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Windows 10 updates more likely to cause problems than running it unpatched? The irony of the updater

Question: Windows 10 updates more likely to cause problems than running it unpatched? The irony of the updater

After watching my laptop update for nearly 20 minutes, sitting at 100% I had to force the power off and reboot the system. Now it is re-running through the update process. The supposed auto updates are to make the OS safer, but I think forcefully shutting off the power to use your PC mid update is more likely to cause problems to your OS install than any supposed security hole. The long load times force many users to force the system off mid update due to the updater choosing its own schedule, which tends to be in the most inconvenient times. I merely wanted to use the SD card on my laptop, a 30 second task. Not wait 20+ minutes for an unexpected update that would hang at 100%.

I can imagine for the typical user who needs to use their PC in a hurry or turn off their PC in a hurry as they have to leave/conserve batter life forcefully powering off their OS will cause more instability in the long run.

My options are to buy Win 10 Pro for my laptop and likely reinstall the OS, which I do not care to do. Or buy an SD card reader for my desktop. I think the SD card reader will be cheaper/more handy.

Considering most laptops don't come with Win 10 Pro, it makes going Apple a much more real possibility for me laptop wise in the future. It is not like I can customize or built my laptop anyways. I can only imagine the typical laptop user being even more frustrated than I am due to the extremely inconvenient updater with a low reliability rate.

My short rant is over.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 updates more likely to cause problems than running it unpatched? The irony of the updater

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Hi there,

Been having a few problems with my computer lately on Windows Vista and I've tracked them all back to the fact that my updater CAN download the updates fine, but when it tries to install them it gives me a big fat FAILED!

Just wondering if anyone can suggest anything that may be causing these 'fails' and tell me if there is any possible solutions. If any specs are needed, please ask since this isn't my personal computer so don't bother taking notice of my system.

Thanks!

Answer:Windows Updater Not Installing Updates - XP

You are posting in the XP forum, I am Moving your thread to the Vista/7 forum for better results.
Run the Microsoft FixIt Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working

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when i click on "find updates" i get an error message saying windows could not search for new updates, with "code: 80070005 windows update encountered an unknown error"...anyone have any ideas about this? all help gratefully accepted

Dell
Vista Home Premium
SP2
Intel 1.46 Ghz, 1.47 Ghz
4 G ram
32 bit

Answer:windows updater can't scan for updates

First try to run this Microsoft Fixit here: Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working

If that doesn't work follow these steps found here: windows update error 80070005

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When I go to check for update windows updater gets stuck on an endless loop while checking. I have let it check for "hours" but it doesn't stop nor does it find any updates, I always have to use task manager to get it to stop. Any ideas on what could be the problem?

Answer:Windows updater never stops checking for updates?

does it says when you reset your computer installing updates and confirming updates?
if yes,yes i had this problem to 1 week long updates updates and updates it will stop i think

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Hi

Problem :

When I started up my computer today the internet explorer seemed to bug out. With bug out I mean it opens and closes instantly afterwards. Suddenly I see that I've available windows updates so I start to let it update but.. unfortunately here's where my problems starts.
They all seem to fail about 44 updates failed one by one. When I turn off the computer it updates those 44 again before shutting down completely ..

Now when I put the computer back on , and I log into my account I can see only 3 updates are available now (the other 41 are gone ? although when I check the log they're all failed). So I try to update those 3 and they fail as well and the other 41 are back in the list.

I've tried some things like installing "Microsoft fix it 5..*" There I got another error .. tried to fix it with : Error "The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed" when installing or updating programs on Windows 7 or Windows Vista
But It doesn't solve anything (all 4 steps that are requested)

I wonder what this could be and if there's someone that has any idea how to resolve this problem with my OS.


I've tried running a save mode and test it there , doesn't work either. I've also ran I virus scan ..
This is the result

(the error list is pretty big so I will only post if really needed )

The Log & the CDS zipped files are in the attachment

Greetz and thanks
Matthias

Answer:45 updates that fail when using windows live updater

Did BullGuard actually remove the Trojan it found? I can't see any comment that it did so in the log.
I would suggest that your run an offline scanner such as WDO.... What is Windows Defender Offline?

Your CheckSUR log seems to be incomplete - there's no signoff in it.

You have a number of SXS errors
(a sample)

Code:
Line 67450: 2013-03-31 04:02:52, Error CSI 00000030 (F) STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND #38391# from CCSDirectTransaction::PerformChangeAnalysis(...)[gle=0xd0150004]
Line 67451: 2013-03-31 04:02:52, Error CSI 00000031 (F) STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND #38390# from CCSDirectTransaction::PrepareForCommit(...)[gle=0xd0150004]
Line 67452: 2013-03-31 04:02:52, Error CSI 00000032 (F) STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND #38389# from CCSDirectTransaction::ExamineTransaction(...)[gle=0xd0150004]
Line 67453: 2013-03-31 04:02:52, Error CSI 00000033 (F) STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND #38388# from CCSDirectTransaction_IRtlTransaction::ExamineTransaction(...)[gle=0xd0150004]
Line 67454: 2013-03-31 04:02:52, Error CSI [email protected]/3/31:02:02:52.749 (F) d:\w7rtm\base\wcp\componentstore\storelayout.cpp(8701): Error STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND originated in function ComponentStore::CRawStoreLayout::QueryComponentUnstagedFiles expression: (null)
Line 67456: 2013-03-31 04:02:52, Error CSI 00000035 (F) STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND #39303# from CCSDirectTransact... Read more

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Good day! I am stumped and at the end of my rope--- for a while now I have had some issues with windows not updating, plus the troubleshooter wont work.. (any of them). yesterday I downloaded the media creation tool and created an ISO image and reinstalled windows keeping my files and programs, I thought this would resolve the issues... no go! I now tried to download the updates and it wont install them that way either

I have no clue how to proceed

HELP

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Hi Guys,

I'm just wondering if anyone can help me with Windows Update. The icon sits in the system tray and if you hold the mouse over it, it says "downloading updates: 0%", but nothing downloads.

If I try and click on windows update from IE it just freezes and I have to hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete to close IE.

I'm running Windows 2000 Pro SP4 on the culprit computer.

Thanks.

P.S. I've tried searching Microsoft's website for answers but this has not helped.
 

Answer:Windows 2000 Updater Wont Download Updates

have you tried this page;
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
to get your updates manually
not ideal but better than not getting them
sorry I don't know how to fix your problem, just a work around
 

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I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an HP Envy m6 laptop. I went to check for updates due to the fact that this laptop originally had Windows 8.1. Windows updates just keeping Checking for updates with the green progress bar keeps turning and
turning. I had this problem awhile back and there is an issue with two KB files which are windows update agents but I did not write them down. Does anybody have that information?
Thanking you in advance,
Dennis Sturgill

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Hi I've been having problems with Vista's Windows Updater, and it seems that for some updates, my computer installs them, and then when it restarts to configure the updates it basically says there was an error and then it "Reverts changes" and goes back to the way it was before, but then I usually end up having problems starting my computer after this configuration error. My dad figured itd be best to format the disk and reinstall my drivers and I did and everything has been working fine. I then created a restore point and am looking to try to figure out whats wrong with these updates. Dell told me that some of the updates may act like a virus or may end up corrupting my computer, not sure if thats true or not. Just looking for some advice because it is a tiresome process.
 

Answer:Windows Updater Problems: Vista

In Windows Updater window there is a View update history link in left side menu.
Click on that and then a list of successful/failed updates should appear.
Double-click on failed updates will display a window with detailed information. There should be an error code which you can refer to.
 

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Just got a new computer, a pretty beefy gaming machine.

AMD 64 3700+
2 gigs Corsair XMS Ram
GeForce 6800GT (not sure what make)
160 gig Maxtor 7200rpm HD
EVGA Nforce 4 Motherboard

I bought it premade with Window XP Service Pack 2 already installed.

First thing i did was install anti-virus software - Syamntec Antivirus Corporate Edition ver 8.1

Then i ran the windows update, first it installed the windows updater program, then i installed all the critical updates. Then i installed a few of the optional ones like Windows Media Player 10 update, .NET Framework, ect.

It booted fine for a while, but then it just would freeze at the Windows Loading screen, the loading bar that usually keeps moving would just stop.
So i called tech support and they had me run the Windows Repair CD, which fixed the problem. It booted fine and i noticed it had uninstalled all windows upates.

I didnt install any updates for a 4-5 days after just to see if it kept booting fine, and it did. So this time i installed only the critical updates, and now my computer is acting funny again. This happened last time, first Symantec anti-virus would act wierd, then all other programs were getting strange errors. Eventually it stopped booting like i said earlier.

Right now it's still booting, but i'm certain it will stop booting in a few days or less. Right now Symantec for some reason will not enable the Real Time Protection, whenever i enable it it immediately turns it off...this didnt h... Read more

Answer:Windows Updater Causing Problems (WinXp SP2)

first thing is first. Never ever used a preinstalled OS. There is so much garbage on them. Did it come with an AV and if it did, did you uninstall it? Did they give you an xp cd by chance?

