eWEEK Labs Verifies Unauthorized Windows Update

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2007-09-13 Email Print this article Print
eWEEK Labs discovers on two different machines--both running Windows XP with Service Pack 2--the signs of an unauthorized update.

By Andrew Garcia

Amid reports that Microsoft's Automatic Updates was performing unauthorized updates of itself, Microsoft Watchs Joe Wilcox asked eWEEK Labs to check to see whether the allegations were true. Combing through the Event Viewer logs on several computers I ma
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Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.

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