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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer not downloading security updates

Q: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer not downloading security updates

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

I usually run this when buying used equipment ive run it twice this week first time it did its job , but this time its not downloading its updates .

Just a black download bar for last 20 mins .

any idea before i unload it , lenovo - thinkpad t420 it does have loads of preinstalled nonsense software on in .

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Preferred Solution: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer not downloading security updates

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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.0 is an easy-to-use tool that helps small and medium businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance. Improve your security management process by using MBSA to detect common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on your computer systems.

Built on the Windows Update Agent and Microsoft Update infrastructure, MBSA ensures consistency with other Microsoft management products including Microsoft Update (MU), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Systems Management Server (SMS) and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM).

Great application!

A:Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1.1

It's useless to have, and it'll throw up an error message and not work properly in some computers.


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In response to direct customer need for a streamlined method of identifying common security misconfigurations, Microsoft has developed the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA). Version 2.0.1 of MBSA includes a graphical and command line interface that can perform local or remote scans of Windows systems. MBSA runs on Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, and Windows XP systems and will scan for common security misconfigurations in the following products: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Internet Information Server (IIS) 5.0, and 6.0, SQL Server 7.0 and 2000, Internet Explorer (IE) 5.01 and later, and Office 2000, 2002 and 2003. MBSA also scans for missing security updates, update rollups and service packs published to Microsoft Update.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP



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Hello I've ran the Microsoft baseline security analyzer and it tells me the following:

Incomplete Updates
A previous software update installation was not completed. You must restart your computer to finish the installation. If the incomplete installation was a security update, then the computer may be at risk until the computer is restarted.

I've restarted my computer several times and my computer says everything is up to date and completed?

A:Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

This might help you : Previous Update Not Completed

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I recently installed the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. When running the scan, I keep getting back that it could not perform any security update scans because the registry could not be accessed. I have configured my Norton Firewall to permit all for this program, but still get the same scan message. Anyone know how to get this program to scan for security updates? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Help

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I recently learned about the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and it seems like a neat tool. It's mentioned in the Security Help Tools thread here as well.

Has anyone used this tool? If so, what are your thoughts on it? I've run it only once and it seems like it can be useful.

Your thoughts?


A:Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer: have you used it?

I've used it on and off. It can identify patches that you have missed, for some reason, when using Windows Update.

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I downloaded and installed this tool. When I try to scan get: Computer not found.

A:Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

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When downloading MBSA from Microsoft's site I get "This setup cannot be installed on a x64 system: try installing a setup that supports x64 bit systems.)

I cannot find such a setup. A really helpful message!

So, how can I download MBSA for my x64 bit W7 machine?


A:Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) for 64 bit W7

Did you download the 32bit version by mistake? What's the file name? It should be:





Here's an alternate download link from Softpedia:

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Download - Softpedia

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It says, Done downloading security update information then stops.

A:Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer not working in vista

Hi mc1548,

Does it stop completely? Chances are that you think that it has stopped whereas in reality it is still running. You need to give the program chance to execute. I have just run it on my system and there is a considerable pause at this point, but then it continues without any problems.

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I got error while running MBSA report in server2012R2.

ERROR CODE IS :(0X80070002) Security update.

I tried windows update related services restarting and rename s/w distribution folder.
kindly suggest on this.

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Does Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.3 support Windows Server 2016 OS? if not do we have alternative?

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I have a Windows 7 pro laptop. I want to know if I can install MBSA on my PC and use it to analyze the very same PC that MBSA is installed on. I don't have more than on PC. MBSA seems to be rather complicated and I think it will take some time for an unexperienced
user like me to configure. But if it is possible to use MBSA on one single PC I would like to try...

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I'm having WinXP Home and i'm getting following error messages while installing MBSA v1.2:
Module C:\Program Files\Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer\serversecure.dll failed to register. HRESULT -21472211674. Contact your support personnel.

When I ignore I get the message:

Module C:\Program Files\Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer\xmldb.dll failed to register. HRESULT -2147221164. Contact your support personnel.