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Hello. I've got a Dell Vostro 3700 laptop with Windows 7 Pro.
Also running Norton 360.
Have FINALLY gotten the PC settings to where the windows will download. That's where the problem comes in. I have a limited data allowance via cellular. I have(now, had) a surplus this month of about 1.5 gig. That is quickly being eaten up by the Windows Updater. Problem is, out of the 224 Critical updates it says I need, I selected 10 to start with (DE-selected the rest!). These 10 were not very large files. This is what was selected:
1) Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2604115) - 23.1MB
2) Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2656356) - 4.1MB
3) Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2729452) - 13.0MB
4) Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2736422) - 331KB
5) Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2742599) - 8.0MB
6) Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2789645) - 4.5MB
7) 2840631) - 256KB
8) Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 ... Read more

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I have never posted on a forum before so apologies if I am doing this wrong. The problem started when I tried to plug in my (new) iphone to my Dell pc. The device was not detected so I tried to update my itunes software - update failed and I received a Windows 7 error. After searching through multiple forums and trying to download windows utility cleaner, etc - nothing has helped. Also, if I try to run the 'Check for Updates" link on my computer - if NEVER stops searching for updates and there for I cant update anything. Not sure where to start

Answer:Windows Check for updates keeps running-all installation/updates fail

Let's start with the easy stuff

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell

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System Configuration:-
Sony VAIO F15219 + Dual Boot OS (Windows 7 SP1 64-bit+ Linux Mint 15)


Problems:-
1. Although I have all the latest drivers installed in windows 7 alongwith all the required Sony's utility software,I simply cannot hibernate.
I have tried


a)powercfg -h to manually turn on the hibernation which work well as I can see the newly created hibernation file
b)powercfg -devicequery wake_armed to see if any devices are waking up my laptop during hibernation of which there are none.
c)Hybrid sleep is disabled
d)powercfg -energy Report Project-Free-Upload
Funny thing is hibernation works perfectly in Linux Mint.
Short of reinstalling windows what can I do?


2. Windows explorer is acting weirdly.Whenever I'm running a bandwidth monitor application or a battery meter which runs in background but visible on the taskbar,they stop responding completely after 2-3 hours.


So I ran sfc /scannow command which says that it has found some errors but unable to fix them.

Log Link: Project-Free-Upload
What should I do?


3.I'm unable to windows 7 boot updater s/w for changing my boot screen.The process appears briefly on task manger and then disappears.
In the past I've succesfully used the s/w on both 32-bit and 64-bit windows 7 with no problems.
So what can be done?

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System Configuration:-
Sony VAIO F15219 + Dual Boot OS (Windows 7 SP1 64-bit+ Linux Mint 15)
Problems:-
1. Although I have all the latest drivers installed in windows 7 alongwith all the required Sony's utility software,I simply cannot hibernate.
I have tried
a)powercfg -h to manually turn on the hibernation which work well as I can see the newly created hibernation file
b)powercfg -devicequery wake_armed to see if any devices are waking up my laptop during hibernation of which there are none.
c)Hybrid sleep is disabled
d)powercfg -energy Report Project-Free-Upload
Funny thing is hibernation works perfectly in Linux Mint.
Short of reinstalling windows what can I do?
2. Windows explorer is acting weirdly.Whenever I'm running a bandwidth monitor application or a battery meter which runs in background but visible on the taskbar,they stop responding completely after 2-3 hours.
So I ran sfc /scannow command which says that it has found some errors but unable to fix them.

Log Link: Project-Free-Upload
What should I do?
3.I'm unable to windows 7 boot updater s/w for changing my boot screen.The process appears briefly on task manger and then disappears.
In the past I've succesfully used the s/w on both 32-bit and 64-bit windows 7 with no problems.
So what can be done?
 

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After installing updates on my windows vista, I shut it down and left for 12 days. When I got back home I tried to update windows, and wont stop searching for updates. It never stops.   Also Windows defender wont update.  Please help with any
info..  Thanks

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Hi all, Got a bit of an issue with the Acer tool called Live Updater that I hope somebody can help with. I am pretty sure that when I go to the Windows 8.1 drivers section for my Aspire V5-571 laptop, that some of the drivers are newer versions on the website than the ones I have installed on my PC. I have checked the version numbers against those in Device Manager in Windows. However, whenever I run the Live Updater tool, it always, always says that there are ZERO updates available. This is frustrating as I am sure it should offer me some driver updates. I know some will say "Just download the updates and install them them" but I would rather have the system detect which updates need installing and then actually install them. After all, that is the purpose of this tool! I know it should work as I've seen a video for it on the Acer website.   I Google'd the issue and found this page: Acer Updater does not find updates The site above mentions downloading a newer version of the Live Updater tool, called Acer Updater, if the Live Updater is not showing any updates. I tried this but I have the very same problem - zero driver updates!  There must be newer drivers available for this machine considering some of them on the Acer website are dated 2014 and I haven't installed any this year. I contacted Acer Support but they didn't offer me any help or assistance at all. Any ideas anybody? Thanks    &n... Read more

Answer:Live Updater not showing any updates, even though ...

Nothing at all, not even from anybody at Acer??

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So I have tried to install SP1 versions of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Ultimate 64 bit from either a burned ISO downloaded from Digital Rivers or on a bootable USB stick, or from a Dell re-installation disc on my Latitude E5410. I can install W7 just fine. However, I am prompted to update my Windows Updater(usually either kb2534111 and/or kb976902). If I reboot after that, the system works fine. However, once I select the first 100+ critical/important updates and install them, the computer locks up on reboot and goes into system repair mode. The error messages range from corruption of the bootloader, windows\system32\drivers\iastora.sys is corrupt Error Code 0x2, to other messages. I've tried to repair under bootsec.exe, system repair, which usually doesn't work, repair from a system repair disc, repair from the Windows disc, which usually doesn't work. I've tried system restore which does work, but then puts me back to where I need to download the updates again. Same with a system image disc. I've tried cleaning up the drive fragments after the initial installation and that hasn't helped either. And I tried a repair installation from Windows ISO, which didn't work either. So I"m kind of stuck. I know that I need to do updating, but I can't do it safely without corrupting the system.

Note: I do a full wipe overwriting with 1's and 0's before doing an install.
2nd Note: the important updates seem to be all Windows system updates and do not contain any specific mac... Read more

Answer:Booting problem after installing W7 updater and first set of updates

Sounds like your injecting drivers into a driver-complete OS like it's XP. This can cause exactly the problems you're experiencing. Win7 provides the drivers in installer and via Updates. You only need the network driver in backup in case it doesn't start up connected so you can install it to get online and get Updates. Don't inject any of your own drivers until after all Updates are done, then any missing in Device Manager (or if Standard VGA is given for Display) you can import from the Device's or PC's Support Downloads webpage.

Which version of Win7 do you actually own? Why are you trying to install another version than the one you own?

There is no reason to run any more than Diskpart Clean Command and it is only needed if there are installation failures. Otherwise just delete all partitions each time and create/format new. But for a diagnostic install we will have you do just the Clean command.

Install and check now the SMART condition of HD using CrystalDiskInfo - Software. If it shows warnings then Test your HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by a full Disk Check

Do a diagnostic install where you wipe Clean the drive, create/format install partition, install Win7 with ethernet wire connected to increase chance it starts up connected - if not install ethernet or wireless driver to get online.

Then enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3),
check for Updates and install Optional Drivers first, reboot, ch... Read more

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hi im trying to figure out where nod32 updates are stored on esets website

because im trying to make a batch auto updater

thx in advance
 

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Hi can anybody help me I have been trying to use the Live Updater and it is saying there are no updates I have installed the Acer Updater which is saying no updates and I can see that my Laptop has lots of updates from the software and drivers website. Can anyone help??

Answer:Live Updater had NO updates - Model: V3 - 572PG - ...

have you checked drivers version on acer webiste to be sure that those are updates? by the way, sometimes LiveUpdater is not so updated like the support website.

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I've had this problem for a while and haven't been able to come up with a fix. It worked OK at one time and I'm not sure when or what caused the problem. I uninstalled the Updater program with Revo Uninstaller Pro, restarted and then did a new install, but the same problem.

If I select "Download only" for the update and then go to the folder where the update is and click on the update it will install.
I'm on Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit.

I have dual boot (separate drives) with Win 7 64 bit on this PC and the Win 7 install works OK.

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have you noticed a Google directory showing up on your Porgram files directory.
Seems Google installs a Google Update Service in your computer at some point.
This service is always running.
I have diabled the service then did a little looking around in my registry.

Searched Registry and delted a few lines that related to "gupdate" as well as any link to the Program directory GoogleUpdaterService.

Just thought you'd want to know.

Don't forget to make a restore point before you start just in case.

Answer:Google Updater is running 24/7

Nope. No folder, no service, no reg entry.

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I disabled automatic updates and disabled the service, but the updater keeps running. When I boot I get the message: Configuring updates, it runs till 100% back to 80% and to 100. Then I get the message updates have not been configured right, undoing changes...

This way it takes damn long for my laptop to boot...

What sould I do?

Answer:my vista updater keeps running

Hi, and Welcome to the forums.

Is there any reason you don't want the updates? I used to manually choose and install only the ones I needed but just found that too hard to keep up and too insecure. Now I just let it do it's thing and I never have any problems with updates messing things up.

This sounds like you had updates that d'loaded before you disabled the service, and it's still trying to configure them because they hadn't finished, but it can't because the service is disabled. If there are updates that installed but couldn't configure because of the service disabled, the "Update Configuration utility will still run regardless I think. Try re-enabling that service long enough to allow this update to configure and reboot if needed.

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Hi. I'm running Win 7 Pro on a Lenovo laptop.  (details next link) (yes, I don't want to type all the info again)
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_update/windows-update-process-causes-a-very-slow-computer/75d3a75e-7e10-47e5-85d4-f645cc2f8f1a?page=1
 
https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=2284d115d56a849e
 
 
A few other issues that I'm assuming are related.
 
 
My backup took 6 hours for 160Gb but didn't complete.  I tried to change the schedule but had a logon failure 0x80007042d
 
Windows Live gallery takes about a minute to load and freezes regularly. 
 
My document/photo/video library windows don't remove the files I delete from the screen...they do go to the recycle bin but I need to refresh the page.
 
Firefox constantly has Script errors
 
Iv'e uploaded Visipics ( a photo comparison product, and it's good to work with) but when I go to choose the folders to compare the program freezes as well.
 
http://www.visipics.info/index.php?title=Main_Page
 
I'm running Windows defender, firewall is set to recommended. 
 
