Sledgehammer - Windows 10 Update Control

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  1. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Get the fix from here: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...-10-update-control.72203/page-84#post-1626456

    wub.exe and wub.ini must go into the bin subdirectory of the script location, overwriting the old wub.exe.


    You can also get 2.7.3 RC from this post (optional):

    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...-10-update-control.72203/page-85#post-1626994

    and replace the entire contents of sledgehammer.cmd with the new version.


    After doing the changes, run Sledgehammer at least one time, to put the new blockers into effect.
     
  2. david carvalho

    david carvalho MDL Novice

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    My friend how can i uninstall, just run Uninstaller_undo-all-script-changes.cmd?
    if i just update 2.7.2 from 2.6.0 just need to install and it will overwrite?
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Yes, easy as pie. Warning, Windows Update will start butt-stuffing your OS with updates, right away, unless you disable the network adaptor, temporarily. Some leftover remnants will have to be deleted manually.

    You can simply overwrite. Note that it will leave a leftover version text file and Start menu entry, these can be deleted manually.
     
  4. maka213

    maka213 MDL Novice

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    Did as you suggested and so far so good. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. Funky Bottoms

    Funky Bottoms MDL Novice

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    1809 Pro, I just caught Update Orchestrator Service running (green icon in the tray for the win!)...in a Disabled state!!

    I immediately opened services, and while I have nowhere to post the screenshot, it shows the UOS is "Running" and status is "Disabled". Needless to say I immediately stopped it.

    Does this happen when the Defender is grabbing an update, or is it WU that handles that? Am I freaking out for no reason? How TF is a disabled service in a running state?? I see Defender ran at 1:03 a.m. PST, about 40 mins before I caught the issue, and reported it found nothing.

    Nothing, and I mean ZERO has changed (no idea wtf this did or started to do though), this machine just quietly tosses light SMTP traffic all day.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, I am all kindza freaked out right now. Also, f$&# Windows as a Service, just sayin'.
     
  6. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    The OS system and kernel can start services in a Disabled state.

    It is also possible to start a service and then disable it - it will stay running until it's stopped.
     
  7. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    And so Windows Dickfender no?
     
  8. Funky Bottoms

    Funky Bottoms MDL Novice

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    So this is normal? I'm still gtg?
     
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  10. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Nothing changed in the meantime.
     
  11. wosssner

    wosssner MDL Novice

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    hi, I am running 2.7.3 and just for curiosity I unistalled the script but wu is no more there, checked services but all seems to be fine. What can I check further? thanks
     
  12. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Try to run this in a shell with Admin rights:

    Code:
    reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v SettingsPageVisibility /f
    and try again.
     
  13. wosssner

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  14. Murray654

    Murray654 MDL Novice

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    Hi

    Looks like some updates sneaked past:

    MS Windows 10 Home Single Language

    Control Panel > Programs > Programs & Features > Installed Updates

    Name Program Version Publisher Installed On
    Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4592438) Microsoft Windows Microsoft Corporation 18/12/2020
    Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4584229) Microsoft Windows Microsoft Corporation 18/12/2020
    Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4580419) Microsoft Windows Microsoft Corporation 18/12/2020
    Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4593175) Microsoft Windows Microsoft Corporation 17/12/2020
    Security Update for Adobe Flash Player Microsoft Windows Microsoft Corporation 17/12/2020
    But Windows Update Service is disabled. (by Sledgehammer 2.7.2)
     
  15. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    #1755 Carlos Detweiller, Dec 18, 2020
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2020
  16. Homer712

    Homer712 MDL Member

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    I'm not seeing any of the above with 1909. Just lucky?
     

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  17. Murray654

    Murray654 MDL Novice

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    Sorry I should mention I am on 2004. Not my main rig. This PC is used for some maintenance tasks. Other PCs with Win Pro 2004 not experiencing any sneaky updates (yet!)...
     
  18. Murray654

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  19. rpo

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