In a previous post I already commented on the weird fact that Microsoft abuses the Windows Update feature to push unwanted products like Skype on Windows users. However, Microsoft is now behaving just like an obnoxious spammer.
You Probably Hid That by Accident…
When I hide an update what I mean by that is that I don’t want that update to be installed on my computer. That’s exactly what I did with update
However, the brainiacs at Microsoft know better and they keep restoring this hidden update the same way any malware would resurrect itself. And they keep serving it to me as a new update every month.
Today, I had to hide the obnoxious
This Is Recommended, You Know…
Obviously, Microsoft doesn’t let you know what update KB3035583 is about. You are simply served with it as another recommended update.
Even after I
Only after clicking on the link within the pop-up window is it revealed that:
But why is it recommended to me that I update to Windows 10 today?
I already declined that recommendation by hiding the update. Twice.
What changed? Have my Windows 7 just become so unstable that I better upgrade to Windows 10 right now?
Seriously, guys, what good can come of this?
Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam
Will Microsoft start publishing ads as crucially important updates?
How about those cheap Viagra pills or penis enlargement methods — why not throw some of those links into the recommended updates section, too?
To me, this is nothing more than bottom-of-the-barrel spamming.
Since I am not good at remembering the very user-friendly name of the update — KB3035583, I end up installing it, then immediately uninstalling and hiding it again.
What a waste of my time!
So I Blocked GWX for Good
But third time is the charm.
As of today I blocked both
So even if there are going to be further incarnations of this crap, they won’t be getting in touch with the mothership at Microsoft.
Also, I will try my best to remember that I should never ever let KB3035583 install itself again.
Here’s the usage share of operating systems as of September 2015:
Just from this single chart, it is clear that I should upgrade to Windows 10.
An operating system that is used by almost 7% of all computer users, as opposed to my current Windows 7, which is used by just slightly more than 56% of all computer users… well, what am I thinking?
Clearly this completely new, half-baked, bug-ridden operating system that has the worst security settings of any Windows systems so far, should be an obvious choice.
Sure, had I got hit into the head with a bag of nails, then the choice would be obvious to me, too.
This spamming method of persuasion, however, has the exact opposite effect on my decision-making process — I am starting to dislike Windows 10 very much.
Windows 10 is starting to irritate me as much as once Windows Vista did. I guess Microsoft can’t admit that this is another dead-end, again…
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