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Problem with Windows 7 security updates

Question: Problem with Windows 7 security updates

I have never seen any issues with Windows updates but about a month ago I got update notifications, installed as usual but after the restart found that I cannot launch any application. I have removed all the latest updates and it helped.

Several days ago I received Windows Update notification again and tried to install it but faced the same issue. I found that these are the security updates that are causing the problems. Here they are: Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2876315), (KB2872339), (KB2876315)

I wonder if this a general issue and I should wait for Microsoft to fix it during their next updates or this problem has to do with computer configuration and I have to change something. Maybe my current antivirus is guilty (I use AVG free antivirus 2013)

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Preferred Solution: Problem with Windows 7 security updates

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Answer: Problem with Windows 7 security updates

When you say you cannot launch any application, does it give an error message ? Or do you just get the I am Busy circle cursor ?

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There was an Office vulnerability that was fixed with the April patch Tuesday in an Office update, but we've had trouble making sure all users have the updated Office patch as N-Central(our patch management tool) doesn't always list what build/patch Office
is currently running accurately.

We do know all our PCs have the April/May security updates. Is the Office Update combined into the big monthly one?

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I usually download Update files and install offline. I just installed a batch of Windows Updates and Windows Security Updates (I can give a list if needed) and now can't install any more.
I get a message box

with no specific details.
I could try playing with setting in IE, but if anyone knows what I need to change I would appreciate knowing what.

Answer:Offline Windows Updates - Security problem

Hey mate,

If you -absolutely- trust that they are correct and clean, you can click the arrow to show more details. Usually this provides an option to install anyway. Also, click the blue link and that may tell you how to skirt around the block. Hope this helps!

It may just be recognizing that it has major system changes that could potentially be dangerous if they were installed from a bad source

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Alright. So a couple weeks ago, I had the XP Anti Spyware 2012 virus on my computer. I used the removal guide at to remove it, and things were fine for a while. Now, my Automatic Updates on Windows Security Alerts will NOT turn on. The thing is, when I go to do it manually, it's checked as Automatic. I still get the alert that it's turned off though. I have run Malware Bytes and removed all of the problems, and nothing comes up anymore on the scans. Someone please help? I saw a similar thread to this, and I'm trying to figure out how that person fixed it. They seemed to have the EXACT same problem. Also, I keep getting the 'blue screen of death' every so often. More than I ever have. Does this have something to do with the virus playing around with the computer? THANKS!

Answer:Windows Security Center Automatic Updates Problem

You could have problems with the registry caused by:

1.) Entries from the virus still in the registry


2.)There could be remnants on your computer left over by the virus.
3.) Have you tried to perform a "Repair Install" using the XP disk?

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Its been doing most of these updates forever, when I go to shut it down it updates but when I wake up in the morning these updates are still not done... It's like they never finish. This happens every night for the past 6 months or so i'm getting tired of it now so i need some help. I've tried Reset Windows Update History that works for a week or so but they eventually come back.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {9D9F00D6-4ACE-4595-9A2E-8B72A3B5B243}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
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Answer:Windows wont complete updates, Security Updates KB2604121

I've deleted a environmental variable for a PATH for Java I added long ago and it downloaded and installed it for now. I will see if anything else happens

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This is an inconvenient delay, not anything serious. Running Windows 7, if it makes a difference.

Issue: Microsoft Security Essentials auto-updates block Microsoft Updates until MSE is finished.

Description: I have Microsoft Update (or Windows Update, whichever it's known as in 7) set to automatically check for updates but not download or install without my approval. I do this so I can review what's being updated, (I'm a little wary of Microsoft putting an anti-piracy app in as a "critical" update in the last year or two). Anyways, when I boot up the computer, it checks for updates and alerts me of them.

However, Microsoft Security Essentials also auto-checks for updates upon boot, and if it has an update it will automatically being downloading and installing it in the background. Which is all well and good, except whenever that's happening it causes MU to "fail" updates until it's done updating. Thus, I have to remember to wait until the MSE update is done, then run the MU update.

Question: MSE definition updates are included under "Optional" updates in MU, is there a way to make MSE stop updating independent of MU so I can queue all the updates together? I feel like this would be the easiest way to prevent this annoyance. I don't see an option, and I'd rather put up with this annoyance if the only solution is to put all updates back into Microsoft's hands completely.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates

My understanding of MSE is it will check several times during the to make it has the latest updates. Most GOOD VA programs will do this as there are several releases daily for AV definitions. This is the only way you and your machine will be aware of these releases.

When some of these attacks happen, a definition is released, but as the infection is refined, the the definition must also be refined and/or improved. I use F-Prot on my machines, but I install MSE on the kids and grand kids machines. I have seen as many as 12 releases in one day from F-Prot, this is what is call" being on top of things".

So I would not want to rely on ME being the one to check several times daily on all of my machines to see if a new release has been made.

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I have a whole ton of security updates for windows XP going back over 2 years in my Add/Remove programs list and I want to know if it is safe to delete those older than the most recent ones. Its taking up too much space on my computer and because of that I have stopped any current regular updates by switching off the automatic updates settings. Could someone please advise me if it is safe to do this?

Answer:Security Updates and general Updates for Windows XP

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Hi, We updated our windows xp security updates tonight and now we are getting a bartshel error. we use peoplepc online, and whats strange is it only effects my husbands log in.. I can go on through mine and I am the Admin on the comp with no problems..

any ideas??

thanks alot, Nancy

Answer:security updates done now bartshel problem

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I had to do a CD recovery on my laptop, XP (genuine Microsoft Windows). I have an unusual problem now and cannot access any Microsoft sites for security updates, nor my anti virus and spyware sites for updates,I always receive.... "The page cannot be displayed". "ALL" other sites can be accessed without any trouble what-so-ever. I have tried various things without success, and need some help.

Answer:CD Recovery.....Security updates a problem !

Re-register the Windows Update DLL with the commands below Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK. Type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command (note the space after regsvr32)regsvr32 wuapi.dllregsvr32 wuaueng.dllregsvr32 wuaueng1.dllregsvr32 wucltui.dllregsvr32 wups.dllregsvr32 wups2.dllregsvr32 wuweb.dllAttempt to run Windows Update

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My computer got infected with some malware (not sure what it is) but its symptoms were:
(1) It would pop up balloons cautioning that my computer was infected, slow etc.
(2) It would suddenly open up a browser window and take me to
(3) The computer desktop background got changed and with a message appearing that warned about malware infection and with a link that goes to
(4) Task manager was not working (Ctrl-Alt-Del wouldn't work)

I did clean up with Ad Aware and Spy Bot S&D and while they identified and got rid of various spyware, they were unable to identify or get rid of the malware causing the problem

I then ran Malwarebyte's program, and it appeared to detect several other spyware and seemed to successfully delete them. I was able to re-boot the computer normally and got my desktop background back to normal -- Task manager also seems to be working now. However, the shading of the area underneath each file/folder name on the desktop is now grey (i.e., names are in a grey box now).

