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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials installer zaps Automatic Updates setting

03 Jun 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Microsoft Security Essentials installer zaps Automatic Updates setting

Do you tell Windows to "Check for updates but don't install"? Prepare for a rude awakening when you install Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft frequently draws the ire of hapless users when it incapacitates unsuspecting customers' PCs with bad security updates. Just a few months ago, for example, security bulletin MS10-015 offered a patch that automatically turned some Windows XP PCs into big blue-screen bricks -- no user intervention required.

Microsoft also has a nasty habit of pushing all sorts of patches down the Automatic Updates chute, even when the update could hardly be termed "critical."
Microsoft's demonstrated inability to produce bug-free Black Tuesday security patches and an increasing number of problems with Second Tuesday non-security patching have led many Windows users to turn off Automatic Updates. Many of us who've been bitten by buggy patches recommend that instead of blithely applying every patch that Microsoft shoves out the door, capable users should set Windows Update or Microsoft Update to "Notify but don't download" or "Download but don't install." (The exact terminology varies depending on the version of Windows.) Then, when the pioneers have the arrows in their backs, apply the latest updates.
Warning: Microsoft Security Essentials installer zaps Automatic Updates setting | Anti virus - InfoWorld

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03 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

The style and the content of this 'article' just confirmed my long held impression that Infoworld is a piece of sh.. that I decided to avoid.

Remember, this is the site that used to host Randall C. Kennedy and used the 'research' of his phantom persona. And they lied, they lied a lot.

Flaming crap.
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05 Jun 2010   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

This crap is like when someone said that Microsoft was to realease a tool with Windows Vista that could prevent you from playing back "protected" media material in your PC or doing something else (while only for yourself and nor commercial purposes)... Nothing happened and everyone plays their favorite songs and videos.

See ya!!
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05 Jun 2010   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

I don't put a lot of stock in anything that InfoWorld says anymore. Their articles reek of tabloid journalism, and there's too much of that garbage everywhere already. At best, it's fear mongering to sell advertising.

I review all of the updates before I install, and I have never not installed an update for Windows 7, or XP, except for all of the Windows Live bloatware that I don't use or need. I've haven't had an update or patch mess up my system yet.
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07 Jun 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Never had a problem.My notebook works quite well with Microsoft.Hope it stays that way.Love
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07 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 10 Pro x64

what a load of crap... I have MSE and automatic updates set to "review and let me decide" and hey guess what? it didnt switch over :) dont forget, these are the people who brought us "Windows 7 maxes out memory on 99% of machines"
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