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Windows 7: Update Happened w/o My Consent

16 Sep 2014   #11
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Perhaps I should rephrase that... there is no sensible way to disable auto updates of MSE


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17 Sep 2014   #12
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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MSE will ALWAYS update - it uses a different installation mechanism to normal updates.
If you want to disable MSE definition updates you have to do that in the MSE interface, not WU.
I looked but cannot find where to disable the automatic update in the MSE interface. Can you or someone help out?

-thx
So faras I know there is no way to disable it.
so, the disable feature in the MSE interface is not there anymore?
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17 Sep 2014   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
What is your actual antivirus program being used ?
If it's MSE why would you want to turn off definition updates for it,
As far as I've noticed MSE updates are indeed Optional and not located in the Important category
I personally manually scheduled a task to load them because I got tired of updating MSE manually,

The only way a Important update would hit for MSE would be if the entire program was replaced by Microsoft which it basically was a week or two ago so this might be the update your referring to,
But MSE as a whole is a Optional program as far as I know unless Windows defender has undergone some major changes in windows 7 :/
Cheers.
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17 Sep 2014   #14
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Hi,
What is your actual antivirus program being used ?
If it's MSE why would you want to turn off definition updates for it,...
I am afraid I must be confused. Why are there MSE updates included with the standard Windows updates if they are automatically installed? Since I have never seen a MSE automatic update enable/disable feature in the MSE interface I always assumed the updates were associated with 'standard' Windows Update. So when I set up my system to 'always notify', and I would see MSE updates included whenever MS released a set of updates, I was quite perplexed when scanning the update history to find MSE updates occurring on dates when no Windows updates were released. And now, NoelDP comes along and tells me I can disable MSE updating via the MSE interface (which I still cannot locate). And it's not that I want to 'turn it off', it's that I want to be informed when updates are available and manually install at a time of MY choosing.
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17 Sep 2014   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As far as I know however you set Windows Updates is also the way you will receive MSE updates. That is if you have chosen MSE as your anti virus.
MSE does not come with Windows 7. You have to choose to install MSE.

I have mind set to (Check for Updates but let me choose to download and install)
I manually check for updates several times a day.

If you check for updates using MSE you will only receive updates for MSE.
If you check updates using Windows Updates you will receive Windows 7 updates if there are any and MSE updates at the same time.
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17 Sep 2014   #16
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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As far as I know however you set Windows Updates is also the way you will receive MSE updates. That is if you have chosen MSE as your anti virus...
MSE is my chosen anti virus and what I expect to happen does not, as I have described.
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17 Sep 2014   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Because I only have 3 brain cells I'm probably not understanding you correctly.

What exactly do you want to happen or not happen with MSE and Windows Updates?
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17 Sep 2014   #18
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Because I only have 3 brain cells I'm probably not understanding you correctly.
That's probably because I only have 2 brain cells.

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What exactly do you want to happen or not happen with MSE and Windows Updates?
I want the machine to "check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them".
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17 Sep 2014   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Then set it like I posted in #15.

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I have mind set to (Check for Updates but let me choose to download and install)
I manually check for updates several times a day.
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17 Sep 2014   #20
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Then set it like I posted in #15.
It is, see post #1.
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