I have attached the Malwarebyte program's log below -- I have 3 questions.
(A) Can you verify that it was successful in removing the malware that was causing the problem?
(B) How can I be certain that my computer is now clean of all malware?
© I have Symantec's Antivirus Corporate Edition on my computer (and it does in real-time identify malware from any sites that I am v... Read more

Answer:Infected With Problem

Minor correction to my original post -- The greying of the text area associated with file/folder names on the Desktop must have been temporary -- The names now appear fine (i.e., without any box around them).

I am re-running Ad-Aware and S&D to see if any spyware are still lingering.

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Hi all,

Would some of you mind sharing how you deal with Win7 updates when there's a bunch of them?

For example, yesterday's MS update bunch included 8 updates, some without the need for a restart, some with. I usually select the updates I want, download them all, let them install and follow this with a single restart. After restarting, I noticed my PC would not connect to the net (a persistent red X between the Network and Internet icons in Network and Sharing Center).

I imaged my system back to a pre-update state and this time I loaded the updates one at a time, restarting when asked. This took longer but my internet connection was good throughout.

What's your way of handling updating? Any tips much appreciated.


Answer:After installing win7 Ult security updates > problem with net connect

I'd accept all Important and Optional Windows Updates so you know your System is patched and drivers are current with what Win7 wants. The only ones I hide are Bingware.

Things have changed since XP days when we might have needed to second guess Updates. You really only have Win7 if you have a fully patched system.

Updates problems are one in a million so if you're get unlucky use System Restore to a point before the batch that glitches. Then reinstall them singly until you find the culprit, tho usually they will then install correctly.

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In couple of last Win10 auomatic upgrades I observed the following update behaviour - if the configured IP adress of the Ipv4 protocol on a network card is unable to reach Internet, the update switches the setting to DHCP mode in order to correct this. This IMO is security risk in a lot of situations and should not be done. Example: I have a PC with two network cards, one card sits in my office LAN subnet and is also used to access the internet. The second card sits in a neigbooring office different LAN (different subnet) and is used to access their network drives. No Internet access is allowed on it - the other router blocks the particular IP address. In order to avoid errors in case routing would accidentally decide to use this other subnet, I have the metric of the network card interface set to 999. All works well. Now there comes Win10 Update that detects that the other card cannot access the Internet and changes the "explicit IP" setting to DHCP mode. Internet is now accessible through it and I have no control which router manages the request - mine, or theirs? Moreover - because the other office uses different provider, there may arise a conflict when sending mails - mails routed through the other subnet will be blocked as they come from provider not known to my SMTP server operator.

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Hello! I need help!! I can't fix this problem.
Security Center says automatic updates are off.
When I press Turn on automatic updates it says
Were sorry. But when I go to automatic updates
it's checked. I think I have a virus.

Can somebody please help???
I'll come back and check to see if anybody replied.

Answer:Solved: Security Center Automatic Updates Problem

You may want to start off with a free scan if you think it's virus related. Go to and download the free version. Once you run the program, make sure it is up to date (update tab). Then run a quick scan (or full).

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I keep getting the same security update downloading onto my pc ( yes i do know the arguments for and against automatic updates and i choose to have this selected ). The update is KB828741. Firstly is this the same update time after time or is there something different that i have missed, and secondly do i need it. I am running xp pro.

Answer:Security updates for windows XP

Hi Charlitax, go to click here and download the fix manually to see if that sorts it

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Affecting WinXP (2), Win NT4, Win2000 and Win Server 2003.Link to fixes at click here TC.

Answer:MS Windows security updates available

Ummm, dont think I will bother, until thet are FREE of any bugs.

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Review and install updates Total items selected: (2)
Security Update for Windows XP (823980)
Download size: 1.2 MB, 4 minutes
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise a computer running Microsoft® Windows® and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Read more...

821557: Security Update (Windows XP)
Download size: 5.1 MB, 16 minutes
An identified security issue in Microsoft Windows could allow an attacker to compromise a Microsoft Windows-based system and then take a variety of actions. For example, an attacker could execute code on the system. By installing this update, you can help protect your computer. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

MS03-028 : Flaw in ISA Server Error Pages Could Allow Cross-Site Scripting Attack (816456)

MS03-027 : Unchecked Buffer in Windows Shell Could Enable System Compromise (821557)

MS03-026 : Buffer Overrun In RPC Interface Could Allow Code Execution (823980)

Answer:Security Updates for Windows XP

I posted an article that may be of use to those looking to close this:

Hope it helps...


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Howdo, i was looking in the Add/Remove programs section of the Control Panel, and i've noticed this great list of Windows Security Updates. Is it safe to delete them?, as i've had them and had them insatalled via Automatc Updates. Some of these updates go back to last year. Sorry if it seems like a beginners question.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows Security Updates?

No leave them in.You can untick the box "Show updates" at the top of the ADD /remove screen to hide these updates from the window.

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Is there a way to get just security updates in windows?
I don't want feature and other updates

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Hello -

I just went to the Windows update page and was told I couldn't access the update because I didn't have administration rights. It suggested I go to my Control Panel, User Accounts and have a look see. It had only two listings: My name under which "computer administrator" was written and Guest which was turned off.

I'm guessing, but this might be happening from when I logged on in the safe mode yesterday and logged on under my name. I was given two options: administrator and my name. Was I suppose to log in as the administrator? Is that why I can't access Windows Updates?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Can't get Windows Security Updates

Hi. Me again. I just logged in as Administrator in the safe mode and that didn't help. Thanks.

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Before I did a clean installation my computer made a screeching noise during operation. Like a jet engine at full revs. After installation it was running at a low noise level. Then I clicked on automatic installation of windows and security updates. Every day at 10pm these updates are being installed, and the noise level just goes up and up? Any ideas around this? Do I need al these updates? If not, how can I get rid of them? It sounds as if more power is needed by the system after each batch of updates installed.When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Answer:Are Windows and security updates really necessary?

I would say the critical updates are definitely needed. You may want to set it so THAT is the only updates you get.Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds

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Hi, hopefully someone can help and advise how I overcome this problem.  I successfully registered for windows 10 upgrade which has been downloaded to my PC but I'm not in the position to install the new Windows. However I still want to install the recent windows 7 updates which came in on the 8th September. How can I do this with out installing Windows 10.

Answer:Windows 7 Security Updates

Hello.  I am still on Windows 7 as well.  What I have been doing, with both the August and September "Black Tuesday" Windows updates, was/is go to the Optional Updates section and uncheck Windows 10 update, then I go to the Important updates and check all of the Windows 7 updates and install them.  I have not had any issues.  It has worked both times.
I am hanging off on doing the Windows 10 update for now, waiting for it to become a bit more stable, even though I have "reserved" my copy.
Hope this helps, and have a great day.

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There are six new updates to be had for all on the windows update website. They are all urgent and need to be installed as soon as possible.J.B.

Answer:windows security updates

done yesterday...........Many thanx.