I'm pretty sure my wireless is screwed Device Manager shows Code 10
 
I just had my cursor jump within the pane as I was typing and not touching the mouse (weird)
 
 
I definetely would appreiciate any (and all) help that you could give.  Patrick

Answer:slow computer esp. when updater running

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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This is my first time here so I hope I'm doing this right.

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Windows Product Key Hash: +Rj3N34NLM2JqoBO/OzgzTZXgbY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00095
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {FA168D3C-D7D4-498C-BFAF-21F2C26D87AD}(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.150113-1808
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-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-... Read more

Answer:win 7 updater downloads but fails to install updates error 80073712

There's nothing amiss in the MGADiag report...

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

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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Win 7 machine having problem with Windows update 80070002, I have stopped update in services and removed data then restarted. Every time I restart machine it wants to update, gives me errors sometimes having to unplug machine and restart again. Once machine gets past win splash screen I get message that machine is updating, it gets to 35% then fails, reverts and boots. Upon boot I see windows has dropped my slave drive, rebooting is mind numbing as it can take as long as ten minuets. I cannot seem to rid this virus. Please help and I thank you in advance for any help you can send my way.
 

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Advisory ID : FrSIRT/ADV-2006-3180Rated as : Low Risk Remotely Exploitable : YesLocally Exploitable : YesRelease Date : 2006-08-07Technical Description: A vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Windows, which could be exploited by attackers to cause a denial of service. This flaw is due to a signedness error in the GDI library (gdi32.dll) when processing malformed WMF images, which could be exploited by attackers to crash an application linked against the vulnerable library (e.g. Internet Explorer) by tricking a user into visiting a malicious web page or opening a specially crafted image.A new unpatched vulnerability has been published, that can result in a Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack. Links from Secunia and FrSIRT are noted below. Microsoft Windows GDI Library WMF Image Handling Remote Denial of Service Vulnerabilityhttp://secunia.com/advisories/21377/http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/3180

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Unpatched Windows PCs own3d in less than four minutes

An unpatched PC is likely to last just four minutes on the internet before been attacked and compromised.
The time it takes for a PC to get itself owned varies by operating system and what activities a user engages in - but even allowing for this, putting an unpatched Windows PC directly onto the net in the hope that it downloads patches faster than it gets exploited give you "odds that you wouldn't bet on in Vegas", warns Lorna Hutcheson, a researcher at the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Centre (ISC).

The ISC maintains a survival time graph that gives an indication of how long a system might last on the internet before stumbling into the crosshairs of hackers, who routinely use automated tools to scan and commandeer vulnerable systems. Survival time, the ISC notes, has dropped markedly over the last two years, and is currently a fairly scary four minutes.
Security experts advise using a NAT (network address translation router) and personal firewall before connecting systems to the net on anything outside sacrificial systems. This best practice can create tensions between management, who want new systems up and running as quickly as possible, and security admins.
"More than once, I've dealt with a compromise of a system that was placed on the network before it was hardened," Hutcheson writes. "I got the same answer every time - 'We needed it working ASAP'. However, more time was spent playing ... Read more

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Advisory ID : FrSIRT/ADV-2006-3037Rated as : Moderate Risk Remotely Exploitable : YesLocally Exploitable : YesRelease Date : 2006-07-28Technical Description: A vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Windows, which could be exploited by remote attackers to cause a denial of service. This flaw is due to NULL pointer dereference error in the server driver (srv.sys) when handling specially crafted SMB (Server Message Block) packets, which could be exploited by a remote unauthenticated attackers to cause a vulnerable system to crash or display a blue screen, creating a denial of service condition. Note : A fully functional exploit has been published.Solution: Restrict access to ports 135, 139 and 445.A new SMB based vulnerability and exploit have been just developed which could create blue screen crashes for 2000, 2003, and XP. We should monitor this new risk for further developments. AV protection plus PC Firewall controls blocking the 3 key ports below will also help protect users. MSRC Blog entryhttp://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2006/07/28/443837.aspxWindows Unpatched SMB DoS Vulnerability and Exploithttp://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/3037

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A day after Microsoft plugged more than a dozen holes in its software, a security researcher unveiled a new unpatched bug in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 that, when exploited, locks up the system, requiring a total shutdown to regain control.
Microsoft acknowledged that it's investigating the flaw. Unpatched SMB bug crashes Windows 7

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This new security could be exploited for DoS or other attacks. This new exposure should be followed for further developments. Researchers warn of new Microsoft Windows security flawhttp://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/origi...1272760,00.htmlMicrosoft Windows CFileFind Class "FindFile()" Buffer Overflowhttp://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2007/3182http://secunia.com/advisories/26800/QUOTE: The following products are currently known to have vectors allowing exploitation:* HP All-in-One Series Web Release software/driver installer version 2.1.0 * HP Photo & Imaging Gallery version 1.1

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Microsoft has heavily criticized Google and its 90-days security disclosure policy after the firm publicly revealed two zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system one after one just days before Microsoft planned to issue a patch to kill the bugs. But, seemingly Google don't give a damn thought.
 
Once again, Google has publicly disclosed a new serious vulnerability in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 before Microsoft has been able to produce a patch, leaving users of both the operating systems exposed to hackers until next month, when the company plans to deliver a fix.
DISCLOSURE OF UNPATCHED BUGS, GOOD OR BAD?
Google’s tight 90-days disclosure policy seems to be a good move for all software vendors to patch their products before they get exploited by the hackers and cybercriminals. But at the same time, disclosing all critical bugs along with its technical details in the widely used operating system like Windows 7 and 8 doesn’t appears to be a right decision either. In both cases, the only one to suffer is the innocent users.
 
 
The revelation of the security flaw was also a part Google's Project Zero, an initiative that identifies security holes in different software and calls on companies to publicly disclose and patch bugs within 90 days of discovering them.
 
 
Google vs. Microsoft — Google reveals Third unpatched Zero-Day Vulnerability in Windows
 
More here.
 

Google drops more W... Read more

Answer:Google reveals Third unpatched Zero-Day Vulnerability In Windows

Another? So soon? This is just about the worst time google could release the details, just after one patch tuesday so that chance for ms to fix this is about a month away.
There is wisdom in google using the threat of "we're going to reveal it in 90 days" to make other companies hurry up but they could atleast have only revealed the overall description of the vulnerability rather than full technical details that will end up acting as a "how to" guide for criminals.

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Advisory ID : FrSIRT/ADV-2006-0417CVE ID : GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCHRated as : Moderate Risk Remotely Exploitable : NoLocally Exploitable : YesRelease Date : 2006-02-02EXPLOIT: POC exploit code can be found at FrSIRTTechnical Description: A vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Windows, which could be exploited by malicious users to obtain elevated privileges. This flaw is due to an access validation in the Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) Discovery and the Universal Plug and Play Device Host (UPnP) services that fail to properly validate user permissions, which could be exploited by local unprivileged attackers to bypass security restrictions and execute malicious programs with elevated privileges.Thankfully, this new vulnerability is not remotely exploitable as it requires local access to the PC. Still, someone with a crafted version of the exploit on a memory stick or other media might be able to compromise security controls on the local PC.Microsoft Windows SSDP and UPnP Services Privilege Escalation Issuehttp://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/0417

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Most you may have already received and installed the recent Windows Updates.
As a Windows 8.1 user, you may want to know something!
If you have NOT installed the Windows 8.1 Update or KB2919355, you will not have been offered this very important security update KB2957689 for Internet Explorer 11.
This security update resolves two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and fifty-eight privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer.
Says Microsoft:
For Internet Explorer 11, are there any prerequisites for the 2957689 update?

Yes. Customers running Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows RT 8.1, must first install the 2919355 update released in April, 2014 before installing the 2957689 update.

Thus, your IE11 wont be offered this critical update if you don't have Windows 8.1 Update installed.
Just posted this - so that you do not remain under any false impression that you are running a fully patched computer - you wont be - for your IE 11 will have this vulnerability, if you have NOT installed Windows 8.1 Update yet. If you have installed Windows 8.1 Update,then you should be safe and secure!

Answer:IE11 will remain unpatched if you dont have Windows 8.1 Update installed

Scary ......... !

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Question: A Little Irony

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Apple iPhone, which can be exploited by malicious peoplehttp://secunia.com/advisories/26287/

Answer:A Little Irony

whoa that sucks i almost bought one and then i woke up and remembered i couldnt afford it...(dang)

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is out as of today. I prepaid for it, and even bought a 20in WS LCD to replace my POS 19in 25ms LCD for the game.


Late last night, my PC died. Thats right, dead. I walked into the room to find it stuck on a stop error. So I rebooted. Stop error again. So I booted to Safe Mode. Stop error. I booted to a WinPE CD. Stop error. I ran memtest from a CD. A few hours later, I had accumulated a good oh...5 million some odd errors.


So I shut off the PC, and removed a stick of Ram. Turn the machine on and what do I see?


BIOS Checksum Bad. Starting Recovery...

So I put in the Asus CD, and it automatically reflashes the BIOS. Reboot. Same problem.

So I try the other ram stick. Not even a video response. Same in all slots. I tried other ram. Once again, nothing but the fans fired up.

So here I sit today, pondering just how cool Oblivion is, knowing I can't play it for at least two weeks while my RMAs(for the mb and ram) are being processed.

I hate computers.
 

Answer:Here is Irony For Ya

Adrynalyne said:



I hate computers.Click to expand...

Yeah but you really love games!

Boy this really sucks! So I assume you are still in warantee period?
 

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Last few days I have been getting notices that updates are available.  Since I got one earlier, after the end of planned support, which went fine, I went along with it this time.  The update took a long time - not sure that it ever finished properly,  but now XP is SLOWWW.  Outlook takes forever to load (If it loads at all) restarting a few times yesterday got better -very  slow to see start menu populate, task manager slow to start, etc. Ran Malwarae yesterday and nothing pooped up.
 
