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  1. #1
    spiffster is offline New Member
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    Default Vista is making me lose my sanity...

    If this is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it.

    Anyways, I've been noticing that my computer has been installing updates without my consent. Originally, I had set it to install updates automatically, and it did that for awhile. But here recently, it's been installing updates almost every time I come on the internet. I tried changing the update settings to "Download updates, but let me choose whether to install them" and the two other options (check updates and allow me to install, and never download updates) and it still didn't work. Now, every time I get on the computer, I have to wait almost an hour for the updates to configure, even when I didn't give them the go ahead to install!

    Is anyone having this problem? And if so, is there some sort of patch that can cure it? Here's what my computer says I need to download:

    Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 (KB955305)



    Download size: 1.4 MB

    Update type: Optional

    Security Update for Windows Vista (KB938464)

    Download size: 1.2 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important


    Security Update for Windows Vista (KB954154)

    Download size: 173 KB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important


    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - September 2008 (KB890830)

    Download size: 671 KB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [September 2008] (KB905866)

    Download size: 2.1 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Recommended

    Update for Windows Vista (KB954366)

    Download size: 3.3 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Recommended

    Marvell - Network - Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller

    Download size: 194 KB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Optional

    Security Update for Microsoft Works 8 (KB956483)

    Download size: 3.4 MB

    Update type: Important



    Security Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 (KB950130)

    Download size: 3.9 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important



    Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB951944)

    Download size: 7.8 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important




    Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB954326)

    Download size: 1.5 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important



    Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB956080)

    Download size: 3.3 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important


    Thanks in advance for any advice.

  2. #2
    Alias Guest

    Default Re: Vista is making me lose my sanity...

    spiffster wrote:
    > If this is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it.
    >
    > Anyways, I've been noticing that my computer has been installing
    > updates without my consent. Originally, I had set it to install updates
    > automatically, and it did that for awhile. But here recently, it's been
    > installing updates almost every time I come on the internet. I tried
    > changing the update settings to "Download updates, but let me choose
    > whether to install them" and the two other options (check updates and
    > allow me to install, and never download updates) and it still didn't
    > work. Now, every time I get on the computer, I have to wait almost an
    > hour for the updates to configure, even when I didn't give them the go
    > ahead to install!
    >
    > Is anyone having this problem? And if so, is there some sort of patch
    > that can cure it? Here's what my computer says I need to download:
    >
    >> Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 (KB955305)
    >>
    >> Download size: 1.4 MB
    >>
    >> Update type: Optional

    >
    >
    >> Security Update for Windows Vista (KB938464)
    >>
    >> Download size: 1.2 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >> Security Update for Windows Vista (KB954154)
    >>
    >> Download size: 173 KB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >> Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - September 2008 (KB890830)
    >>
    >> Download size: 671 KB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >> Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [September 2008] (KB905866)
    >>
    >> Download size: 2.1 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Recommended

    >
    >
    >> Update for Windows Vista (KB954366)
    >>
    >> Download size: 3.3 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Recommended

    >
    >
    >> Marvell - Network - Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
    >> Controller
    >>
    >> Download size: 194 KB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Optional

    >
    >
    >> Security Update for Microsoft Works 8 (KB956483)
    >>
    >> Download size: 3.4 MB
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> Security Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 (KB950130)
    >>
    >> Download size: 3.9 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB951944)
    >>
    >> Download size: 7.8 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB954326)
    >>
    >> Download size: 1.5 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB956080)
    >>
    >> Download size: 3.3 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any advice.
    >
    >


    Frank, the resident Vista expert, will be along shortly to help you.
    Please be patient and we thank you for your understanding.

    Alias

  3. #3
    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Default Re: Vista is making me lose my sanity...

    Download and run the Windows Update Readiness Tool:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------

    "spiffster" <spiffster.3gx9ak@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message news:spiffster.3gx9ak@winvistaclub.com...

    If this is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it.