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I just updated my computer's security updates.

Then I reviewed the list of security updates and noticed that 32-bit Security Update for MS Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 editions installed but my computer is 64-bit.

What should I do?

And what is "safe" to remove in the list?

Answer:MS Windows Security Updates for 32-Bit not 64-Bit

Windows 7 does not have SP-3.

What method did you use to get updates for Windows 7.
What was SP-3 update for.

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Are Windows 7 Pro security updates still available. 
Last night performed a check for windows updates and after several hours no results. 
I have notice this with several other Windows 7 machines.

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hello,         In trying to create space on my C drive is it ok to remove security updates from 2007 2008 2009 2010 I have a lot of them. How do you know what is safe to remove.Thanks for your help.

Answer:windows security updates

Quote from: shamrock9 on July 26, 2011, 01:07:41 AM is it ok to remove security updates from 2007 2008 2009 2010 I have a lot of them. No, leave themQuote from: shamrock9 on July 26, 2011, 01:07:41 AMHow do you know what is safe to remove.Research, google is your friend.

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Hi all!Please follow this link click hereYou will see that there are so many security updates besides sp2 for win xp.So, if I have installed win xp with integrated sp2 already, which security updates do I still need to install from the list of the abovce link?Thanks!

Answer:Windows XP SP2 and other security updates

Go here and will scan your PC and tell you which you need click here

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I have windows 8 did not have the data when they had the 8.1 update now i am not get security updates is there anything i can do without buying windows 10

Answer:windows 8 security updates

Pretty sure you have to be at least on 8.1 for updates and all.

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Laptop downloads and installs 32 bit files OK but stops- after starting- the 64 bit ones with the error message 800BO100.
Running Windows 7 and wanting to install SP1.
Any ideas?

Answer:Windows Security Updates

800BO100 Usually relates to your firewall blocking the update.
Try disabling the firewall while you download the update.

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Hello, i was wondering how i can locate and delete any single update that has been downloaded by Windows Security Update. i would like to delete one of the updates, it has not yet been installed, just downloaded. whenever i try to install any updates, it tries to install that one i don't want first, so i was wondering how i could delete doesn't give me the option of choosing which of the downloaded updates i can install. so could someone please tell me how to locate a security update?

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Sometimes after re-starting the computer after receiving Windows security updates my date/clock will be thrown off. It will also change my e-mail from OutLook Express to Microsoft Office OutLook.

How come ???

Thanks for your time,

Answer:Windows Security Updates

Anyone ??

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I just recently upgraded to Windows 7 Pro...

Somewhere I heard that MS Security Updates for Win 7 Pro must be acquired via
some kind of circuitous method, as opposed to just a direct download--is this true?

I tried to get MS security updates for my authentic copy of Win 7 Pro, and the procedure
just stalled....

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Hello Everyone, I am just wondering if anyone knows why my ASUS pc is now having trouble with windows
updates. I do like to keep the pc updated, but every time I download and install a security only update
when I start my machine I always end up with the black screen for a while, and everything runs slow. I cannot find an answer to this. It has been a very reliable pc in the 3 years I have had it, only a few hiccups
because of mistakes I had made. The strange thing is I have a refurbished HP6005 Pro Quad AMD-Phe-2-x4 B95, with windows 7 pro 64 bit, and it has no problems with the updates, but I prefer the ASUS pc, not just
because it starts much quicker, everything runs quicker in it.

Answer:windows security only updates

Hi Ethel,
as a start run,using administater rights
sfc /scannow

wont hurt to run them on your other comp either


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Just recently had the pleasure of removing a malware infestation, (Could'nt have done it with your help) Thanks again dvk01!
Anyways, seems I'm unable to update with any of the recently published security updates. They show downloading but are unable to install. Is there a chance something was removed that aids installation?

Answer:Windows Security Updates

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For the last couple of weeks I've been trying to get the latest updates from Windows. I got them for my main pc and my daughtere's laptop but this laptop will not download them. It gets to the download page and then just hangs, freezes. I followed the windows troubleshooting guide and it appears to be a problem with 'Background Intelligent Transfer Service' not started. Whenever I try to start it a message comes up that says "Window could not start this - refer to service error 2147024894" Does anyone here know how to fix this ? The laptop is a Packard-Bell EasyNote A7718 - OS is Windows XP home with SP-2, connection by BT broadband. I have scanned for virus and spyware and also done a system recovery back to the start except I kept my settings etc.

Answer:Windows security updates

There may be some dependancies switched of so it will not start. Assuming you are doing the above in Services

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I never installed Windows service pack 2 because I heard there were lots of problems with it. Can I still install Security Updates even though I don't have windows service pack 2 installed????

Answer:Security Updates For Windows

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I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Pro and tried to get the latest MS security updates--but the procedure
just stalled out with no conclusion...

Do security updates for Win 7 Pro get acquired by a route different from the normal Win 7
procedure of direct download?

Answer:Windows 7 Pro Security Updates?

Your post has insufficient detail to assist
Please copy and paste to your reply the information in the white box when you run this

Include please the make and full model of the computer if branded

From which OS did you upgrade to 7 Pro and indeed where was the upgrade media from

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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me/ point me in the right direction what caused microsoft to release so many security updates across all systems on Wednesday?

I have heard that these were triggered because of a new virus or similar and I have been having issues with my pc(s) for a few weeks now, so I thought I may have picked up the problem pre update...

I'll post my issue with the PC's in the network forum if you are interested.

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Cause of windows security updates 13/10/10

I also was interested as to why so many security updates but I have had no prior issues with my system.
It will be interesting to see what other's are experiencing.
What AV and Firewall are you currently using?
I am running MSE and windows firewall and so far so good.

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Any one else having problems logging onto Microsofts Security Downloads Page?I just wondered if the latest download from Nortons live update had caused problems on my PC running XP pro. Norton has already requested that windows firewall should be turned off and let Norton take over!

Answer:Windows Security Updates

I believe windows firewall will clash with Norton, try turning it off and see if it solves the problem.

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Can someone point me to resources that talk about how to manage Windows security updates for X number of hosts on a local network?

To be specific, I manage a 30 node private network (XP pro sp3)at my place of business. I have all "autoupdates" turned off on all machines so as not to use up bandwidth in the event a large service pack is made available and all nodes do an update at the same time.

I want to find out if there is a way to manage updates by either downloading the updates to one server and pointing the Desktops to that server, or managing when each individual machine will perform an update from one location.

Answer:Windows Security Updates

<< as not to use up bandwidth in the event a large service pack is made available and all nodes do an update at the same time.>>

Since SPs are rather infrequent...and well-publicized before release...I don't know if I would adopt that line of thought. XP has had 3 in 8 years of availability to the public.


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Microsoft Security Updates CD (Free)

"MS have finally announced the release of this CD which will update all version of Windows from Win98. It contains SP1 for XP as an example, as well as many more recent critical updates to about October 2003 - and it is free.
This CD is only available for Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, and Windows 98 Second Edition (SE).

