Software updater enforces reboot without any notification
On two machines users reported about a sudden shutdown and reboot. Looking into Windows event viewer I found that F-Secure software updater was the culprit (messages translated from German):
- A Windows installer transaction will be started: C:\ProgramData\F-Secure\swup\deploy\LibreOffice_6.0.7_Win_x64.msi. Clientprozess-ID: 18908
- There is a reboot necessary for Windows installer. Product name: LibreOffice 22.214.171.124. Product version: 126.96.36.199.
- The Windows installer initiated a reboot of the system, to finish the configuration of "LibreOffice 188.8.131.52"
The user was away from the computer for just a minute. When he returned, the machine was rebooting.
The user was in the middle of a research and he had lots of tabs and documents open. You may guess, how he liked it...
The second affected user was our boss... You guess it...
I already checked profile settings for CP, but all profiles use "ask user" and "force restart 12 hours".
There was an issue with older software versions (Workstation Security), when RDP sessions were reboots occured without any notice. This time all users had been sitting in front of their machines.
How could this happen and what can I do to prevent PSB from any un-notified reboot?