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Windows installed updates without my permission

I just looked in Windows updates to see that a security update has been installed. I have automatic updates enabled, but I do not allow Windows to install updates automatically. There was also a recommended update which I chose not to install. The security update was KB2423089 on looking at the details of this, it appears it was released in December 2010. Yet this is the first time I have seen this, and it never appeared with automatic updates for December 2010,  & January & February updates.

So it looks like Microsoft have over ridden my settings. The other update was one I chose not to install which was KB968930 and it was a recommended update, and not an important update like the other one. This makes me even less comfortably about trusting Microsoft. I mean how can I rely on getting important updates from Microsoft when this happens, and how can I trust that something is not being installed on my computer without my permission which it clearly has been.

delphinium
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Re: Windows installed updates without my permission

It's best to set it to advise you of updates but not install them.  What tends to happen is that they install when you shut down unless you see the little warning that says updates will be installed during shut down.  Once you have allowed Microsoft to download the updates it's hard to keep them from installing.

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Mark Twain
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Re: Windows installed updates without my permission

 


delphinium wrote:

It's best to set it to advise you of updates but not install them.  What tends to happen is that they install when you shut down unless you see the little warning that says updates will be installed during shut down.  Once you have allowed Microsoft to download the updates it's hard to keep them from installing.


 

Looks like my settings have some how been changed in Windows Security Center, I did not have it set to automatically install updates as it is now showing. I had the option set to allow download but not to install. I think I'm about done with Windoze now.

I'm going look at installing a different OS, one that is more secure.

huwyngr
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Re: Windows installed updates without my permission

I use the Notify but don't Download or Install ..... and I've not had that changed by Windows or Norton.

 

Even LINUX is not immune ..... sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don't ....



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Re: Windows installed updates without my permission

 


huwyngr wrote:

I use the Notify but don't Download or Install ..... and I've not had that changed by Windows or Norton.

 

Even LINUX is not immune ..... sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don't ....


Nothing is as insecure as Windoze that is for sure. I will probably be looking at using Open BSD, that is about as secure as it gets. Default settings make it very secure.

 

huwyngr
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Re: Windows installed updates without my permission

Fine if you have the skills to make it do what you want it to do with the hardware you have available.

 

Sure Windows has holes .... but a very high percentage of malware invasions come through the (inadvertent, uninformed ....) action of the user.

 

The greatest risk to your computer lies between the left ear and the right ear of the user ....



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