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    My recommendation for updates

    Knowing that updates aren't 100% perfect, here is my recommendation:
    For average users, I recommend auto-updates, simply because many don't want or have the time to install updates manually.
    For experts, I recommend testing the updates in a test environment before installing, just like many businesses do. That "test environment" can be as simple as a PC that does not have important data. WSUS can help here. If you encounter problems, it is recommend to report them to MS support (security update support is free), so that the problem will be officially known within it, and if a hotfix has be created, you will receive it as soon it is available. (BTW, hotfixes should not be installed if you are not experiencing the problem the hotfix fixes, as hotfixes are not as regression-tested as security updates)

    BTW, WGA is not truly spyware, last time it was installed, a wizard popped up, stating it was going to be installed and allowed me to cancel the install.

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    Re: My recommendation for updates

    BTW, have you ever been charged for security update support?

    From http://askwoody.com/newscomments.php?newsid=1365:

    If so, the folks at SANS Internet Storm Center want to hear from you at http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=3147&rss because this should not happen.

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