is ideal for newbies. It requires thought and reading, there's no auto anything. So they are more protected, and have to think for themselves. So likely won't do anything harmful. Plus -- a MAJOR plus -- it provides MEDIA, which no Windows machine can afford to be without.
Whoever invented that GWX in the system tray, needs to be put out to pasture. Really thoughtless thing to do.
Edited by brainout, 29 July 2015 - 08:47 AM.