Silent updates, is that true?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by hochin, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. hochin

    hochin MDL Novice

    Jul 31, 2009
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    I've read that it's possible for microsoft to install silent updates into their operating systems with or without permission. A process built into the OS or something like that. It's not something too far-fetched right?
     
  2. rhester72

    rhester72 MDL Novice

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    It's so far happened only twice, both times by accident, according to Microsoft. Of course, anything *can* be done, but if you're going to fear Big Brother, may as well just wear a tinfoil hat and stay away from computers and cosmic rays. =)

    Rodney
     
  3. hochin

    hochin MDL Novice

    Jul 31, 2009
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    Hehe, right right. Out of curiosity what was the situation in which this did happen?
     
  4. Bagheera

    Bagheera MDL Member

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    He did pull down his tinfoil hat and started to work on his computer.
     
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  5. mcbyte

    mcbyte MDL Junior Member

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    ps. Google Chrome does silent update with no notifications.....
     
  6. Hackeur

    Hackeur MDL Senior Member

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    M$ famous "backdoors" - Figment of one’s imagination ?