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It's Windows update Tuesday
#1
And two updates stand out.
KB3123862 and KB3135445.

Looks like another attempt to push W10.

Comments?

Are those the only bad actors you'all have found?

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#2
The first one looks like it Microsoft malware.

KB3123862 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3123862

KB3135445 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3135445
Listed as an update to windows update. They are getting cryptic with their filenames but searching the interwebs on it, there are some that believe the update is to promote updating to 10 through WU others feel it is a fix to WU.

"KB 3135445 is a new patch -- at least, a new patch number -- that's supposed to help exorcise the monsters in the Windows 7 update program. Unfortunately, it contains many of the same files that were in KB 2990214, and it may well be tarred by the same brush that I mentioned back in April 2015."

Here is the link to the article he mentioned in April: http://www.infoworld.com/article/2910739...tches.html



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I've stopped updating Windows 7. I just use it for decoding a trunked radio system now. Smile


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#4
Thanks Alan. I'm still updating; but any file described as an upgrade rather that a security patch gets hidden before I do an update.
MSoft is really shooting themselves in the foot. W10 is Vista Version 2.0 -- no one wants it.
Plus, trying to go to a monthly subscription model for Office (365) is just greed.
That's why I'm sticking with Office 2007.

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#5
(02-09-2016, 05:28 PM)justMongo Wrote: W10 is Vista Version 2.0 -- no one wants it.

I still have a laptop with Vista on it hidden away somewhere - it worked reliably for me though I prefer windows 7. But I never felt the dire need to upgrade it.

And I like Windows 10 fine, better than 7 in my experience.

Quote:That's why I'm sticking with Office 2007.

I put the new version on my most recent computer since I can't find the original disks for 2007 and even if I could I'd have to wait days for it to update. The charge right now is under eight bucks a month Canadian. I suppose it will go higher as our dollar falls. I don't mind a few bucks a month.

On the other hand I see no need to upgrade from 2007 on my other computers, even the one that has Windows 10. And LibreOffice is fine too, and free if you don't mind a slightly old fashioned user interface.

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I went to Office 2013 and that's where I will stay. It works for what I use it for.


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#7
On my Windows 10 box, the latest build (10586) has been out for a bit but my computer didn't pick it up. I forced it to update today.

[Image: IMG-20160210-00191.jpg]

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Then something about it couldn't do that... and started calling me Dave. WTH?!

[Image: IMG-20160210-00195.jpg]

Dielaughing

BTW, the right side monitor, the AOC, is horrible. Never by one of those.


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#8
I've modified some existing code to do a wholesale delete of the updates, including the two latest posted above. The code uses a free Microsoft PowerShell addon module. It's not totally required, it just helps. I'm listing the code here for anyone that would like it. Just save it with a ".bat" suffix instead a ".txt", Run it from either a command prompt, or better, from a PowerShell prompt(All Programs->Accessories->Windows PowerShell). To use the PowerShell, use the command line: "./filename.bat

Last Edited 2/14/2016@15:52
(Corrected some typos and added a more detailed status listing)

/* The Code: */

@echo off
cls
echo.
echo NO WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
echo.
echo Uninstalls and hides the following hotfixes in conjunction with
echo advertisements of Windows 10 on Windows 7/8/8.1 computers:
echo KB2952664, B2976978, KB2977759, KB2990214, KB3021917, KB3022345, KB3035583, KB3044374, KB3068708, KB3075249, KB3080149, KB3083324, KB3083710, KB3090045, KB3112343, KB3123862, KB3135445


echo Requirements
echo.
echo + Must be run from an elevated prompt
echo + Working Internet connection (to reach Microsoft Windows Update)
echo + PSWindowsUpdate in sub-directory of same name relative to this script
echo Download: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/sc...dff796b0bc
echo.

at > nul
if not %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (
echo Error: Need administrative privileges, aborting.
goto :eof
)

echo Press Ctrl-C to cancel, Enter to continue
pause >nul

cd /d %~dp0

echo.
echo * Killing GWX.exe
taskkill /f /im GWX.exe /T

echo.
echo * Listing any installed crapware hotfix KBs
powershell get-hotfix -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -id KB2952664,KB2976978,KB2977759,KB2990214,KB3021917,KB3022345,KB3035583,KB3044374,KB3068708,KB3075249,KB3080149,KB3083324,KB3083710,KB3090045,KB3112343,KB3123862,KB3135445


echo * Uninstalling Microsoft Malware, hang tight

echo.
echo KB3035583 (Windows 7/8/8.1)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3035583 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB2952664 (Windows 7 only)
wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet /norestart
echo Did it work? If not, try this manually in an elevated prompt:
echo ^> dism /online /get-packages ^| findstr KB2952664
echo ^> dism /online /remove-package /PackageNameTongueackage_for_KB2952664~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.3
echo (of all packages found; this update is one bad boy)

echo.
echo KB2976978 (Windows 8/8.1 only)
wusa /uninstall /kb:2976978 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB3021917 (Windows 7 only)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3021917 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB2897779 (Windows 7 only)
wusa /uninstall /kb:287779 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB2990214 (Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2)
wusa /uninstall /kb:2990214 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB3022345 (Windows 7/8/8.1/Server 2008 and 2012)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3022345 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB3044374 (Windows 8.1 only)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3044374 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB3068708 (Windows 7 only)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB3075249 (Windows 7/8/8.1)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB3080149 (Windows 7/8/8.1/Server 2008 and 2012)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB3083324 (Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083324 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB3083710 (Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083710 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB3090045 (Windows 7/8/8.1)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3090045 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB3112343 (Windows 7/ Windows Server 2008 R2)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3112343 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB3123862 (Windows 7/8/8.1)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3123862 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo KB3135445 (Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3135445 /quiet /norestart

echo.
echo * Hiding crapware hotfix KBs in Windows Update, this will take a moment
echo NOTE: Confirm with Y or A when asked
echo.


powershell -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -NoLogo ^
-Command "Import-Module %~dp0\PSWindowsUpdate ; Hide-WUUpdate -KBArticleID KB2952664,KB2976978,KB2977759,KB2990214,KB3021917,KB3022345,KB3035583,KB3044374,KB3068708,KB3075249,KB3080149,KB3083324,KB3083710,KB3090045,KB3112343,KB3123862,KB3135445"

echo.

echo Status Parameters:
echo D = Downloaded I = Installed M = Mandatory
echo H = Hidden U = Uninstallable B = Beta
echo.
echo All done, hit Enter to reboot.
pause >nul

shutdown /r /f /t 0

/* End of code */
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Nice work. I'll try this on my 7 box see if it finds any I missed.


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