"That worked for a few weeks, then MS came out with NEW updates to put it back"
That's why one must NEVER let updates be downloaded or installed automatically, have them manual so you can make sure that only the trusted few get installed, that way the nasty updates never even get downloaded. Each time they re-release you hide them, because updates are set NOT to download without your permission it doesn't matter if you don't know about the nasty re-releases for days, they'll still never get onto your system. You don't so much "uninstall A,B and C and hope to catch D in time" rather you install nothing but X,Y and Z which are proper updates doing good things. When D comes out it won't be downloaded, but when you next check updates you'll see it listed as available then hide it. Let's not argue about this, we're both in agreement that KB3035583 and the other GWX things are not welcome. If we have disagreement on method, well best for everyone to use both methods, a double layer against GWX. I think that manual methods can help compliment it, But I agree that GWX control panel is helpful.
Edited by rp88, 29 March 2016 - 06:10 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