I have windows 7 installed on my computer. If I allow windows updates to my computer it causes it to crash. I can stop the updates from happening, but is that a security risk or will Norton take care of any issues?
brikell Windows 7 should continue to get its updates from Microsoft update for as long as they provide support for it. Otherwise it will be vulnerable to exploits. Norton prevents destructive malware from trashing your system and is recommended. You MAY already have low level issues that Norton wouldn't pick up, such as PUP's, potentially unwanted programs needing detected and removed. Windows updates crashing a system is usually the first indication system files are corrupted in some manner. Suggest you download and run Malwarebytes (totally free for 14 days). Once it finds things and quarantines them tell the program to remove the threats. Then reboot the computer. Run Malwarebytes a second time to ensure you are clean. Recheck windows updates to see if they will correctly install.
There is a "fixit" tool available from Microsoft which MAY correct your updates issue as well.
@brikell I'm following up to see how you made out with the last suggestion to your issue.
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