Comments on: Fake Windows Updates Are Easy to Avoid News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: David Harley Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:34:47 +0000 I assume you’ve been emptying the recycle bin as you’ve deleted things?

I absolutely don’t recommend disabling Windows update! Have you been getting the update reminders since you did that, or was it already happening? I’m not an expert on the ESET products (you really need to go through the support pages for an authoritative answer), but ESS complains bitterly if you haven’t kept up with your Windows patches.

By: Jerminal Thu, 21 Jul 2011 17:03:19 +0000 Hi,
I was looking for information why ESET asks updates every day. It has been for a few months, but before I had update alert once in a while, but not every day and often times twice a day. Lately , I noticed that my hard drive space is shrinking even though I deleted pictures and cleaned up disc 
Finding a suggestion to disable notification for Windows updates  as the updates may take some space in hard disc, I disabled it. But  now I am concern if my PC will be less secure.
What do you think causes the hard disc space to shrink and why ESET asks for updates so often?
Thank you,

By: Brian Williams Sun, 19 Jun 2011 19:06:38 +0000 Randy,
You make some good points here but unfortunately those affected most by these fake malware programs are too green to know when or when not to close their browser to avoid these problems.
My advise is to educate the average user on how to create two accounts; one account with administrative privileges that they log into once a month to perform updates, install software/hardware etc. and a second account with limited rights that they use day to day.
In addition, using a browser like Mozilla Firefox along with a couple of add-ins i.e. Adblock, NoScript and Ghostery. To take this a step further install Spyware Blaster, use OpenDNS configured at the wired/wireless router then obviously use ESET antivirus.
The above solution(s) could be installed, configured and training by an at home security specialist within an hour or two unfortunately most home users are too cheap and would rather pay some of these big box stores $300 for post system cleanup instead of preventative maintenance.

By: David Harley Fri, 17 Jun 2011 08:37:39 +0000 @Barbie, I’m afraid we can’t do support through the blog: I hope the support team were able to fix the problem for you.