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Authentic Update?

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#1 percypape


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Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:13 PM

I'm wondering why there's a Windows update icon in my tray telling me that "updates are ready for your computer" when this pc is configured for automatic updates. The reason I chose auto-updates in the first place is so that I don't have to worry about whether it's authentic or not. Does the fact that it's asking mean it's malware related or is my pc ignoring it's configuration? I thought I read something about this before on BC but I couldn't find it- sorry if it's been discussed already.

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#2 Johanna


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Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:17 PM

I think perhaps you are confusing "authentic" (genuine) with "automatic". Check in your security center and see if you have automatic updates set to download automatically and wait for you to install them. If so, then let them install. If you do have automatic updates set to install in the background while you work, perhaps this update wants a reboot, and it trying to be courteous and wait until it's convenient for you.
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