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Windows 7: Afraid Updating window 7 might give me virus?!

02 Dec 2017   #1
InvincibleTrio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Afraid Updating window 7 might give me virus?!

Hi guys
Currently i been thinking to update my windows 7 to lastest
it was updated in 2015
Im afraid that it will give me virus like it did before

should i be fine updating windows or not
What are the procedure of updating windows and what u must not do

im new here


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02 Dec 2017   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Invincible,

Windows updates are malware free, your infection would have come from another download.

Updates are now cumulative, you only need to run these 2,
links for them from these posts

November 14, 2017 - KB4048960 (Security-only update) Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

November 14, 2017 - KB4048957 (Monthly Rollup) Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

If your computer is functioning well, then in the future run only the security updates


Roy
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02 Dec 2017   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Invincible,

Windows updates are malware free, your infection would have come from another download.

Updates are now cumulative, you only need to run these 2,
links for them from these posts

November 14, 2017 - KB4048960 (Security-only update) Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

November 14, 2017 - KB4048957 (Monthly Rollup) Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

If your computer is functioning well, then in the future run only the security updates


Roy


Jack
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02 Dec 2017   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Invincible,

Windows updates are malware free, your infection would have come from another download.

Updates are now cumulative, you only need to run these 2,
links for them from these posts

November 14, 2017 - KB4048960 (Security-only update) Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

November 14, 2017 - KB4048957 (Monthly Rollup) Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

If your computer is functioning well, then in the future run only the security updates


Roy
Actually, you run either one or the other, not both. If you do the Monthly Rollup, it will include all updates going back to the dawn of time Win 7.

If you do the Security-only up date, you will get only that month's updates. It will be necessary to go back to the next month's updates since you last updated, then do each month in chronological order until you are caught up.

I prefer the Security-only updates since I no longer trust MS to not sneak spyware, etc. on my computer (these aren't the same as viruses. Others may prefer the convenience of the cumulative monthly rollups.

Btw, you are far more likely to get a virus by not doing the updates than by doing them.
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03 Dec 2017   #5
InvincibleTrio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for the replys

Im actually moved to updating my windows 7 because my father said I must not update this because this window 7 is fake and it was activated as i saw it on "My computer"


How can you tell if your window 7 is fake even though it is activated?!
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03 Dec 2017   #6
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Invinible,

run this tool copy paste the output
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

I'll be able to tell you.

Roy
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