Can I go to a restore point and move on?  ( I have not done restore point before).  

Answer:Windows XP getting updates? Now not running so well

I would recommend a restore to a point before this last update.
Is there any chance that the update was bogus?
Keep us posted

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Re-installed windows via 3 disk Toshiba process back to out box default.
When I check for updates and I have it on automatic I get currently not running.
This is 3 days now so I know something is wrong

Answer:Windows updates currently not running

WindowsAnswers.net - Fixing Windows Update Problems

Straight from the horses mouth so to speak.

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Thanks in advanced for your help, I really appreciate it. I'm currently running on Windows XP Professional SP2. I recently had to format my hardrive because of some windows file getting corrupted, and from there reinstalled windows with a CD. My first problem occurred when I tried downloading AT&T Internet Security Suite powered by McAfee?
from yahoo, which we get with our sbc uverse internet provider. Every time I try to do that, it says Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at download.mcafee.com. I've also tried this with internet explorer, and made it my default browser, and the same problem occurred. This also occurs when I try to download anything related to Microsoft, like their messenger or SP3 download. This leads me to believe that windows hasn't finished all of it's updates yet. So I set it to automatic updates an hour ahead of the time I went to bed, and let it run for the entire night and the entire day after that with the internet connected the entire time. Is there any way for me to check how far it did update, if it did at all? I'm not seeing much in system aside from sp2, and downloading sp3 doesn't seem possible atm either, I even tried downloading a torrent of sp3 and It wouldn't let me download it, or maybe I didn't, my head may be lying to me. This is my last hope before I just reformat my computer yet again, it's not too much of a pain, I just don't want to reformat it and run into the same problem yet again, so ANY suggestions at all ... Read more

Answer:Windows Updates not running

Hi, check your computer system date and time, are they correct ?
also try with reseting IE settings to default

chao 1

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Something must have infected my computer as Windows updates won't install, Windows Defender definitions won't update, browser redirects my web searches and I get the common bogus virus alert which says my computer has multiple security problems and then sets off running a spurious scan of my computer to try and get me to buy some virus checking software.I have run a registry check and 'cleaned' the files as suggested but this hasn't helped. I installed HijackThis and have attached the log if anyone can take a look and tell me which if any are malicious - this would be much appreciated. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:56:07 AM, on 30/09/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\ItSecMng.exeC:\Program Files\TrueSuite Access Manager\usbnotify.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\HDMICtrlMan\HDMICtrlMan.exeC:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exeC:\Program Fil... Read more

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We had posted a week back that Apple had decided to kill support for Safari 6 on Windows.
But what is disturbing that the present users of Safari browsers on Windows, have been left in the lurch with a whopping 121 unpatched vulnerabilities.
There is no warning for such users of Safari 5.x that no further updates would be released for it - nor that it would be updated to Safari 6. They continue to see the 'Your software is update' message in their browser. This, of course, leaves Safari users on the Windows platform more vulnerable to attack.
You can read the details at Sophos. If there are any Safari users, here I'd recommend you check out some other alternate browsers instead. There aresome 30+ there in the list and counting ...
Stay safe!

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Hello,

I am having MS updater problems. everytime I launch ms updater it goes trough the motions but right before it gives me the scan options it goes to a microsoft failed to update screen. This is the first time I have ran across this. Microsoft gave me a like to a case saying to delete the iuctl.dll and the iuengine.dll and do another x install. No luck same thing. I just took off barginbuddy, usearch, and a number of others the system was loaded with stuff. put spybot on and ran it removing over 60+ entrys also I cannot delete over 280 temp internet files in either safe mode or normal. trying to install something like toolbar from yahoo fails. I run patchlink at my site and all security patches fail when trying to push it out to system. saying there is a windows installer issue. when trying to intall a patch local also fails. I have used hijack this but do not see anything outstanding and i have deleted all entry that look bogus and still no luck. my guess it that there is a .dll getting in the way but not sure. Any help is greatly wanted.

Dartboy
 

Answer:MS updater problems

First, please follow ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal
If you already have any of the programs linked in the tutorial please double check your version to make sure you have the latest one and that you have any/all updates for the programs.

NOTE: In order to resolve the issues you are having it is very important that you at least try to perform all the steps as outlined. If you have any difficulty please post back letting us know what steps you have completed, what you found while doing the scans if anything and details about any problems you have encountered in completing the steps. The more details you can provide the better.
After doing ALL of the above if you still have a problem:

Make sure you have HijackThis 1.99 and follow the guidelines on where to install it and how to post a log as an attachment. This is all covered in the sticky thread NO HIJACK THIS LOG FILES BEFORE READING THIS: HJT Tutorial & LOG File Posting

Now post a HijackThis log as an attachment to your message (Do not post the log inline). All running programs should be closed, including your web browser, e-mail. Close before running Hijack This!

To repeat: Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the downloaded ZIP file. Place it in its own folder, for example C:\Program Files\HJT
 

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Question: Microsoft Irony

i was looking through Microsoft's clipart through Word when i was looking for a simple desktop computer picture, and look at what i found:



and this is the company who got pissed because its employees were using iPods....
 

Answer:Microsoft Irony

someone is going to get fired for that.
 

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I am trying to run Windows updates and I kept getting an error saying "Service not running". I tried the microsoft fix program, but that did not work. I have restarted multiple times at advisement of Microsoft Fix each time it says resolved and I still get error. Would be grateful for assistance

Answer:Windows 7 Updates - Service not running

Farbar Service Scanner

Click here Farbar Service Scanner to DOWNLOAD

Place file into your desktop

Place a check mark next to the following options
Internet Services
Windows Firewall
System Restore
Security Center
Windows Update
Windows Defender
Press the Scan button

Farbar Service Scanner will create a log, called FSS.txt, on the Desktop. Upload the FSS.txt with your reply

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We have an HP Probook 4540s running Windows 7  AND an HP250 running Windows 10.   We keep both up-to-date with WINDOWS updates from Microsoft.  The W10 PC came with HP Support Assistant installed and we regularly get HP UPDATES via this program.  The W7 PC did NOT come with HP Support Assistant.  We did sign up to receive "Driver and Support eAlerts", and periodically (but not very often) get emails from HP with alert and update information.  With the volume of HP updates we get for the W10 pc, we are now questioning updates for the W7 pc.   - Are the differences in HP update volumes just due to operating system differences?   - Are we getting any automatic HP updates for the W7 pc that we are not aware of?   - If we are indeed not getting HP updates for the W7 pc could we potentially have security issues?   - Having checked the HP website, we now realize that there is an HP Support assistant for Windows 7.  Should we intall that?   What are the pros and cons of this.  Thank you. 

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Some new PCs running Windows 7 and 8.1 won't receive further updates

Ed Bott of ZDNet reports that users who tried to install the latest security updates on newer PCs running older versions of Windows were greeted with the following error:

Unsupported Hardware

Your PC uses a processor that isn't supported on this version of Windows and you won't receive updates.

It's worth noting that the move, while controversial, isn't exactly out of the blue. Microsoft had explicitly cautioned that new PCs sporting Intel's seventh generation Kabylake and AMD's Bristol Ridge processors would require Windows 10 in order to receive future updates. In August 2016, the company stated that:

Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support... Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel's upcoming "Kaby Lake" silicon, Qualcomm's upcoming "8996" silicon, and AMD's upcoming "Bristol Ridge" silicon.

That said, supported Skylake-based systems will be able to utilize Windows 7 and 8.1 throughout the extended support period for the two operating systems, which ends on January 14, 2020 and January 10, 2023 respectively.

Moving forward, while it may be possible to forcibly update older versions of Windows, it's clear that Microsoft wants its customers to upgrade to Windows 10. Businesses with Windows Enterprise lic... Read more

Answer:Some new PCs running Windows 7 and 8.1 won't receive further updates

They want to increase Windows 10 users ), soon also all other users of windows 7 won't receive updates.
 

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For the last mont or so, when i shutdown, my Dell 8100 xps tries to run two updates. It shows 1 of 2 updating for a while. never gets to 2 of 2. then shutsdown.

I ran Norton AV several times and today I ran AVG AV, which fouud a few things and deleted them,, but still updates do not run,
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

John
 

Answer:Solved: Windows & updates not running

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I've seen topics that dance all around this, but never exactly match my scenario.  I have Win 7 computers on a domain that have been accessing older network shares since they were set up 2-4 years ago.  In the last few weeks, one very critical PC
cannot access an older (Server 2003) share over the network, though other Win 7 computers can.  I worked on it this issue for 3 weeks, including reading and trying everything in every post that resembles this problem.  None of it worked.  I
bought a brand new Win 7 64 bit PC and set it up 1.5 weeks ago.  It accessed the older shares with no problems.  After being on vacation a few days I booted up the PC to continue the deployment and it starting finishing up Windows updates installation.
 After that was done I could NOT ACCESS THE OLDER SHARES!

It is obviously an update causing this and it has done it on a brand new computer which worked last week and did not work after Windows Updates were installed.  SO, here's MY question:  Does anyone at Microsoft or elsewhere have a clue as to which
update would have caused this?  The updates were downloaded on 7/1/16 and finished installing today (7/13/16) after being shut down for a week.

This is crazy!  Please help!

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If like myself you are having problems loading the latest Update for Comodo, which by the way is a Major Overhaul. You can just download the latest version right here at Major Geeks, it does mean unistalling the old version, and yes the hassle of rechecking everything at start-up. Link http://majorgeeks.com/Comodo_Personal_Firewall_d5033.html

Or you can wait till the Comodo's sight is less busyzzz zzz
 

Answer:Updater Problems Comodo

thanks for that link BC!!! i've been having trouble getting that update for a few days now....
 

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Has anyone else hads problems with the new Ad-ware Refupdate 2.0? I get this error message when I attempt to update, but I am using Ad-ware 5.83?

