Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 12th Jan 2006 07:36 UTC, submitted by Resolution
Bugs & Viruses Users of Windows who have set the Automatic Updates option to "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them" were surprised to find that the latest WMF patch had overridden these settings and not only installed the patch, but rebooted the machines as well.
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typical anti-MS hype
by rockwell on Thu 12th Jan 2006 14:59 UTC
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Didn't happen to me, and I have same settings (XP Pro, SP2).

Do you people realize there are MILLIONS of PCs out there with XP -- in THOUSANDS of different configurations -- and because this happened a few times, it' suddently "Microsoft is spying on you and taking control of your computer!!!"

Pass out the tin-foil hats.

Plus ... why the hell *WOULDN'T* you want this security flaw patched?

Edited 2006-01-12 15:01

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