Critical Updates

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  1. Rus

    Rus Senior Member

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    I have my automatic updates turned off but I still am getting critical updates. Why and how can I stop them?
     
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    ginovat Well-Known Member

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    Re: Critdical Updates

    Sometimes other Microsoft programs are "tied in" to Windows Updates. Are you running Security Essentials or any other Microsoft programs? Even Microsoft Office could possibly affect that as well.
     
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    Re: Critdical Updates

    Yes I am running Security Essentials. Could this be causing updates and only for MSE?
     
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    Re: Critdical Updates

    It's possible but there's probably another culprit. What other type of security software (non-microsoft and microsoft) if any, is installed on your pc? Also, when you say that you have automatic updates turned off, exactly which option did you choose? The only one that eliminates everything is the option that says "never check for updates"
     
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    Re: Critdical Updates

    I have "never check for updates" checked. Also, although I do have MSE available it is not activated. I only run it on occasion.
     
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    I strongly recommend against doing this, but you could go to the control panel>administrative tools>services>Windows updates. Double click , then stop the service and change startup type to manual or disable. Again, I strongly recommend against disabling it, but see what happens if you put it in manual first. One other question, are you logged in as an administrator account?
     
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    I changed to Manual. I'll check for MSE updates whenever I want to run it. Thanks.
     
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    Glad that I could be of help.
     

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