Windows 10 and other security software are designed to protect against attacks by taking advantage of the way the operating system interacts with software components.
This article shows you how to prevent a security update from being installed on Windows 10 PCs that contains an escalation exploit that could compromise a Windows 10 PC.
This type of attack is known as privilege escalation.
Windows 10 security update KB3036597 (KB3036602) is a security bulletin that addresses this type of exploit.
When an exploit is installed in the wrong location on a Windows PC, it can compromise the computer’s security settings and compromise the user’s computer.
This is known in security circles as a privilege escalation exploit.
This vulnerability affects all Windows versions up to Windows 10.
To protect yourself, you should uninstall and reinstall the latest security update for your version of Windows.
To check whether you have the latest version of this update, click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click Security and Maintenance.
On the Security and Security Maintenance page, click Security Update Information, and select the Update You Need to Install this Security Update.
You may also need to install additional updates to your system, if needed.
When the Update is installed, you will receive a notification.
To stop the update, right-click on the Update icon, and click Uninstall.
You can also uninstall the update using the Windows Update Control Panel.
When you restart your PC, the update will no longer be installed.
For more information about the steps that you can take to stop the installation of updates, see Stop Updates.
To see if the update has already been installed, open the following command prompt on your PC: reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Windows 10.exe To uninstall a specific update, use the command reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOAP\Microsoft.
InstallerTo stop an update from installing, use Windows Update to stop it.
For instructions about this, see Windows Update.
To uninstall the Windows 10 update, start the update or start the Update Manager, then click Control Center, and choose Update.
Windows Update is an optional part of Windows that can be installed at any time.
To install the Windows updates that are part of the Windows update process, you can either use the following steps to stop updates and install them or use WindowsUpdate.exe to stop Windows updates and start them.
To start the WindowsUpdate service, open an elevated command prompt, type reg query , and press Enter.
For the Windows version of your computer, run reg query /norestart reg query .
For the version of the OS you have, run the command WindowsUpdate | reg query WindowsUpdate .
For instructions, see Reg query /run.exe .
To stop an Update, run WindowsUpdate without arguments.
To restart a computer that is already running an update, stop and restart the computer using Windows Update, or start it using the Control Panel to stop and start the updates.