Ad for Windows 10 camouflaged as a security update, how low can one sink?

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

And:

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.

InfoWorld has written about KB3146449 and its “ugly” cousin KB3139929.

The list of bad KBs goes on:

  • KB2952664, Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7
  • KB2977759, Compatibility update for Windows 7 RTM
  • KB3021917, Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements
  • KB3022345, Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3068708, see below)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
  • KB3146449, Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

When will Microsoft cease its aggressive campaign for Windows 10? When they achieve world domination? Some of us won’t budge when forced, only when we are willing.

Here’s a bunch of commands to issue if you want to get rid of those pesky “updates”:

wusa /uninstall /norestart /kb:2952664
wusa /uninstall /norestart /kb:2977759
wusa /uninstall /norestart /kb:3021917
wusa /uninstall /norestart /kb:3022345
wusa /uninstall /norestart /kb:3035583
wusa /uninstall /norestart /kb:3068708
wusa /uninstall /norestart /kb:3075249
wusa /uninstall /norestart /kb:3080149
wusa /uninstall /norestart /kb:3123862
wusa /uninstall /norestart /kb:3146449

Update 2016-03-18: I got a hint to watch out for KB3021917. Thanks.