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How do I get rid of unwanted and unneeded Windows Security Update for Internet Explorer KB972260


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#1 MBzinSF

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:12 PM

I'm using WIN XP, SP3. Last week I caved to the inevitable and removed Windows IE7 from my computer using Add/Remove programs. I've double-checked and can't see any IE installed on my system and now I'm a happy, dedicated Firefox 7 user. Problem is, Windows keeps sending me a Security Update for IE6 that I can't get rid of: Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 - KB972260. Every time it does I uncheck the update listing and check the box that says "don't show this to me again" - but it keeps coming back. I can't find this problem mentioned anywhere else so am looking for help here. How can I permanently disable this unwanted update offering?

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#2 frankp316

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:45 PM

Because you can't uninstall IE. It will screw up your computer. You don't have to use it but you have to have it. That's not the answer you want but it's the correct answer.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:38 PM

+1

IE is baked into Windows and can't be removed.
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