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Questions About May Ms Windows Security Updates

Question: Questions About May Ms Windows Security Updates

Hi,These are the High Priority Security Updates that come up for me at Windows Update this month:Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - May 2007 (KB890830)Download size: 7.7 MB , 20 minutes After the download, this tool runs once to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove any infection found. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time you start your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center or run an online version from microsoft.com. This tool is not a replacement for an anti-virus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an anti-virus product. Update for Windows XP (KB930916)Typical download size: 307 KB , 2 minutes This is a reliability update. Install this update to resolve an issue where a third-party driver installed on a computer that is running Windows XP may prevent you from opening files successfully on a NTFS file system volume. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP (KB931768)Download size: 4.5 MB , 12 minutes Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a system running Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Please note I have Windows XP SP2 and IE 6 (which I only use for Windows Updates -- I use Firefox for internet browsing). Questions:1. Are these all the updates that should have come up?2. Is anyone having any issues with any of them?2a. I've read that KB931768 is causing people problems with IE7 in Vista... so I'm not sure why this update comes up for me since I don't have either... though the update says it's for IE6 for me...? Is this the same update that people with IE7/Vista are having issues with, or does MS just assign them same KB# to allt these updates, but they're actually different depending on what OS and IE version you have?2b. If it is really for IE7/Vista, then should I really be downloading it?2c. If it is really for IE6/XP-SP2, then will it cause the same issues that IE7/Vista people are having?3. Concerning KB930916, if I'm not actually experiencing this issue that I know of, should I still download this update? (I recall that there was an update a couple months ago that caused issues and the solution was to not download it unless you were having the issue described.)4. Concerning KB890830, why is this file so BIG? 7.7 megs?! And when I go to the link for the update, it says that it's 6.6 megs... Why would the sizes not match if it's the same update/file?Any assistance/thoughts are appreciated -- thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Questions About May Ms Windows Security Updates

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Answer: Questions About May Ms Windows Security Updates

1 - I dunno, but if you're running Windows Update it should be all that you need.2 - No issues here (but I'm not using XP anymore - other than in a VM)2a - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931768#appliesto2b - see 2a2c - not likely, but it is possible (not much help, am I? 3 - If it ain't broke, don't fix it. But be SURE that it doesn't apply to you, if you goof you'll be stuck with the problem. Since it refers to drivers in general, I'd say it was advisable to install it.4 - When I download it, it says it's 6.79 mB - don't see any reference to 7.7 mB (but I've already downloaded it through Windows Update so I don't have the size from there).

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Howdy,

I have been putting off downloading IE-8. I have read that many people are having all kinds of problems with it.
I am wondering though if I am compromising my computers security by not doing so.
I currently have XP Home, IE-7, SP-3.

One of my questions is will Microsoft still have security downloads available for IE-7 or will all security updates from now on pertain only to IE-8 ?

I have my computer set to receive automatic priority downloads but there has not been any since 4-25-09.

When I check the download site all I see is IE-8 ready for me to download. Which begs another question. Why did IE-8 not download automatically ? (I am glad it didn't, just curious)

Thanks for your time.

Dennis

Answer:Questions About Microsoft Security Updates

Usually larger downloads will notify you but not actually download. That was true of SP3. IE8 is supposed to be more secure. I was using an ISP branded version of IE6 and it was getting awfully buggy. My ISP isn't upgrading so I upgraded to IE8 last week and ditched the branded browser. My computer seems to be browsing faster and no more bugs. So far so good.

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

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

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




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

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ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates

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

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

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

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

Answer:Security Updates and general Updates for Windows XP

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Important and Recommended Windows Updates are scheduled to be automatically installed on my computer at 3 a.m., a time when the computer is turned off.

1. I thought the updates would be automatically installed the next time the computer was turned on. However, when I check updates, I sometimes get a message to install updates. Does the computer have to be on and online to have Important and Recommended Windows updates automatically installed?

2. Most important and recommended updates are installed automatically; I don't understand why an occasional update is not and I am reminded to install it. For example, important update Platform Upate for Windows Vista KB971644 is waiting for me to install but other updates were installed automatically.

