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Windows 7: all my 16 hidden updates have disappaered

01 Nov 2015   #31
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

thanks Anak, problem solved, I will do that.

No I did not look into anything hidden. Apart from these nasty updates, I am not really aware off hidden things on my Pc.

Apart from in Device Manager ( you can choose, show hidden devices ).

I told you, I am really only learning here


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01 Nov 2015   #32
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Ahh, but you are learning well grasshopper!

Changing that setting in Device Manager will not show those desktop.ini files they will only show if you or someone/thing changed them in Folder Options.
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01 Nov 2015   #33
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
C++ and hidden folders

Hi Anak,
Yep thats what i was advocating.

On a secondary note regarding,
View hidden folders,
If after you have removed a program GO
C:\user\yourname\Appdata\l(ocal-locallow-roaming),
or
C:\programdata.

You will find the "master folders" for removed programmes,
hehe, you can then remove them totally via right click delete.

Roy
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01 Nov 2015   #34
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote:
I hate windows live male and never use office ( I think I have it some where. Does it not come with Windows 7 sp 1 ?
Yep well there are loads of folks who don't like either and I am not particularly fond of Office after the 2007 version - too finicky and convoluted.

The Live Mail though have got used to installing it now - a bit a of a juggling match with drivers and passwords but now they use the Microsoft account for login - if you use that of course life is so much easier.

The SP1 no Thelma it is a part of the Essentials and the only part of that I use - I lke to stay away form anything "offshore" as it were

Anything that stores stuff other than on my drive that is as the current trend looks to me to be having M$ and Google and who knows who looking after your data somewhere and being a tad on the paranoid side am very suspicious of that sort of thing.
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01 Nov 2015   #35
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thelma View Post
Hello John,

TrashZone, I don't agree with you'r not hiding updates. What do you do then with all this Windows 10 Stuff ?
Just give yourself over ?
Hi,
No I leave them to collect digital dust in the Optional section and only focus on Important updates first
Then after I review and eventually load them I review the Optional section updates
If you click on the updates a date of release shows on the right column so they are easy to keep track of.
I was really saying some updates do not like to be hidden mostly the ones on the Option list I posted

There are some 16 I've hidden that don't mind being hidden.
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02 Nov 2015   #36
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Mike, I understand you now and will have a look at your hidden updates to see if they are the same as mine.

How do you know which once like being hidden and which once don't ( if you know what I mean )


Thanks
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02 Nov 2015   #37
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Testing
I would usually get I have never checked for updates after a few days or weeks after hiding some
That usually tells me the updates is not liking being hidden
I'd say all of the win-10 ones really don't like being hidden a long with ie11 for me anyway

I have also moved away from MSE and have windows defender turn off or at least unchecked use this program for win defender anyway
I've moved to Panda and have always used mbam premium so I like this security better than MSE...

They keep updating with new versions so hiding them really does not do anything
Just leave them sit in the optional section
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02 Nov 2015   #38
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your explication , I do understand it now.

I have Windows Defender off, I think it's rubbish ( is that the same as firewall ?), it has never ever found something. I was wondering about MSE as I have obvisouly never used it ( otherwise it would not say " Start first scan ). That I can also do without as I have MBAM, SAS and Hitman Pro. When Hitman Pro is finished, I will switch to MBAM Pro I think it is really the best tool.

So, have some work to do now about that C++ and those 2 ini things on my desktop. I keep learning
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02 Nov 2015   #39
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

thelma if I may I have a suggestions.

Make sure Defender is turned off.
Make sure you only have one anti virus program installed.
Remove all others using their online removal tool.

You can use what ever programs you like and trust. Here is what I use and it has worked for me.

Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes Anti Malware Premium
Super Anti Spyware on demand (free)
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02 Nov 2015   #40
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thank you Layback Bear.

I have MBAM running, ( it's on in my startup and MSE ) SAS only used when I ask for it. Hitman Pro is almost at the end of the year and only runs when I ask it to do so. ( I will not buy an other year, but go and get MBAM Premium in stead.

Is that the right way ? Thanks very much for your concern
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