I run Windows Update manually, and I keep the BITS and "Automatic Updates" services disabled since I discovered years ago that Microsoft was applying updates to my system even though I had told it "Notify me but don't automatically download or install them". However, before running WSA, I enabled BITS and the AU service. Even so, Webroot's "complete report" says:
Auto Update State Disabled
Update Type Auto-Updates Disabled
Last Update Check Never
Last Update Download Never
Last Update Install Never (90 days ago)
Next Scheduled Update Check 2009-06-11 01:29:29
Next Scheduled Install Time Never
but in fact I ran W.U. earlier today and rebooted prior to running this WSA test. The only "updates" W.U. reports that I'm missing are two hidden "High-priority updates" that are not security related.
The .NET Framework Assistant is a dangerous addon that Microsoft secretly foisted on Firefox users in 2010 and I don't want it anywhere near my system. The WGA Notification tool is Microsoft spyware that does nothing to improve the security of your system.Update to .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 x86 (KB963707)
Download size: 741 KB , less than 1 minuteWindows Genuine Advantage Notification (KB905474)
The update to .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 for Firefox addresses several compatibility issues with version 1.0 of the extension. Details...
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The Windows Genuine Advantage Notification tool notifies you if your copy of Windows is not genuine. If your system is found to be non-genuine, the tool will help you obtain a licensed copy of Windows. Details...
See Annoyances.org - Remove the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant (ClickOnce) Firefox Extension
The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 update, pushed through the Windows Update service to all recent editions of Windows in February 2009, installs the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant firefox extension without asking your permission.[Redacted]
This update adds to Firefox one of the most dangerous vulnerabilities present in all versions of Internet Explorer: the ability for websites to easily and quietly install software on your PC. Since this design flaw is one of the reasons you may've originally chosen to abandon IE in favor of a safer browser like Firefox, you may wish to remove this extension with all due haste.
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If you’re a legitimate Microsoft customer, you can download and install all the Windows updates you need without running Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) and exposing yourself to the false positives it’s become known for.
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