Apparently the UK version is not available from the above url.

The UK version can be ordered from this url however you will need a NET Passport to order it.

According to the web page it also includes trial versions of Antivirus & firewall software for those without those applications

I recommend everybody to order it, especially if you have problems getting to update due to slower connections

Answer:Windows security updates on CD

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Read a Brink thread on IE9 and a question percolated.

Internet Explorer is part of Windows 7 and can't be uninstalled, merely "turned off". I don't use IE and I have it turned off at the earliest possibility.

A few years back, when I used ATI/AMD's control panel's links, IE would run to access the hyperlinks, instead of the default browser. Very disturbing! I have not encountered that scenario since then. Relief!

I did a return-to-factory install in March and according to the update history, Windows Update has not pushed a Security Update for Internet Explorer onto my system.

Is my system relatively secure in regards to the unpatched Internet Explorer that is integral to Windows 7?

Answer:Windows 7 + IE Security Updates

Hello Gigggles,

I would recommend completely updating IE to 9, with all patches, and simply setting another browser as your default. The truth is that windows itself often will use IE, refusing to use all other browsers. This won't hurt anything, it is just how it is set up. No reason to disable IE completely, even from a security standpoint.

The security factor would come into play with the browser you run most of your websites from. Make sure that browser is completely updated at all times, and all important or critical windows updates are installed.

So my suggestion would be, once again, to update everything, and just use the browser you are most comfortable with.

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My operating system is WIN XP Home(SP2). It is NOT a pirated copy but came already installed in the Medion M3 Composer 4215 PC when I purchased it. I have attempted over the last three days, to download the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (KB905474) however these downloads failed. The security updates released by MS on Tuesday 13 June were downloaded without problem but again the Genuine Advantage Notification download failed.
Can someone please suggest any way I may overcome this problem. TYI, mchaggis.

Answer:Windows Security Updates

See if any of the info on the following MS Sites will help:Contact Us 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Terms of Use

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Hi,These are the High Priority Security Updates that come up for me at Windows Update this month:Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - May 2007 (KB890830)Download size: 7.7 MB , 20 minutes After the download, this tool runs once to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove any infection found. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time you start your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center or run an online version from This tool is not a replacement for an anti-virus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an anti-virus product. Update for Windows XP (KB930916)Typical download size: 307 KB , 2 minutes This is a reliability update. Install this update to resolve an issue where a third-party driver installed on a computer that is running Windows XP may prevent you from opening files successfully on a NTFS file system volume. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP (KB931768)Download size: 4.5 MB , 12 minutes Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a system running Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by ins... Read more

Answer:Questions About May Ms Windows Security Updates

1 - I dunno, but if you're running Windows Update it should be all that you need.2 - No issues here (but I'm not using XP anymore - other than in a VM)2a - - see 2a2c - not likely, but it is possible (not much help, am I? 3 - If it ain't broke, don't fix it. But be SURE that it doesn't apply to you, if you goof you'll be stuck with the problem. Since it refers to drivers in general, I'd say it was advisable to install it.4 - When I download it, it says it's 6.79 mB - don't see any reference to 7.7 mB (but I've already downloaded it through Windows Update so I don't have the size from there).

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on the windows update site for xp, are the Security Updates for Windows XP only for the windows firewall?thanks

Answer:are the Security Updates only for windows firewal


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Hi Guys, i have an issue on my laptop (windows XP, service pack 2, norton 2009 AV) i cannot install any windows security updates, earlier this year i think i had the Conficker virus because i couldn't access any anti virus sites or microsoft, at the time i had AVG Free antivirus which i assumed was causing the problem so i uninstalled it to install Norton instead,, anyway to cut a long story short i used another forum and by posting the hi-jack log and running combofix i was able to load Norton, get onto antivirus sites, Microsoft etc but am still unable to install windows updates and SP3, the help on the old forum seems to have dried up, so i hope some one on here may be able to finalise my problemsThanks in advance Gary 

Answer:Cannot install windows security updates.

Welcome to Computer Hope Gazza211.We need you to go here, follow the directions EXACTLY and post the log files as requested.A specialist will be with you, but be patient, we are all volunteers.

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The recent round(11-12-14 to present) of Windows updates have at least shown some light on issues I have faced for well over 2 years. Has anyone heard if they are going to publish more regarding the  "Kernel,Ole,Kerberos, and other subjects in the near future?

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I have a clean install of Windows 10 Pro.

Belarc Advisor scan results show 2 missing security updates:

Hotfix Id Severity Description (click to see security bulletin)

Q2538243 Important Microsoft security update (KB2538243)
Q2565063 Important Microsoft security update (KB2565063)

Windows 10 Pro update does not identify either of these as needing to be installed. Do these need installed and how do I download and install them manually?


Answer:Missing Security Updates for Windows 10 Pro

I have W10Pro and I've just searched my updates. Neither of them are installed on my system.

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I was just looking back at my updates and it says that I have been failing all security updates since 8/6/16 and they all give the error code 80070308. What can I do about this

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For those of us still using Windows XP it might be possible to continue receiving Security Updates. By using a registry hack it is possible to make your computer appear as a POS Terminal (Point of Service/Self Service Supermarket Till).
Obviously adjusting your registry is dangerous and is done at your own risk. Make an Image Backup of your hard drive first! The link below explains how.
XP Extended Security Update Hack

Answer:Windows XP Extended Security Updates?

With all the questions about the "end" of XP and the withdrawal of security updates I thought there would have been at least some reaction to my post.
I tried out the registry modification on a test XP partition and all seems to have gone well, but if you try it yourself you do so at your own risk.

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Hi AllI was checking Add & Remove Programs to see if there was anything I could get rid of when I discovered all the Windows SEcurity Updates were missing. A friend in the computer business says that I have been hacked. Is this likely? Can I get them back.Trenchfoot

Answer:Missing Windows security Updates

Not really an answer to your problem but have you checked windows update to make sure you are up to date?

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i reallty want to reformat my pc
i don't want to instal XP SP3 it sucks
but i need it because it has all the xp updates which i need them

i want to install sp2, with the new updates
though i don't have fast internet to download them

can i backup them and install them later

please need a quick solution

i can't bear this dumb sp3


Answer:how to back-up my windows security updates..

I don't believe it's possible to backup the Windows updates, sorry.

If SP3 is causing issues for you, why don't you just uninstall it?

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There are two critical updates KB 945553 and KB 948590 which will not install either on automatic updates or through windows update. I get an error code 0x80070005 which I know means access denied, but I don't know why or how to rectify this. I have run the MGAdiag.exe which shows that my copy of XP is genuine,(found this as a possible solution through Google) but this made no difference. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?

Answer:Windows Security Updates won't install

Try click here

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hi all, i've got an old PC here that i'm thinking of using as a streaming PC that'll stream music and movies. i just wanted to know if Windows XP was still being updated with security updates.

thanks for any help!

Answer:Is Windows XP still being updated with security updates?

Yes but they will end next Spring.

Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003
Support Ends April 8, 2014

The 2 Tuesday of each month you have Updates.

So if your asking then I guess you have a whole lot of updates to get. Was 19 updates for XP on 7/9/2013

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Going to try this post again, no replies to first post about 5 days ago.

Problem: All Updates are failing for Windows 7 for x64-based systems. Updates were released on Jan 8th.
Ran Malware Bytes - no items detected.

Machine reboots every night trying to install the updates and they fail every day.
Updates had no problem previously.
I am not sure what else to do or check.
This is one of the updates:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-078 - Critical
The list of updates seem primarily like security updates.

I've attached a screen dump of the updates that failed
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Answer:Windows 7 x64 Security Updates Failed

Download Windows Repair (all in one) from this siteInstall the program then run it.Go to Step 2 and allow it to run CheckDisk by clicking on Do It button:Once that is done then go to Step 3 and allow it to run System File Check by clicking on Do It button:Go to Step 4 and under "System Restore" click on Create button:Go to Start Repairs tab and click Start button.Please ensure that ONLY items seen in the image below are ticked as indicated (they're all checked by default):Click on box next to the Restart System when Finished. Then click on Start.

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Someone mentioned in another thread that you can use SP2 without Wdws updates. Won't their comps face security risks if they do that?

Answer:SP2's Windows updates & security risk

thats how blaster and sasser spread so fast. both had patches that would avoid these viruses from infecting machines.

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My HD recently started to sound funny, so I went out and got another one. I did a clean install with the new HD, took the files I wanted off of the old one (only things like docs and pics, no progs), and proceeded to install my version of XP Pro, which is 3 years old. I have all of the original CD's that came with my various components and I used them in the install, than updated as needed. The sound was working fine until I did all of the High Priority updates from Microsoft. Since there were so many of them, and since I didn't want to install them one at a time, I cannot pinpoint which update caused my soundcard to crash. I was getting a problem about "cmicnfg.cpl" or something similar, and didn't find anything here at the time.

I found a link (via Google) about removing the C-Media drivers, deleting reg. keys, etc but the uninstaller in the link is dead. Other people apparently are having trouble with this driver but I have not seen it specifically posted here. I did do the reg key removals as specified in the link and the "cmicnfg'cpl" error message went away.

After the HD install, I took a few days to D/L and install the updates; I did them in 3 groups of roughly 30. I did a system restore each time but to no avail. The sound card worked fine for the first couple of days. I tried removing/reinstalling drivers, I tried uninstalling and letting windows sense the sound card, and everything else I have come across.

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Answer:No sound after Windows Security Updates

This confuses me :confused

It doesn't matter whether I get the driver from the Mobo CD or from RealtekClick to expand...

....when you stated earlier....

...a problem about "cmicnfg.cpl"...
...about removing the C-Media drivers, deleting reg. keys, etc...Click to expand...

The file named 'cmicnfg.cpl' is the CMedia control panel program for custom audio settings, and CMedia and RealTek are NOT the same thing. Chances are, the RealTek is the built-in onboard audio adapter, and CMedia is an add-on PCI sound card. You have to determine which of the two you want to use. If you want to use the on-board audio, unplug the power cord, open the case, and remove the PCI sound card, reboot, and install the RealTek audio driver. If you want to use the sound card, go into the system BIOS right when you first power up and find the setting to disable the on-board audio; it is usually listed under Integrated Peripherals or maybe under Advanced BIOS Settings... all BIOSes are different so you may need to poke around a bit, or read the motherboard manual. After disabling the on-board audio in the BIOS, be sure to save your changes when exiting, reboot, and install the drivers for the sound card.

I hope this helps! Good luck!


(If you're not using a sound card, then I'm REALLY confused and you'll need to clear up the situation with the two different audio chips mentioned; CMedia and RealTek AC'97)

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A couple of days ago Vista did one of the usual updates. These are security updates. Every time I shut it down it says WINDOWS CAN'T CONFIGURE UPDATES. I have AVAST security on my computer and I even unistalled it while trying to do the update and still its a no go. Any idea what it could be?

Answer:Computer won't except Windows Security Updates.

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I have a clean install of Windows 10 Pro.

Belarc Advisor scan results show 2 missing security updates:

Hotfix Id Severity Description (click to see security bulletin)

Q2538243 Important Microsoft security update (KB2538243)
Q2565063 Important Microsoft security update (KB2565063)

Windows 10 Pro update does not identify either of these as needing to be installed. Do these need installed and how do I download and install them manually?


Answer:Missing Security Updates for Windows 10 Pro

I have W10Pro and I've just searched my updates. Neither of them are installed on my system.

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i've been having some problems with my computer as it suddenly became unbearably slow, so i thought it could be the copy of windows xp, as i've had problems with windows xp before. so i formatted the drive and installed a new copy of windows xp home edition. the problem started when i tried using windows update to download the available updates, some of the available updates downloaded and installed normally, but when i tried to download and install security and critical updates the computer turns off during the install of the first update, when i turn it on and try to update again it says all updates are downloaded and ready for install, and when i try installing again the computer turns off while installing the update, i tried removing the first update from the list, but the same happened again and again. and while typing this in the computer turned off and i did not even try to install any updates, i just got more confused.

please help, i'm going crazy..........

Answer:Can't install windows security updates

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I have a retail version of windows xp with SP/2 and i would like to know if there is a way to download the 90 or so security updates and burn them to a cd so i don't have to download and reinstall them from windows update site after a fresh install of xp?This would save a lot of time and then i would not have so many updates left to get from the update site.Thanks for any info you can provide.

Answer:Solved: Windows xp security updates

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when i turn on my pc the red shield(windows security alert) keeps poping up telling me my automatic updtes are switched off. security centre wont allow me to switch it on. i go to control panel and into system and automatic updates to click it on (recommended). but the shield keeps poping up saying its off. i also cant go direct to download updates. i had several trojan viruses but removed them all with malwarebytes anti-malware and spybot search and destroy. scans are now showing up clean. please can someone help me.... thanks

Answer:cant turn on windows security updates


Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. If you still need help with this do following, please.
Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds file to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:

Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.


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how often is it that Windows releases new security updates and then that way I can check for updates the day that they are released thanks

Answer:How often does Windows release new security updates

Once a month. 2nd Tuesday
Patch Tuesday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Windows 98 and ME are legacy Operating Systems which are being maintained on extended support by Microsoft Security. Security releases for 98 and ME will generally lag behind the security updates made for XP and 2000 which are under current support. Several critical updates for calendar year 2005 are now available through the Windows Update process for 98 and ME. In updating one of our home PCs, six critical updates were successfully applied and everything continues to work well so far.Windows 98 and ME security updates released on March 10, 2005 Update Link for 98 and ME

Answer:Windows 98 and ME - Critical Security Updates available

As always, thanks.

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this morning i turned my computer on. I went back to bed and when i got up my computer had shut down and restarted by its self? the little shield for windows security updates was on the bottom right when i first turned on my computer. It has never updated and shut down by its self.............any ideas what happened and if i may be infected with a virus now?????????