    Anyways, I've been noticing that my computer has been installing
    updates without my consent. Originally, I had set it to install updates
    automatically, and it did that for awhile. But here recently, it's been
    installing updates almost every time I come on the internet. I tried
    changing the update settings to "Download updates, but let me choose
    whether to install them" and the two other options (check updates and
    allow me to install, and never download updates) and it still didn't
    work. Now, every time I get on the computer, I have to wait almost an
    hour for the updates to configure, even when I didn't give them the go
    ahead to install!

    Is anyone having this problem? And if so, is there some sort of patch
    that can cure it? Here's what my computer says I need to download:

    > Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 (KB955305)
    >
    > Download size: 1.4 MB
    >
    > Update type: Optional



    > Security Update for Windows Vista (KB938464)
    >
    > Download size: 1.2 MB
    >
    > You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >
    > Update type: Important




    > Security Update for Windows Vista (KB954154)
    >
    > Download size: 173 KB
    >
    > You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >
    > Update type: Important




    > Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - September 2008 (KB890830)
    >
    > Download size: 671 KB
    >
    > You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >
    > Update type: Important



    >
    > Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [September 2008] (KB905866)
    >
    > Download size: 2.1 MB
    >
    > You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >
    > Update type: Recommended



    > Update for Windows Vista (KB954366)
    >
    > Download size: 3.3 MB
    >
    > You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >
    > Update type: Recommended



    > Marvell - Network - Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
    > Controller
    >
    > Download size: 194 KB
    >
    > You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >
    > Update type: Optional



    > Security Update for Microsoft Works 8 (KB956483)
    >
    > Download size: 3.4 MB
    >
    > Update type: Important





    > Security Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 (KB950130)
    >
    > Download size: 3.9 MB
    >
    > You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >
    > Update type: Important





    > Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB951944)
    >
    > Download size: 7.8 MB
    >
    > You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >
    > Update type: Important






    > Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB954326)
    >
    > Download size: 1.5 MB
    >
    > You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >
    > Update type: Important





    > Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB956080)
    >
    > Download size: 3.3 MB
    >
    > You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >
    > Update type: Important
    >




    Thanks in advance for any advice.


    --
    spiffster
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  4. #4
    Charles W Davis Guest

    Default Re: Vista is making me lose my sanity...

    I have found that it is advantageous to have the updates automatically
    download and Install, at 3:00 a.m. It works! To me the words "Security" and
    "Important" indicates that you may be open to some malicious software.
    Don't depend on your Anti-virus program to protect from this.

    Your consent? It seems that you can't tell which ones are valid, so why not
    just install them?

    "spiffster" <spiffster.3gx9ak@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    news:spiffster.3gx9ak@winvistaclub.com...
    >
    > If this is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it.
    >
    > Anyways, I've been noticing that my computer has been installing
    > updates without my consent. Originally, I had set it to install updates
    > automatically, and it did that for awhile. But here recently, it's been
    > installing updates almost every time I come on the internet. I tried
    > changing the update settings to "Download updates, but let me choose
    > whether to install them" and the two other options (check updates and
    > allow me to install, and never download updates) and it still didn't
    > work. Now, every time I get on the computer, I have to wait almost an
    > hour for the updates to configure, even when I didn't give them the go
    > ahead to install!
    >
    > Is anyone having this problem? And if so, is there some sort of patch
    > that can cure it? Here's what my computer says I need to download:
    >
    >> Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 (KB955305)
    >>
    >> Download size: 1.4 MB
    >>
    >> Update type: Optional

    >

    Silverlight is truely optional. It is Microsoft's version of Flash!
    >
    >> Security Update for Windows Vista (KB938464)
    >>
    >> Download size: 1.2 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >> Security Update for Windows Vista (KB954154)
    >>
    >> Download size: 173 KB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >> Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - September 2008 (KB890830)
    >>
    >> Download size: 671 KB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >

    One of the Good Guys!.
    >
    >>
    >> Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [September 2008] (KB905866)
    >>
    >> Download size: 2.1 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Recommended

    >

    If you don't install this one, you will be complaining about Junk mail in
    your inbox.
    >
    >> Update for Windows Vista (KB954366)
    >>
    >> Download size: 3.3 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Recommended

    >


    >
    >> Marvell - Network - Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
    >> Controller
    >>
    >> Download size: 194 KB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Optional

    >
    >
    >> Security Update for Microsoft Works 8 (KB956483)
    >>
    >> Download size: 3.4 MB
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> Security Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 (KB950130)
    >>
    >> Download size: 3.9 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB951944)
    >>
    >> Download size: 7.8 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB954326)
    >>
    >> Download size: 1.5 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB956080)
    >>
    >> Download size: 3.3 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any advice.
    >
    >
    > --
    > spiffster
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > spiffster's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=574
    > View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23769
    >



  5. #5
    brummyfan Guest

    Default Re: Vista is making me lose my sanity...



