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
rockwell
Member since:
2005-09-13

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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RE: typical anti-MS hype
by Googlesaurus on Thu 12th Jan 2006 16:34 in reply to "typical anti-MS hype"
Googlesaurus Member since:
2005-10-19

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

You wouldn't want a Windows flaw patched if you are a hardcore FLOSS advocate on a crusade to rid the world of everything Microsoft.

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RE[2]: typical anti-MS hype
by ankitmalik on Thu 12th Jan 2006 16:54 in reply to "RE: typical anti-MS hype"
ankitmalik Member since:
2005-07-06

You wouldn't want a Windows security flaw patched if someone miles away decided when to reboot your computer!

One right [providing the patch] + One wrong [forceful implementation + forced reboot] doesn't make one right!

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RE: typical anti-MS hype
by markjensen on Thu 12th Jan 2006 20:18 in reply to "typical anti-MS hype"
markjensen Member since:
2005-07-26

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

It's not about not wanting it patched. It is about choosing the time to reboot to finalize the patch.

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RE: typical anti-MS hype
by archiesteel on Thu 12th Jan 2006 22:56 in reply to "typical anti-MS hype"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

So because it didn't happen to you it's only happened "a few times"?

Seems that only by reading the comments on this board it's happened quite a few times.

And the point is not that one wouldn't want the security flaw patched, but rather that some people may want to decide WHEN it's patched...

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