3. If the computer is not on and online at scheduled time, do I have to install updates manually?

4. On my Update settings, one option is for Microsoft Update, says Give me updates for Microsoft products and check for new optional Microsoft software when Windows update occurs. Do I need this if I'm not interested in new Microsoft software?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows Updates Questions

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Can I renove pervious update without dameging my computer? I want to know b\c I want to free up space on my HDD. Also can I remove .net framwork 1.1 and .net framwork 1.1 hofix and kept the .net framwork 2.0 without damage?

Answer:Questions about a Windows updates

Hi

I have never heard that a removing of any applications or software would damage the computer. It?s possible that the OS doesn?t work properly after software removing but the unit doesn?t damage.
Please create a system rest point. If something goes wrong with the updating or removing so you can restore your OS to the early point.

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Important and Recommended Windows Updates are scheduled to be automatically installed on my computer at 3 a.m., a time when the computer is turned off.

1. I thought the updates would be automatically installed the next time the computer was turned on. However, when I check updates, I sometimes get a message to install updates. Does the computer have to be on and online to have Important and Recommended Windows updates automatically installed?

2. If the computer is not on and online at scheduled time, do I have to install updates manually?

3. How can I see a description of the updates before I install them manually? (When I check I get a button to Install Now and I can view update history, but I don't see a way to check updates before I install them.

4. On my Update settings, one option is for Microsoft Update, updates for Microsoft products and check for new optional Microsoft software when Windows update occurs. Do I need this if I'm not interested in new Microsoft software?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows Updates Questions

Originally Posted by moosescooter


Important and Recommended Windows Updates are scheduled to be automatically installed on my computer at 3 a.m., a time when the computer is turned off.

1. I thought the updates would be automatically installed the next time the computer was turned on. However, when I check updates, I sometimes get a message to install updates. Does the computer have to be on and online to have Important and Recommended Windows updates automatically installed?

2. If the computer is not on and online at scheduled time, do I have to install updates manually?

3. How can I see a description of the updates before I install them manually? (When I check I get a button to Install Now and I can view update history, but I don't see a way to check updates before I install them.

4. On my Update settings, one option is for Microsoft Update, updates for Microsoft products and check for new optional Microsoft software when Windows update occurs. Do I need this if I'm not interested in new Microsoft software?

Thanks.



First of all moosescooter, get into the habit of spending a couple of minutes at each start-up by clicking Start>Windows Update>Check for Updates.

However, sometimes, and especially each 'Patch Tuesday', you will often find that you will have received prior notification of Windows Updates ready to be downloaded and installed, and in those circumstances, the header will be coloured a warning yellow.

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Greetings; I am new here and have looked through some of the forums to see if one of my concerns has been addressed, and so far haven't seen it....please forgive if previously addressed.

This concerns the MS updates.

I have several MS Updates awaiting download, and several do not even apply to my Browser, Tools, etc. I have read what is included in many of the updates and don't know what to make of the fact that my Help and Support (msconf and System INformation) don't work anymore, as well as the ACPI Power feature, the advanced setting in Internet Options, and appears these FIXES are included in some of the updates. These features did work before I reformatted my harddrive!!!!! In my Windows\I386\compdata file and down to power, there is a .txt doc states: "During setup the software currently installed for Softex/Phoenix Advanced Power Management will be replaced with an updated version that is compatible with this version of Microsoft Windows. The previous version will be disabled during the upgrade."

Upgrade? What upgrade?

any help would be greatly appreciated.....I NEED MY HELP AND SUPPORT BACK

Answer:Windows Updates Questions

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Whats the make/model of the system?
Did you install all appropriate drivers from the manufacturer's website starting with the chipset drivers (if needed)?

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I have my windows automatic updates set to happen at 3:00am daily. Apparently it is not connecting to the internet to do this. How can I set it up to do this everyday at 3am? It is very annoying when the updates start downloading and I am trying to browse the internet. NO Browsing speed at all.

This has actually prompted me to sign up for DSL.
 

Answer:Windows updates questions

In order to check for updates your computer needs to be already connected to the net, re: DSL/Cable. etc. Won't work automatically if you are using dial-up...WU cannot 'dial' the connection to connect.
 