    "Alias" wrote:

    > spiffster wrote:
    > > If this is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it.
    > >
    > > Anyways, I've been noticing that my computer has been installing
    > > updates without my consent. Originally, I had set it to install updates
    > > automatically, and it did that for awhile. But here recently, it's been
    > > installing updates almost every time I come on the internet. I tried
    > > changing the update settings to "Download updates, but let me choose
    > > whether to install them" and the two other options (check updates and
    > > allow me to install, and never download updates) and it still didn't
    > > work. Now, every time I get on the computer, I have to wait almost an
    > > hour for the updates to configure, even when I didn't give them the go
    > > ahead to install!
    > >
    > > Is anyone having this problem? And if so, is there some sort of patch
    > > that can cure it? Here's what my computer says I need to download:
    > >
    > >> Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 (KB955305)
    > >>
    > >> Download size: 1.4 MB
    > >>
    > >> Update type: Optional

    > >
    > >
    > >> Security Update for Windows Vista (KB938464)
    > >>
    > >> Download size: 1.2 MB
    > >>
    > >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    > >>
    > >> Update type: Important

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >> Security Update for Windows Vista (KB954154)
    > >>
    > >> Download size: 173 KB
    > >>
    > >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    > >>
    > >> Update type: Important

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >> Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - September 2008 (KB890830)
    > >>
    > >> Download size: 671 KB
    > >>
    > >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    > >>
    > >> Update type: Important

    > >
    > >
    > >> Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [September 2008] (KB905866)
    > >>
    > >> Download size: 2.1 MB
    > >>
    > >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    > >>
    > >> Update type: Recommended

    > >
    > >
    > >> Update for Windows Vista (KB954366)
    > >>
    > >> Download size: 3.3 MB
    > >>
    > >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    > >>
    > >> Update type: Recommended

    > >
    > >
    > >> Marvell - Network - Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
    > >> Controller
    > >>
    > >> Download size: 194 KB
    > >>
    > >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    > >>
    > >> Update type: Optional

    > >
    > >
    > >> Security Update for Microsoft Works 8 (KB956483)
    > >>
    > >> Download size: 3.4 MB
    > >>
    > >> Update type: Important

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >> Security Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 (KB950130)
    > >>
    > >> Download size: 3.9 MB
    > >>
    > >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    > >>
    > >> Update type: Important

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >> Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB951944)
    > >>
    > >> Download size: 7.8 MB
    > >>
    > >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    > >>
    > >> Update type: Important

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >> Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB954326)
    > >>
    > >> Download size: 1.5 MB
    > >>
    > >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    > >>
    > >> Update type: Important

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >> Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB956080)
    > >>
    > >> Download size: 3.3 MB
    > >>
    > >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    > >>
    > >> Update type: Important
    > >>

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance for any advice.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Frank, the resident Vista expert, will be along shortly to help you.
    > Please be patient and we thank you for your understanding.
    >
    > Alias


    I normally switch off the automatic update facility,error reporting
    facility(believe me, it has never found any solution for any of my problems),
    I hope someone here may help you without blaming you for all the difficulties.
    >


  6. #6
    gandalff Guest

    Default Re: Vista is making me lose my sanity...


