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Windows or something is changing my update settings

  1. #11


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    WinPatrol has registry monitoring, so try to check the log for anything, that might change this:

    Configure Automatic Updates using Registry Editor

    Alternatively you can use RegMon for Windows and filter the results after the change.
    So used the Processmon and anytime my update settings get changed I am opening it up and trying to look if the autoupdate registry key is getting change but nothing

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  2. #12


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1


    Used Process Monitor at the exact time to see the changes made to the windowsupdate registry and its not showing anything. Is formatting my pc the only option I have left because this is driving me insane.
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  3. #13


    I am having the same issue. It is being caught by win patrol. It seems to happen when I start up firefox and it happen when I open PDF files. Have have a good antivirus system bitdefender Internet 2015. I also use several different maleware products on a daily basis.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 3
    Vista


    Hi I have exactly the same problem update settings keep getting changed from "Download updates but let me choose when to install them" to "Never install updates" and before anyone thinks a total wipe will sort this think again as ive already done this. Incidentally im running Vista but am posting here as I can find so little about this on the net, ive scanned with Malwarebytes and it came up with nothing I also have bitdefender 2015 running.
    I have read somewhere on the net that this is probably caused by other microsoft programmes eg office silverlight etc which I have recently installed but cant really do without so to be honest for the moment at least im at a complete loss.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by chopster View Post
    Hi I have exactly the same problem update settings keep getting changed from "Download updates but let me choose when to install them" to "Never install updates" and before anyone thinks a total wipe will sort this think again as ive already done this. Incidentally im running Vista but am posting here as I can find so little about this on the net, ive scanned with Malwarebytes and it came up with nothing I also have bitdefender 2015 running.
    I have read somewhere on the net that this is probably caused by other microsoft programmes eg office silverlight etc which I have recently installed but cant really do without so to be honest for the moment at least im at a complete loss.
    Wow I should have posted about this when I solved it. I apologize. See the way I got my problem to go away is I reinstalled bit-defender. Going to program and settings in the control panel and choosing to repair it but there seems to be an easier way of doing this.

    Double click on your bit-defender at the taskbar. Check to see what profile you are using. When the profile is in standard all of the thing is ok but if the profile is in "Game" or "Movie" it keeps changing the update settings to "Never install updates". I would just turn off auto-pilot and select the standard profile. Let me know if this works for you or not.

    Also you should really ditch vista. It really sucks
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  6. #16


    Posts : 3
    Vista


    Cheers for the reply Ill adjust my settings and see how that goes. Its much appreciated. Bit rude about Vista mind (naughty) cos at the end of the day just go on the net and you'll find a million folks moaning about 8 but don't think this is the place to kick that one off as I should imagine i'll be heavily outgunned.
    Seriously though thanks again.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    I've been having the same problem ever since I installed Win 8.1 on my laptop, this OS has a mind of it's own, every time this happens, I go back to the Windows Update settings and reset my settings to check with me first before downloading updates, but the next thing I know when updates are due, my laptop does the updates without my permission.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 3
    Vista


    HI, DungeonKeeper
    Read Avishk's post about bitdefender and turning off Autopilot as this worked for me! Good Luck.
    Chopster.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    I don't use bitdefender.
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  10. #20



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,273
    Windows 10 Pro


    Check all of the settings of your antivirus.

    Bitdefender uses profiles, if you keep the settings of these profiles as the way they are and let the autopilot change it, the wu will stay at never update because that won't interfere.
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