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I left MSE and it was scanning my Steam Folder and was on Fallout New Vegas, then 1hr 10mins later and it was scanning Assassin's Creed(went backwards alphabetically) in my Steam folder, and the bar was only 5% to the end. Virus? I than ran Malwarebytes in Safe mode and Regular mode, and it found nothing. (Good)? Also I have a few Windows Updates that are security updates, but they sound different: Something about how this update would prevent a local attacker from gaining control over my computer, seems too specific, maybe I'm paranoid but I thought I would check.

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2507938)

That's one of them.

Answer:Couple questions regarding MSE and Windows 7 updates.

hi,
yes thats an update i got yesterday so if should be right. you can goto the more information link if want more info on it.

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This will take some explaining:

I have two computers, a Windows 8.1 laptop and a Windows 10 Desktop. A few days ago, I got the following message on my desktop PC with Windows 10 when trying to run Windows Update:

"There were some problems running Windows Update, but we'll try again later." There was no error code. Sometimes there is an error code often Error OX8O24002e, which I have read means that the Windows 1o update service is not running properly. The following was suggested for the fix about setting Windows Update Task Manager from MANUAL to AUTOMATIC

I did that and restarted the computer. The manual update installed four MS Office 2010 updates, on my Windows 10 PC, which were the same four updates that were in my Windows Update query on Windows 8.1

See here:

http://www.fixerrs.com/2015/09/error-0x8024002e-in-windows-10.html

Questions:

1.) Using Task Manager what is the default setting for "Open Services"/Windows Update? Can and should this stay on automatic to allow updates to be installed in a timely manner, or should I set this back to manual. What is the difference with this setting? Will start up time be affected with this setting?

2.) Why would this be set to manual in the first place, if manual is a default setting?

3.) Why didn't those Office updates just take when I rebooted the computer? Or does Patch Tuesday have to come and go for the installation to happen?

4.) How often does Windows 10 check for updates?

Jack
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Hi, I have 3 questions:

Update KB2976978 - Read additional info on this update which said that this update performs diagnostics for Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program.....for customers seeking to install the latest Windows Operating system.

How do I know if my system is participating in this program? Is Windows 10 the system they are referring to? I'm not planning on buying the new system (if it's free, I may update) so should I just ignore the update or install as long as it doesn't cause any problems with my computer system.

Update KB890830 - Malicious Software Removal - I have Norton 360 which, I believe, removes all malicious software when scanned. Should I download anyway............as long as it doesn't cause any problems with Norton 360?

Update KB3048778 - this one is weird having to do with systems that use the Japanese or Korean IME, whatever that is! I don't know if I need this. It says it's fixing KB3033889 which was downloaded on my laptop on 3/11/15......don't know why. Also having the IE problem that it states it will fix, so I guess I should download.

Thanks so much,

Answer:Windows 8.1 Updates Received Today (3/25/15) Questions

Update KB890830 - Malicious Software Remove, doesn't matter if you have another AV, that's part of windows for long time now. No harm in installing it.
Update KB3048778, just hide it or install it, it will not change anything if you don't use those languages.

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I am talking about windows 10 release that scheduled for July 29. These question will determine if I get a windows 10 device in the future and whether or not I upgrade.

My questions are referring to windows home unless otherwise noted.

How often will Microsoft update windows 10 everyday, every week or every other week (If it is everyday it could be a problem when watching online videos)?

How often will Microsoft release a build to the consumer every month or two or three (This could use a lot of bandwidth)? Will it have a fast & a slow ring as well or will that only be available to insiders?

Say, you turn off your computer at night, will the updates be download the next day when you are using the computer?

How will windows 7 legit oemslp computer upgraded be handled, will I need to use the key on the back of the machine before upgrading if I did decided to do the upgraded?

If you turn on Metered connections will that stop the updates & builds from downloading?

Will you be able to create a local account with the Consumer Release?

Will I be able to go back to windows 7 if decided I didn't like windows 10?

Will you need to enable secure boot if using a 64 bit computer?

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Windows 98SE

Was wondering, this guys computer runs so slow and I no there is no spywar, viruses, adware etc on it. and he has 512 MB RAM the most his computer will hold.
He has
adware SE
spybot
spyblaster
scriptdefender
iespyad
cleanup
deleted all temps, cookies, history
ran defrag
check disk
ran sfc was ok
replace all the vxd files
has McAfee
everything that should be done has been done His HJT Log is ok to

Only has on start up what he needs I ran startup inspector

in his startup under mscongfig there are two windows patches that run, I thought I heard one time that there is a patch that 98SE shouldn't run on startup that it can make the computer run bad. here arre the two that are in the startup

KB891711
KB918547
WOULD either one of these cause a problem?
 

