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OneDrive update is required - real or bogus?

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#1 RbtCmpt


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:55 PM

I grabbed this question from a Microsoft board, as I have the same question. It was unbelievably (and typically microsoftishly) answered quite a few times with what seemed like evasive, ambiguous, and sometimes shady answers.

Any input?


I started receiving a popup every time I turn the computer on stating that MS OneDrive needs to be updated. I always clicked cancel as it did not seem legit to me but I actually hit update once by mistake and upon doing so it opens up a browser and it tries to open/download OneDriveSetup.exe from https://oneclient.sfx.ms. I have screen shots from the original popup and the resulting popup if I hit update below. I tried searching for some information online but could not find anything. Is this legit or is it just some malware/Trojan?

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#2 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 01:20 PM

Sounds very fake to me. Do not do it. Run some malware scans on your system.


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 01:25 PM

OneDrive Updates come exclusively through Windows Update as it is a part of Windows 10.


Any other source and it's the road to infection and madness.  Run your favorite antimalware/antispyware/antijunkware/antiadware scanner(s) pronto.  Thank heaven you didn't continue any further than you did.

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#4 RbtCmpt

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 01:35 PM

Thanks! I read further on the MS site, and some say it's legit. Is Windows worth going through all this?!

And then a tech friend who works in Silicon Valley once told me that the 'antimalware/antispyware/antijunkware/antiadware scanner(s)' are malware themselves.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 01:53 PM



The prompt is legit but I don't know the source of the problem OneDrive is suppose to auto update...


If you are running the latest Windows 10 edition (Creators Update) and you don't use OneDrive its possible to remove the program check this guide: http://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-onedrive-windows-10


The link you post lead to the legit page to download the OneDrive installer https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/download/ because Microsoft did some changes to allow the removal of the program maybe they also updated the installer to work on Windows 10.


On that page the System Requirements for the OneDrive desktop sync include:

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:04 AM

This update is definitely legitimate.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 09:14 AM

a tech friend who works in Silicon Valley once told me that the 'antimalware/antispyware/antijunkware/antiadware scanner(s)' are malware themselves.

Well I wouldn't count on that advice when it comes to legitimate programs.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 03:41 PM

If you're talking about the blue notification that pops up shortly after you sign in, yes it is legitimate.  However, if you're not using OneDrive I recommend disabling it.


To disable:  Open Task Manager, More details, Startup, Select Microsoft OneDrive and press Disable button.  Restart your machine and you won't receive the message and the little OneDrive cloud in your task bar will be gone.

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