Remove Telemetry and Windows 10 Related Updates from Windows 7

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  1. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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  2. noone.1

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    thank you for the infos, I better see what to look for now :)
     
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  4. Katinka1

    Katinka1 MDL Novice

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    Over at Wilderssecurity somene posted a bit of registry code (me thinks). Which persistently routes MS-server IP's to nothing. To try avoiding MS getting your keystrokes. Can anyone show me how to use this?

    I recognize the first third part is registry key, the last 3rd is DOS based command. Do I put it all in a .reg file and execute?

     
  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    This IP paranoia belongs to Windows 10 mayhem
     
  6. Katinka1

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    #466 Katinka1, Mar 2, 2017
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    Can you please tell me how to deploy the code instead of arguing? Thanks! :biggrin:

    Ah well, I copied and executed a route line, and found it back through windows registry. I guess just make a .BAT of the "route -p" alinea part and run it.
     
  7. s1ave77

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    Question is the same as for hosts file blocking ... will it work with most stuff hardcoded inside DLL files :g:?

    Unlikely. Best option would be blocking at Router level.
     
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  8. slayer9450

    slayer9450 MDL Member

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    #468 slayer9450, Mar 2, 2017
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    I don't know. It's different from hosts file blocking. The hosts file only maps hostnames to IP addresses. It doesn't change the routing of the data. The route command on the other hand changes the local IP routing table. That might be enough, but we don't know.

    Best option is, like you said, blocking it at the router level. You would definitely want a router that supports wildcards though.
     
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    #469 s1ave77, Mar 2, 2017
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    Good point. I might have been a bit fast with my comment. Could be worth a try so i will add it to the REPO.

    Cleaned IP list (afaik only the cmd commands should be needed):

    Code:
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    68.232.34.200
    66.119.144.190
    65.55.39.10
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    207.68.166.254
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    207.123.56.252
    204.79.197.200
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    185.13.160.61
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  10. Katinka1

    Katinka1 MDL Novice

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    HI, what are you saying.
    That even with all updates in OP blocked/hidden, your Windows system will still call out and send your data to MS servers?

    I can't even block 1 address in a hosts file so really not following what you are saying :p
     
  11. s1ave77

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    Would say he used the given IPs (at that time) to block and still noticed traffic, adding the entries shown by wireshark, made them disappear. Date of the post: 09 Sep 2015, 11:54 :g:.
     
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  12. Katinka1

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    #472 Katinka1, Mar 7, 2017
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    Okay that one is smart ;)

    @others. Can the automatic reset from "never check" to "auto check/update" be because of restore points you used recently?

    I do hope so if you follow my logic.
     
  13. Katinka1

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    I got a question. Let's say a Windows machine is setup as a user is pleased to have. Is there a way to list all installed updates and use that list. To download these updates for future reinstall?

    Another one. What if I never use WU to check/install updates. But use WUMT instead on a fresh install. Would it be easier to list lots of updates at a time then say 5-10 at a time through WU?
     
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    #474 s1ave77, Mar 8, 2017
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    #1. Yep, one way would be dism in admin cmd:

    Code:
    dism /online /get-packages
    #2. WUMT is a Front end for WU, so it searches using WU.
     
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  15. Katinka1

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    But we just have to avoid installing those numbers when they come up and we be alright, right? Or.. ?
     
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    #477 Katinka1, Mar 17, 2017
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    Code:
    reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx /v DisableGwx /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate /v DisableOSUpgrade /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    Will this also work for Win8.1 ?
     
  17. abbodi1406

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    Yes, but upgrading offer is over, and won't return
     
  18. Scr4tch

    Scr4tch MDL Junior Member

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    Newer version of the script available?
    Any new spy-related updates?
     
  19. puffyduff

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    I'm wondering if we're ok if we use simplix pack, since its creators claim to remove the spying updates from it?