Next, I needed to create an account. That being done, it turns out I need at least 50 points of reputation before I can even add a comment to the above question. I need at least 5 points to add an answer with my suggestion. If only this were reversed …
Is this user friendly? Did I feel welcomed as a newcomer? Is this how Stack Overflow wants to get feedback at all?
Sod off, Stack Overflow. You won’t get my suggestion unless someone else gives you what I had in mind.
… Windows machines try to request two URLs (www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt and ipv6.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt, the former over IPv4, the latter over IPv6) to ascertain whether a given network is routed to the Internet and if there is a captive portal in the way (NCSI stands for “Network Connection Status Indicator”).
Et virus definerer jeg som et uønsket program som installerer seg uten mitt samtykke, sender data til en fjern server, har uønskede funksjoner, og er vanskelig å bli kvitt. Altså det samme som Windows 10.
KB3146449 is another update one should avoid installing.
From its own description:
Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
This update adds functionality to Internet Explorer 11 on some computers that lets users learn about Windows 10 or start an upgrade to Windows 10.
A couple of KBs, KB2977759 and KB2952664, related to the dreadful Appraiser stuff, appeared in our WSUS instance this week. The former just made it on my list of KBs one should avoid. Both was promptly declined.
The list encompasses:
- KB2952664, Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7
- KB2977759, Compatibility update for Windows 7 RTM
- KB3022345, Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3068708, see below)
- KB3035583, Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
- KB3068708, Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
- KB3075249, Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
- KB3080149, Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
- KB3123862, Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7