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    I have my computer set to NOT automatically update. Today I find that yesterday (Saturday 4-24-2010) a program called "Silverlight" was downloaded to it. It says microsoftsilverlight. I uninstalled it. Does anyone here know what it is, or what it does? It claims to be a tool for developers or something like that. I don't trust things that just decide that I need them. I run XP if that makes a difference.

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    That's Microsoft for you. It was probably installed when doing a 'Windows Update'. When next in the updates, click on the info of silverlight and check the box 'to hide'.


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    I tried to do something today that offered me silverlight. When downloading the .exe, my computer told me I already had a file by that name. When executing it I found a note that said that it automatically updates itself. No wonder it sounded somewhat kind of familiar. Sorry for the question. Thanks for the help anyway.

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    I, too, was stymied by this update to the point that I needed to know more info. about it than Microsoft offered. So, I went to Ask Leo! I like the way he explains things in layman terms. I also see this "enticing advertisement" when I access some Microsoft sites! It pops up as a thin banner in blue at the top of the page.

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