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Security Update for IE 11 for W7 for x64-based Systems (KB2987107)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Slowpoke47, May 14, 2017.

  1. Slowpoke47

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    Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2987107)

    This is the full title of this update (since it wouldn't fit in the subject box) lately showing up from MS with a date of Oct 14, 2014. Screen says there is a newer version of this but I haven't found it, and I'm suspicious of MS since they tried to give us W10 as an update. There is another update, KB3205972, listed as MS Security Essentials, that brings me to a W10 promotional screen when I click on "more information." Could use some knowledgeable advice on whether to take either of these- Trojan horse or what?
     
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    The first one is a Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8 but it also applies to Windows 7.
    The second one is, as you stated for Microsoft Security Essentials.
    You need the first one.
    If you are using Microsoft Security Essentials as protection, you should install that update as well.
    If you are not using MSE, you don't need the second update.
    In that case, you can right click the update and select to hide it so it no longer shows.
     
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    Thanks. Should I keep looking for the newer version of the first one as mentioned by MS? Also, is it possible to remove an unwanted update without any repercussions- leaving the computer as it was before the installation?
     
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    You can uninstall updates by going to Programs and Features Control Panel. Looks for the Windows Updates button at the top left.

    Also, make a restore point before installing updates or any application.
     
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    Thanks to both. Sometimes I feel like, in a digital world, I'm still running on steam.
     
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