Answer:Solved: windows 98SE- a couple of questions about updates

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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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Hello,
I'm new to the forums and to WP8 in general. I'm very sorry for my English and I didn't know an appropriate title for this thread. . I'm also extremely paranoid when it comes to computer and account security in general, so I hope you'll don't laugh at me when I tell the following things that happened last day :)
I was surfing the web on my Lumia 925 and I was reading some tech-related articles (cnet, wpcentral, and others). Now, I came across an article about jailbreaking a Windows Phone; I believe it was on windowsphonehub.in . It talked about a Chinese programme one could use to jailbreak their phone. Mind you, I of course didn't download or tapped anything, I only read the article through.
Then, I saw they offered free .xap's for Windows Phone , which is surely illegal. I didn't tap anything either.
But, I'm still afraid that some kind of malware slipped through, even if I didn't tap anything. What if I did tap an xap (app) on that site: would the browser have downloaded the illegal app or would it have been blocked? Could my phone have been jailbroken without my notice, or would you need to connect your phone to your PC and run that suspicious Chinese programme?
I'm really worried about this. I only need someone who could explain me how Windows Phone security works in general, so I can have peace of mind. I'm afraid I did something to my phone, even though that's impossible because I didn't click anything on that site. I'm mainly concerned about the jailbreaking ... Read more

Answer:Windows Phone 8.1 Security Questions

your phone should not be jailbroken. you would need to connect the phone to the machine and go through the jailbreaking process that way. and also windows phone is very secure so it is highly unlikely that anything was installed on your phone from the site. wp does not run or open certain types of files

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Hi all,
I have a Nokia Lumia 635 running Windows phone 8 and I really like it a lot. What kind of security do I need for my phone if any? or is there any security included by default? Any and all input is welcomed and appreciated. Thanks, Paul
 

Answer:Windows Phone 8 Security Questions....

www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp8/basics/tips-to-help-keep-my-phone-secure

For downloading apps, even though its barely/rarely to encounter malware from Windows Apps (AFAIK) then just analyze before downloading.

www.reddit.com/r/windowsphone/comments/27yjwa/is_windows_phone_more_secure_against_malware_than/
 

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So an administrator of a Windows 8.1 machine has access to everything-but-everything; and I think I understand the purpose of the three tier user types:

- Built-in Administrator (elevated - hidden by default)
- Admin-User (not elevated ? default Windows account)
- Standard-User (no admin rights ? best for day-to-day use)

However, what I do not understand at all is why/when/how this security architecture affects files outside of the User-&-MyDocuments secured domain ? particularly older files from an XP environment on an external drive.

When I connect said older external drive, and move files around here and there, occasionally I'll be challenged as Admin-User. (wut?...) All I have to do is hit [Enter] and I'm moving right along. ???

1.) How does having to hit [Enter] without satisfying a password challenge increase file security for an external drive?

2.) Is there any chance I'm ?hosing up? a perfectly fine old archive of files by somehow shuffling in file-level security, or directory-level security (or any-level security) on an external NTFS drive?

3.) What *is* the security at the User-&-MyDocuments level? If a machine BSODs, and I have no choice but to boot from say a Linux live-DVD and try to USB out some recent data before I reinstall Windows 8.1 ? in THEORY ? everything in, say, C:\Archive (and external X:\Archive), is totally free and clear of Windows access security; regardless of who created/copied/moved it. Only MyDocuments directories are protected. R... Read more

Answer:Windows 8x File Security – 3 fundamental questions

Well starting by the end, there are lots of Live-CD solutions existing (List of live CDs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), most based on linux. Are they able to access encrypted data ? I doubt it, but it probably depends on the encrypting software used.

Your best bet though is to use Microsoft's own solution : Windows PE (Windows Preinstallation Environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). You can download it via windows ADK : Download Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1 from Official Microsoft Download Centre, it's a large download (1.7 GB+)... It's essentially a small windows 8 OS, you can include your own drivers/software. This will be compatible with whatever the full OS is (UEFI, GPT, etc...)