    "spiffster" <spiffster.3gx9ak@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    news:spiffster.3gx9ak@winvistaclub.com...
    >
    > If this is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it.
    >
    > Anyways, I've been noticing that my computer has been installing
    > updates without my consent. Originally, I had set it to install updates
    > automatically, and it did that for awhile. But here recently, it's been
    > installing updates almost every time I come on the internet. I tried
    > changing the update settings to "Download updates, but let me choose
    > whether to install them" and the two other options (check updates and
    > allow me to install, and never download updates) and it still didn't
    > work. Now, every time I get on the computer, I have to wait almost an
    > hour for the updates to configure, even when I didn't give them the go
    > ahead to install!
    >
    > Is anyone having this problem? And if so, is there some sort of patch
    > that can cure it? Here's what my computer says I need to download:
    >
    >> Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 (KB955305)
    >>
    >> Download size: 1.4 MB
    >>
    >> Update type: Optional

    >
    >
    >> Security Update for Windows Vista (KB938464)
    >>
    >> Download size: 1.2 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >> Security Update for Windows Vista (KB954154)
    >>
    >> Download size: 173 KB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >> Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - September 2008 (KB890830)
    >>
    >> Download size: 671 KB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >>
    >> Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [September 2008] (KB905866)
    >>
    >> Download size: 2.1 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Recommended

    >
    >
    >> Update for Windows Vista (KB954366)
    >>
    >> Download size: 3.3 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Recommended

    >
    >
    >> Marvell - Network - Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
    >> Controller
    >>
    >> Download size: 194 KB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Optional

    >
    >
    >> Security Update for Microsoft Works 8 (KB956483)
    >>
    >> Download size: 3.4 MB
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> Security Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 (KB950130)
    >>
    >> Download size: 3.9 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB951944)
    >>
    >> Download size: 7.8 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB954326)
    >>
    >> Download size: 1.5 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >> Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB956080)
    >>
    >> Download size: 3.3 MB
    >>
    >> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>
    >> Update type: Important
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any advice.
    >
    >
    > --
    > spiffster
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > spiffster's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=574
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    >


    I had a similar problem, my solution was to type each of your downloads you
    mention in your list into google, for instance-"(KB938464) download"
    Then download every one of them manually and save to the desktop. Next
    double click each one in turn to install, when finished, reboot and all
    should be fine. It was for me anyway
    Gandalff


  7. #7
    spiffster is offline New Member
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    I forgot to mention that almost every single time after it has finished "configuring" the updates, System Recovery boots and it says my computer cannot start, most likely because of the updates being installed.

    I have tried installing the updates manually, and this still happens.

    In addition, Firefox, my main browser, always claims that it encountered an error when I go to open the browser and if I want to resume my previous session or start a new one, when there was no issues when I was signing off.

    I've run spyware checks, virus checks to no avail. I'm contemplating reformatting the entire computer.

  8. #8
    Charles W Davis Guest

    Default Re: Vista is making me lose my sanity...


    "spiffster" <spiffster.3gxmpa@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    news:spiffster.3gxmpa@winvistaclub.com...
    >
    > I forgot to mention that almost every single time after it has finished
    > "configuring" the updates, System Recovery boots and it says my computer
    > cannot start, most likely because of the updates being installed.
    >
    > I have tried installing the updates manually, and this still happens.
    >
    > In addition, Firefox, my main browser, always claims that it
    > encountered an error when I go to open the browser and if I want to
    > resume my previous session or start a new one, when there was no issues
    > when I was signing off.
    >
    > I've run spyware checks, virus checks to no avail. I'm contemplating
    > reformatting the entire computer.
    >
    >
    > --
    > spiffster
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > spiffster's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=574
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    >

    You must use Internet Explorer for Windows Update.


  9. #9
    Alias Guest

    Default Re: Vista is making me lose my sanity...

    Charles W Davis wrote:
    >
    > "spiffster" <spiffster.3gxmpa@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    > news:spiffster.3gxmpa@winvistaclub.com...
    >>
    >> I forgot to mention that almost every single time after it has finished
    >> "configuring" the updates, System Recovery boots and it says my computer
    >> cannot start, most likely because of the updates being installed.
    >>
    >> I have tried installing the updates manually, and this still happens.
    >>
    >> In addition, Firefox, my main browser, always claims that it
    >> encountered an error when I go to open the browser and if I want to
    >> resume my previous session or start a new one, when there was no issues
    >> when I was signing off.
    >>
    >> I've run spyware checks, virus checks to no avail. I'm contemplating
    >> reformatting the entire computer.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> spiffster
    >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> spiffster's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=574
    >> View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23769
    >>

    > You must use Internet Explorer for Windows Update.


