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by brhalltx
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Microsoft Hijacking
Replies: 41
Views: 9064

Re: Microsoft Hijacking

KB2952664
KB2976978
KB3035583
KB3139929 / KB3146449

The last is an Internet Explorer "security update" that then installs KB3146449.
by brhalltx
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Microsoft Hijacking
Replies: 41
Views: 9064

Re: Microsoft Hijacking

bigity wrote:Or just upgrade to 10, which is really far superior - granted, there are a few things you may want to disable.

:D
You can't disable all of it (well, you could block with a firewall like NetLimiter); it'll still phone home to ~45 servers without your permission even if you turn off everything you can turn off in the user interface.

https://voat.co/v/technology/comments/835741
by brhalltx
Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Microsoft Hijacking
Replies: 41
Views: 9064

Re: Microsoft Hijacking

ELB wrote:Now we are at war. I put off as late as possible to give me time to read the articles and figure out how to disinfect my computer. Not what I want to spend my time at work doing. :banghead: When I have a few minutes to do other stuff I want to be on TexasCHLforum, not some geek mechanic website!
Go to http://www.ultimateoutsider.com and get the GWX Control Panel. (Someone mentioned it above.) Use it to turn off all Windows 10 features, delete the Windows 10 installer, then turn off automatic updates.
by brhalltx
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Microsoft Hijacking
Replies: 41
Views: 9064

Re: Microsoft Hijacking

DocV wrote:So Microsoft is running a Windows 10 bot net? :biggrinjester:
Pretty much.
by brhalltx
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Microsoft Hijacking
Replies: 41
Views: 9064

Re: Microsoft Hijacking

If you have automatic updates turned on (on a Windows 7 or later non Enterprise version), you'll get Windows 10 whether you want it or not. They may turn that on for Enterprise versions too at some point.
The installer is probably already on your computer, and Microsoft is using your computer to distribute Windows 10 to others.

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