(I'm using Vista Home Premium)
I've noticed for a while that the setting keeps being changed from "Install updates automatically (recommended)" to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them".
At the same time, the "Restricted Sites" section of Spyware Blaster becomes "Partially enabled", although everything there seems to become unticked.
To fix the Windows Update issue, I go into regedit and delete the key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU\AuOptions
This keeps being created with the value of 2.
I've noticed recently that a definition update for Windows Defender has occurred shortly before I've noticed this has happened again. But this may just be a coincidence. The WD service is disabled, I have KIS.
If anyone has any suggestions on what is causing this or, alternatively, ways in which I can track what is making these changes, that would be great.
I don't think it's malware, but who knows?
Edited by David11, 04 November 2013 - 05:11 AM.