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Windows updated iteslf without warning

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by zingophoto, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. zingophoto

    zingophoto Thread Starter

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    Here I am, bebopping around the internet (looking for a sleep remedy) and suddenly, a dialog box popped up, saying that windows was updating itself. It looked like a normal Windows screen, "updated" itself, shut itself down, and rebooted to the welcome screen. I did nothing to warrant this, I didn't click on anything unusual. There was no option asking me if I agreed, or wanted it to be done. I use the Norton Web Safe deal, so I do not visit any sites that have the little red warning flag. I've been ignoring some "critical" updates (ones Microsoft thinks, like an updated version of IE) for a while, but I've never had my machine just up and do this on it's own. I'm obviously concerned about a virus, malware or whatever, but do run a current version of Norton Internet Security, which is updated regularly. A full system scan was done yesterdaty, and a quick one this morning the seach found nothing but the normal cookies. Would Windows decide suddenly that it really really needed to update itself like this? Note, I was in a user mode, since I try not to log into the admin, to help avoid unwanted software installing itself.


    windows 7 home
    version 6.1 (build 7601: service pack 1)
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    There was a forced update to IE9 planned by Microsoft, not sure if it is rolled out yet.
     
  3. qwazar

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    if you are also using windows defender you may of by mistake choose windows update automatally i think the best thing you can do is click start and type in the search box windows defender and got onto the screen and turn it off automatic update (if this dont work then i dont kno but it worked for me i hope this helps
     
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