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Windows 7: Microsoft blocking updates??

15 Mar 2018   #1
ICIT2LOL

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

Found this - this morning if anyone is interested Microsoft Blocks All Windows 7 Security Updates Unless You Have Antivirus


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15 Mar 2018   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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4 Weeks Ago   #3
ICIT2LOL

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

Thanks Shawn
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It never stops surprising me how bad Windows updates had become since the introduction of Windows 10 (although a bit unrelated this time). Reading the article it becomes evident that the original intention of MS was to play dirty with antivirus developers in order to "fix" their programs supposedly coliding with the meltdown/spectre fixes. And while it's mostly true that AVs are among the worst quality software out there, bullying them isn't really the way to go.

Then the obvious becomes evident, unnoticed until this article. If you don't even have an antivirus, no antivirus can ever set the required registry key to comply with MS threats, adding insult to the injury. If someone decided to stay safe by not installing an antivirus, not they're forced! Instead of relying on OS level security updates, that are a much better way.

Of course, nobody needs to compromise his security by installing an antivirus. One can just set the registry key manually and continue having updates. But why the hassle? Really?
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