About the permissions on NTFS external drives : AFAIK users are only permitted Read/Execute on those. If you try to write/delete from an admin account with UAC on, it will indeed show you a warning (with UAC, an admin has user privileges most of the time). You already provided your credentials at login, so windows assume you're who you say you are and doesn't ask for a password. Try under a limited user account and see the difference...

It's perfectly fine to change these permissions on an external drives Feel free to give Users full access control if you feel like it. However I'd advise not messing up your NTFS permissions on your OS drive, the defaults are perfectly fine, assigning wrong permissions could brick your pc.

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I've heard over and over that when setting up windows that I should always create a standard account and an admin account and use my PC normally from a standard account that way if an app needs to update or I want to install an app (which I happen to do a lot especially on my gaming rig).

I've even been told EVERYBODY's computer should be setup this way, even after reformatting a customer's PC and at first I thought to myself ok this is no big deal; but I'm starting to see some problems and implications that could be troublesome for the end users UNLESS there is something I am missing?

A) every time a windows app (especially for windows 8 because Metro Apps don't require the same admin permissions) wants to install or update you have to enter the admin password for the admin account since you are not logged in as admin. Well ok, this theory is OK except that this is going to happen for EVERY update, EVERY install and we're not even talking about UAC which is totally different.

B) I'm told that UAC is important, yes I can see that and I agree; you are prompted with a yellow/white window with a yes/no option to allow it, shouldn't that be enough? Now windows 8 has smartscreen and it will challenge applications that aren't recognized (not just Metro apps, but they are almost always recognized because Microsoft wouldn't allow it to be in the app market if it had questionable credibility).

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Answer:windows 7/8 user accounts: security questions

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Originally Posted by mynetdude


I've heard over and over that when setting up windows that I should always create a standard account and an admin account and use my PC normally from a standard account that way if an app needs to update or I want to install an app (which I happen to do a lot especially on my gaming rig).

I've even been told EVERYBODY's computer should be setup this way, even after reformatting a customer's PC and at first I thought to myself ok this is no big deal; but I'm starting to see some problems and implications that could be troublesome for the end users UNLESS there is something I am missing?




Usually a good practice to do.


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A) every time a windows app (especially for windows 8 because Metro Apps don't require the same admin permissions) wants to install or update you have to enter the admin password for the admin account since you are not logged in as admin. Well ok, this theory is OK except that this is going to happen for EVERY update, EVERY install and we're not even talking about UAC which is totally different.

B) I'm told that UAC is important, yes I can see that and I agree; you are prompted with a yellow/white window with a yes/no option to allow it, shouldn't that be enough? Now windows 8 has smartscreen and it will challenge applications that aren't recognized (not just Metro apps, but they are almost always recognized because Microsof... Read more

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Okay so I recently moved to Windows 8/8.1 (When the update finally downloads) just for light gaming and ease of use over my Linux desktop, I have used Windows before, I have been using it since 95, but I would like to ask some general questions if that is okay.

How can I improve my overall security?
I know I can use apps like Malwarebytes etc but how do I improve other aspects? I have secure boot but I am unsure if I have TPM support on my laptop, also what else can I do to improve the security overall?

How can I improve overall performance and boot times?
Okay so on Linux I experience rather quick boot times, I understand I dont have the ability to edit stuff deep in the OS, but what can I do to improve the boot time? I have a SSD already, also with stuff like opening Chrome, when I had 7 on my desktop it was almost instant, my laptop does not have the same level of hardware but is there away again to improve overall system performance?

Minimal looking desktop?
I love the minimal look of any OS, more so with apple, dont ask why I just do, I much prefer w8 look over 7s due to it been more professional to me, but I love minimal looks, uniform colours, I have had a look on deviant art but last time I tried it it slowed my desktop down during boot on w8, unsure why but is there a way to do it without performance hits?

Visual studio a good tool?
I used this in college, but never really used all of the app, is it any good for stuff like C? maybe python, we only used VB.

