Microsoft to start releasing automatic Internet Explorer updates

Matthew

TS Evangelist
Microsoft announced today that it plans to start releasing automatic Internet Explorer updates in the near future. Starting next month, Windows XP, Vista and 7 users in Australia and Brazil will…

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treetops

TS Evangelist
I wish all browser would auto update, I use FF and as far as I can tell auto updates are off by default.
 

Archean

TechSpot Paladin
@tw
I may not be 100% accurate, but most of those stuck with IE6 are in corporate sector, where things are driven by 'lower the cost' mantra, hence, hardware and software are rarely upgraded, unless they are forced to do it because of some sort of failure.
 

Cota

TS Enthusiast
There's an app that ninja stops Windows Update and Windows Firewall services in all the PC's i touch... Now Masochistic does this?
 
G

Guest

This would be more acceptable to me if IE were an optional install. All the other cited products are only installed if you want them.

The company I work for uses a WSUS server to release updates only as an admin approves them after testing (usually). I assume that will still prevent the office PC's from automatically updating. I know there are some conflicts with IE9 and some applications in our environment.
 

mattfrompa

TS Evangelist
Guest said:
This would be more acceptable to me if IE were an optional install. All the other cited products are only installed if you want them.

The company I work for uses a WSUS server to release updates only as an admin approves them after testing (usually). I assume that will still prevent the office PC's from automatically updating. I know there are some conflicts with IE9 and some applications in our environment.
So long as you don't manually check for updates through Microsoft/Windows Update and just ones your admin approves it will. But you can obviously still check for updates approved by WSUS.
 
R

RH00D

Ummm, this is not about automatically updating to newer browser versions (6 to 7, 7 to 8, 8 to 9). It's about automatic updates to your current version. Have you never seen updates to IE9, after you've already installed it? That's what they're talking about.