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Can I remove Security Updates and Updates for Windows


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cphillips

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Hi,

I was helping my husband install a new antivirus program and uninstall additional antivirus programs he may have on his computer and I found a large amount of Security Updates and Updates for Windows in the Add/Remove Software list.

Are these needed or can they be removed?
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Hello cphillips

Welcome to GeeksToGo, my name is nauni. It is best to leave those updates, Microsoft releases security updates that address specific issues. Unless you install and keep the updates, you will not be protected from that particular issue. The issues can range from very small fixes to issues that could allow hackers, viruses, and other malicious attacks against your machine. My best advice to you is to leave them installed and make sure that you do updates on a regular basis.

Thank you
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Hello cphillips,

Do you have the "Show Updates" box checked on the Add or Remove Programs window? If so, that may be why your seeing all of those updates...

It would be best to leave those Updates alone (do not uninstall them).

Hope this helps...

dm

Edited by dm27, 18 February 2010 - 04:57 PM.

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I will check to see if that box is checked. Thank you for the information.
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