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Old 05-22-2016, 12:54 AM   #2652899  /  #1
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Default The Windows 10 Upgrade virus.

I have one computer running Win 8.1 and another running Win 7. Both are too old [not enough memory or speed to run Windows X].
Apart from going to the M$ website and comparing Win X system requirements with the specs of my two computers, I have actually tried to upgrade both if only to get rid of the annoying appearance of the Win X upgrade icon.
So I fired up Task manager and stopped the GWX.exe program from running, then I dug down to the guts and re-named GWX.exe and friends in the Windows system folder.
But it still comes back. It would be a wonderful idea if the user could nominate certain programs as malware, and the anti-virus proggie deletes any downloads.
Jesus Christ I hate push technology that one cannot control.

Any ideas?
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Old 05-22-2016, 05:50 AM   #2652938  /  #2
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I can't really remember what I did but I eventually got it to work. I know at least one part of the process was removing the KB3035583 update and telling Windows not to install it again, but I don't remember the details. I found this link in my bookmarks so I might have done what they say here: http://malwareprotectioncenter.com/2...et-windows-10/

Also after a little bit of googling I found this GWX Control Panel program being mentioned often.

http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

One thing I don't see right now is the instruction on how to delete the Win10 files that have already been downloaded. Seems like I did that too. Good luck.
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:13 AM   #2652957  /  #3
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I can't really remember what I did but I eventually got it to work. I know at least one part of the process was removing the KB3035583 update and telling Windows not to install it again, but I don't remember the details. I found this link in my bookmarks so I might have done what they say here: http://malwareprotectioncenter.com/2...et-windows-10/

Also after a little bit of googling I found this GWX Control Panel program being mentioned often.

http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

One thing I don't see right now is the instruction on how to delete the Win10 files that have already been downloaded. Seems like I did that too. Good luck.
Thanks very much for that.

As for deleting the GWX files already downloaded:

1. Use task manager to end the process.
2. Rename the files.
3. delete the files.
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:53 AM   #2652958  /  #4
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or save this bat file and run it, then reboot

Code:
cd C:\Windows\System32
wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3022345 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:2976978 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:2977759 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /KB:3035583 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3004394 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:2918614 /quiet /norestart
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:47 PM   #2653019  /  #5
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Break the one with Windows 8

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Old 05-22-2016, 09:23 PM   #2653121  /  #6
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Had the same problem, GWX control panel took care of it for good:

http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/
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Yup, it worked great.
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