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Q: Software Distribution Service

I went to System Restore this morning and I noticed that every day for about a week there has been this "System Distribution Service 2.0" on every date. What is this, because I didn't install or download it. Is it harmful?

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A: Software Distribution Service

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WHAT is 'software distribution service 3.0' ? my system re-started itself at 3 am 08/10/11 ? i was running some new software and thought something went wrong. thanks WINDOWS/XP, HOW OFTEN DOES THIS HAPPEN ? DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT ? THANKS


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I want to remove this from my computer. Can this be done?

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I posted earlier today about a current situation and while awaiting some help, I went to system restore to see what has been done the last couple of months. Went back to December and each month, this "Software Distribution Service 2.0" has appeared. I cannot find out what this is about. It appeared in Dec, once in Jan, twice in February.

Anyone tell me what this is?
HP Pavilion 526X

If I have done something wrong that has caused the freezing of my computer, If I did a restore back to December, would I mess stuff up? Would it backlog all updates etc?
Please forgive me but I an a novice.

A:Software Distribution Service 2.0

I believe that "Software Distribution Service 2.0" is Windows updates creating a restore point. You should see them on the second Tuesday of the month or shortly after.

I would avoid going back all the way to December. When did the problems start?

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My sister whom is in university has a laptop. This laptop is 1.5 years old and has been working perfectly until currently. It seems that while she was sleeping an autimatic update was installed on her computer concerning Software Distribution Service 3.0. This update has dramatically affected the performance of her computer. The computers internet explorer is not working anymore event though she is getting the distribution from the provider even though it was working fine before hand and also the icons are not shown on her desktop. So she asked me to help her fix it. I tried system restore but it wont restore the computer at any points, my suspicion is because it is a Microsoft thing. My sister really needs to have the internet for university and this thing has messed it up. I dont know what to do, but would like some input upon this matter of software didstribution service 3. please reply soon

A:Software Distribution Service 3.0 problem

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So my dad instead this update on the family pc and now whenever we start it, the resolution is low and the setting wont allow me to change it and system restore isnt restoring to before the program was installed. please help for the family pc!

A:Microsoft Software Distribution Service 3.0

"Are you prompted to install "Software Distribution Service 3.0"?
Thats not something coming from windowsupdate. There is nothing called that
in the update catalog."

Eddie Bowers
Security Support
Microsoft Corporation
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I suspect he fell for social engineering and has installed a virus or trojan on the system .
You should go to the malware board and post a hijackthis log .
Looking at other cases it appears it may be a win32 bancos (bankfraud) / smitfraud-c infection.

Regarding your video problem.
Option one go to control panel /system / hardware / device manager
Locate your video card under display adapters
Select it and choose remove
One all video adapters are removed restart your computer and let windows find it , search for and install the best driver it can find.

Option two would be to go to the video card manufacturers web site and download the latest driver pack.

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I noticed that there were many system restore points on my computer titled Software Distribution Service 3.0. I recently restored my computer to one of these SDS 3.0 restore points. (Actually I restored from about 1:00 PM to about 8:00 AM in the same day.) Since there are so many of these SDS 3.0 restore points...I was wondering if they are different versions (like maybe an update or something) of the SDS 3.0 or if they are all the exact same thing.

Note...This is not causing me any computer problems I was just wondering about it.

Thanks in advance!!!

A:Software Distribution Service 3.0 Question

That serivce is used with Windows Automatic update feature. Whenever a microsoft update installs, it makes a restore point.

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For about the past couple of weeks I have had some strange things happening with my Gateway laptop running XP (Media Center ver 5.1 - SP2). Strange by intermittently not recognizing external USB components; keyboard & mouse. Just strange. Slowing down, taking a long time to load programs & files - just like there are too many cookies reporting in. Then upon calling up the task manager it appears with no top headings - including the exit "X". The only way to exit was to highlight the Task Manager and click the "End Process" button.

Had a blue screen event with XP doing a HD check disk!

Yes I ran a virus scan and Ad-aware with no problems showing up.

There are discussions on the web about problems with SDS 3.0 and suggesting using the restore point to remove it. Take a look at (can I do this)...
and read "squirekat's" comments.

I also read that MS has a program you can download to remove it!!!

Oh! SDS 3.0 was installed on my machine on May 13th. I'm anxious to hear from you so I can decide whether this is happening to a lot of you or just some "thing" that's on my computer. I value your input... thanks.

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Hello everyone,

I don't know what is happening with my computer. My computer does not respond when I try to open programs. I can not even restore my computer to a previous point because "Software Distribution Service 3.0" has been downloading to my computer every morning around 2AM. I did not give this software permission to download. Am I infected????? I have never heard of this program before. I tried to do an Internet search to see what this program was, but unfortunately I did not find anything. Can someone please help me???!!! How do I get my computer to respond when I try to open programs? I also notice that I have a lot of programs running in the background that I did not authorize. These programs are taking up a lot of memory and CPU Usage. I also found that a lot of people are having this problem out of "Software Distribution Service 3.0".

Thanking you in advance,
Mrs. Bland

A:Software Distribution Service? Can't Restore Computer

Have you tried using System Restore from a command prompt in Safe Mode?I have not dealt with this issue before but there seems to be a lot of folks with the same complaint. There are some suggestions in this disussion thread.

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WHAT is 'software distribution service 3.0' ? my system re-started itself at 3 am 08/10/11 ? i was running some new software and thought something went wrong. thanks


It's part of the Windows Update system. Your system installed updates @ 3:00am and restarted to complete the process.

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I have a mission-critical business system at stake here!