Answer:Solved: windows security updates

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I am having trouble doing my windows updates. I had to restore the pc to factory settings and there are updates I need to do. It's windows ME and the updates are cumulative update for outlook express 6 service pack 1. windows automatic update Internet explorer navigation sound update. When i attempt to do these from the microsoft website, it attempts t o do them but its almost like the install button hangs for a second, then it says updates were not installed. I have called microsoft and was on the phone with them for several hours and they didn't solve it. The only thing i got from them was that the 32 dll files may be missing. Please email any help you can ..thanks Lenny [email protected]

Answer:Trouble with windows me security updates

Turn off autoupdates and try then

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Hi, Im running Vista Ultimate, Have a deascent firewall and antivirus and dislike the microsoft updates, Is there any way to delete/remove/disable the Windows Alerts for Windows Update?

Answer:Windows Update Security Updates.

Look below
Security Center

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Published: April 12, 2005The security updates for April 2005 include several high-priority updates for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Internet Explorer, a component of Windows. If you have any of the software listed on this page installed on your computer, you should install the related update.---> Windows Security Updates Summary for April 2005Security Bulletin MS05-016Maximum severity:Important (What is maximum severity?) Update number: 893086 (What is an update number?) Supported software affected:? Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and SP4 ? Windows XP SP1 and SP2 ? Windows XP 64-Bit Edition SP1 (Itanium) ? Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 (Itanium) ? Windows Server 2003 ? Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems Technical bulletin: Vulnerability in Windows Shell That Could Allow Remote Code Execution (893086)Security Bulletin MS05-017Maximum severity: Moderate Update number: 892944 Supported software affected:? Windows 2000 SP3 and SP4 ? Windows XP SP1 ? Windows XP 64-Bit Edition SP1 (Itanium) Technical bulletin: Vulnerability in Message Queuing Could Allow Code Execution (892944)Security Bulletin MS05-018Maximum severity: Important Update number: 890859 Supported software affected:? Windows 2000 SP3 and SP4 ? Windows XP SP1 and SP2 ? Windows XP 64-Bit Edition SP1 (Itanium) ? Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 (Itanium) ? Windows Server 2003 ? Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems Technical bulletin: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could All... Read more

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Microsoft has updates for Windows 10 which I cannot install as I get a message that HP Drive encryption is incompable with the upgrade and I must remove HP Drive encryption from my PC.  How do I remove drive encription and retain my data in a usable format?  Somewhere I read thar data on the HD is encoded and cannot be read if HP Drive Encryption is removed.

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Windows XP PRO v5.1 with SPK 2 - Every day I receive a msg that there are updates ready for download. When I attempt to download a window returns to say "The following updates cannot be downloaded" There is a large list, also I cannot download SPK3 - I use Mozilla FireFox

Answer:xp cannot download many of the windows security updates

Welcome to TSF....

There are a number of things that can break Windows Update in XP, including performing a repair/reinstall. Some are also having issues after installing Service Pack 3. For a quick fix, do this:

Open Notepad and copy/paste the following : Blue : text:

Regsvr32 wups2.dll /s
Regsvr32 licdll.dll /s
Regsvr32 regwizc.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml2.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml3.dll /s
regsvr32 comcat.dll /s
regsvr32 shdoc401.dll /s
regsvr32 shdoc401.dll /i /s
regsvr32 asctrls.ocx /s
regsvr32 oleaut32.dll /s
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll /I /s
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll /s
regsvr32 browseui.dll /s
regsvr32 browseui.dll /I /s
regsvr32 msrating.dll /s
regsvr32 mlang.dll /s
regsvr32 hlink.dll /s
regsvr32 mshtmled.dll /s
regsvr32 urlmon.dll /s
regsvr32 plugin.ocx /s
regsvr32 sendmail.dll /s
regsvr32 scrobj.dll /s
regsvr32 mmefxe.ocx /s
regsvr32 corpol.dll /s
regsvr32 jscript.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 imgutil.dll /s
regsvr32 thumbvw.dll /s
regsvr32 cryptext.dll /s
regsvr32 rsabase.dll /s
regsvr32 inseng.dll /s
regsvr32 iesetup.dll /i /s
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll /s
regsvr32 actxprxy.dll /s
regsvr32 dispex.dll /s
regsvr32 occache.dll /s
regsvr32 occache.dll /i /s
regsvr32 iepeers.dll /s
regsvr32 urlmon.dll /i /s
regsvr32 cdfview.dll /s
regsvr32 webcheck.dll /s
regsvr32 mobsync.dll /s
regsvr32 pngfilt.dll /s
regsvr32 licmgr10.dll /s
regsvr32 icmfilter.dll /s
regsvr32 hhctrl.ocx /s
regsvr32 inetcfg.dll /s
regsvr32 tdc.ocx /s
regsvr32 MSR2C.DLL /s
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I use Microsoft's automatic updates and it recently dowloaded 6 updates but for some reason they won't install. It runs through them one by one but then just says...failed! after each attempt. I recently had the Google redirect virus that I finally got rid of so I'm not sure if something has been damaged in the process.

Here are the updates that won't install:

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2416447)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Update for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB982168)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2418241)
Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB983583)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 Update for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB982524)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for .NET versions 2.0 through 3.5 (KB951847) x86

Does anyone have any ideas? Is this a problem? Is there a way to fix it. I appreciate any help


Answer:Windows XP security updates won't install

I had the same problem about a month ago. It was suggested that I should uninstall and reinstall all versions of .NET Framework using Add/Remove Programs and the .NET Framework cleanup utility. I uninstalled .NET Framework 3.5 and I decided not to reinstall it as I suspected I might not need it. I have had no problems and no more updates. When I tried to uninstall .NET Framework 2.0, it would not do so because I need the program. So you may need some versions of the program and may not need others depending on whether you have an app that needs it. .NET Framework is a very confusing product.

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Hi Guys,

I hope I'm posting this in the correct category on the website (it's the only place I can see a button "post a thread").

I think I may have some kind of hidden malware or virus. I can't do a boot scan because my internet requires me to manually turn it on once widows starts, therefore no possibility for a safe mode with networking.

There is something in my computer that is playing with all my updates. I don't know what it is. I used all many of the tools recommended by Malwaretips. Is somebody who is experienced in this able to possibly help me? I have Kaspersky Internet Security 2014. When I manually update it goes up to 24% and then stops there and gives me the screen "Databases and Application are up to date". I have MalwareBytes and the Update button greys out and I cannot click on it. And with Windows Updates the red flag comes up in taskbar telling me I need to choose an update method (and automatic updates is shut off).

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times. I'm afraid to go on the internet without a Sandboxie.
Can somebody please help?

Thank you.

Answer:Problem with Updates: Kaspersky, Malwarebytes and Windows Updates

Are these other threads related to the same issue you're having here?

If you believe, your PC is infected with Malware head over for Removal Assistance.

