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Will Norton be able to remove "Windows 10 malware"?

Did you know you can mess up your disk space by get Windows 10 downloaded without knowning? Because the pop-up "Get Windows 10" has several malware characteristics!

In several previous iterations of the Get Windows 10 upgrade prompt, closing the window using the x-icon was the only option to prevent the upgrade from being installed on the device.

Or you can give the said "Never 10" or "GWX Control Panel" a go, in time.

See complete story@ http://www.ghacks.net/2016/05/25/get-windows-10-malware/

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Re: Will Norton be able to remove "Windows 10 malware"?

It's a new category of malware, PUOS

Potentially Unwanted Operating System 

Kudos0

Re: Will Norton be able to remove "Windows 10 malware"?

Easy to block the Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade:

Get the free GWX Control Panel  and it will stop the upgrade taking place .... until you want it

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Will Norton be able to remove "Windows 10 malware"?

Do a search: "Microsoft Releases Updates to Spy on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 Users". This will give you an article and a list of potential Windows updates that may, or may not, enable installation of Windows 10. There will be several links to various articles on the subject. As early as this morning they are still trying to get me to install 3035583 which I think is one of the major enablers. There are several more updates which do the same. A few months back, Windows 10 tried to install over my Windows 7 Ultimate operating system. The end result was that I was unable to restore my computer using one of Microsoft's restore points and my computer crashed. My manual restore points were no longer listed. Fortunately, I had a 2 month old Windows Backup and Restore USB drive and had my updated files on another USB backup drive. (Lucked Out)

I have been hiding any updates which have anything to do with telemetry and have only been installing Security Updates. They just keep trying!

I purchased Windows 7 Ultimate, as I needed the Virtual XP Mode to run an older program which is very expensive to replace now. I also needed it to install a TV tuner when I ordered the computer..

Microsoft needs to stop this push!

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Re: Will Norton be able to remove "Windows 10 malware"?

nyc

I'd suggest you will find it easier to install GWX Control Panel that I mentioned and linked to above. It works and the author keeps track of Microsoft and updates the GWX-CP. He's good at answering queries in his blog too.

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Will Norton be able to remove "Windows 10 malware"?

the newer version of Never10 (1.3.1), now recommended by Forbes, has removed the option for deleting Windows 10 installation files automatically. :( One needs to employ Disk Cleanup instead. See the following imgs:

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Kudos0

Re: Will Norton be able to remove "Windows 10 malware"?

the newer version of Never10 (1.3.1) ..... has removed the option for deleting Windows 10 installation files automatically.

I wonder why he's changed his mind again after introducing it earlier on. GWX-CP still has it as an optional action but recommended against doing it if planning to do the free upgrade since it may make it more complicated if the files are not there and waiting. 

Hugh
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Re: Will Norton be able to remove "Windows 10 malware"?

Seems that all downloads of Never10 have been replaced by the latest 1.3.1. Sharing the location of said 1.3 is greatly appreciated!

PS: See? New does not mean perfect.

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