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Windows 7: Microsoft update blunders going out of control

22 Dec 2014   #71

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Do you see any other software offered when you download from Adobe Flash runtimes / Adobe Flash Player Distribution ?

I don't.
The only time I see something from the link you provide is if I click on the D/L adobe flash player rectangle in the upper right pane, it sends me to the page where I have to un-check the added install of mcafee security scan plus.

If I click on any of the other links on that page you provided, it opens an Open With/Save File dialog box.
I would normally save the file, scan for malware then open it which I did, I saw this:

I clicked on the "I have read" box and the install button highlighted itself, at that point I cancelled out because I'm already up-to-date.

I would have to agree with FerchogtX:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
I think he means the software offered when you are about to download the installer, FP installers never offer software inside them, the download page does
If you're fresh out of the box and you need AFP you'll get the optional macafee offer but if you're updating you don't.

I have experienced both question/affirmation pop-ups (as shown in post #62) from AFP before when I updated AFP on XP, but with 7 I've been using secunia and then Heimdal and the updating process with both of them is silent.

Bottom Line?
If you're helping someone that needs AFP, warn them about the optional offer. If their just updating you won't need to, and if it ever changes, I'll be the first to warn you!

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22 Dec 2014   #72

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

I use the standalone installers, as I also need to update multiple VMs.

You can get them (easily) from places like Filepuma.
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01 Jan 2015   #73

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
This is the reason I choose to manually update a week from the update release date.
Very good idea. The only exception IMHO is 0-days, especially for IE (even though I avoid using it, it still can affect Office using OLE, etc).
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