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Stopping Windows updates

Hi, I downloaded windows security updates that are on the computer ready to download but I did an online virus scan that identified they are potentially harmful so I now wish to stop them fully downloading. How can I get rid of them from my computer without downloading them? Before I knew of the problem I did try to download them but it didnt work, each time the computer restarted the icons were still there saying updates were ready to be installed. Now I want to get rid of the icons and updates but dont know how to do it. Any ideas?

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The virus scan is completely wrong. That virus is probably a special virus. It once happened to me when I used to be running XP, now I have Vista. That virus is made for windows to do something. It won't do anything wrong. Let it Download. By the way, I used ewido which is the same as AVG and it detected it. Don't remove it.

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Go to Control Panel --> go to Security Center --> Automatic Updates and go to it's options, properties or preferences page. Select "Turn off automatic updates"

A sidenote though, I honestly do not think your online virus scan is reliable. If you update by using Windows Update or Microsoft Update there will be no virusses. There's a big change the scanner itself is harmful software named Scareware (it tells you something is wrong, or potentionally harmful, then it tells you to download an exotic virusscanner or something to protect you but infect creates even more trouble by means of spam, spyware, pop-ups or trojans.)

u can go for mcafee 8i it is a good antivirus

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Go to Control Panel --> go to Security Center --> Automatic Updates and go to it's options, properties or preferences page. Select "Turn off automatic updates"

A sidenote though, I honestly do not think your online virus scan is reliable. If you update by using Windows Update or Microsoft Update there will be no virusses. There's a big change the scanner itself is harmful software named Scareware (it tells you something is wrong, or potentionally harmful, then it tells you to download an exotic virusscanner or something to protect you but infect creates even more trouble by means of spam, spyware, pop-ups or trojans.)

Try installing a virus scanner from a trustes developer. Don't want to pay for it? Don't worry. There are some pretty good (and trusted) free ones.

Try this one:
[Grisoft AVG Free Edition]

I hope this answers your question, please rate.

Greetings,

DarkNeogen

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