I felt compelled to make a statement here -
As stated in the other thread you posted
– YOU have a problem NOT related to updates.
I would advocate that it would be very fool hardy NOT to update Windows as security fixes and other important updates ensure the security, performance, and reliability of Windows. In my experience as well as countless others, those who choose not to update Windows are the ones who suffer the most with problems like spyware/malware, performance, and security issues.
Your statement here:
“My computer, with no spyware blocker and without a single update in two years, didn't not show a single instance of spyware previously.”
Coupled with this one from your previous post: Vista Outrage with updates
“I had refrained from installing SP1 for Vista Ultimate on my machine although curiosity got the better of me when I finally installed SP1 and, as one might guess, my system was wiped.”
Is hard to swallow!!! While I won't be so bold to say that this is impossible… I will say that the chances of this happening are slim to none!!!
Your problem is self created as you readily admit to not using a spyware blocker, nor doing updates for 2 years!!!
I’m out – no need to argue here.