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New GWX naggers to hide in Windows Update:


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#1 brainout

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 11:04 AM

MSFT has come up with new GWX naggers, new KBs, article here.

The KBs come through Windows Update:

The one TO HIDE/REFUSE for Win7 is https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112343
The one to HIDE/REFUSE for Win8 is https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112336


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Posted 03 December 2015 - 07:11 PM

I saw that KB3112336 in my updates a few days back, hid it. I'm glad you posted this here it reminded me about that, I'll go and add a little post about this onto my updates monitoring thread, I saw the description back on tuesday when I saw the update but haven't been to this site since a date earlier than then. Note however that I expect KB3112336 will only be offered to windows 8.1 users, PROBABLY not to windows 8.0 users.

Edited by rp88, 03 December 2015 - 07:11 PM.

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 08:18 PM

Good points, rp88.  Actually, I was thinking of you when I posted this;  I owe you and the other fine BC folks so much! 

 

I know how you like to keep up with things.  Haven't seen any other articles on it, except I think one by Woody Leonhard later on today.  But I can't find it now.  I think it was in Infoworld?


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 06:29 PM

I'm glad I came back by here; still got the GWX control panel. So far so good. then I saw that kb..... and thought "well Icicles, stupid microsoft! trying to sneak in another payload my laptop and internet CANNOT handle ?"

 

thankyou Brainout!


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 08:08 PM

I have adopted the following strategy on my W7 machine.

 

- Set all updates to manual, ie, 'check but let me choose'

- Accept all security updates, and all MSS virus definitions, etc.

- Everything else, manually check, not only the info given, but the 'find out more'.

- if anything remotely smacks of W10 or telemetry, I reject it and hide it.

 

Is this a good strategy ? It's been working good so far, and its not really that laborious.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 08:48 PM

I have adopted the following strategy on my W7 machine.

 

- Set all updates to manual, ie, 'check but let me choose'

- Accept all security updates, and all MSS virus definitions, etc.

- Everything else, manually check, not only the info given, but the 'find out more'.

- if anything remotely smacks of W10 or telemetry, I reject it and hide it.

 

Is this a good strategy ? It's been working good so far, and its not really that laborious.

I think you're on the right track


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:16 PM

Found this in a read a day ago!  KB2670838 is bundled with IE11


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 05:45 AM

Found this in a read a day ago!  KB2670838 is bundled with IE11

Hi OldPhil.

 

I checked, and yes, it was installed on my W7 machine on 26 09 15. But it says nothing about IE11, and shows as 'Update to Microsoft Windows', and, as I accept only important ones, I assume it would have been tagged as that.

 

I'm wondering now what it was, and if I should uninstall it ?


 

I have adopted the following strategy on my W7 machine.

 

- Set all updates to manual, ie, 'check but let me choose'

- Accept all security updates, and all MSS virus definitions, etc.

- Everything else, manually check, not only the info given, but the 'find out more'.

- if anything remotely smacks of W10 or telemetry, I reject it and hide it.

 

Is this a good strategy ? It's been working good so far, and its not really that laborious.

I think you're on the right track

 

Yes, thanks.


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 05:47 AM

MSFT has come up with new GWX naggers, new KBs, article here.

The KBs come through Windows Update:

The one TO HIDE/REFUSE for Win7 is https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112343
The one to HIDE/REFUSE for Win8 is https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112336

Just done a about 15 updates manually, and no kb3112343 was included. It may be coming though ?


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 05:48 AM

PS, what is GWX, and what does KB stand for ?


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 06:05 AM

 

Found this in a read a day ago!  KB2670838 is bundled with IE11

Hi OldPhil.
 
I checked, and yes, it was installed on my W7 machine on 26 09 15. But it says nothing about IE11, and shows as 'Update to Microsoft Windows', and, as I accept only important ones, I assume it would have been tagged as that.
 
I'm wondering now what it was, and if I should uninstall it ?

 

I have adopted the following strategy on my W7 machine.
 
- Set all updates to manual, ie, 'check but let me choose'
- Accept all security updates, and all MSS virus definitions, etc.
- Everything else, manually check, not only the info given, but the 'find out more'.
- if anything remotely smacks of W10 or telemetry, I reject it and hide it.
 
Is this a good strategy ? It's been working good so far, and its not really that laborious.

I think you're on the right track

 

Yes, thanks.

 

Here is the link about the update hidden in IE 11plus even more help: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/updates-to-hide-to-prevent-windows-10-upgrade-disable-telemetry.780476/


Edited by OldPhil, 13 December 2015 - 07:08 AM.

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 06:24 AM

OK, I read the link. We might be talking at cross purposes here.

Are you saying it has to do with W10 update naggers (as per the OP).

I didn't see that anywhere in the link, only reference to IE11 which I do have, so it looks like this one is neccessary.


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 07:02 AM

OK, I read the link. We might be talking at cross purposes here.

Are you saying it has to do with W10 update naggers (as per the OP).

I didn't see that anywhere in the link, only reference to IE11 which I do have, so it looks like this one is neccessary.

I read it as a KB they slipped in with 11, I will see if I can contact the author for clarification and also to thank him.


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:10 AM

GWX is an acronym formed from Get Windows X [Roman Numeral Ten].  I never have known or cared what the KB at the beginning of every Microsoft Windows Update I've ever seen stood for, but will now be curious as to whether it does have some meaning.


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:36 AM

It was my understanding that "KB" meant "Knowledge Base".

Thanks for the info OldPhil.




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