Updates really needed ?

  wilco33 12:11 15 Sep 2005

I just got a prompt to download a security update
from Windows Update.How do I know if its genuine
& how can I tell which updates are really applicable to me for MY PC ? I'm new to WindowsXP
having bought a new PC last month with it installed..(Home edition). Thanks. p.s. The update is about a Windows malicious software rem-
oval tool.

  Chegs ® 12:19 15 Sep 2005

Visit the M$ Win Update site,the malicious software tool is a genuine M$ update.

  VoG II 13:32 15 Sep 2005

Your PC is set to receive Automatic Updates.

click here

You should install them all.

  wilco33 14:30 15 Sep 2005

ok, thx for the helpful info. How do I know about
other prompts of this kind I may receive,if they're genuine Microsoft updates & if I really
need them ? Thx.

  Chegs ® 14:37 15 Sep 2005

M$ do not email you to inform you of updates.Only download from M$ site,nowhere else.As to "if you really need them" these updates are to patch flaws that are being discovered frequently in XP,without them your leaving your PC open to all manner of "hacks".

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