When I ignore this also then the setup succesfully succeeds but the application does not run on double-clicking on its desktop icon and I further get this message:

A Runtime Error has occurred.
Do you wish to Debug?

Line: 48
Error: Object doesn't support this property or method
Yes No

On clicking NO I get this message:

A Runtime Error has occurred.
Do you wish to Debug?

Line: 16
Error: Object doesn't support this property or method
Yes No
Again clicking on NO I get the screen where I select the option "Scan My Computer" and I again get the message:

A Runtime Error has occurred.
Do you wish to Debug?

Line: 42
Error: Object doesn't support this property or method
Yes No

On selecting No I get the screen with the header "Pick a computer to scan" a... Read more

A:[Solved] Unable to install Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer(MBSA) v1.2

I have been able to solve this problem by downloading and installing the latest Windows Script available at the Microsoft.com website by virtue of which the other IE script errors are also removed.

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Hello, I hope I am posting in the correct forum. I am working on a system running XP SP3 (my sisters). This is a fresh system recovery on a Dell Dimension E510.
I am trying to use the latest version of MBSA 2.2. I like to use MBSA in order to be sure that I am thorough in my update and restoration of my sisters computer. I have already tried to use the earlier version of MBSA with the same exact result. For
general information:
I have installed, uninstalled, re-installed, uninstalled and upgraded to the latest version (2.2)
I have applied all patches/updates to the system.
I have Dot Net Framework version 3.5 installed.
I have a recent copy of VBSCRIPT.dll (the actual version is 5.8.6001.23000).
I am running with the latest MSXML files (including versions 2, 4 and 6). 
And I have tried everything (as far as I could understand) that I have found as to possible solutions and nothing has worked.
Here is what happens I try to use MBSA:
The program installs just fine and the local scan appears to run.
The problem happens when the MBSA report tries to open. I get the following error no matter how I proceed.

"Internet Explorer Script Error
An error has occurred in the script on this page.
Line: 156
Char: 11
Error: Object Required
Code: 0
Do you want to continue to run scripts on this page?
Yes     No"
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A:Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2 - IE script error, can't view reports

Have you tried to check "Disable script debugging (Internet Explorer)" in the advanced "Internet options" ? That way, the page won't be debugged, and will be displayed "as is" (if at all possible). Not a real solution, but it might provide you with the
necessary information.

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I just did a scan using "MS Baseline Security Analyzer" one of the results had a Red Flag: File System: Results-Not all hard drives are using the NTFS file system (G: drive FAT 32) (C: drive NTFS) (N: drive NTFS) . The G: drive is an external 250gb WD drive, C: drive is an 40gb internal drive, N: drive is an 250gb internal drive. So what does this mean, and is there anything I should do?

A:MS Baseline Security Analyzer

As long as you are using the portable drive witout any problems, you'll be finehttp://www.theeldergeek.com/ntfs_or_fat32_file_system.htmhttp://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s..._october01.mspx

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I use XP Pro and have used BSA successfully in the past. But since my XP SR2 upgrade, I don't believe BSA has worked since. It seems to install successfully but when I click on the shortcut and launch the program, I see the first thing I have to do is type in my IP address. Then I click scan and nothing happens. I have tried removing BSA and redownloading and installing again and again. Nothing! Then I noticed the sentence in the middle of the window which says: "This version of Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer has expired. Please upgrade to the released version." Why is this message displayed when I have just installed the latest version of BSA?

Thanks, Ken.

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Has anyone used this utility yet? It's in the microsoft download section. According to a blurb in a recent computer magazine this program is supposed to anaylize all the hotfixes on your system and advise you what fixes didn't take and what fixes you missed, etc. I was going to download it, but being a nervous nelly when it comes to changing my computer, I stopped when it said for IT users and then a warning that some files can harm my system. I would like to try it but I guess I need some assurance from users of this program. Kindly help if you can. Many Thanks.

