Devil Computer, Stop Updating Yourself
January 29, 2014 3:47 PM Subscribe
This morning I was working on my computer, and stopped to take a break for lunch. I left my computer on--it generally goes to sleep after 10 minutes of inactivity. When I returned from lunch, my computer had unexpectedly shut down and had to be rebooted. Once it restarted, I noticed that it had updated several programs that have been prompting me for updates, like iTunes and Firefox. (I had purposefully not been updating them.) My computer requires permission from me to update programs like this, and it has never updated programs without that permission. Any thoughts as to what might have happened this time?
posted by Bella Sebastian to Technology (5 answers total)
I have an HP Envy laptop, running Windows 64 Home Premium. I've had it for 2 years and it's never updated programs like this before. It *has* forced a restart and updated Microsoft security updates, but that's only after it's asked me to update and restart about a billion times previously, and I don't think I had any pending security updates this time. Usually with program updates, a box will pop up requesting permission for that program to make changes, and I have to click yes or no. Needless to say, I didn't click yes to any of those changes when I was obliviously on my lunch break!
I'm mostly wondering what might have happened, and how I can prevent it in the future. I'm extra annoyed because I didn't want to update to iTunes 11, and now it's done it without my permission, plus I'm getting all sorts of iTunes errors now...but that is an AskMe for another time.