While I appreciate the Forum-Moderator responding to my (now-locked) prior post, the response didn't answer any of the three questions that I posed.

>> As a temporary work around for the time being, we would recommend uninstalling the Windows Update.

As I stated in my prior post, from what I understand, the Windows Update addresses some fairly serious security issues, thus it would seem that uninstalling it as a bad idea.

So... doesn't it (or why doesn't it) make more sense to keep Windows as patched up as possible, and just add the simple custom rule that I described in my earlier post?