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Windows 7: Does Windows Server 2008R2 also receive malicious updates?

15 May 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Does Windows Server 2008R2 also receive malicious updates?

In my work from time to time I help manage a server and part of my job is to keep it updated. I was wondering if anyone knows if Microsoft also tries to infect server editions in the same way it does in Win7.

I would guess that GWX doesn't gets installed in the server editions (it would be very inconvenient to see Win10 on a server ), but does Windows Update delivers anything like that?
I'm also concerned about the spyware-ridden updates (aka "telemetry"), does those also affect server versions of Windows?

I would prefer to avoid those like the plague, but I don't want to simply skip updates althogether like I do on 7 since the outbreak of the GWX virus.


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15 May 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I'm not a server person but you might take a look in (regedit) and see if GWX is found. That should let you know if anything sneaked in.
I don't know how one would take care of that problem on Windows Server.
The first one that comes up on my systems is (GWX Reservation).

After I remove it, it comes back somehow in a few days and I have to remove it again.
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