Windows 10 Malware Big Blue Screen

frustratedMicrosoft Is At It Again

On April 24th, 2016 I shared a method for getting rid of those annoying Windows 10 upgrade reminders that Microsoft installed on your pc, whither you wanted it or not.

Then Microsoft wrote a Malware program to get around that fix. They snuck in a the same update and reinstalled the “Get Windows 10” app (KB3035583) on May 6th. Even when I said I didn’t want it.

The method to uninstall the Win10 updates had been provided by BetaNews who shared a great step by step article to help you with this annoying issue, still works. See Remove unwanted Windows 10 upgrade files from Windows 7 and Windows 8.x

Now we’re up to July 16 and they’re at it again. This time they’ve installed an update KB3173040 to tell you:

If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), the following full-screen notification might appear on your computer:
Sorry to interrupt, but this is important.
Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends July 29.

Don’t they get it? I DON’T WANT Win10 AT ALL!

So thanks to BetaNews we can use the same steps to get rid of this new annoyance. They say they provide you with a “don’t remind me again”; but after all this, who’s going to believe that? I’m not.

Here’s what you can do to uninstall this updated and keep it from happening again.
Go to Start > Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall or change a program.
Click View installed updates on the left.
Use the search box to locate the following updates:
– KB3173040
Right-click and select Uninstall.
When done:
Go to System and security in the Control Panel,
Select Windows Update > Check for updates.
Right-click each of the above updates in turn and select Hide update.

Then reboot your system. Hopefully that takes care of the problem. This time.

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