"RefUpdate 2.0 - by Team Lavasoft 2002

Please notice:
RefUpdate 2.0 is designed for Ad-aware 5.8 or higher.
The old "reflist.sig" files are no longer supported.
Installed referencefile date: 21.08.2002
Connecting to ad-aware.net...

Connected.
Checking for updates...

Failed.
Could not complete request.
Additional information: 302 Found"
 

Answer:Problems with Ad-aware Updater

Ok, wait a minute this is strange, but I think I am fine. When I use server Lavasoft.nu I get this...

"RefUpdate 2.0 - by Team Lavasoft 2002

Please notice:
RefUpdate 2.0 is designed for Ad-aware 5.8 or higher.
The old "reflist.sig" files are no longer supported.
Installed referencefile date: 21.08.2002
Connecting to lavasoft.nu...

Connected.
Checking for updates...

No update available.
You already have the most recent referencefile.

Connection closed.
Done."

But when I used one of the other servers I got the prior error message? Hhmm, sounds like I am jake though.
 

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Hello!

OS: Vista home basic (have tried twice to download Service Pack 1 and both times it has gone through the whole rigmarole and then FAILED. Ugh.). Chrome browser.

I moved out of NYC to the boondocks. So, I am on dialup at home, and borrow WiFi at McDonald's & wherever else I can get it.

Was on WiFi last week and spending too much time "Resolving Host." Everything started with the long "resolving host" wait times.

Checked Chrome Extensions and found that three misspelled versions of something similar to "download keeper" had inserted extensions onto my Chrome (looking like "DoWnLoAd keeepEUR" or something like that, three different variations--since deleted). Also, an IP had been inserted in my hosts file, also immediately deleted.

Deleting those weird Extensions and cleaning up the Hosts file helped, but not entirely. So I read about disabling IPv6, and inserted FFFFFFFF into the appropriate place in the registry, which did not speed up my connection at all: still "resolving host" problems and unusually slow (now on dialup this week, and yes, dialup is slow, but, not like this).

So, yesterday connected to WiFi at the local library to go through the malware removal process recommended by majorgeeks (did it once before on this PC in 2010, and on a previous machine in 2006), and a few things were found yesterday--but I had to re-create my dial-up connection today after booting up the PC again--and ... Read more

Answer:Irony: was better B4 I removed malware (LOL?)

I saved the logs; I will go dig them up if they would help?Click to expand...

Yes please! Without those, I'm about as much use to you as an ashtray on a motorbike.
 

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Hi, in Settings, from here...
..click Custom colour...I see... wait for it... you'll like this..promise..


Laptop, same display settings as 1703 and earlier...
Do you see that? I suppose it will vary with display and settings.

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Hi, in Settings, from here...
..click Custom colour...I see... wait for it... you'll like this..promise..


Laptop, same display settings as 1703 and earlier...
Do you see that? I suppose it will vary with display and settings.

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Alright, I've checked the posting instructions, and let's get that out of the way.

1. Tried to install SURT, I get the following error;






Quote:
Installer encountered an error: 0x80070424
The specified service does not exist as an installed service


2. sfc /scannow
The verification was able to complete up to 58% at which it gave the error






Quote:
Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation


3. No Windows Update error codes, it just says 'Check for updates for your computer' with a big red X icon

4. Log collection
I tried to attach the CBS.zip but it's 10mb, and this forum has an 8mb limit.

Okay, so I am reserving Windows 10 for the various computers at home, and when I try to update this computer which I use as an HTPC, I know I need update KB3035583 to get the option to reserve Windows 10, but when I go to do so, Windows Update tells me it can't check for updates because it's not running. I tried manually turning it on via an elevated command prompt but that doesn't work. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

Answer:Windows Update cannot check for updates, because it is not running

Update

So after some digging and some relevant posts here, I was able to fix the problem.
I know people hate when people don't post what exactly fixed their problem so....

I used Option 3 in the Windows Update Reset thread located here

BUT now I get a new error,






Quote:
Windows could not search for new updates
Error Code 8024402F - Windows Update encountered an unknown error


after retrying, I get another error,






Quote:
Windows could not search for new updates
Error Code 80080005 - Windows Update encountered an unknown error


After running Microsoft's Fix It for Windows Update, I get the error






Quote:
Compressed (zipped) folders error
File not found or no read permission


With an OK button and I haven't found a way to run the Fix It as admin.

After Fix It completes, I get the following






Quote:
Some security settings are missing or have been changed - Not Fixed
Windows Update error 0x80070003(2015-07-28-T-04_12_51P) - Not Fixed
Problems installing recent updates - Not Fixed
Problems installing recent updates - Not Fixed
Service registration is missing or corrupt - Fixed


with an 'Explore additional options' and some other buttons.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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all security programs seem missing -- and is also preventing me from updating .NET files

Answer:windows 7 can not check for updates because service is not running

Please download the Farbar Service Scanner from

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-service-scanner/

Right-click on the saved file and select 'Run as Administrator', and tick all the options, then click on the Scan button - copy and paste the report to your response.

Here's the summary from your CBS.log....

Code:
Line 3508: 2013-12-31 17:33:00, Info CSI 00000302 [SR] Repairing 1 components
Line 3509: 2013-12-31 17:33:00, Info CSI 00000303 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
Line 3512: 2013-12-31 17:33:01, Info CSI 00000305 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"secur32.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-LSA, Version = 6.1.7601.17856, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_IA32_ON_WIN64 (10), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
Line 3513: 2013-12-31 17:33:01, Info CSI 00000306 [SR] Repaired file \SystemRoot\WinSxS\Manifests\\[l:22{11}]"secur32.dll" by copying from backup
Line 3516: 2013-12-31 17:33:01, Info CSI 00000308 [SR] Repairing corrupted file [ml:48{24},l:46{23}]"\??\C:\windows\SysWOW64"\[l:22{11}]"secur32.dll" from store
Line 3530: 2013-12-31 17:33:01, Info CSI 0000030b [SR] Repair complete
It looks to me as if SFC properly corrected the error.

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Hey guys, I just had to use system restore due to some crazy malware this morning, then I proceeded to run windows update. Since then when I start up normally, my computer will only run for around 20-40 minutes before getting a BSoD that will only last maybe 2 seconds tops before it restarts (I can't view the stop codes). I tried sfc /scannow and chkdsk to no avail, and I'm about to run system restore again, yet I don't want to due to the fact that i might see the same problem again. I'm no pro at reading the event viewer, and it seems the logs are teeming with errors with a few critical messages here and there from today. Here's the message I get on start-up:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000028
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF88001778B2D
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Should i put the minidump file up as well?

Thanks,
Moose
 

Answer:Solved: BSoD after running Windows Updates

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So having had my stream 14 for a few months now it was in need of a clean up and so I decided to factory reset it and discovered a serious issue regarding lost drive space caused by windows updates. In factory shipped condition, the system uses some sort of system that accesses the recovery partition to use the data on the WIM I believe, either way whatever it is doing is quite clever and leaves the system with a farly impressive 19.3GB of free space left over, however this situation rapidly degrades once windows starts to update itself.  Allowing Windows 8.1 X64 to update to the last available 'important' update reduces the available free space down to 10.8GB, that's a massive (when taken in context of how much is available) 8.5GB of space gone just by windows performing what are supposed to be important updates, not sure how much worse it will get with time either as it appears that any updated files are expanded to fill the available space rather than stored in the WIM image. Do HP consider it uneccesary to update windows or are they going to take action to somehow rectify the situation by maybe providing an updated system image that will allow a more recent updated version of windows to be used in the same manner the original installation was? Or is there something I can do to perform this function? Any ideas?

Answer:hp stream running out of space due to windows updates.

@Dano314 , Hello and thank you for posting on the HP support forums.  The updates are put out there to resolve issues. If you find you are running out of space. Consider using an external hard drive.  The hard drive on your system is not made for huge file storage and so on.   On the other hand if you find your system is running ok then do updates when you seem to find you are running into issues. Thanks again for posting and have a great day.

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I have not been able to update my itunes because it can't connect to the server.  I have no problem with internet access.  In my troubleshooting, it said the first thing I should do is make sure all Windows updates have been installed.  When I try to check for updates, I get a pop up that says "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer."  Restarting does nothing.  I have run AVG, and only tracking cookies were found/resolved.  I have run malware bytes with no issues found.  I would appreciate some help in figuring this out and resolving it.

Answer:Possible virus? Windows updates service not running

Download tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All in One).  Safe Mode with Networking boot, and run items #26 & 27 [I might be off 1-2 numbers], which will reset/restore windows services to their normal operations.  If other defaults are pre-checked, let them run also.  The techs here might suggest running Minitool Box and a couple of anti-virus, anti-malware programs and report -- however, let them enter in and guide you through their very thorough process, you should be fixed up in no time.

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Last night after reinstalling my Office 2007 and Outlook 2007 software I ran Windows update. There were a number of Windows 8 updates as well as Service Pack 1 for Office. There was also one optional update for a technical driver/program (I don't remember the name and can't get to Control Panel to find it out.) I don't know what caused the crash. I believe I need to reinstall Windows 8 (have to use a flash drive because my Dell Duo has no optical drive) and will get some help this afternoon to do that.

Is Office 2007 causing the problem? It seemed to run fine after I downloaded and activated it. Our IT person thinks I'll do better to download the free trial of Office 2010. I was trying to avoid the added expense of new Office software. I'm not knowledgeable enough to anything more than follow directions.

A computer is something I use to do my job, not something I like to tinker with! I wanted the Windows 8 because I have the Dell Duo and its touch screen does not work well with Windows 7.

Answer:Windows 8 crashed after running updates, need help understanding why

Sorry, Jacquelyn, I would advise that you get Windows 7 working properly with the Dell Duo touch screen - with the help of Dell Support, and any IT support engineer you have for your Job, and not run Windows 8 preview software until it is officially supported. Running the Consumer Preview on your work machine is tinkering!

