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    Microsoft DirectX pop-up?

    Today, as I was using my PC, I got a pop-up titled "Installing Microsoft(R) DirectX(R)".

    It looks official, has a license agreement, and radio buttons to accept/not accept the agreement.

    I've never had this happen before so I'm reluctant to proceed. Am I being paranoid?

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    I would use Task Manager to close this. You could always go to MS directly to see if there is an update for Direct X. This MS article explains the procedure.
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    There are some software products that require a particular DirectX version. It appears from your description that DirectX 9.0 was what the install product. Were you installing something new? Were you updating an existing product?

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    Installing 'DirectX' is the first thing (almost) I do after a clean install. I get it here.
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    Thanks for your replies. I probably was installing a program that required the latest version. I'm just surprised that Secunia PSI didn't catch it.

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    The DirectX version you have depends on the OS. IIRC, Windows 7 has DirectX 11. Some programs require DirectX 9.0 to which the link in post #4 directs you.

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