A:MS Baseline Security Analyzer

Hi I just had a look at this but it seems its only for Windows 2000 or XP,I was going to be your guinea~pig till I saw that lol,sorry .....

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I tried to download "MS Baseline Security Analyzer" a error box came up (This installation package is not supported by this processor type. Contact your product vendor.
I have a Dell Dimention 2400, Intel Pentium 4 processor, Intel 845GV system chip set, PCI: 33 MHz bus and 512 mb 333 MHz memory.
What is the problem?
Uncle Marine

A:MS Baseline Security Analyzer

Check under system requirements in the FAQ'shttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/securit...4922.aspx#EWBAC

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I am running win xp home edition.
Has anyone used this utility yet? It's in the microsoft download section. According to a blurb in a recent computer magazine this program is supposed to anaylize all the hotfixes on your system and advise you what fixes didn't take and what fixes you missed, etc. I was going to download it, but being a nervous nelly when it comes to changing my computer, I stopped when it said for IT users and then a warning that some files can harm my system. I would like to try it but I guess I need some assurance from users of this program. Kindly help if you can. Many Thanks.

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Today I tried to download "MS Baseline Security Analyzer" I got this error box, (This installation package is not supported by this processor type. Contact your product vendor).
I have a Dell Dimention 2400, Intel Pentium 4 processor, Intel 845GV chip set, PCI:33 bus and 512 mb 333 MHz memory.
What's my problem ?.

A:Solved: MS Download (Baseline Security Analyzer)

You have to make sure you get the right one, I would look for the one that says MBSASetup-x86-EN.msi
It is in the downloads at the bottom of this page:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...889E-ECF997EB18E9&displaylang=en#Requirements

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Hello Everyone

Im new to this forum, so be gentle

Anyway, recently ran MSBSA and came up with some results i didn't quite understand. Everything it check was ok, except for MSXML Security Updates (which had a yellow X in the score colume) & Windows Security Updates (which had a blue asterisk)

It said that MSXML 3.0 needed updateing to SP4, but what is msxml ? & Windows Security Updates needed the following updates: MS03-008 (814078) , MS03-030 (819696) , MS03-051 (813360) , MS04-016 (839643) However when i go to the Windows Update site and scan for any updates my machine may need, it says i don't need any updates. Whats going one ?


A:MS Baseline Security Analyzer, scan results.

MSBSA detects files which may be outdated, despite the patch setup. In this case, you need to rerun the installers mentioned in the bulletins above. The patches may have been installed once, but MS's other patches sometimes overwrite files, etc. The MS KB number is usually the one in the parenthesees.. You can generally find those on the web in the format of:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=####### (replace the number signs)

As far as MS XML goes, that is a product which provides extendible applications for stuff like OMA, mobile exchange access, web browsers, etc. It provides front page extensions, OWA/Sharepoint services, quite a few things now that I think about it, but I really don't use them much.


Contains XML 3.0 SP4. I'd suggest moving to XML 4.0 SP2 if your OS will support it, it's my understanding it has a few fundamental security changes which are improvements over the 3.0 schema.

Hope this helps. And Welcome to Techspot!

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When I ran the security analyser, it detected several issues, but when I click eg "Result Details", it just freezes up.
I've tried un/reloading it. Win7 Home Premium.

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I have applied Microsoft security baseline to Windows 10 IoT.

Can anyone please provide a workaround or a solution to revert back the system to previous/original state?
(Any way which can basically revert the system + group policy + registry settings back to the way it was before applying security baselines)

PS: Microsoft compliance toolkit itself does not have this option which is why I have mention even a workaround would help if you know any.

Note: Just reversing GPO will not help. We will need to revert GPO + registry + (potential changes introduced by baseline).

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Ok well i follow the instructions and it then says
"MSHOME\J ( The Server service is required and is not running."

I dont understand really what this means someone please point me in the right direction so i can get this to work!!!

