Skip to comments.HELP! kb971033 has disappeared from updates...
Posted on 03/14/2010 3:54:16 PM PDT by papasmurf
I received the kb971033 update last Month. I made sure it was unchecked, and did not allow it to install. Yesterday I received more updates, so this AM I looked at them. They were OK, but, I noticed that kb971033 had disappeared from the list of updates waiting to be installed.
I did not "hide" kb971033, but, just to be sure, I "unhid" updates, and it was not there either. Then, paranoid that it self installed (as MS has been known to do), I checked Programs in the Control Panel, and it wasn't there either.
I did a search and found several other queries regarding it's disappearance, but no one had a solution. Not even a clue.
Tech help needed...
This is HUGH and SERIES.
Here’s general info on it:
Since this is directly related to hacking activation i would guess they are either going to rename it to another KB or maybe force it out as an Important Update instead of optional.
Smoking; You do know that this kb971033 is a backdoor installed by Microsoft, don’t you? It’s NOT something anyone (with a brain) would want installed on their computer.
A: Apple has done such things in the past.
B: I prefer my computer be untethered to a manufacturer’s whim. I really don’t enjoy the “experience” of needing permission on what I can, or can not, run on my machine.
That said, I prefer Linux over anything else.
C: Since I am a tech, I need to keep up on MS’s shenanigans.
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That could well be. I was thinking they might sneak it into Security Essentials.
My Linux laptop does not have that issue either. :-)
Run Windows Update. Apply the critical and recommended patches. Then run it again, until no critical or recommended patches are found. If the one you are looking for is not encountered in this process, then it was supplanted or subsumed by another, and you shouldn’t worry about it.
I know that Microsoft says it is for “anti-piracy.”
So you don’t really want to install it? You just want to know if it somehow installed itself without your knowledge?
Does it show up if you go to Windows update to see which updates have been installed?
If’n ya keep mess’n wif it, yer gonna let all the smoke out!
The nerve of Microsoft to try and prevent pirates and freeloaders from using their products without payment...
Don’t tell me, you held your breath looking for it until you turned blue. yes?
Noooooooo.... Not the kb971033 update.....anything but the kb971033 update.....NOOOOOOoooooooo......
I tried to install it just now but it came back and said it was already installed. A string search of the registry and WinDir turned up nothing.
Since this is a volume license copy I have, I expect it to phone home on occasion anyhow.
If I have a legal copy of Win7, is there a danger to having this update? What is it?
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