If you must run Windows 8, do it where it can do no harm.

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My cup runneth over!Two great suggestions in one day after a long wait for  practical ideas Are HP operatives not really interested in this forum?Or is it the embarrasment this topic generates? I am sure they could have suggested these good ideas.  Anyway all those who are using their Streams for Paperweights rejoice! Just make sure you have a substitute perhaps the heavy silence from HPJohn JohnJoh

Answer:Re: hp stream running out of space due to windows updates.

I have just encountered this problem also...Bought my daughter a stream for schoolwork and general web browsing, youtube etc, last christmas..Nothing has been installed on it except for eset.  Allowed the win10 free update earlier in the year...Noticed recently the win version is quite out of date, wondered why it hadnt auto updated, to find about 250mb free drive..Its saying it wants to install annivesary update and wants 8gb free.. I have done everything, uninstalled anything not needed, ran disk cleanup, system files clean up, removed previous versions, deleted all browser history, deleted downloaded files, compact mode is on, everything already mentioned in this thread, i've gone thru everything, literally gone thru the entire drive folder by folder deleting individual files, and still only have got it up to around 6.3gb free.... There is no way I can free up any more drive space...What a total lack of foresight by a major company to release a product that is so limited, that you cannot run critical windows system updates after just a few months..  

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Last night after reinstalling my Office 2007 and Outlook 2007 software I ran Windows update. There were a number of Windows 8 updates as well as Service Pack 1 for Office. There was also one optional update for a technical driver/program (I don't remember the name and can't get to Control Panel to find it out.) I don't know what caused the crash. I believe I need to reinstall Windows 8 (have to use a flash drive because my Dell Duo has no optical drive) and will get some help this afternoon to do that.

Is Office 2007 causing the problem? It seemed to run fine after I downloaded and activated it. Our IT person thinks I'll do better to download the free trial of Office 2010. I was trying to avoid the added expense of new Office software. I'm not knowledgeable enough to anything more than follow directions.

A computer is something I use to do my job, not something I like to tinker with! I wanted the Windows 8 because I have the Dell Duo and its touch screen does not work well with Windows 7.

Answer:Windows 8 crashed after running updates, need help understanding why

Sorry, Jacquelyn, I would advise that you get Windows 7 working properly with the Dell Duo touch screen - with the help of Dell Support, and any IT support engineer you have for your Job, and not run Windows 8 preview software until it is officially supported. Running the Consumer Preview on your work machine is tinkering!

If you must run Windows 8, do it where it can do no harm.

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For the last 2 weeks I have been trying to update my Panda Platinum 7 AV and it keeps giving me the same error. I have e-mailed Panda 3 times and have yet to get a reply back. The message is as follows:


"Error Detected

Could not update the antivirus correctly

Cause of error: Error in the Web server (CGI)

Error in the Web server. Please try again later."

Well I have been trying for 2 weeks and still nothing. Any ideas?

LoneGreyWolf20
 

Answer:Problems with Panda Platinum 7 AV updater

xflat said:



....if the liscense information is missing or corrupted you will get that error. Have you reinstalled you liscense info and tried?Click to expand...

Re-entred it, but still get the same error... anything else? I don't leave it on update automatically since I play online games and it hampers that when they update it, plus I am on a slow enough dial-up connection as it is.
 

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I dont consider myself a novice at removieng junk, but I guess im a bit out of touch these days..

i have run all the advised programs and am still haveing problems
the computer keeps running update in a loop, telling me I need to install the same thing over and over again, and then failing it. Also the Windows installer keeps trying to install something thats not there, and wants a CD.. no matter what I do it will not go away..

here are my logs

Thanks in Advance..
Silverhand
 

Answer:Stumped.. Installer and updater problems

If you are having malware problems, you need to complete all steps in the READ & RUN ME. MGtools is the very last step to run and it must be run after all the other steps. However, your problem sounds like it belongs in the Software Forum as problems like this with Windows Installer happen all the time. It is normally a software issue from a broken/incomplete install or uninstall. This is also more than like why the below is running when you start your PC

C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe

That is Windows Installer. I'm not sure but it could be related to Microsoft .NET Framework installation or removal issues. The below services are not normally seen running:

O23 - Service: ASP.NET State Service (aspnet_state) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_state.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: .NET Runtime Optimization Service v2.0.50727_X86 (clr_optimization_v2.0.50727_32) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exe (file missing)

I'll move this thread to the Software Forum for others to comment on.
 

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They seem to have posted me an utterly dead PSU. The "Tagan i-xeye 420W" or similar name. I forget. Anyway, it's very dead. No fans. No LEDs. Just my favourite Simon & Garfunkel: The Sounds of Silence. Help?
 

Answer:The glory of Tagan (irony intended)

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It's not really a problem, but here goes anyway.

I've spent the past couple days here trying to help people with various problems. Turns out, most of those problems were power-related. PS quits, or symptoms of a bad PS, or ways to diagnose. You name it, it usually circled around power supplies.

About 8PM tonight (EST) my power supply quit on me.

After about a half hour solid of laughing at the irony of the situation, I found out the 3.3v supply lines were deceased, but the 5v and 12v were fine.

I have an old AT-style chassis that's loaded with drive bays, and no PS. And somewhere in my garage, I have a dusty old PCI backplane board from an older Dell machine. (I saved it because I had noticed that the expansion slots were wired straight-through without interruption, making it usable for expanding expansion. heh)

I'm gonna use that board, the old chassis, and this defunct power supply unit to build a massive expansion chassis and drive housing system.

Now that I think of it, there is a teensy little problem there. How do you turn on an ATX power supply in one chassis by throwing the power switch on the main computer? Any gizmo tinkerers out there have any ideas on this?
 

Answer:Solved: Oh! The irony! LOL (power problem)

You can jump start an ATX powersupply by shorting a pair of the wires in the 20pin plug, there are guides on the web on how to do this, Google for "jump start atx powersupply".
 

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I never run antivirus at home...I run antivirus at work.

My work computer is the one that got hit today and I have no idea how. I did not go to any websites other than Microsoft to get another Win7 key. Every thing was fine this morning until I stepped away for 20 minutes. I come back and my computer is FUBARED.

Go to google.com, do a search. Every time I click on link that starts with "go.google.com", I get redirected to something like 64.117.xx.xxx, I forgot the full address.

If I try to run Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, the apps start and then crash immediately. Likewise, I can not go to either website, I get forwarded to some fake anti spyware software site.

Absolutely nothing in my running services, hosts file was untampered, nothing in startup...I couldn't find what the deal was at all.

Searches for people with my problem came up with nothing useful that would help me resolve the issue. So, I had to back up my files and reinstall Windows(installed Win7 this time).

What baffles me is how I got this and that there is little to no information on people experiencing the same issues. My computer was 100% up to date, antivirus was up to date, and I had not gone to any website different than normal, hell I wasn't even at my computer(which was locked when im afk).

BTW: I'm using the most up to date version of Firefox, I thought it was impervious
 

Answer:Hit with VERY BAD spyware today and irony involved

MrFace said:


Go to google.com, do a search. Every time I click on link that starts with "go.google.com", I get redirected to something like 64.117.xx.xxx, I forgot the full address.Click to expand...

Had the same issue at work to. Apparnetly its a driver that redirects most search engines to the go subdomain. Go to your device manager, show hidden devices, and check under Non-Plug and Play Drivers for any driver that has a .sys on the end. Think it starts with Q or V. Disable, not uninstall, the driver. Once its disabled, restart, then uninstall it.

Once its gone, try installing Malwarebyte's Anti-Spyware in safe mode. Try running it in safe mode too. Most of the rogue files that it removes that come with this driver are in the System32 directory.
 

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Greetings,

I will get the following message "Restart your computer to finish installing updates. Automatic restart will occur in "X" days, where "X" represents the number of days before the restart:

1.) When will the computer restart? Unlike my Windows 7 desktop PC, there seems to be no way to regulate the time interval?

2.) Will the auto restart occur if the laptop is in sleep mode with the lid closed and plugged into an AC outlet? Early indicators are in my case, I had the computer in sleep mode and the next day, the updates did not install. I had to restart manually to get them.

3.) All updates for Windows on the laptop are set to auto update and default settings.

Jack
 

Answer:Toshiba Laptop Questions Running Windows 8.1 (Updates)

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A local computer repair shop did a lot of damage to my HP Pavilion Elite with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I believe they broke the windows update tool and I have tried 4 or 5 ways to fix it that haven't worked yet. I'm hoping someone else has an idea.

Situation:Run Windows Update, get an error that says "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. Try restarting your computer.
Restart computer, same error.
Check Running services, "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" service says "started."
Check Running services, "Windows Update" service is "Started"

Attempted Fixes:Fix It tool from here; https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2730071
Fix It tool from here; https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/306525
Install Windows Update Standalone Installer, error: "Installer encountered an error: 0xc8000247"
Instructions from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/982018 but could not complete after carefully following all instructions - in the "destructive recovery method, step "del DataStore.mdb" does not work, the file is not found. I tried to proceed, but it did not work.
Read through this thread; Windows 7 update "Service Not Running Error" and tried the cmd prompts here, too. Results:
NET START BFE - already started
NET START BITS - started successfully
NET START WUAUSERV - already started
NET START TRUSTEDINSTALLER - successfully started
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Answer:Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, service not running

Please download the Farbar Service Scanner from

Farbar Service Scanner Download

Right-click on the saved file and select 'Run as Administrator', and tick all the options, then click on the Scan button - copy and paste the report to your response.