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Hi, it seems like I get no more updates offered when I search for updates. My latest important updates are from 05.10.13. Since then I only get the same 42 optional updates shown. Shouldn't there be a few new ones (important and optional ones) since one month? Yesterday I read about the new IE11, that didn't show up either. Is there a website with a history of all released updates so I can check if there are any updates released/available that I didn't get offered in the last month?

Answer:No new Windows updates shown when 'search for updates' - Problem?

IE 11 isn't being offered through Windows Updates yet, except in certain areas.
The latest Important Updates should have been installed around 8th October
What happens if you attempt to install any of the optional updates?
There is no formal list of updates, since the list may vary from machine to machine - however, the listing in the forum stick here is kept pretty much up-to-date.

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I have had troble with turning my Hp Pavilion 64-bit,vista  So I upgraded my PC by putting a Windows 7 professional disc in. Now I can-not get a Browser that will allow windows update or Security updates as a message stating my Browser is out of date,
and can-not find a browser that can, Please can you help.

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I have had troble with turning my Hp Pavilion 64-bit,vista  So I upgraded my PC by putting a Windows 7 professional disc in. Now I can-not get a Browser that will allow windows update or Security updates as a message stating my Browser is out of date,
and can-not find a browser that can, Please can you help.

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hi there i am new to the forum so i hope i have posted correctly and in the right area, i am having trouble with my laptop everytime i shut down or boot up my laptop there are the same constant updates that windowns is wanting to perform but they fail every time .
Security update for windows 7 code (KB2758857)
Update for windows 7 (KB2726535)
Security updates for windows 7 (KB2790113)
Windows 7 service pack 1 (KB976932)
Also it came up with an update error code of 80244022
Scripted diagnostics native host has stopped working
please help me i am a wizz on the internet but sadly not when it comes to the technical side

Answer:windows service pack 1,security update for windows 7 fail updates

Try System Restore to before the problem began. This might force Updates to install correctly this time.

If not work through these steps:
Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Forums
System Update Readiness Tool fixes Windows Update errors in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008

If these don't help check the System File integrity: SFC /SCANNOW Command

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Hello, The environment is as follows:
Windows 8.1 Pro with certain security updates installed causes an issue for Standard users using VMWare Workstation 8 where the mouse clicks that are meant for a VM, are not registered by the VM every time, sometimes it takes 4 to 5 clicks to register in
the VM and then other times you have to move the mouse outside the VM window and bring it back in for the mouse clicks to register. This issue is not present for Administrator users.
I have already narrowed down one update specifically that causes this issue, by uninstalling all security updates, the problem went away, as I installed one update at a time back on to the system, update KB3087039 triggered the issue, I thought this
was a resolution, to just keep that update off my end users machines, but when I installed the rest of the security updates, excluding that update, the issue returned.
I could uninstall and reinstall and narrow this down further, but my main concern is that one, this may create security issues that these updates are intended to fix, and two, that would create a lot of administrative overhead, especially if more security
updates in the future will cause the issue to return.
I would like for Microsoft to investigate this issue and either fix the problem with these updates or come up with a new update I can deploy that fixes this problem, if such an update already exists, I would greatly appreciate to be pointed in its direction
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I have tried to resolve using Malwarebytes - nothing was detected.
I have tried to manually update the MS Sec Essentials database - it will not run the update.
Windows Updates won't run as it says the services aren't running - BITS & Windows update services both say they are running under Services.

I also tried the TDSS rootkiller repair - (have attached the log)
This is a DHCP system - there are no manual DNS entries (I have checked).
There are no extranesous entries in the hosts file.

I know I'm infected somewhere & I could really use an expert's help.

Answer:Windows error 0xc8000222 when trying to run Windows Updates/MS Security Essentials

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On "Update Tuesday", which is on the 11th this month, Microsoft plans to release 5 new security updates for Windows XP.

This is courtesy of

On 11 April 2006 Microsoft is planning to release:

Security Updates

&#8226; Four Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. Some of these updates will require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. One of the updates will be a cumulative Internet Explorer update that addresses the publicly known "CreateTextRange" vulnerability.

&#8226; One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Moderate. These updates may require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scanning Tool.

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

&#8226; Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.


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This is the list:

Windows 98/98SE/ME:

KB896688 - cumulative security update for Internet Explorer 6.0

KB904706 - security update for DirectX 9.0

Windows XP

KB896688 - cumulative security update for Internet Explorer 6.0

KB905414 - security update for DirectX 9.0

KB905749 - security update

KB900725 - security update

KB902400 - security update

KB901017 - security update

KB890830 - malicious software removal tool(October 2005)


They can be obtained by running a scan at the Windows Updates site.


Answer:New Security Updates Released For Windows 98/98SE/ME/XP

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My windows security icon in my icon tray is rd with an X in it. My automatic updates are shut off and i can not turn them back on. If i go into Control panel-system-automatic updates it says my updates are turned on. Last time this happened i got a new icon that looked identical to the red shield with an X in it only it would display messages like " you have a virus", "you need to Scan" things like that. This has not happened yet, but it is happening the same way it did before so it very well could be the next step.Here is my log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:30:04 PM, on 12/13/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\DISC\DISCover.exeC:\Program Files\DISC\DiscUpdMgr.exeC:\Program Files\HP DigitalMedia Archive\DMAScheduler.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program ... Read more

Answer:Windows security alerts shuts off my updates.

Bump, Please help!

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A few days ago Windows Security alert came up, and since then I cannot get automatic updates from windows at all. I ran MSE, Mbam, kapersky, spybot, and none of them are detecting anything.

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 20:23:08.26 on Thu 04/14/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3582.3086 [GMT -7:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Outdated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\dds.scr
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: IObitCom Toolbar: {31c7d459-9cc3-44f2-9dca-fc117... Read more

Answer:Windows Security Alert pop up. Cannot get automatic updates.

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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Hey,Newbie here. I recently got infected with Security Shield 2012 by visiting DellaAdventures website (please don't go there ! ). Also my system was shutting down automatically very minute.Followed the guides here and here and all seems well now. Thanks a lot BleepingComputers !Still I feel my PC isn't as fast as before. Startup takes a longer time (I'm running an Intel 320 series SSD) than before and it seems a bit slower in general. Also, I cannot get the Windows Firewall/Security Center/Automatic Updates to work !Attaching FSS(FSS.txt), MiniToolbox(Results.txt) and SecurityCheck(Checkup.txt) reports. All softwares were downloaded from the links I found on other threads of this forum. Please help me solve these issues !TIA.Attachments:
 checkup.txt   869bytes
 FSS.txt   4.38KB
 Result.txt   27.59KB

Answer:Windows Security/Firewall/Updates not working

Lets make sure the system is clean before fixing the servicesDownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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I have been having problems in installing the updates that I have listed below. For each update I attempted to install them individually but they would not install. I also downloaded the SURT 6.1 KB947821 v27. The problem has been going on now for about 2 months. (whenever the issue with the updates comes to mind I am never near my pc). Thank you in advance.

