• Hey PK – Windows Update KB4134661


    My update settings same as yours except Quality Updates deferred for 14 days.

    This morning my Windows Update shows KB4134661 Awaiting download.

    MS site says this Provides a notification of an improved privacy experience on upgrade to Windows 10 April 2018 release.

    Dont recall seeing anything on Woody’s about this.  OK to install?  What does this actually do?

    May have little choice as I have not had much luck with wushowhide working.

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    • #194992

      The information you are looking for on that patch is in one of Woody’s ComputerWorld articles.
      BTW, you don’t want to install it if you can help it.

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    • #194998

      Would appear my only hope is the wushowhide which didnt work to delay the May update when I checked it off.

      Pls confirm I am using it properly:

      Open program, select Advanced and uncheck fix automatically.  Select the hide option. What shows is this KB4134661. Check it then select Next button. Program goes through some gyrations then says something like “fixed”.  Then I close program.

      At this point when I go back to Settings> Windows Update,  should the KB no longer show as Awaiting download?  Should it show at all?  If still shows, anything else I can do?

      • #195000

        Shut down the computer (not reboot). Restart the computer and login. Wait for an hour, it will probably check for updates (do not check for updates yourself). See if it’s still there.

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        • #198582


          Not sure what happened, but KB4134661 slipped past me and is installed.

          The only thing that I may have noticed last night after I had seen it was installed is that I could not figure out where about 50% of my CPU was busy.  I could only account for 40+% in the Apps section under task list and no more than 5-10% in the 100+ background processes.  I cannot believe that there is crypto-jacking software running on this first generation Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga with an i5 U4200, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD and integrated graphics.

          • #198588

            Look under Settings\Apps and in Control Panel\Programs and Features. Also under Installed updates. If you find it, uninstall it.

    • #195011

      PK, one more question about wushowhide

      At the hide/unhide screen, I select hide updates.  I then check the box in front of the KB I want to hide and click Next.

      I now get a screen that says “Select the repairs you want to apply”

      The KB shows with a box in front of it.  The box appears to have a minus – sign in it. And under this KB there is another box with a check mark in it next to “Hide updates”

      Do I leave this alone and click on the Next button, or I can click on the box with the minus sign in it in front of the KB and the minus sign turns into a plus sign and the “Hide updates” box and wording disappears.

      So which way actually tells wushowhide to hide the update?  Box with the minus or plus sign in it?

      • #195013

        The box is prechecked to hide the update, and that is the repair you are trying to do. So you just leave it checked and click “Next”

    • #195023

      OK so I clicked Next as you instructed.  After some gyrations screen shows Troubleshooting has completed.   Troubleshooter has made some changes to your system.

      In a box showed Problems found KB4134661 etc.  Also shows “Fixed” and a green check mark.

      Closed Troubleshooter.  Shut down computer for 5 minutes then re-started.

      Computer didnt provide any notice that it checked for updates, but when I looked  IT WAS NO LONGER shown in the Download list.  Yeah!!!

      There was a Defender update so I downloaded it with no issues. Then Windows Update shows device is up to date.

      So how long can this KB stay hidden?  If I hide another KB later on, can I unhide each individually?  Or is unhiding all hidden KB’s or nothing?

      • #195030

        KB will stay hidden until you unhide it OR Microsoft releases a later version with the same KB number that supersedes the one you hid. Then it will show up again It may be similar to KB2952664 in Win7 where MS reissues it periodically (don’t know since this is a new patch, but the description is vague and suspicious).

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    • #199298

      PK,  OP here

      I successfully hide this KB4134661 as discussed above, but what now?

      Leave it sit as hidden?   Install it?

      I have’nt seen any discussion on this KB, its as if everyone else installed it.

      • #199302

        The MS page on KB4134661 says this:

        This Windows update provides a notification of an improved privacy experience on upgrade to the Windows 10 April 2018 release

        Do you really want it? I’d keep it hidden for now.

        • #199332

          Don’t know why the Reply link is not working for me?

          No, I dont really want it, just rather new at Windows 10 and wushowhide and unsure how long it could be left hidden.

          Also seemed strange that there is/was not more conversation on this KB.


          • #199371

            For what this might be worth:

            Any update from MS with explanations that include any of the words”improve”, “quality”, “experience”, or their derivatives, I hid as soon as I see them and, if possible, forever and ever. Have had no real problems, so far, after years of doing this, but probably have  avoided more than a few annoying ones.

            One can always unhide and install them, still as fresh and ready to go as the day when they first showed up in Windows Update or at the MS Catalog

            Ex-Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7); since mid-2017 using also macOS. Presently on Monterey 12.15 & sometimes running also Linux (Mint).

            MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
            Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
            macOS Monterey; browsers: Waterfox "Current", Vivaldi and (now and then) Chrome; security apps. Intego AV

    • #221478

      Though I keep WU disabled, and check it daily, occasionally MS slips things through. Today, I see WU installed KB4134661 on my machine. I see this was a patch issued in May for v.1709, but I can’t find it on the Master Patch List. And why today (4 October)? Any info, anybody?


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