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Answer:Windows 8 - Security/Performance/General questions

Do not visit questionable websites. Use Firefox or Google chrome with add-ons like Adblock Plus, WOT (Web Of Trust), Javascript pop-up blocker. Firewall only would be needed if the system is going off of your LAN. Malware software is your choice. It all depends on the features. Malwarebytes, EmsiSoft, Kaspersky, Bitdefender to name a few. If your ISP offers Norton for free. The newer edition runs lighter then the older edition.

There is also the Router that can make a difference. I am now using the Cisco RV-320, which offers onboard rules & a very good firewall. But you have to look at what the user does with the computer.

A linux machine can be just as easily infected with a Trojan as a Mac or PC running Windows. If you are comfortable with Linux. Stick with Linux.

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With Microsoft's Wi-Fi Sense, people connect to open Wi-Fi networks. But does simplifying the connection process increase the peril? Some security experts think so.

The big security concern
Lee Munson in the Sophos Naked Security blog writes, "What we do know is that access to your network can, depending on your choices, be shared between all your contacts on Outlook.com, Skype and/or Facebook. So, you could be inadvertently granting access network to people you don't know all that well."
Munson's concern is valid, especially if users do not fully understand how Wi-Fi Sense works. He adds, "That means you could find yourself in the position where a comparative stranger who has a tenuous link to you — say, the man you emailed about painting your kitchen, your Zumba instructor or your babysitter — could lurk near your home and connect to your wireless network using the access rights you inadvertently gave them."
 

 
Article

Answer:Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense draws security concerns and questions

 
... where a comparative stranger who has a tenuous link to you — say, the man you emailed about painting your kitchen, your Zumba instructor or your babysitter — could lurk near your home ...
 

 
Your babysitter? I hope that's not a stranger...

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

Answer:Windows Security Updates?

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

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

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

Answer:Security updates for windows XP

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

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Hi all,

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

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

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


Thanks in advance.

Doo0592

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Security Updates

See if any of the info on the following MS Sites will help:Contact Us http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=genuine? 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Terms of Use http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/FAQ.aspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/piracy/activation_faq.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/genuine/

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.microsoft.com/security/security_bulletins/MS03-027.asp

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-027.asp
 

Answer:Security Updates for Windows XP

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

http://forums.techguy.org/t145656/s.html

Hope it helps...

-Z
 

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

Answer:Are Windows and security updates really necessary?

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

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

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

Answer:windows security only updates

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

wont hurt to run them on your other comp either

Roy

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Read a Brink thread on IE9 and a question percolated.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 + IE Security Updates

Hello Gigggles,

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

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

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

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

Answer:windows 8 security updates

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

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

Answer:Windows Security Updates

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

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

Answer:Windows Security Updates

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 Security Updates

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

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Hello -

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

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

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:Can't get Windows Security Updates

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

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I just updated my computer's security updates.

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

What should I do?

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

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

Windows 7 does not have SP-3.

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

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

Answer:Security Updates For Windows

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

Answer:windows security updates

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

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

Answer:Windows security updates

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

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

How come ???


Thanks for your time,
Dennis

Answer:Windows Security Updates

Anyone ??

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

Answer:MS Windows security updates available

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Security Updates

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

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

Louis

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

Answer:Windows Security Updates

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

Answer:Windows XP SP2 and other security updates

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

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Microsoft Security Updates CD (Free)

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

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

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

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/security/protect/update.mspx

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

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

Answer:Windows security updates on CD

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 Pro Security Updates?

Your post has insufficient detail to assist
Please copy and paste to your reply the information in the white box when you run this
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

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

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

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

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

Answer:windows security updates

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

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I just recently upgraded to Windows 7 Pro...

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

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

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My laptop got the Security Master AV Virus. I did the virus removal steps outlined on Bleeping Computer. Everything went smoothly until Step 18, which is deleting the Windows HOSTS File. I was able to download the hostsperm.bat file, however I'm not sure which HOSTS file to delete. In the designated folder (under the Drivers folder), I don't have a file named simply HOSTS. I have files named lmhosts.sam, networks, protocol, and services. I wasn't sure if the lmhosts.sam file was the one I should delete so I haven't yet. I tried to download the file that corresponds to Vista in Step 19 but I kept getting a message saying I didn't have administrator access. I saved the file instead to the desktop and then copied and pasted and that seemed to work. However, I did not delete any other host file and I'm not sure if this is a problem.

