Post #4, although that works you need to do a bit more as well, furthermore as general advice users should not alter the GWX files until AFTER removing the updates responsible for creating them, this method is helpful but as a part of the cleanup in removing the last gwx traces rather than as the first step in gwx blocking.
Post#3, setting the updates to "manual"("Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them") is absolutely the right thing to do, but one should be once a week really, not once a month. The only updates people actually NEED are security bug fixes and it's important to get them quickly, so check each tuesday or wednesday for them, the chances are that this will result in getting the genuinely needed security updates FASTER than someone with full auto updates would and it will also allow you to avoid the many unwelcome gwx related updates.
Edited by rp88, 06 February 2016 - 02:24 PM.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB