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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 08:01 PM
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I've got Microsoft doing unauthorised downloads of KBs into my Win 7 Home Edition computer. I don't know about this until I shut the computer down when I see it doing the embedding process.

I go through this list of KBs every few days and delete any of them that are in my computer and then reboot.

KB2505438 (Although it claims to fix performance issues, it often breaks fonts)
KB2670838 (The EVIL Update, breaks AERO on Windows 7 and makes some fonts on websites fuzzy, Windows 7 specific update
KB2882822 (Very fishy update that just popped up with not enough detail about it)
KB2902907 (Microsoft Security Essentials)
KB2952664 Meant to help users navigate the transition from Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 and 8.1, and Windows 7 RTM (respectively) to Windows 10
KB2952664 ("Get Windows 10" Assistant)
KB2976978 Meant to help users navigate the transition from Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 and 8.1, and Windows 7 RTM (respectively) to Windows 10
KB2977759 Meant to help users navigate the transition from Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 and 8.1, and Windows 7 RTM (respectively) to Windows 10
KB2977759 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB2990214 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB3012973 (Force Trigger Download and Install of Windows 10)
KB3015249 (Adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 7 & Windows 8)
KB3021917 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation + Telemetry)
KB3022345 (Telemetry)
KB3035583 (GWX Update installs the "Get Windows 10" app in Windows 7 & Windows 8)
KB3042058 (Microsoft claims its a security update but it contains Winlogon Spying)
KB3044374 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8 systems)
KB3050267 (Windows 10 upgrade preparation but also adds the option in GPEDIT to disable Windows 10 upgrade altogether so you may want to actually install this)
KB3064683 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3065987 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3065988 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3068708 (Telemetry)
KB3072318 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3074677 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3074677 (Telemetry)
KB3075851 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3075853 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3080149 (Telemetry)
KB3081437 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3081454 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3081954 (Telemetry Update for Windows 7)
KB3083324 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB3083325 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3083710 (Update for the Windows Update client with sketchy details for Windows 7, see this thread)
KB3083711 (Update for the Windows Update client with sketchy details for Windows 8, see this thread)
KB3086255 Flagged as an Important update. It disables SafeDisc games in Windows Vista, 7, and 8/8.1)
KB3088195 (Miscorosft Claims it's a security update but also has a key logger on the Kernel Level)
KB3090045 (Windows 10 Upgrade Update for Windows 7/8)
KB3093983 (Microsoft claims it's a security update but it contains IE spying)
KB3102810 (Fixes an issue regarding long wait while searching for Windows Updates but also has Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB3102812 (Fixes an issue regarding long wait while searching for Windows Updates but also has Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3107998 (Removes Lenovo USB Blocker)
KB3112336 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3112343 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3118401 Allows Windows 10 dependant Universal Runtime apps to run on earlier versions of Windows.
KB3123862 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7 & 8)
KB3133977 Can cause Asus PCs to freeze
KB3135445 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3135449 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3138612 (Fishy update to for Windows Updates)
KB3138612 (Security update for IE11 which adds Windows 10 preparation.)
KB3139929 (Fishy update for Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 Upgrade) - (Security update for IE11 which adds Windows 10 preparation.)
KB3146449 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7/8)
KB3148198 (Cumulative update for IE11. Includes previous Windows 10 preparation.)
KB3150513 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7/8)
KB3197868 November, 2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3197868)
KB3197868 Prevents access to Torrent sites
KB3177725 Microsoft admits to distributing Windows printing bugs
KB3176493 Microsoft admits to distributing Windows printing bugs in KB 3177725 and KB 3176493

It seems that microsoft and i will be playing install and uninstall 4-5 times a week. MY ISP plan is 15gb per month, so not only is this time consuming but its also likely to run away with my bandwidth and I need every bit of it I can get for me.

What I wold like to get hold of is a free bandwidth monitor tracker that would enable to me to identify when microsoft is installing KBs or, identify them and ban them in some way. Needs to be easy to use and visual in appearance as what i know about this sort of thing could be written on an ants little toe nail.

Is there such a thing?

Thanks for all help.




posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 08:14 PM
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It's Win 7. Can't you just turn off auto updates? It's a lot easier on 7 than it is on 10. That allows you to pick and choose. Auto updates on Win 10 is a lot harder to control. Never go there if you don't have to.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 08:16 PM
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Turn updates off and leave it off.

Then install a program called Never10.

Job done.

P



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: Azureblue

Microsoft is sneaky.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: Jdennis10

Microsoft is feasting on the hand that feeds it.

The people have noticed.

Not good tactics. Microsoft should remember that it is not too big to fail.

P



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

You have a great point, I have a Windows 10 computer with many problems. I have a Mac laptop three years old. Not one problem. I use Linux on my old windows and I don't have a problem.

Why does Microsoft have to be so difficult?

Thank you for the reply!



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 09:08 PM
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a reply to: Azureblue


Depending on your browser there might be an add on for it. here's one for FireFox: Source

I suggest overall to just turn off the updates even if you find what's best for you above. Such as explained in this source:


#1: Disabling from Windows Update Center:

This is a easier step and you might be aware of it.

Anyways for those who don’t know, here are the steps…

Go to Start Menu > Control Panel and switch to large icon viewswitching to category view

Now at the end of the list click on “Windows Update”

Windows Update panel will pop up.

More



Also, make sure Win 10 can't install.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 10:29 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
It's Win 7. Can't you just turn off auto updates? It's a lot easier on 7 than it is on 10. That allows you to pick and choose. Auto updates on Win 10 is a lot harder to control. Never go there if you don't have to.


I already have. in the services they are Stopped and Disabled and in the updates section its set to DO NOT UPDATE or whatever it says.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

Thats exactly what I have done and it still updates.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

Thank you for that.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 11:52 PM
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Check out a program called "deep freeze"

I used to deploy it on public computers. You can lock portions of the file system, including the operating system, so reboots reset the files to the state they were at when you locked it.

Great stuff.



posted on Dec, 18 2016 @ 01:32 AM
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Going to give that go, thanks



posted on Dec, 18 2016 @ 02:27 PM
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If you don't like it, and cannot stop it, then don't use it.

There are alternatives to Microsoft.

Otherwise accept it.



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