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Solved: Is this "Updatenow.exe" legit?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by iagoman, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. iagoman

    iagoman Thread Starter

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    I'm setting up a new laptop and as soon as I had the win/Xp working
    I receive a msg while on-line that "updatenow.exe" wants me to run some sort of patch.
    Does anyone know if this is valid?
     
  2. Arky

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    There is no file on WinXP SP1 with that name. Search your system for updatenow.exe. If you find it; erase it. Never execute any unsolicited program while online. If your system needs updating, it should be done manually. To protect yourself, it's a good idea to turn off automatic updating.
     
  3. iagoman

    iagoman Thread Starter

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    Thanks Arky, I thought it was suspicious but my wife believes almost everything
    the "computer" tells her. I showed her your answer, and NOW she believes!
    (also, I told her to keep "automatic updating" off and to just check for new ones at
    the MS site once a week.
     
  4. jnibori

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    Actually, it might be something included with the software package for the lap-top. I would check the MS update site and see if there's, in fact, a patch needed.

    See HERE
     
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