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XP Professional, SP3
Dell Dimension 2200 Desktop
*AdAware found and removed 5 viruses but problems remain. (Extremely slow / corrupt messages)
*AdAware and AVG were installed and appeared to be running but will only run in safe mode.
*AVG never said I had a virus.
*Windows Update would not install last 10 updates. I updated Adobe Flash and now the last 4 won't update.
*I received this message about 2 days ago: "Windows file SMBG1 corrupt"
*This one today while running GMER scan: c3efd207[1].exe "C:\$Mft is corrupt and unreadable" - it told me to run Chkdsk utility which I have not done - waiting on instructions from you.
*I recently uninstalled Firefox trying to do a process of elimination to see if is a program making the computer slow since the 2 virus applications say there are no more viruses.
*I also turned off AVG which has make things slightly faster.

Thanks so much for your help!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:50:59 PM, on 8/26/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
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Answer:Running painfully slow, Windows Updates won't install

This post was submitted 3 times because in submitting - I got a server error messagee each time. I solved 2 and left one unsolved but logged back in today and this was was somehow marked solved. It isn't so I can still use your help.
After running all the scans to post here, the Windows Update finally did complete so all of those are up to date. Also, amazingly - I am now able to run AVG and AdAware scans in Normal mode and they are finding nothing. Unfortunately, the speed has not improved. To give you an idea, Click start - 10 seconds, Click IE - 30 seconds, load a page about 30 seconds.
Thanks again for any help you can provide.
 

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if go to windows updates i see red shield with cross if click to check for updates getting this message:

Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.

did restart. no help. did try restore to earlier point it failed.

it's all started with that i need to install .NET framework 4.0 and it failed. for new quickbooks 2013 support from quickbooks point me to that i have problems with windows updates and sagest i fix it first.

try run this in command promt:

NET START BFE
NET START BITS
NET START WUAUSERV
NET START TRUSTEDINSTALLER

and here what i got:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>NET START BFE
The service name is invalid.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2185.


C:\Windows\system32>NET START BITS
The service name is invalid.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2185.


C:\Windows\system32>NET START WUAUSERV
The service name is invalid.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2185.


C:\Windows\system32>NET START TRUSTEDINSTALLER
The Windows Modules Installer service is starting.
The Windows Modules Installer service was started successfully.


C:\Windows\system32>

any help will be greatly Appreciated!
 

Answer:Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running

Re: Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not runn

Did you try, Control Panel,, Performance,, Administrative Tools,,, Services,, and then scroll until you see Automatic Updates and see if it's started, if it's not , click on it and then click Start Service also check if,, Background Intelligent Transfer Service is running, mine is on Manual .
 

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For some reason, whenever windows 8.1 updates, internet explorer stops working. Every time I try to get on the internet, I just keep getting a message that 'this page cannot be displayed'. Skype still works, so the problem seems to be internet explorer itself.

I have decided to switch to google chrome to fix the problem, but I can't do so without getting on the internet.

I would like to restore the computer to a point in which it worked, and I have one restore point which I'm certain will work, but the problem is, immediately after restoring, windows automatically updates, which kind of undermines the entire purpose of the restore. I have tried changing the update settings so it will restore without updating, but as soon as the system restores, my changes are undone and windows then proceeds with the stupid updates.

I just want to get on the internet somehow to install google chrome! (and no, I can't just copy and paste from the computer I'm currently on because this one has windows 7).

Any ideas?

Thanks,
smile puppy

Answer:Windows Updates Preventing Internet Explorer from Running!

Unplug your router, then do your system restore. You then have as much time as you need to configure Windows Update not to auto check.

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Hi all, whole system has gone flaky, takes 5 plus min to boot if at all, Win update and more are unavailable. TSG sysinfo came up blank..
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:27:12 PM, on 7/22/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19272)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\IntelDH\NMS\Support\IntelHCTAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
E:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ubd.exe
E:\IE Privacy Keeper\IEPrivacyKeeper.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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I plan to buy the Yoga Book from Lenovo, which has 64gb of space. With software, recovery and other things, i get only 35gb to use. And mention, there is the windows 10 updates too, to install on the system. my question: Can I install windows 10 + updates on a sd-card because I running out of space? the yoga book has support for sd-card till 128gb. can i use this space only for windows 10 + updates?
sorry for my bad english, thanks for any answer. :)

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Ive recently downloaded and installed some windows updates for XP sp3 this morning

Shorlty after doing so my internet connection seems to be very slow.

It differs depeding on the website but the slowest is this one by far...

i can get to the main page easily but when i click to read any threads or make my own new posts (like this one)
i have to wait for up to 5 minuites for the page to load up its very frustrating.

Could it be that the website is slow?

it seems odd though as its been like this for me all day since i installed the updates this morning. is there a way i can roll back the updates to see if that was causing the problem?

Thanks
 

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Like the above information i gave, i have a problem after installing a lot of windows updates. I noticed everything started running slow, and also found out i have malware installed in chrome, and also checked in programs and noticed i have stuff installed i never recall of installing. Ran malwarebytes and avast. Malwatebytes found a lot of things but after removing them the computer is still slow, and i cannot seem to remove snapdo from chrome...

If you can assist me in helping clean my computer i would very appriciate it.
Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Computer started running really slugish after a lot of windows updates

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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PC automatically updated with major Windows 10 updates a few days ago (end August/1 September). Updates include Cortana & search on logon screen that I have no desire to use. Since then has been running like a dog. Websites are hanging - timing out as taking too long to respond. Pictures are not always displayed. This is a relatively new PC that has always run well and very fast with Windows 10. Tearing my hair out as to what can be done as really can't use the PC in this state. Any ideas?

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I received a laptop from one of my coworkers, she was infected quite a bit with a few different viruses and fake anti-virus programs. I believe there is still a rootkit in there because I am still getting redirects with google searches. Also I can only update Microsoft Security Essentials through a manual update. If I try to update it through the program then it won't connect. I have run malwarebytes and removed a bunch of things from the laptop, my most recent run of it has returned 0 infections. There is obviously something still in there and I'm not really familiar with Combofix or how to remove a rootkit if it is that. I'd greatly appreciate any help, thanks. Here is the DDS log and attached are the attach.txt and ark.txt

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Anasuya at 13:59:55.64 on Wed 03/30/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.502.187 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}
FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *Disabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:Google Redirector and MSSE Updater Problems

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.
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Hello,

I am looking for some help with Windows Update. I have 11 updates that fail every time I try to run them. Every month when Microsoft releases new updates, I will typically have at least one new update that fails and adds to my growing list of failures. I am on a Dell XPS8500 running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1 on an Intel core i7-3770 @ 3.4GHZ processor.

I receive the Windows Update error 80073701 when the updates fail. I have attached a copy of the error along with the Windows Update history showing the 11 failed updates.

I followed the directions on this site and ran the SURT and SFC /Scannow, but afterwards, the updates still failed. The SFC scan completed without finding any integrity violations. As the CBS log was too large to upload to this forum site, I put it up on Dropbox. The link to the files is:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d3c1fo8jc...K0hHNvDAa?dl=0

Any help with this issue would be most appreciated. Thanks!

Bruce

Answer:Growing List of Updates That Fail When Running Windows Update

Ouch! - you have over 200 missing Winning Component Keys!
One or two I can deal with - but this number is beyond a manual fix.
I'm afraid that a repair install is going to be your best option unless you have a Restore point that goes back to before the problem started.

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Hi guys,

I had installed this mapping tool before applying all the Windows Updates and I got this Untrusted Certificate warning error as shown in the image.

Now, I had reinstalled Windows 10 and ran all the updates and then installed this tool which is a NON-Web version, meaning its a program that runs on the desktop but gathers all the mapping data from Bing Maps and so forth.
After when I launched it this time, that message DOES NOT appear now.

So clearly, it had something to do with a Windows Update that updates all Root Certificates.
But the issue is, I really need to know which update is it so next time I can install this Windows Update myself manually.

Anyone know?

Many thanks!

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Hi guys,

I had installed this mapping tool before applying all the Windows Updates and I got this Untrusted Certificate warning error as shown in the image.

Now, I had reinstalled Windows 10 and ran all the updates and then installed this tool which is a NON-Web version, meaning its a program that runs on the desktop but gathers all the mapping data from Bing Maps and so forth.
After when I launched it this time, that message DOES NOT appear now.

So clearly, it had something to do with a Windows Update that updates all Root Certificates.
But the issue is, I really need to know which update is it so next time I can install this Windows Update myself manually.

Anyone know?

Many thanks!

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Hello, I recently replaced a defective HDD in my laptop with a new WD Black 750G HDD, re-installed my Windows 7 image using my recovery DVDs, but can't seem to update Windows OR start Windows Defender (error 0x8e5e0247). I followed the steps from "Windows Update Posting Instructions" and am listing the results:-

1. System Update Readiness Tool installation resulted in error:0xc8000247.

2. Also performed SFC Scan three separate times and received the same "WRP found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them." (see attached CBS)

When I manually try to install updates, I get "Windows Update cannot check for updates because the service is not running. Restart your computer." But if look in local services (Task Manager) Windows Update is started & running.

Any help in resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated.
PS: There were some programs included in the restore, Norton AV being one of them. I uninstalled it, then downloaded the Norton Removal Tool & ran that as well. I'm mentioning this because it was recommended several times in other threads regarding this same error.

Answer:Cannot install Windows Updates & error 0xc8000247 while running SURT

Any Help?

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Lenovo T500 laptop Problem: Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running/the copy of Windows 7 installed is not genuine. Or How I learned to stop worring and love my Lenovo T500.First of all my current specs.Operating SystemWindows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1CPUIntel Mobile Core 2 Duo @ 2.93GHz 34 °CPenryn 45nm TechnologyRAM8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz (7-7-7-20)MotherboardLENOVO 224158U (None) 40 °CGraphicsLCD 1280x800 ([email protected])Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Lenovo)Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Lenovo)Storage298GB Western Digital WDC WD3200BEKT-75PVMT0 (SATA) 31 °COptical DrivesMAT**bleep**A DVD-RAM UJ892AudioConexant 20561 SmartAudio HD  Running this configuration gave me no problems at all. Everything installed just like I needed it to and runs perfect. The Hard Drive is a WD Scorpio Black 320gb Sata 2. If I put anything higher than 320gb that is when I run into the Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running/the copy of Windows 7 installed is not genuine. Problem or if I install any sata 3 hard drive.So what is the solution you ask? Good question. Don't install the Intel Matrix Storage Manager or the TPM or the Intel AMT Management Engine. Run Windows Update and your good to go. This solution was tested only using a WD Sata 3 Black 500gb HD. This was not tested on any other type of HD Or HD of higher capacity nor an... Read more

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hi there,

i am a new user, and since past week my laptop has not been operating correctly. I am not a techie person, but feel I am fairly good with computers in general, but this problem I have is a strange one.

