I recently got a brand new computer. With XP Pro . I have always used Win2k and ... Win 98. Don't know anything else. I am glad I didn't get a Vista machine because I imagine it would be worse. What's with all these updates that download automatically ? I don't need them probably, I don't want them above all I don't want these annoying messages. I turned off auto updates and get that message my computer is at risk , but it still continues on shutdown I am asked to update, I must have clicked on something this morning because I keep getting a message to restart for updates,I can' t restart because I think then my multi mon setup may not get back on (Matrox TripleHead 2Go) . Is there a way to get rid once and for all of all these messages ? I am more worried about updates messing something than getting a virus. Since I started trading in 2000 , I never updated anything without having to, never downloaded updates for Win 2K except for SP4 which I needed for some application. Never update antivirus, never update firewall (ZA, because that one caused problems for some people on updates) and I hardly ever had a problem. Only thing I update and run once in a while is Spybot S&D. I got one or two nasty virus, the about blank virus and some other thing I solved with some google searches and I surf a lot on all kinds of websites. Actually I think running VERY outdated apllications protects you because the new malwares are not designed to attack those. Now with XP it's not really outdated, maybe some updates are useful. Damn my PC just restarted automatically for these updates ! This has to stop ! And of course my Matrox setup is going tp flake on me. No it worked this time. Anyway, also how do you lock your machine with XP Pro ? I can only sign off and it goes into hibernation, but then it messes up my monitors as well on resume.