I still think the virus is on my laptop, though I don't have the constant popups anymore. I believe this because when I open Windows Security Center, it says "Security Master AV is on but is reporting its status to Windows Security Center in a format that is no longer supported." I'm not sure if this is because I did not finish the steps or what. My current antivirus (Avira) is also not completely working. AntiVir Guard's status says "Service Stopped" and there is no start link. So I know my computer is not fully being protected. I don't know if I need to uninstall and reinstall the antivir... Read more

Answer:Security Master AV Virus - Windows HOSTS File and other questions

Hello jax1221, I too have the same questions. I only saw hosts.ics or imhosts.sam. but if i uncheck hide system folders then i can see a file simply named hosts as a system file. Maybe somebody could clarify this is the correct file to be deleting?

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I have a clean install of Windows 10 Pro.

Belarc Advisor scan results show 2 missing security updates:

Hotfix Id Severity Description (click to see security bulletin)

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

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

AlphaStealthHWSW

Answer:Missing Security Updates for Windows 10 Pro

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

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

Answer:Solved: windows security updates

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hi

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

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

can i backup them and install them later

please need a quick solution

i can't bear this dumb sp3

peace

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

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

If SP3 is causing issues for you, why don't you just uninstall it?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249

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

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

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

Answer:Problem with Windows 7 security updates

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

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

Answer:Windows Security Updates won't install

Try click here

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

Answer:Windows Update Security Updates.

Look below
Security Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Missing Windows security Updates

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

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

Answer:Solved: Windows xp security updates

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hello,

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

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

Answer:Can't install windows security updates

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I use Microsoft's automatic updates and it recently dowloaded 6 updates but for some reason they won't install. It runs through them one by one but then just says...failed! after each attempt. I recently had the Google redirect virus that I finally got rid of so I'm not sure if something has been damaged in the process.

Here are the updates that won't install:

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

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

Thanks
DG

Answer:Windows XP security updates won't install

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

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

Answer:Computer won't except Windows Security Updates.

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

Answer:How often does Windows release new security updates

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

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

Answer:cant turn on windows security updates

Hi,

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

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

 

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

thanks for any help!
 

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

Yes but they will end next Spring.

Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003
Support Ends April 8, 2014
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/what-does-end-of-support-mean

The 2 Tuesday of each month you have Updates.

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

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

Answer:SP2's Windows updates & security risk

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

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

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

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

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Answer:No sound after Windows Security Updates

This confuses me :confused




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

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




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

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

I hope this helps! Good luck!

[dlb]
:major

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

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

Answer:are the Security Updates only for windows firewal

No.

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

Answer:xp cannot download many of the windows security updates

Welcome to TSF....

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

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

Regsvr32 wups2.dll /s
Regsvr32 licdll.dll /s
Regsvr32 regwizc.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml2.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml3.dll /s
regsvr32 comcat.dll /s
regsvr32 shdoc401.dll /s
regsvr32 shdoc401.dll /i /s
regsvr32 asctrls.ocx /s
regsvr32 oleaut32.dll /s
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll /I /s
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll /s
regsvr32 browseui.dll /s
regsvr32 browseui.dll /I /s
regsvr32 msrating.dll /s
regsvr32 mlang.dll /s
regsvr32 hlink.dll /s
regsvr32 mshtmled.dll /s
regsvr32 urlmon.dll /s
regsvr32 plugin.ocx /s
regsvr32 sendmail.dll /s
regsvr32 scrobj.dll /s
regsvr32 mmefxe.ocx /s
regsvr32 corpol.dll /s
regsvr32 jscript.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 imgutil.dll /s
regsvr32 thumbvw.dll /s
regsvr32 cryptext.dll /s
regsvr32 rsabase.dll /s
regsvr32 inseng.dll /s
regsvr32 iesetup.dll /i /s
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll /s
regsvr32 actxprxy.dll /s
regsvr32 dispex.dll /s
regsvr32 occache.dll /s
regsvr32 occache.dll /i /s
regsvr32 iepeers.dll /s
regsvr32 urlmon.dll /i /s
regsvr32 cdfview.dll /s
regsvr32 webcheck.dll /s
regsvr32 mobsync.dll /s
regsvr32 pngfilt.dll /s
regsvr32 licmgr10.dll /s
regsvr32 icmfilter.dll /s
regsvr32 hhctrl.ocx /s
regsvr32 inetcfg.dll /s
regsvr32 tdc.ocx /s
regsvr32 MSR2C.DLL /s
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I was just looking back at my updates and it says that I have been failing all security updates since 8/6/16 and they all give the error code 80070308. What can I do about this

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

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

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

Answer:Windows XP Extended Security Updates?

