I now present to you, the expanded and reformatted list of evil updates!
This took a while, especially after I closed Notepad++ before saving my KB list with the window close button, forgetting there are now TABS, one of which contained this half completed list! THAT'S why you don't disable the auto restore on close feature.
There are now links to the official KB articles, a quick description, OS's affected, and summarized info from the KB article if available. I've also added notes where applicable like: NOTE: Uninstall may fail. Error: "KB2976978 is required by your system". Applies to systems with either of the two latest versions of this patch.KB2902907 RANT: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Remember KB2902907, whose description is not available? It has no official KB article. The only information I can find about it says it's a Microsoft Security Essentials installer for Windows XP ONLY, which often fails to install or something. Not exactly the criteria we're looking for.First post, login required to view:
Screenshot for your convenience, middle click to view full size:
I almost decided to remove it from the list... however, every list like this I've seen has this KB ID on it. Perhaps the reason for this is because all the people who have made a list like this just copied off one another, and added to their lists without checking each KB thoroughly. If it were a critical security update M$ would block uninstallation like with KB2976978. So either it won't do anything, or it will remove something bad that shouldn't have been there in the first place.
Better safe than sorry! If you have any information proof or hearsay about KB2902907 please let us know.
You should know I've now checked over every update to verify that it IS indeed something we want to uninstall of and does belong on this list. And BOY OH BOY was it tedious.
I got the majority of updates we hadn't listed here: https://gist.github.com/xvitaly/eafa75ed2cb79b3bd4e9
Looks like what we started with code-wise.
This file is used to store all of the KB article numbers and info.
The KB number must be first, and one KB per line.
2976978 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2976978 - [Telemetry] [Win8/8.1] - CEIP diagnostics and telemetry. NOTE: Uninstall may fail. Error: "KB2976978 is required by your system". Applies to systems with either of the two latest versions of this patch.
3075249 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075249 – [Telemetry] [Win7SP1/8.1/Server 2008R2SP1/Server 2012R2] - Adds telemetry points to consent.exe and UAC.
3080149 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080149 – [Telemetry] [Win7SP1/8.1/Server 2008R2SP1/Server 2012R2] - Updates CEIP diagnostics and telemetry match Win10.
3021917 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3021917 - [Telemetry] [Win7SP1] - CEIP diagnostics and telemetry.
3022345 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3022345 - [Telemetry] [Win7SP1/8.1/Server 2012R2] Installs CEIP diagnostics and telemetry. Replaced by KB3068708.
3068708 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3068708 - [Telemetry] [Win7/8.1/Server 2008R2SP1/Server 2012R2] - Installs CEIP diagnostics and telemetry.
2977759 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2977759 - [Telemetry] [Win7] - CEIP diagnostics and telemetry.
3044374 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3044374 - [Get Win10] [Win8.1/Server 2012R2] - Enables you to upgrade to Win10.
3035583 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583 - [Get Win10] [Win7SP1/8.1] - Installs Get Win10 app. Unintentionally creates UAC backdoor.
2990214 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990214 - [Get Win10] [Win7SP1/Server 2008R2SP1] - Enables you to upgrade to a later version of Windows.
2952664 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2952664 - [Get Win10] [Win7SP1] - Ease upgrade experience to the latest version of Windows.
3075853 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075853 - [Get Win10] [Win8.1/Server 2012R2] - Improvements to Windows Update Client.
3075851 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075851 - [Get Win10] [Win7SP1/Server 2008R2SP1] - Improvements to Windows Update Client.
3065987 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3065987 - [Get Win10] [Win7SP1/Server 2008R2SP1] - Improvements to Windows Update Client.
3050265 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265 - [Get Win10] [Win7SP1/Server 2008R2SP1] - Improvements to support upgrades to a later version of Windows.
2976987 - NO OFFICIAL M$ ARTICLE http://bit.ly/1MftRyG - [Get Win10] [Win7SP1/8.1] Related to the dreaded 3035583 GetWX popup.
971033 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971033 - [Common Bug/Error/BSOD] [Win7] - Causes Windows to deactivate legitimate licences under certain circumstances.
2454826 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2454826 - [Common Bug/Error/BSOD] [Win7/Server 2008R2] - Claims to improve graphic performance, yet often causes crashes and BSODs.
2505438 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2505438 - [Common Bug/Error/BSOD] [Win7/Server 2008R2] - Claims to fix performance issues, yet often breaks fonts.
2902907 - NO OFFICIAL M$ ARTICLE NO SOURCE DETAILING WHY - [Commonly Listed] [UNKNOWN] - KB2902907 Patch ID Previously used as a buggy WinXP Microsoft Security Essentials installer.
Should I group by type, or order by KB number? How about release date? What about first by type and then by KB number or vice versa? Help meeeeeee! haha
I'm going to sleep.Agawthrop,
do you know how the formatting works for the [ CODE][/code] function here? It's like I have no control over what gets highlighted or bold or italics. I'm totally confused. Just simply erasing the apostrophe in "BSOD's" caused it change from looking like this:
2454826 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2454826 - [Common Bug/Error/BSOD] [Win7/Server 2008R2] - Claims to improve graphic performance, yet often causes crashes and BSOD's.
To what it looks like now.Edited by cookieboyeli - 9/11/15 at 2:41am