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  1. Posts : 175
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    Unsolicited update??


    Not sure where to put this post - I'll start here. This morning while online suddenly my desktop came up with the following: "restart required" -- I don't know where to look to find what was updated which would require a restart. I checked windows update - nothing this morning. I am not comfortable with this. Malwarebytes did an update yesterday. Any ideas?
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    patriceltic said:
    Not sure where to put this post - I'll start here. This morning while online suddenly my desktop came up with the following: "restart required" -- I don't know where to look to find what was updated which would require a restart. I checked windows update - nothing this morning. I am not comfortable with this. Malwarebytes did an update yesterday. Any ideas?
    Malwarebytes can require a restart, depending on some settings. But you said that was yesterday. Before you click on anything, can you please post a complete pic of exactly what you are seeing, and post it here? That would help. Thanks.

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    If you havent't already done so, have a look at your Update History as well, including the driver updates section at the bottom. But it could be something else you have installed as mentioned that has received an update and given this unclear prompt.
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  4. Posts : 175
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    tomcat - nothing to view. The screen just said, "restart required". So I did - nothing to show now.
    dalchina - did check the windows update history - last one 12/11. Did not see the device option. Where is that - not located at bottom of that menu area as far as I could tell. I have not installed anything new - not happy with this.
    Thanks to both for input.
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  5. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    patriceltic said:
    tomcat - nothing to view. The screen just said, "restart required". So I did - nothing to show now.
    dalchina - did check the windows update history - last one 12/11. Did not see the device option. Where is that - not located at bottom of that menu area as far as I could tell. I have not installed anything new - not happy with this.
    Thanks to both for input.
    One more place to look where Windows logs updates. Follow this path in Control Panel (highlighted), and look at the Reliability History.

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    That did it - here is screen shot. I think it would be nice if Windows gave you a heads up b/f this point - "restart required". Thanks again for your help. Invaluable!!
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    patriceltic said:
    That did it - here is screen shot. I think it would be nice if Windows gave you a heads up b/f this point - "restart required". Thanks again for your help. Invaluable!!
    Your welcome! Make yourself a shortcut to that or just remember it. Lots of activity logged there. Glad that gave you some info.
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    patriceltic said:
    That did it - here is screen shot. I think it would be nice if Windows gave you a heads up b/f this point - "restart required".
    But that was yesterday, and Security Intelligence Updates don't require a restart.
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  9. Posts : 175
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    But that was yesterday, and Security Intelligence Updates don't require a restart. Yes, it was yesterday when it happened - I went back in and took another look - it was for Defender. Seems that would require a restart. Thanks.
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    patriceltic said:
    But that was yesterday, and Security Intelligence Updates don't require a restart. Yes, it was yesterday when it happened - I went back in and took another look - it was for Defender. Seems that would require a restart. Thanks.
    You said it happened "This morning". Defender definition/signature updates don't require a restart.
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