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

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I have a clean install of Windows 10 Pro.

Belarc Advisor scan results show 2 missing security updates:

Hotfix Id Severity Description (click to see security bulletin)

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

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

AlphaStealthHWSW

Answer:Missing Security Updates for Windows 10 Pro

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

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

Answer:Cannot install windows security updates.

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

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

Answer:Trouble with windows me security updates

Turn off autoupdates and try then
 

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Windows 98 and ME are legacy Operating Systems which are being maintained on extended support by Microsoft Security. Security releases for 98 and ME will generally lag behind the security updates made for XP and 2000 which are under current support. Several critical updates for calendar year 2005 are now available through the Windows Update process for 98 and ME. In updating one of our home PCs, six critical updates were successfully applied and everything continues to work well so far.Windows 98 and ME security updates released on March 10, 2005http://www.techweb.com/wire/security/159400240Windows Update Link for 98 and ME http://www.microsoft.com/windowsupdate

Answer:Windows 98 and ME - Critical Security Updates available

As always, thanks.
Cheers,
John

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

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Microsoft Finally Adds Security Questions for Windows 10 Local Accounts

Microsoft has added another handy security improvement for local accounts on Windows 10, as the latest build introduces security questions to help easily recover a forgotten password.

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17063 and coming to everyone with the release of the Redstone 4 update in the spring of next year, local accounts benefit from security question support that gets users through a very simply wizard to reset a password.

Users can configure up to three different security questions and answers to configure this new option, and Microsoft says that local accounts that have already been set up can be further secured from Settings > Accounts > Sign-in Options > Update your security questions.Click to expand...
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. 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. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at BleepingComputer.com, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/logreply/438356 <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

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Hi all,

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

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

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

Thanks,

Jeff G
 

Answer:Stopping Windows 7 from rebooting after Security updates

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

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

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 20:23:08.26 on Thu 04/14/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3582.3086 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Outdated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\dds.scr
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://www.trendmicro.com/go/hjt/win9x//?hjtver=2.0.2&winver=Windows%20NT%205.01.2600&iever=7.0.5730.13
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: IObitCom Toolbar: {31c7d459-9cc3-44f2-9dca-fc117... Read more

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

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

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

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Hi. I have just gotten rid of the XP Anti-Spyware 2011 rogue as indicated in here. However, there seems to be still one problem regarding the Automatic Updates for Windows Security Center. The red shield with a white x appears on the lower-right taskbar as Windows Security Alerts.In Windows Security Center, the Automatic Updates is set to off. Turning on Automatic Updates displays the message "We're sorry. The Security Center could not change your Automatic Updates settings. To try to change these settings yourself, go to System in in Control Panel. On the automatic updates tab, select Automatic (recommended), and then click ok." Following the above instructions only led me to find that the setting is already on Automatic (recommended).I've looked up the problem to see how to resolve the issue and found out I need to reconfigure the Automatic Updates and the Background Intelligent Transfer Service under Services. The Automatic Updates does not appear in the list of services. The Background Intelligent Transfer Service has its status started but the startup type is "manual", which should be "automatic." Changing it to "automatic" will only make it revert to "manual" after restarting.I'm thinking there's a registry key that hasn't been fixed and it's showing the alert icon and that the security center is reading "off" when I think it should be "on" as indicated in the automatic updates... Read more

Answer:Windows Security Center Auto Updates

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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Hello,

I have a Windows XP security alert that pops-up regularly (very irritating) from the task bar saying that my computer might be in danger because automatic updates are disabled. In fact, they are enabled. Disabling and re-enabling them does not help. How can I get rid of this alert?

Thanks.
Fuzzystone

Answer:Windows XP security alert for automatic updates

Welcome to TSF....

Give this article a read and see if there is any help with this problem:

Windows Update Troubleshooter

http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/

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