is windows7 updates on a secure line?

Acer Acer aspire ao722-0825 11.6" laptop...
October 10, 2012 at 02:14:52
Specs: Windows 7 64 BIT home premium, celeron (r) dual-core cpu +3166@1.9GHz 1.90 ram:3.00GB
i have done a clean install of windows 7 with factory disks. i decided to use norton internet security-supplied on the factory disks with a free trial of 2 months as a temporary measure,i updated to the latest updates and upgrades i only used NIS so that i could safely download windows updates,i have visited no sites other sites for security reasons (until i get better antivirus/anti-malware)

can NIS 2009 with the latest updates protect me for now? i am paranoid that when downloading windows updates, hackers could attack my windows updates a secure connection that hackers could not compromise and perhaps introduce malware? or is the connection to windows updates secure?

thanks in advance,


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October 10, 2012 at 02:40:25
the computer i'm using to post about is not the machine i want the information about.the sytem gave details of this which are not the ones relating to the problem machine.

the problem computer is a hp G61, the processor is a celron(r) dual-core CPU T3100@1.9GHZ WITH 3.00 GB of RAM. operating system: windows 7 home premium (64bit)

i don't think this information is relevant anyway.



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October 10, 2012 at 02:58:29
It's difficult to say that any computer connection is 100% secure, but I wouldn't worry. The chances of being compromised are far higher if you don't apply security updates than if you do.

It's a bit like not eating in case the food is contaminated; it will stop you getting food poisoning, but it's not a good idea.

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October 10, 2012 at 07:33:43


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October 10, 2012 at 09:15:02
The only other way would be to use a fully updated computer to download the service packs and updates. Then test them with md5 and move to this computer.

Yes, if you are really connected to MS, it should be secure as in https.

The way you did it was proper. Load OS, then hopefully you have security and directly go to MS for updates. The system is vulnerable between boot and final updates.

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October 10, 2012 at 21:05:49
IMO I would use the Norton uninstaller from their website to remove Norton...then download and install Avast free and get it to do a bootscan of your PC, and MOVE all it finds to the chest:
You will be better protected this way

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds

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