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Security Update MS16-023 installs new “Get Windows 10” ..

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Mixing security updates with non-security content is never a good idea, but it is particularly worrisome when Microsoft pushes new "get Windows 10" functionality on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems that one cannot get rid of without removing the security update itself as well.

Security update MS16-023, released as part of the March 2016 Microsoft Patch Day, looks on first glance like any other security update Microsoft released for one of its operating systems.

In its summary, Microsoft notes that it "resolves several reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer", of which the most severe "could allow remote code execution" if users open web pages that were created to exploit the vulnerabilities.

Continued : http://www.ghacks.net/2016/03/09/security-update-ms16-023-installs-new-get-windows-10-functionality/

Additional information:
Windows patch KB 3139929: When a security update is not a security update
http://www.infoworld.com/article/3042155/microsoft-windows/windows-patch-kb-3139929-when-a-security-update-is-not-a-security-update.html
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You Can Update

I installed update KB 3139929. I found Windows Update in Manage Add Ons -> All Add Ons. I simply disabled it and haven't had any issues or Get Windows 10 advertising.

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No problems here (yet)

In reply to: Security Update MS16-023 installs new “Get Windows 10” ..

KB3139929 was installed in two Windows 7 x64 machines.
I haven't had any issues with any of the infamous Windows 10 ads.

To be noted: never installed KB3035583.
I have no idea if that helps.

I will certainly report if anything related happens.
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From what I see, the ad shows in IE11?

In reply to: No problems here (yet)

If you don't use IE11, then no show?

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IE11 is installed

In reply to: From what I see, the ad shows in IE11?

And still no show.

Checked IE for installed add-ons, nothing to report.
Using IE11 more frequently and still no Windows 10 ads.

Just reporting, not complaining.
Wink

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Reports are unclear on this.

In reply to: IE11 is installed

It's unclear what triggers the nag screen. Stay tuned.

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Related or not?

In reply to: Reports are unclear on this.

Windows 10 update re-offered via Windows Update.

Could this be related to this KB or maybe just a new version of Windows 10?
Offered as Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586.

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W7&IE11

In reply to: Security Update MS16-023 installs new “Get Windows 10” ..

The last batch of msft updates fed me kb929.
There is nothing in add-ons about windows update.
No idea what that means.
Some folks get the add-on others don't?

Perhaps this will get sorted in the future.

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