Windows Update Problem - MS Force Installed an Update

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by MrFerretKing, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. MrFerretKing

    MrFerretKing MDL Member

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  2. Blindbat

    Blindbat MDL Novice

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    My understanding of MSE and the last reading I did about it ( yesterday - for I am considering utilizing it with my Win 7 installation )

    MSE, auto updates 3 times a day with the objective of making sure the user does not have a Virus definition file that is older then 8 hours.

    Virus definition update on MSE is not to my knowledge a USER selectable YES or NO , it is enforce as YES for obvious and for security reasons.
     
  3. shakeyplace

    shakeyplace MDL Addicted

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    there is a checkbox in the settings to "update automatically before a scheduled scan"
     
  4. MrFerretKing

    MrFerretKing MDL Member

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    Crap, I just noticed that

    My quick scan happened at 5:34
    It is set to scan around 2:00AM

    I wouldn't call 5:34AM around 2:00AM since nothing was happening on my system.

    But oh well, at least you can read the articles in my links :D


    What a lame thread I had to open, I should have known better than to not use my friend google first.
     
  5. Blindbat

    Blindbat MDL Novice

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    #5 Blindbat, Nov 7, 2009
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    I wonder what happens if that check box is not ticked?

    For this says update before the scan, but lets assume you do a scan only once a week?

    I need to find the MS document again, but if I read correctly it updates every 8 hours or so like it or not. Then again it was late maybe I am wrong.

    Edit: Found the doc....leaves for interpretation on the user side as to what happens I guess...scratching head!?

     
  6. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    Like with Vista, choose:
    'Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them'

    This does not automatically install defender updates, you have to select to download and install them. I also recommending checking:

    - 'Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates'
    - 'All all users to install updates on this computer' <-- not necessary but hey ;)
    - 'Give me updates for Microsfot products and check for new optional Microsoft software when I update Windows
    - 'Show me detailed notifications when new Microsoft software is available'