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As I am an avid reader and suscribe to the ideals portrayed here at this professional and "excellent site. I need to ask this question as NOT to violate the principles set forth in this sites philosophy which I am currently enjoying its benefits(speed, security ect.). Always wanting to bolster my security and protections, I am hesitant to add any "un-useful" or "un-warranted" crap!!!!!

1- Does it actually accomplish a useful purpose. I want to avoid unnecessary "clutter" at the expense of speed reduction ect..

2- Does it "tend" to conflict with anything......

3- It claims to "automatically" install updates...Without prompting???? I have, so far, avoided installing IE7 until perhaps a future date. If I run MBSA, does it provide an option to install any or all updates or will it do it blindly.......

Running WinXP-Home SP2

A:Mbsa- Microsoft Baseline Security Analysis

MSBA was designed for small businesses to use to audit the security state of their computers as well as administrative vulnerabilities (not applicable to most home computers) and is primarily a reporting tool. While it will scan computers for missing security updates, it can be configured to present missing ones for installation.http://www.microsoft.com/technet/Security/...s/mbsa2/qa.mspxIn my view this is certainly overkill for most home computers, even networked. It is easy enough to use Windows update to check for missing patch installation.Regards,John

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Have just reinstalled my comp and did the usual Windows update business to install missing hotfixes, drivers....etc.

For some reason I decided to give Microsoftt Baseline Security Analyser a go...and wish I hadn't bothered. It discovered 6 missing hotfixes and some other misc stuff. Problem is, everything it found was actually there. I looked at Windows Update Installation history and they were there. Just to be sure though, I uninstalled them, and downloaded the individual files (they were def the correct ones) and reinstalled them. Windows update recognises that they are there...but MBSA stil insists they are missing or out of date.

Anyone come across this at all ? I'm happy that the hotfixes are installed, but am just wondering what MBSA is playing at.

kind regards...mel

A:Microsoft Baseline Security Pile O' Crap

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I Cant fix the problem...

^these are the settings even AFTER the scan.

I dont know how to fix this stuff.

A:Microsoft Baseline Analyzer 2 - Help with fixing problems

SpyKiller112 said:

I Cant fix the problem...

^these are the settings even AFTER the scan.

I dont know how to fix this stuff.Click to expand...

According to your images, you have Disable checked which should then allow you to be prompted for client certificates when no certificate ...
I'm guessing the rest of the box says, exists, i.e. a certificate does not exist.

If a certificate does not exist, then it would make no sense to prompt for something that does not exist. If that is the case, toggle it to Enable so you don't get prompted for client certificates when they do not exist.

With regards to the recommendations of the scan, reset the Security toggle from High to Medium to see if that works for you. A Medium level of Security is usually recommended for the average user.

-- Tom

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I want to scan a computer using MBSA but I received an error: "nwl\server1 (Unknown IP) An unexpected error has occurred. The operating system returned error message 67 The network name cannot be found." I learnt that I have to enable a few firewall
inbound rules on the computer I want to scan but am unsure on which ones to enable. Please help!

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Hello Friends,
I am trying to gather report with MBSA for Windows update from WSUS server, and getting this error.
 Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80072efe.
Please help to resolve.


Amit Kumar

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According to recent news releases of late. Microsoft has (apparently) shifted it's focus to training it's programmers about security proofing their code.

Microsoft has also released a Microsoft product security analyzer which will check your system for holes and report to you potential security threats/holes etc.

The tool can be used over a network and can scan multiple computers. It's actually quite useful and provides fairly good info on how to fix any problems.

Download the tool here and give'er a whirl:

Microsoft Windoze Security Analyzer

Hope it helps.


A:Microsoft Security Hole Analyzer Available

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Microsoft released a decent tool:

Windoze Security Analyzer

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Microsoft Message Analyzer - Microsoft Security Event Logs - How to Group by IP Address and Sort Top talkers highest to lowest
I open a saved Microsoft Security Event Log evtx file and right click one of the event and group by IP address.
This gives me a count of how many security events is generated per IP Address.
However, I do not know how to sort highest to lowest the top talker. Basically, which IP address generated the most security events in my log file.

