I've finally found the 'Show updates' option at the top of Add/Remove programs, wasn't looking there. In Microsoft Updates History there are four pages worth of 'successful' updates, but there are only 15 showing here.
I tried once several times to install Microsoft Security Essentials, it would not activate.......I went onto the Microsoft site for help and support, that is when I was remotely assisted by technicians, but they couldn't activate it either. They found some malware, which had accessed my computer while this was taking place, in the short time I was without an anti-virus program - they told me it was not serious and removed it. So I have never been able to use Microsoft Security Essentials.
I will look at the IE8 update - thank you - I only use IE to go to Microsoft Updates, I use Firefox at all other times.
I want to uninstall and reinstall Internet Explorer, I have just gone to Add/Remove programs to do so, but there is no 'Remove' option showing? I can't uninstall it from there, that's not happened before, please help.
What is wrong, why hasn't Microsoft Updates given me that update and should my computer have had any others, how will I find out please?
The hard drive looked ok on Speccy, am I correct in saying that?
Avast malware technicians assisted me once when a page I regularly used kept being redirected. They ran a number of tests and scans on my computer, which were all clear - they said the problem was the actual page itself.......but half way through a GMER anti-rootkit scanner they used a BSOD occurred - the first BSOD my computer had ever had (I did at the time subsequently read that it can cause problems with older computers). Further BSODs immediately followed, which were driver related, I had to get remote assistance then to replace it. That has made me apprehensive about using advanced malware scans.
Edited by scarlet.rose, 09 June 2014 - 11:45 AM.