[Skimmertalk] Follow-up: Aggregator 4.1 security question

David Robbins k1ttt at arrl.net
Fri Aug 7 16:30:27 EDT 2015

Nope, no supplied method to kill updates in win-10, but they can be stopped
by disabling the windows update service.  As long as you don't go buying
stuff from the m$ store that shouldn't be a problem.  just turn the service
on when you want to get updates.

Note, there are lots of other hidden things in win-10 that try to sync to
the cloud and assign unique advertising id to each user and other yucky
stuff, google about turning on updates on win-10 and you'll find some
methods for killing the other stuff also.

David Robbins K1TTT
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-----Original Message-----
From: Skimmertalk [mailto:skimmertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
Pete Smith N4ZR
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 20:18
To: skimmertalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [Skimmertalk] Follow-up: Aggregator 4.1 security question

For whatever it is worth, I get around the Windows Update problem by setting
up my Skimmer PC so that when it restarts it launches Aggregator
- that in turn triggers my rotation of ini files, which starts Skimmer
Server, and I'mback in business.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 8/7/2015 3:44 PM, Bill Straw via Skimmertalk wrote:
> My initial concern was a middle of the night 3.27GB  download when 
> only the Skimmer-PC was on and connected to my Verizon cantenna router.
> Thanks for all the suggestions.
> Results:
> Lot's of posts on this issue on the Verizon Community webboard, with 
> Verizon reps responding. An IP address for this download can't be
revealed, "privacy" issues.
> ==>  Most likely a somewhat nefarious Microsoft 10 related download. I 
> keep the auto update OFF on my Skimmer PC because the process shuts down
the Aggregator.
> But every 3-4 months I do all the accumulated updates at once. In 
> those Windows 7 updates is a buried consent for the background Windows 
> 10 downloads. And the consent can't be turned off. And the downloads will
continue. OUCH!
> 73, Bill KO7SS
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