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Get-MsrcSecurityUpdate does not seem to list some "security only" updates in the xml output.
It does list all the other updates including Monthly rollups. Is there a way to retrieve this?
For example, the following updates are missing from the output when the command
Get-MsrcSecurityUpdate -Year 2017 was executed:

4015548, 4014985,   4014986,   4014987 and 4014988.

Mansur Farooq

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Hello, I have been really choosy in downloading Microsoft Updates and most of the time I only install updates like "update for microsoft windows 7 and security updates for windows 7". Do you guys install the .Net framework 4 updates? and is it really necessary?

A:Downloading Security Updates for .NET Framework 4, necessary?

Welcome to Seven Forums Nev4rForgotten. I personally take all the .net updates. But I also make system images before I do, just in case (I make weekly images anyway). The last (5/8) updates were security updates to prevent remote code execution. I think if you have .net installed, you should take the updates. Many recommend waiting to see if there are reported issues before installing, but do not skip them entirely.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-035 - Critical : Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2693777)

A Guy

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I am trying to find a complete listing that able to filter by OS - Windows version that shows all the patches and updates listing so that I can use it as a comparison to set a baseline for my computer. Found this link very useful but I am not able to export
or look at the type of updates.
Did a lot of research but the information kind of scattered.
Is there any other option that I can explore ?

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Have Vista home premium 64 bit
Downloaded v. 2.2 Baseline Security
Completely different from earlier version
Now it says to enter name - But there is not a field to enter name.
OR enter ISP - tried that and the program still does not work.
How to go back to earlier version?
Or fix this one?

A:Baseline Security v. 2.2 where name etc?

If you want the earlier version, just do a system restore from before the upgrade.
System Restore - How to

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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.

A: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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We use a third-party Microsoft patch management system, unfortunately we have to approve all patches manually. It has become a monotonous task to jump on the security bulletin and manually "take-note" of all of the updates released (KB numbers)
to mitigate that vulnerability. After I take note of all of them, I have to jump on the "third-party Microsoft patch management system" and approve every patch (KB #) associated with that Bulletin. 
I am wondering if there is an easier way to get a list of all of the new Microsoft patches released just for a specific Microsoft Security Bulletin. My current method is just sifting through the Bulletin and copying/pasting every KB number I find that is
designed to patch the vulnerability.
I would assume there is somewhere I can go or a tool I can utilize which would allow me to get the list of all of the KB numbers that need to be approved.
Or Am I out of luck (And just have to sift through the Bulletin to collect the associated KBs)?

I appreciate any and all suggestions/advice/ridicule.

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On the weekend I mistakenly turned off the power while my desktop was shutting down. The computer then wouldn't start Windows and after various failed attempts at system recovery I did a factory system restore.

Last night I successfully downloaded MSE but with the status per screenshot below.

I clicked the Update button and it downloaded for over four hours before telling me the update failed because of lost internet connection. I'm on satellite internet and the connection can drop in and out.

I hesitate to try to update the same way again, with such a long wait, but will have to if that's my only option.

So I'm wondering if there is a better alternative?

Thanks in anticipation.

ETA - Thought I should add some info that may/may not be pertinent. Since the factory restore the desktop is running Windows 7 Home Premium (without Service Pack 1) and Internet Explorer 8. I had problems installing the Windows Service Pack, and was unable to upgrade to IE 11 without it. I intend to seek separate help for these issues on this forum, once I've followed the posting guidelines. Cheers.

