In association with heise online

15 October 2007, 09:17

Windows once again installs updates without prompting

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • submit to slashdot
  • StumbleUpon
  • submit to reddit

Since the last Patch Tuesday, Windows users have again been reporting problems with Windows Update. Even those who say they configured their system for the manual installation of updates are reporting that Windows has automatically installed them. In September, Windows Update was found to be the culprit when Microsoft secretly updated Windows computers, and the procedure seems to have been similar this time as well. Last Friday, Nate Clinton, Windows Update Program Manager at Microsoft, reacted to the charges, explaining that the Update Team had analyzed the log files it received. According to Clinton, neither the automatic update (AU) client nor the updates it installed were responsible for the current settings for automatic updates in the log files. He asked everyone affected by the problem to contact Security Support.

It now seems that Windows OneCare and/or the current version of Microsoft Office might be behind the latest problem with AU. The operators of the AeroXperience community hope that \Windows\WindowsUpdate.log and the log files contained in\Microsoft Windows Live OneCare\Logs\ (provided that OneCare is installed) will provide more information about what is actually behind these automatic updates.


Print Version | Send by email | Permalink:

  • July's Community Calendar

The H Open

The H Security

The H Developer

The H Internet Toolkit