I've had about 4 attempts since May, the last one in October.I don't allow them to install because I think someone has highjacked the Windows installation site and might be installing malware or a virus on my computer. I, too, still use XP (Pro), and I've noticed that when I do get a Microsoft 'update' notice, now-a-days, it's usually to do an update for MS-Defender, (I think they call it or used to call it..), which is Microsoft anti-virus/anti-malware's program.I thought Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP?!If that's true, why am I getting what appear to be legitimate updates that try to install when I shut down my computer running XP?While most of us have long since consigned Windows XP to the Recycle Bin of history, there are still plenty of PCs out there running Microsoft's long-since-defunct operating system.
Mark says the update is "Malicious Software Removal Tool." Those are Microsoft's virus definitions, and Microsoft will be continuing to update those through July 14, 2015.He can do this by clicking Start typing "MRT" and hitting enter.He should look to see if there's an update from there.We'll show you how to do that in this article, but first a couple of words of warning.First, there's no guarantee that this trick will keep working and the loophole could be shut down.