A:trouble downloading/updating Microsoft Security Essentials

Hey! Try disabling IPv6 then set DNS to &

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     My question is with regards to the Windows 10 Security Baseline and comes after going through the items listed in the references section at the end of the this.
     Within the Baseline, there is a setting for 'NoNameReleaseOnDemand' (default is enabled within the attached baseline GPO). I have checked a few machines and noticed that this key does not exist (nor does the corresponding computer
policy).  In the absence of setting the relevant registry key manually or applying the attached baseline GPO, does the default Windows 10 install utilize the behavior that the registry key/baseline makes available/enables OR is it necessary to create
the registry key/apply the baseline in order to get the OS to utilize the behavior (enabled or disabled).

    Put another way, in a default OS install without the key and without this baseline being applied, will the OS:

1) Potentially respond to a name-conflict / name-release request by relinquishing its' name, which is why it is necessary to set the registry key/apply this baseline for a more secure system


2) Not relinquish its' name because there is some other mechanism within the default OS that will prevent this in the same way that creating/setting the key/applying the baseline will. If this is the case, is there a reference or some documentation that would
indicate this?

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/2015/1... Read more

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Hi all,

I'm new to the forums, and very glad to have found this group.

I'm in the process of resolving some malware issues on a few systems. This machine is running XP Pro, SP2, and I believe it's clean.

I've installed HiJackThis and done a scan:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:12:48 AM, on 10/25/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\System Tools\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = wmplayer.exe //ICWLaunch
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Related Page - {9A9C9B69-F908-4AAB-8D0C-10EA8997F37E} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WinNB58.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Related Page -... Read more

A:Want to create a security baseline...

bump . . . ?

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"Secunia states on its IE 8 page that Microsoft has addressed only two of the four vulnerabilities found to date in the new browser. The service's report of a URL path-spoofing vulnerability was posted on Aug. 19. A "Charset Inheritance Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability" in IE 8 remains unpatched more than two years after the problem was first discovered, according to Secunia's report. (The vulnerability also affects IE 7.)

To be sure, Firefox and other browsers periodically suffer from flaws such as IE's. But until Microsoft learns to close its browser's holes within days, as Mozilla and other browser developers do, using Firefox or another alternative to IE is still your best bet."

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The CIS benchmark for 2000/NT was released 7-17-02.

I couldn't find it posted here, so I thought many of you might like to know it is available. Benchmarks for XP, 98, ME, etc. will be out shortly, probably before 9-17-02. The Govt is "required" to use the Gold Standard version; business and home users are "urged" to use at least the minimum version.

Have any of you used them? What do you think about the results? I'm waiting for the XP series, so I can't comment.

CIS (Center for Intenet Security) :
Win 2000/NT "Workstation Benchmark - Consensus Baseline" - http://www.cisecurity.org/

I've used the MBSA and found one MS patch had to be updated to a new revised one; a couple of services needed to be closed; my Internet Options settings exceeded specs.

MBSA - Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, for Win XP/2000.

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my computer wont download the following secutity updates...kb941569....kb 928365...kb 950762...kb 951376...kb 951698

A:Microsoft Security Updates

Hi scotty88, I am moving this to the XP forum. Correct me if you use a different OS. You won't get the proper assisstance you need in the introduction forum.

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In this month updates when I downloard and install my monitor will not come on after I sign in. it shows a blank screen when I press inter a screen comes up and tells me that my screen has no connection, I manully rebooted computer and did a reloard of
my last saved back up and everything worked great, installed updates and screen when out again and did another reboot to an earlier date and signed in and screen works fine, what update is doing this to my monitor

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Some users of windows 7 claim that microsoft security updates are not necessary. They claim that their computer runs faster without them. Are there members of this forum that ignore the updates without problems?

A:Are Microsoft Security Updates Really Necessary?

Hi Huck,
In my humble opinion yes.
Most people became infected in 3 ways.
They open a message attachment
Download what they think is a safe program
or visit an infected site.

Either way the code is injected into your comp, partially due to the lack of dilligence of the user,
me included i was multi-tasking at the time. but in my defence it was none of the above

Now there looking for other ways that are not so user reliant, ie OS orientated and the patches that MS are issuing are to stop these.

Why do you think there are so many AV and AM companies are out there.


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