The real fault lies TOTALLY with MS for not making things clear. I started this thread. When I finally got the "courage" to do the update, it was a 60 second non-event. MS just did not make things clear -- in fact, their message was contradictory as they said IE would crash if a certain update was not done first, but the update was for IE11. So, those of us with an earlier version of IE were left hanging. I really do expect better from MS
Also, my set-up merely informs me that updates are ready for my computer. I've read enough horror stories about updates, so I usually wait for Susan's okay before doing the d/-installation.