quote: windows xp: control panel -> automatic updates. Here you can turn off automatic updates.
quote: All the world has gone Unix except the boys in Seattle and there is a reason for that.
quote: system preferences -> software update, check "check for updates" and set a schedule, check download updates automatically. It might not "install" them with out your authorization ".
quote: I've never heard of any virus/hacker exploiting the windows update system.
quote: If it is structurally possible in an OS to escalate permissions to the level where software can be actively installed and run on your system without your permission