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Why is Malwarebytes not picking up on the very aggressive attempts for users of Windows 7 and 8.1 to change to Windows 10, when obviously they're not ready or don't want to.

I have set my Windows 7 updates such that all of the updates are automatically loaded for installation.  I FULLY expect that ONLY Windows 7 updates should be installed for updating my Windows 7, not updates that Microsoft wish to have installed so that I will change to Windows 10.  For me there is little difference with malware.  As the Windows 10 update, which now stretches to more than that irritating KB3035583 update that I've had to repeatedly uninstall, has caused me to turn off automatic updates and have my Windows on Manual.  There is no transparency on the side of Microsoft as if you check KB3034483 there is no clear description of its attempt to get one to upgrade to Windows 10 either.  And now Microsoft is catching on that there are users getting rid of those updates, they're adding others, like KB2952664.

I also have legitimate Dell software on my computer - like in the same class as Microsoft - legitimate, that if I should have a problem one day, a technician will be able to remotely assess my computer.  Yet Malwarebytes has quarantined that as malware, which I'm very happy with, as I agree that it is a security threat.  BUT, why isn't Malwarebytes quarantining Windows 10 similarly when it is on a Windows 7 system?  I'm not protected by Malwarebytes in this regard and it's a threat to the security of my computer.

I don't want to fiddle with my registry.  I don't mind a certain amount of advertising by Microsoft but PLEASE PLEASE don't use the security update feature to do that to the point of forcing me to upgrade to Windows 10.  I not have to take protective measures to protect myself from inadvertently upgrading.  I'm not ready for upgrading to Windows 10.  I have an old printer, and don't have the time to figure out how to make it work in Windows 10.  I also have very old software that may become obsolete when I change.  I need some time.  And I DON"T MIND to pay for the next Windows.  Microsoft is not doing me any favours here.  Microsoft is presenting a threat to me.  And I want Malwarebytes, for which I'm paying, to check on Microsoft's aggressive attempt to force me to change to Windows 10.  Even to the point of quarantining the changes that Microsoft wants to make to my directory.

Can you please help me here.  I've had to uninstall KB3035583 twice, and hiding it and with each attempt Microsoft attempts to get past that have become more aggressive, like someone is out there to catch people who uninstall it, with other updates.  That is unethical!  If I don't want Windows 10, then I should have a choice in the matter.  I also hate wasting time trying to get out of the updates, and I'm now worrying that having disabled the automatic updates, I've put my computer at risk.  Can Malwarebytes step in please?  Create something in the scans so I can quarantine any Windows 10 changes to my registry that I haven't asked for.

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Why is Malwarebytes not picking up on the very aggressive attempts for users of Windows 7 and 8.1 to change to Windows 10, when obviously they're not ready or don't want to.

Because that upgrade isn't malicious, nor is it a piece of malware, obviously.

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I FULLY expect that ONLY Windows 7 updates should be installed for updating my Windows 7, not updates that Microsoft wish to have installed so that I will change to Windows 10.

That's not how it works. If this was the case, you wouldn't even get updates for other products such as .NET Framework (which you want to keep up to date).

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Yet Malwarebytes has quarantined that as malware, which I'm very happy with, as I agree that it is a security threat.  BUT, why isn't Malwarebytes quarantining Windows 10 similarly when it is on a Windows 7 system?

Because the Windows 10 upgrade isn't a security issue.

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I'm not protected by Malwarebytes in this regard and it's a threat to the security of my computer.

A legitimate OS upgrade from your OS manufacturer isn't a threat to your computer security. If anything, Windows 10 is way more secure than Windows 7.

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And I want Malwarebytes, for which I'm paying, to check on Microsoft's aggressive attempt to force me to change to Windows 10.  Even to the point of quarantining the changes that Microsoft wants to make to my directory.

It doesn't work like that.

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Can Malwarebytes step in please?  Create something in the scans so I can quarantine any Windows 10 changes to my registry that I haven't asked for.

It doesn't work like that.

If you really want to avoid the Windows 10 upgrade, and prevent related updates from being installed, then I suggest you to download and use the excellent GWX Control Panel. I used it on a few computers, and it works wonder.

http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

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Because it is not malware nor a Potentially Unwanted Program ( PUP ).

While the actions of Microsoft is to many unethical, the software does not rise to the level of being declared a PUP.

I suggest GWX Control Panel. as a way to manage Get Windows 10 ( aka; GWX ). 

 

Information is that it will all be over by the end of July, 2016.

 

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You mean to say that unwanted "updates" that have nothing to do with updating what one has signed up for, are different from any other Candy add ons that want to do the same thing?

It's actually your job to verify updates before installing them. You don't have to install them if you don't want to. If you chose to automatically install updates, then you agree that Microsoft can install all the updates they push without you having to do anything (hence the feature "Automatically install updates"). If you aren't okay with that, set them to manual, and only check the ones you want to install. Simple as that.

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So what is your definition of malware then?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware

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@Aura.  It worked exactly like that in the beginning.  But towards the end Microsoft made changes to the Directory so much so that it was no longer a pop up ad but a popup upgrade.  One click and I'd have been on the upgrade path.  Check the Internet for other complaints and you'll here of many unwanted upgrade.

ALSO read the description of that KB303 update, and there is no mention of Windows 10 in it.  That is dishonest.

I had to change my settings to manual updates to make sure that the KB responsible for Windows 10 upgrade remains uninstalled.  So potentially opening my Computer up for security threat.  In essence I'm protecting myself from Windows 7 updates and my protection is putting my computer at risk. 

 

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Once again, the Windows 10 Upgrade is NOT a security threat. I suggest you to look up that term if you don't know what it means.

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ALSO read the description of that KB303 update, and there is no mention of Windows 10 in it.  That is dishonest.

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Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP

Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/kb/3035583

Are you sure?

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The other bottom line is as much as many will disagree. That your computer ie. the physical hardware only is yours. The OS is not. You are licensed to use it the way MS dictates. You don't OWN your copy of Windows. You agreed to this when Windows was installed.

You are welcome to use any NON Windows OS that you wish to.

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