Windows 10: Is it just me, or is Windows update the biggest virus in the world? Solved

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  1.    19 Jan 2018 #1

    Is it just me, or is Windows update the biggest virus in the world?


    Another update another changes in security settings that makes my PC unusable, it literally prevents me to do simple tasks that I feel like I've been hit by ransomware and if I'm not paying a technician 100$ (at least) I will not be able to use my PC the way I used to.
    Why when I get restricted by security settings I am not offered an option to change this security setting, isn't that a basic right I have as an administrator?
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       19 Jan 2018 #2

    Its just you.
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  3.    19 Jan 2018 #3

    roalush said: View Post
    Another update another changes in security settings that makes my PC unusable, it literally prevents me to do simple tasks that I feel like I've been hit by ransomware and if I'm not paying a technician 100$ (at least) I will not be able to use my PC the way I used to.
    Why when I get restricted by security settings I am not offered an option to change this security setting, isn't that a basic right I have as an administrator?
    No, it's not just you. I've been feeling the same way lately. I keep being told that I really, really need to get Windows updates when they're available because they keep my computer safe from malware and hackers and keep things running smoothly. So I do the update, and then find that I can't use my computer anymore for one reason or another. Currently, I'm one week into trying to figure out why I can no longer go online after updating. I now have to use a public library computer to find a solution while my laptop sits useless at home. It worked perfectly fine before the update, and now is pretty much useless afterwards. This is far from being the first time this has happened.

    In the future, I won't be updating Windows except maybe once a year. It's not worth going through this on a monthly basis. It shouldn't be happening at all. To prevent updates, I change the Wi-fi setting to "Metered". That's all it takes.
    Last edited by Delly10; 19 Jan 2018 at 16:00.
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  4.    19 Jan 2018 #4

    No it really is just you.
    @Delly10, if you can't get online, then Do a System Restore to a time before this happened. Or Press the Win key+X choose Device Manager. Expand Network Adapters. Right click your WiFi device, choose Properties/Driver/Roll Back Driver to the driver that was working.
    If you don't want it update automatically, choose Metered Connection or edit the Group Policy editor How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates | NDTV Gadgets360.com
    If you want to block a Driver update, download the Show or Hide Update tool: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...urce%3Dtwitter
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  5.    19 Jan 2018 #5

    roalush said: View Post
    Another update another changes in security settings that makes my PC unusable, it literally prevents me to do simple tasks that I feel like I've been hit by ransomware and if I'm not paying a technician 100$ (at least) I will not be able to use my PC the way I used to.
    Why when I get restricted by security settings I am not offered an option to change this security setting, isn't that a basic right I have as an administrator?
    If you were looking for help, you might give us more details about what is going wrong. Otherwise if you just wanted to get that off your chest, "good story bro."
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  6.    19 Jan 2018 #6

    Here's an incredibly apt quote from Windows wizard Woody Leonhard, who writes a column for ComputerWorld called "Woody on Windows:"
    With (hundreds of?) thousands of PCs bricked by bad patches this month and (hundreds of?) millions of Windows customers bewildered by the avalanche of patches — we’ve seen bucketloads of patches on Jan. 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 17 and now Jan. 18 — you have to wonder when it will all straighten out. Best I can tell you is to turn off Automatic Update, and wait for some semblance of sanity to return.
    This comes from his latest column for today, entitled "Patching meltdown: Windows fixes, sloppy .NET, warnings about Word and Outlook."
    --Ed--
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  7.    19 Jan 2018 #7

    spunk said: View Post
    No it really is just you. @Delly10, if you can't get online, then Do a System Restore to a time before this happened. Or Press the Win key+X choose Device Manager. Expand Network Adapters. Right click your WiFi device, choose Properties/Driver/Roll Back Driver to the driver that was working. If you don't want it update automatically, choose Metered Connection or edit the Group Policy editor How to Disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates | NDTV Gadgets360.comIf you want to block a Driver update, download the Show or Hide Update tool: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...urce%3Dtwitter
    Wouldn't doing a system restore mean undoing the "upgrade" to the latest version of Windows? That's when the problem with going online started. I'm able to connect to Wi-fi, but I'm just not able to go to any sites. Also, certain other programs freeze up when having to check for updates before proceeding. I tried Junk Removal Tool, but it freezes at "checking for updates" at the beginning and goes no further.I was also advised to do a Network Reset by someone else. I tried it but it didn't help.
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  8.    20 Jan 2018 #8

    Maybe l'll for help here. After thinking for several hours what I need, right now I don't have access to group policy editor, l cannot turn on Windows features (which were removed and I need to re-enable them). One all around script to restore back all permissions will help me greatly.
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  9.    20 Jan 2018 #9

    roalush said:
    Maybe l'll for help here. After thinking for several hours what I need, right now I don't have access to group policy editor, l cannot turn on Windows features (which were removed and I need to re-enable them). One all around script to restore back all permissions will help me greatly.
    As hiphopper suggested earlier, more info would be helpful. For example:

    1. Can you get to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Update history to see what updates were most recently installed?
    2. When you write that you need 'One all around script to restore back all permissions', what permissions have changed? (And why?)
    3. It looks like you have Win 10 Pro, so can you describe why you don't have access to the Group Policy Editor?
    4. Why can't you turn on Windows Features which were removed? How were they removed?

    It's fine if you just want to rant, but if you want help then the more info you can provide, the more likely it is that someone here may be able to help.
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  10.    20 Jan 2018 #10

    i checked your system and they dont have windows 10 drivers, so maybe that is why you having trouble maybe this new update does not work with your hardware... just a thought
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