I am using a Dell Inspiron on Vista, and recently every time I start up my laptop, I see the big Dell logo load up as normal, and then it goes to the blue updates screen, and then runs the timer saying 'update 1 of 3' and it will run up to nearly 100% complete for the first update and then the laptop will turn off by itself, restart and then its back to the same updates screen again. This will keep happening continuously each time I switch the system on. Its nothing to do with the power either as this happens even when its plugged in.

One time I actually switched it on (after it being off for 3 days) and it loaded onto the normal Windows menu screen, and I instantly loaded my Kaspersky software to run a scan, which it started, and then the laptop shut down and then again back to the blue updates screen, which it has been doing constantly since then.

I even tried the Diagnostics scan which you do on start up by pressing F12 (I think), which didn't come up with any problems, and then when Diagnostics scan was finished, it again went back to the blue updates screen.

I even tried pressing Ctrl + F11 on switching on the laptop, trying to get it to erase everything and go back to factory standard, but even that wasn't working. I don't mind losing ... Read more

Answer:Help! Constant windows updates running then shut down! (dell inspiron vista)

Hi,

Can you boot into safe mode?

Switch on your laptop and instantly start tapping F8, if you get to the selection screen, select Safe Mode.

If this works trying restoring your laptop back to a day or two before you downloaded the latest updates for now.

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I have read the forums for this question before. when trying to update windows so that i may download a newer version of zune to use with my window's phone I recieve this "window update cannot currently check for updates becuase the service is not running.
You may need to restart your computer." while i am checking for updates in the systems and securites section of my control panal. I have a Refurbished Gateway Touchscreen computer. It came with windows 7. Restarting has done nothing to help. Please help me
fix this problem.

Answer:Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer

Hi,
This worked for me (Windows Server 2008 R2):

go to services and stop Windows update servicelocate C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ folder and delete all its contentstart Windows update servicecheck for updates

(http://jndm.net/2011/09/28/how-to-fix-windows-update-cannot-currently-check-for-updates-because-the-service-is-not-running/)

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My T61 is used either connected to my home Workgroup LAN, or standalone, using either an Ethernet or WiFi network connection.  Screen size is 15."  Thanks, Phil

Answer:Which BIOS and driver updates for a a T61 running Windows XP, bought November, 2007?

What kind of problems are you having that need updates to solve?

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Hello in There All,
What is about to be described is a grotesque irony; please bear with me.
The system is WinXP Pro SP3 build 2600-install disc is WinXP Pro SP1 version 2002.
Was simply setting up network connection thru network connections/wizard; prompted to reboot for changes to take effect, rebooted, and unholy Beelzebub, the system arbitrarily and independently created a boot password screen with my username and a password from another world, unbeknownst to and not initiated by me. Good Grief! Well, attempted 3rd party utilities (0PHCrack, OFFLINE NT Password/Registry)to no avail. At password screen, it will not recognize CTRL+ALT+DEL(2).There is no hidden administrator selection. Can access DOS thru install disc repair feature, but it does not support CMD (not in 'help' list). Cannot even enter Safe Mode because the password screen is there first. Was suggested I try Ubuntu, Mint, (not familiar with, and have not yet tried them). Grotesque insult to ironic injury, nobody will help me because TSL rules expressly forbid password breach assistance (and I do understand the malevolent potential), but this IS my distressed conundrum. The system did NOT ask, advise, nor inform me of what it did until it was done. Now Bill's boondoggle is my nightmare; locked out of my own machine, clueless. What in the universe is one to do? If there is a Mighty Tech somewhere with the solution, there is nothing I would not do to express my supreme gratitude. 9 1 1 to the Tech World. Ple... Read more

Answer:WinXP Locked Out Boot Password Grotesque Irony

Hi,does the password prompt look like this:If so it is a password for encryption of your registry hive.regardsmyrti

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An Intel HDMI Compute Stick clone: HANNSPREE Quanta running Windows 8.1 with Bing, upgraded to Windows 8.1 Prof w media centre.
I like the stick as it takes little space when I want a clear desk.
I had to reinstall everything using the image provided by seller which is time consuming.

My question: how to avoid a repeat of the error?
As this is a very proprietary system (uses a 32 bit uefi on a 64 bit capable device running Windows 32 bit) it is not possible to boot a repair dvd for it.
I could access a dos prompt with the imaging usb app, but dism.exe did not work until I deleted pending.xml in .../winsxs
anyways even that didn't work either, so I had to re-image & reinstall everything.
So what is the update to avoid so as not to get a non functional HDMI stick with error: Fatal error c000003a applying update operation after running updates on Windows 8.1
Thanks
Nabil
PS I went through the acrobatics of installing Windows 10 on it, it was painful, but I prefer the OS it was designed for which is 8.1

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I recently attempted to remove Trojan.Vundo, Vitrumonde, and Trojan.LowZones from my Windows XP computer.
All was gone, but I'm still have slow running processes and browsers, my windows says it cannot update anymore on security.

Unfortunately, the first time I posted here about Vundo and LowZones as well as Virtumonde, nobody responded.
I just want my computer to become clean again.

Here is a HJT! Logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:44:37 PM, on 6/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
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Answer:Infected with Adult Content Popups, Slow Running System, and No Windows Updates

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Here?s a lovely bit of irony for you: Adblock Plus, which is by far the most popular add-on for Firefox and Chrome, is actually increasing the amount of memory used by your web browser, rather than decreasing it. Furthermore, ABP also increases the amount of time (and CPU cycles) required to render a website. Instead of making web surfing more responsive, ABP actually makes your surfing experience slower.

This might seem counterintuitive at first ? after all, ABP blocks all of those annoying animated Flash ads from loading, and so it should save you from unnecessary memory and CPU hits. Unfortunately, the actual situation is a lot more complex than that. Basically, ABP has grown too big for its own good, and just the very process of running ABP in your web browser consumes more memory and CPU cycles than it saves.
How Adblock Plus works

To begin with, according to Mozilla developer Nicholas Nethercote, there is a 60-70MB memory hit having Adblock Plus run in the background on Firefox. The main problem, though, is the process by which ABP actually blocks ads. Basically, ABP inserts a massive CSS stylesheet ? occupying around 4MB of RAM ? into every single webpage that you visit, stripping out the ads. This wouldn?t be a problem if we were still in the ?90s or early ?00s, but nowadays it is very common for a webpage to have lots of iframes, which are separate, individual webpages that are loaded and embedded within the page you?re currently looking at. The m... Read more

Answer:Iframe irony: Adblock Plus is probably the reason Firefox and Chrome are such memory hogs

Adgauard is a nice alternative,light on memory and resources....................
 

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Windows IDE Hard Drive Cache Package Internet Explorer Navigation Sound UpdateWindows Critical Update Notification 4.816093: Security Update Microsoft Virtual Machine (Microsoft VM) I have a agateway 500 with 128MB RAM with 98SE The other night I installed the Windows updates listed above. Since then I have had slow boot up, boot ups hanging so long that I've ended up switching off at the base unit. This morning it went through all the housekeeping so that I thought It's ready for me to work on and it closed down and did a complete reboot of own accord. This morning my internet account settings changed from use any connection to LAN, likewise without input from me.Do you think that any of the updates are causing the problems and if so which and is there an easy way to uninstall? Thanks

Answer:Do my problems come from windows updates?

something has upset your system - assuming it is not a virus infection - if you have me or xp try system restore to go back to before you updated.

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Hi folks,I am not able to search manually for windows updates.I get the small red x and error number 0X80070002.I've tried all the suggestions I can find(emptying the data store folder etc)to no avail.I am worried I don't have all the updates I need but can't visit microsofts update page.A few months ago I had to do a partial reinstall of windows due to a crash and at the time had loads of updates including vista service pack 1,now when I click on installed updates it only shows 63 updates with no sign of SP1.I can check for updates from within the computer and it tells me I'm up to date.I downloaded and ran belarc advisor and that tells me I'm missing one critical update,KB931906 and the earliest update installed is on 09/07/08 but there were lots more installed before then.I would appreciate any help in resolving this problem please.Thankyou

Answer:Problems with with windows updates

Download this program Dial-a-fix v0.60.0.24click hereUnzip and Double Click on the exe file Click the green tick button click GO

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I am having problems with one of the windows updates. Every once and a while I will get a box that will pop-up and say that some system files have been replaced by files with a version number that is not recognized. It asks for the windows XP disk so that it can fix the problem. When I put the disk in the box goes away for a bit. When I take the disk out after a bit the box comes up again.

I worked on the problem for a long time one day and found out that it has something to do with one of the windows updates. The update is Recommended Update for Windows XP SP1 (KB822603). Every time I try to download and install this update it acts like it downloaded and installed it, but when I scan for updates it comes back. I looked to see if it was installed and it is installed on my computer.

Please can someone give me some tips on what to do? It would be very appreciated. Thank You.
 

Answer:Problems with windows updates

3 things you can try:
Make sure you're logged in as the administrator;
Make sure you have XP SP1 installed;
Try disabling your anti virus and see if it installs successfully.

Edit: Try this one, too. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...67-56a0-4956-b7fe-e85b688b7f86&displaylang=en
 

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