    I never use it for Windows Update. Ever hear of Auto Update?

    Alias

  10. #10
    the granter of sina Guest

    Default Re: Vista is making me lose my sanity...

    so you have your computer all night on without it doing anything
    contributing to global warming?

    If the answer is yes (and you have no important reason for having it on)...
    well you are sick!




    "Charles W Davis" <Anthemwebs@lvcoxmail.com> wrote in message
    news:8A94E0F3-DB9F-425A-9F62-2CC847224830@microsoft.com...
    > I have found that it is advantageous to have the updates automatically
    > download and Install, at 3:00 a.m. It works! To me the words "Security"
    > and "Important" indicates that you may be open to some malicious software.
    > Don't depend on your Anti-virus program to protect from this.
    >
    > Your consent? It seems that you can't tell which ones are valid, so why
    > not just install them?
    >
    > "spiffster" <spiffster.3gx9ak@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    > news:spiffster.3gx9ak@winvistaclub.com...
    >>
    >> If this is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it.
    >>
    >> Anyways, I've been noticing that my computer has been installing
    >> updates without my consent. Originally, I had set it to install updates
    >> automatically, and it did that for awhile. But here recently, it's been
    >> installing updates almost every time I come on the internet. I tried
    >> changing the update settings to "Download updates, but let me choose
    >> whether to install them" and the two other options (check updates and
    >> allow me to install, and never download updates) and it still didn't
    >> work. Now, every time I get on the computer, I have to wait almost an
    >> hour for the updates to configure, even when I didn't give them the go
    >> ahead to install!
    >>
    >> Is anyone having this problem? And if so, is there some sort of patch
    >> that can cure it? Here's what my computer says I need to download:
    >>
    >>> Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 (KB955305)
    >>>
    >>> Download size: 1.4 MB
    >>>
    >>> Update type: Optional

    >>

    > Silverlight is truely optional. It is Microsoft's version of Flash!
    >>
    >>> Security Update for Windows Vista (KB938464)
    >>>
    >>> Download size: 1.2 MB
    >>>
    >>> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>>
    >>> Update type: Important

    >>
    >>
    >>> Security Update for Windows Vista (KB954154)
    >>>
    >>> Download size: 173 KB
    >>>
    >>> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>>
    >>> Update type: Important

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - September 2008 (KB890830)
    >>>
    >>> Download size: 671 KB
    >>>
    >>> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>>
    >>> Update type: Important

    >>

    > One of the Good Guys!.
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [September 2008] (KB905866)
    >>>
    >>> Download size: 2.1 MB
    >>>
    >>> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>>
    >>> Update type: Recommended

    >>

    > If you don't install this one, you will be complaining about Junk mail in
    > your inbox.
    >>
    >>> Update for Windows Vista (KB954366)
    >>>
    >>> Download size: 3.3 MB
    >>>
    >>> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>>
    >>> Update type: Recommended

    >>

    >
    >>
    >>> Marvell - Network - Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
    >>> Controller
    >>>
    >>> Download size: 194 KB
    >>>
    >>> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>>
    >>> Update type: Optional

    >>
    >>
    >>> Security Update for Microsoft Works 8 (KB956483)
    >>>
    >>> Download size: 3.4 MB
    >>>
    >>> Update type: Important

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> Security Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 (KB950130)
    >>>
    >>> Download size: 3.9 MB
    >>>
    >>> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>>
    >>> Update type: Important

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB951944)
    >>>
    >>> Download size: 7.8 MB
    >>>
    >>> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>>
    >>> Update type: Important

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB954326)
    >>>
    >>> Download size: 1.5 MB
    >>>
    >>> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>>
    >>> Update type: Important

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB956080)
    >>>
    >>> Download size: 3.3 MB
    >>>
    >>> You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
    >>>
    >>> Update type: Important
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance for any advice.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
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