07-22-2011 06:17 PM
My webmaster says Windows updates are useless. He has removed several updates from my computer. But now, I am trying to get my computer working again after a restore from Rescue and Recovery which was caused by something entirely different.
Apparently, there are no updates from Windows on my computer since early 2010....none. Since I am not a computer geek (and my webmaster is), I'd like to get some other views on Windows updates, because I would need to install over 100 on my computer. These are only the so-called critical updates. So, what is the value of these critical updates I wonder?
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07-22-2011 06:54 PM - edited 07-22-2011 07:10 PM
you risk all kinds of malware and other securities issues if you don't keep windows & other software up to date I don't want to say anything bad about your person but they are telling you wrong
have a look in http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Security-Malware/bd-p/Security_Malware there is a lot of good info llook at bugbatters posts bugbatter is a security pro.
07-22-2011 08:57 PM
That's a tough call...
I recently received a "completely updated" T43 from a friend of mine, and that poor thing was as slow as a Ford T.
Wipe. Re-install OS from scratch. Choose which updates to install. A completely different machine altogether.
All of the Windows-running machines in my household (apart from the 701C which is an antique) are still on XP SP2 and are not getting updated anytime soon.
Haven't had a malware infection of any kind since 2003 or 2004...
That being said, for anyone not willing to go "the extra mile" and secure their system the way I do mine, having the updates installed automatically is probably the best solution, provided that they have the hardware that can tolerate the aforementioned approach...
My $0.02 only...
07-23-2011 07:13 PM
Hi George. Yes, one of my problems is a slow computer, and I wish I could start from scratch, but I have no boot disk. I have the Rescue and Recovery disk only..I'm sure that Windows XP Professional is on there, but I don't want to load a restore that is from 2008. Also, I don't know how to select the appropriate updates to download and install, but I do want to learn. I have Avast 6.0, Spybot S&D and Malwarebytes on my computer. I took Zone Alarm off because my webmaster said that I did not need it with my router. Thanks for any additional information.
07-24-2011 01:25 AM