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2838727)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2757638)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2785220)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2790113)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2813170)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2813430)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2839894)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2726535)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2773072)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2786400)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2798162)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2808679)

Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate (64) Security updates not installing.

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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Windows security center says automatic updates is off, System Properties says it's on.

A red shield with a white x appears on the lower-right taskbar as Windows Security Alerts. In Windows Security Center, the Automatic Updates is set to off. Turning on Automatic Updates displays the message "We're sorry. The Security Center could not change your Automatic Updates settings. To try to change these settings yourself, go to System in in Control Panel. On the automatic updates tab, select Automatic (recommended), and then click ok." Following the above instructions only led me to find that the setting is already on Automatic (recommended).

I've run services.msc and Automatic Updates does not appear in the list of services.

Any help would be much appreciated.


Answer:Automatic Updates for Windows Security Center

My link (pay attention to last part of the post by user)

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I am experiencing two problems on my computer. My Avast! had detected a winvsnet.tmp Trojan and I moved it to chest. Then my Windows Security Automatic Updates had been turned off itself and I can not turn it back on.

When I search something on Google, it is redirected to a random site. As the site is loading I see this very long URL starting with http://clickfraudmanager.

I have no Idea about how I can get rid of this problem. If someone could help that would be great.

Answer:HELP: Windows Security Updates & Google Redirect

At this point I recommend that you visit the security forum.

You need to take care of the trojan issue first.

To get expert help with malware removal see the link below. Follow the steps

After completing the steps you will be advised to post a log for one of

the experts to examine. Please use the link provided to post the log not

back here.

Be patient and it may take some time for someone to assist you as that

is a busy forum.

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Hi all,

This is just an inconvenience for me. My Windows security updates are set to d/l at 3 am. Windows 7 Home Premium edition installs the updates and reboots the computer, which returns to my login screen.

Can I return to the old Win XP Pro behavior in which the user decides when to reboot? My computer is also my stereo, and when the music stops in the middle of the night, I have to get out of bed to restart my computer and launch Winamp.

On the same note, what do I have to do to have Winamp automatically start when Windows launches? Or should I ask that on the Winamp forums?


Jeff G

Answer:Stopping Windows 7 from rebooting after Security updates

Howto Geek is one of the places you can find the fix for this.

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Hi,I am working on a PC Vista x86 and never had such a problem. For the last month now, I have not been able to install the following updates: (KB 968389, KB 956744, KB968816, KB970653, KB967723, KB970710, KB973540, KB948465).Have also try to install them manually but it still does not work. I have SP1 on my PC. I have tried to install SP2 but it keeps telling me that I should have SP1 installed first. (which I have!).Any help with this will be much appreciated.By the way, do I really need those updates?Thanks

Answer:Impossible to install new Windows security Updates

Download this program Dial-a-fix v0.60.0.24Dial A Fix primary philosophy is to fix problems by setting various things back to theiroriginal Microsoft defaultsclick hereUnzip and Double Click on the exe fileClick the Green Tick Button then Click GODial-a-fix is an advanced utility for 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows that repairvarious Windows problems

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Hey everyone,Looks like there are a bunch of issues with Windows Critical Security Updates this month... Here's what comes up for me that it says I need:Update for Windows XP (KB938828)Typical download size: 193 KB , 1 minute This is a reliability update. Install this update to improve the stability of computers running Windows XP. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - August 2007 (KB890830)Download size: 8.5 MB , 22 minutes After the download, this tool runs once to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove any infection found. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time you start your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center or run an online version from This tool is not a replacement for an anti-virus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an anti-virus product. Security Update for Windows XP (KB921503)Typical download size: 269 KB , 2 minutes A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system using Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Automation and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microso... Read more

Answer:Need Help With This Month's Windows Critical Security Updates

I install all the critical updates, and the security updates. I don't want IE7 or Media Player 11 so I didn't get them. I figure the security updates will help keep my computer safe since everybody hates Mico$oft and targets computers using Window$.

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Checked Microsoft's Help and Support Centre website for updates.Found 2 security updates numbers: 810833 and 329170. I clicked on download and install. After going through the motions I was informed in red type that neither security update had been installed.I tried again, this time with Norton Internet Security disabled - still no joy.Can anybody help me?

Answer:Unable To Download 2 Windows XP Security Updates

Pop your XP CD in the CD Drive. Then go to...Start > Run > Type:SFC /SCANNOWClick "ok"...Restart...Disable NIS and retry the updates.

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Hi all,

Windows update on my machine is not working. There are 8 updates which attempt but fail to install each time the computer is shut down.

The updates are:
Security update for Windows 7 (KB3075222) (error code 8024200D)
Security update for Windows 7 (KB3042058) (error code 8024200D)
Security update for Windows 7 (KB3109560) (error code 8024200D)
Security update for Windows 7 (KB3108664) (error code 8024200D)
Security update for Windows 7 (KB3020387) (error code 8024200D)
Security update for Windows 7 (KB3110329) (error code 8024200D)
Cumulative security update for Internet explorer 8 for windows 7 (KB3124275) (error code 8024200D)
Internet explorer 11 for windows 7 (error code 9C57)

I have run System update readiness tool. It installed ("Hotfix for Windows KB947821").

SFC scan complete. It detected problems but couldnt fix them.

CBS Log attached.

Many thanks for any help!

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July 2004 - WINDOWS SECURITY UPDATES Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (839645)rated as: IMPORTANT MS04-023: IE 6 SP1 Vulnerability in HTML Help Could Allow Code Execution (840315): MS04-023rated as: CRITICAL Vulnerability in Task Scheduler Could Allow Code Execution (841873)rated as: CRITICAL Security Update for IIS 4.0 (841373)rated as: IMPORTANT Vulnerability in POSIX Could Allow Code Execution (841872)rated as: IMPORTANT MS04-019: Vulnerability in Utility Manager Could Allow Code Execution (842526)rated as: IMPORTANT MS04-018: Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express (823353)rated as: MODERATE


The Internet Storm Center has an excellent description of the protection offered with each of the updates (it's the 1st site I check each morning). While an individual security update may be rated as Important, Moderate, or Critical, every security patch should be considered “critical” for protecting your system. An Important or Moderate rating just means that an vulnerable security hole may require significant user action or may be very complex for malicious individuals to develop. July 2004 - Windows Update (Summary of the Risks Covered As expected, Microsoft issued its monthly security bulletin today. There are several patches designated as "critical" and "important." You can read the technical bulletin at the following URL: There is also a non-technical version of the alerts at the following URL: Swa Frantzen, a fellow ISC handler, wrote up the following summary of issues addressed by Microsoft's security bulletin: MS04-018: References CAN-2004-0215 Users of Outlook Express should look into this one. For now it's a DoS only, so it can probably be last on your priorities. As always with this kind of software, the preview pane aggravates the problem. Turning preview panes off is a good idea. MS04-19: References CAN-2004-0213 Local users can escalate to system privilege ... Read more

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