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Windows keeps trying to install update


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pjgoodman2

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This has been an ongoing problem for me. I've been to the Microsoft website and they advise to run the Malicious Software Removal Tool. Done this, no malicious software detected. I've downloaded it numerous times and still the prompting.

I've had help on this site recently removing malware/spyware/adware and my logs are clean. What's going on? Do I have to just turn off Automatic Updates? Is it possible I'm still infected with something?
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rshaffer61

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No auto updates is just what it sounds like. Microsoft is always updating it''s OS system security and their other products. If you don't want to be annoyed by the prompt you can go to auto update settings and tell it to update and install. Caution depending on the update that it does it may require a reboot and the system will do that on it's own if you do this.
You can also set your updates to happen in the middle of the night as I have so that way you are not bothered with it.
Let me know if this is answering your question



Also as far as another infection:
Possible Yes
Likely No

This will be determined by the following:
How long ago you had Malware assistance
Any P2p programs you have used
Any Updates or software you may have installed from 3rd party sites that were not scanned for infections before using

Edited by rshaffer61, 13 April 2009 - 08:56 AM.

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An update is available that improves the compatibility and the reliability of Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 on a Windows Vista-based computer

If this update sounds familiar, please follow it. Windows will continually offer this update. While in Windows update, hide this update.
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I'd hate to have to shut off the Automatic updating but I will if I have to. But what's puzzling is that it's the same update I've already installed numerous times: "Security Update Microsoft Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430)

I downloaded and installed it (again) this morning and a few minutes later, I was prompted to download and update it yet again.
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Oh, I had malware assistance last week on here and no P2P programs used since, only switched firewall from Zonealarm to Comodo.
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what's puzzling is that it's the same update I've already installed numerous times: "Security Update Microsoft Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430)"


Please go ahead and hide this update! Microsoft recommends to hide it. If you search in Windows Update help panel in Windows Update, it will say the same thing. Hide it!
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I'd hate to have to shut off the Automatic updating but I will if I have to. But what's puzzling is that it's the same update I've already installed numerous times: "Security Update Microsoft Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430)

I downloaded and installed it (again) this morning and a few minutes later, I was prompted to download and update it yet again.




If you are sure it has installed then follow Dragonmaster Jay's suggestion
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OK, I'll just hide it and not download it again. Thanks.
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