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 Sep 13, 2007 - 09:12 AM - by Michael
* MS does sneaky "update"

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Confirmed - last night, Windows XP and Vista downloaded files... without your consent.

The stealth updates do not appear to affect PCs using WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) the same way as those using Microsoft Update/Windows Update. Typically, Windows would give some notification before installing updates and, presumably, install nothing if Windows Update is turned off. But, in testing, Dunn found that Microsoft was updating Windows XP and Vista systems even when automatic updating is turned off.

"Microsoft is bypassing the normal automatic update control," Dunn told me this afternoon. "The problem is that users don't know that."

 

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