Disabling unwanted Windows updates

I set my computers to not automatically download and install updates, but to merely notify.
With a list I maintain, I selectively "hide" some updates.
Knowing these are botched updates, I have no intention of ever downloading and installing them.
However, these hidden updates continue to re-appear.
Would Experts know of a way to permanently remove them?
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aadihConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Since the number of hidden updates are few, I'd just hide them when they reappear. I do the same for one update that often keeps on reappearing.
Are you deleting folders from softwaredistribution directory in Windows?

Usually, hidden updates stay hidden. If they appear again, hide them again. How many are you talking about?
garychuAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response.

I do not delete the softwaredistribution directory.

If you are referring to the frequency of re-appearance, it can be as many times as you hide them. For example, the most recent botched update I have come across, KB2752093 (for Access 2013) was released on 10 Sep 2013. I have since hidden it 4 times. And it has re-appeared again today!
If you are referring to the number of hidden updates which have re-appeared, I cannot be specific on that.
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garychuAuthor Commented:
Does that mean that there is no determinate solution in sight?
The rogue updates may be few. But if you have to manually check a fair number of computers against a list of unwanted updates, it gets onerous. And mistakes happen.
I once had a server BSD as a result of letting through one by mistake.
This is actually quite a serious issue for me.
If you find a solution, please post it here. Thanks and Regards.
garychuAuthor Commented:
I think you are right.
There is in fact no resolution to this "repeated" offerings of updates.
I was just reading the office blog for Sep 2013 at
Two things are clear from the contents
1) Keeping tab of Microsoft updates is an ongoing (they called it "sustained") full time activity by the user. Relentless is perhaps a more apt description.
2) Repeated offerings is not a general phenomenon. Each one requires another update to correct it.

Jeepers! I wonder how many people are kept employed at Microsoft doing updatings and re-updatings.....
garychuAuthor Commented:
Acceptance of reality.
"Acceptance of reality."  :-)
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