I encountered a system crash a few days ago that caused my system to reboot and apparently resulted in major corruption of the registry. I can still operate but it intermittently fails to populate the main program groups (Start menu, Programs, Add/Remove, etc). And it's getting worse.

I need to do a System Restore from a prior date. Checkpoints are there.


System Restore is telling me it "CANNOT RESTORE" the system when I try to restore from a checkpoint date that's prior to the date when Software Distribution Service 3.0 showed up (which happens to have been two hours after the system crash that I need to pre-date -- I let Automatic Updates do the update without realizing I had corruption and certainly without realizing that the update would prevent accessing restore points)!

According to some posts I'd found on the web, this is exactly what others have encountered as well: System Restore won't allow a restore from a checkpoint date that's prior to the date Software Distribution Service 3.0 was installed.

And I have yet to find anyone who has found a way to uninstall Software Distribution Service 3.0 (or find any other way for the System Restore to occur).

Before I tried to do the System Restore, I called MS tech support to be prudent after the posts I'd seen that said it might not work. I got them to move me up to a level 2 tech, who said I didn't need to uninstall Software Distr... Read more

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What does Software Distribution Service 2.0 entry in the System Restore in winXP do? A few seconds after this entry got Installed Windows Media Codec Setup. Could it be because of the codec update?

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XP SP3 in place. Thursday night 05/11 Software Distribution Service 3.0 was automaticlaly installed. Friday PC started crashing by switching off completely (no blue screen).
Sometimes it simply won't re-boot and needs leaving alone for a while.
Sometimes it does re-boot and will stay on for 5-10 minutes and then crash and switch off. no error message, no blue screen.
Start in safemode and leave it and it will crash soon.
Unable to run antivirus or MBAM. Last antivir virus scan was successffuly run (negative on 04/11). I have no doubt it is caused by SDS 3.0 which I have researched. I am planning on restoring system to 04/11 but I have also read on various forums that either they were not able to restore pre-SDS 3.0 or if they did, it would re-appear the next day.
Please provide solution to either:
* re-store + prevent SDS 3.0 showing up again or
* patch/fix to add on top
bearing in mind that I have no more than 5-10 minutes, even in safe mode before it crashes again.
thank you
P.S. KB976749 was also installed on 05/11. is that the same as SDS 3.0?
I was also able to get a highjackthis log but that is it. I can provide if it helps but I am not convinced problem is on malware side, more on MS updates...

A:PC switches OFF following Windows Update of Software Distribution Service 3.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enNote the date.SDS has been on my systems since then, I have no idea why you would be receiving critical updates for it.I just went to WUS and manually (I don't do autoupdate) downloaded 4 critical updates: 2 related to MS.NET 1 related to IE8 1 was the Malicious Software Tool.Looking in my Add/Remove Programs...all three (the Malicious Software Tool does not appear in A/RP) appear as they should, 2 under MS.NET installs and 1 under IE8.What are the KB numbers of your installs dated Nov 5 which are reflected in A/R P?Louis

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Hi,My laptop is choking to death. It started wheezing with internet explorer, but now it has full blown internal pneumonia.I haven't gone through the advice in the slow computer guide yet but did run disk cleanup and defrag.I took a look at my running processes and found 4 sets of svchost running. Checking into Google, I found some thoughts that this may be happening each time I run antivirus software. Unfortunately, MS doesnt tell you what to do (unless you would like to call their help desk to get the hotfix).Any ideas?Note: Since this post I did find the svchost article on BC...Thanks! Wonder why MS has the article saying it is due to virus scans?Also: I found software distribution service on my restore point recently. I have seen some articles claiming this to be bad news. So...are these the culprits? How do I deal with them?Deb( is this the appropriate place for this topic? )

A:Svchost Quadtripled And Software Distribution Service Killing Me?

Hi MystyDeb.

You have probably figured out by now that svchost is usually a legitimate generic name for some of the services running on your machine. My machine is running 6 at this moment.

If they are being run by SERVICES or similar (in capital letters) they are probably legitimate and no worry. If there are different instances running, then they will need further investigation.

Let us know what you find. Cheers

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Hello Everyone,

I'm new to this Tech forum but am frustrated and hoping someone can help.

Last night at 3am (and I've seen similar postings on google but no assistance), my computer ran an update (I know to now turn off auto updates)... As a result, I have lost all files I had in a back up folder connected to my old hard drive (new hard drive and link to old hard drive).

Just gone. All of my media files and pictures are missing. I did a system restore and it did nothing but did say the last update was a Service Distribution Service 2.0. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

A:Software Distribution Service 2.0 - Now lost all pictures, media files

This same update actually crashed my machine. I had to run a chkdsk /f in order to get it up and running again.

Perhaps your issue is similar, to run chkdsk, go to the Start Menu and select Run type chkdsk C: /f then click OK. Chkdsk might not be able to lock your drive for a scan and will prompt to run at next reboot. Just type Y press enter and reboot.
Substitute C: for the drive letter with the problem.

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My XP Pro began acting strangely lately: on bootup, a black DOS window for GoogleDesktopUpdate.exe is staying open for a very long time (no activity in the window); intermittently I had nothing in my QuickLaunch toolbar or in my Programs group or even at one point not even anything at all in the Start button; intermittently the Add/Remove window failed to populate with anything; and all my QuickLaunch icons got scrambled (least of my worries of course but part of a much bigger problem).

Recent events that could have led to this include having had the system go into a spontaneous reboot on it's own while I was working in a complex video editing program (I assume it had a bug or the system hiccupped when I hit spacebar to play an audio file). When the reboot that that incurred was done, I got a warning saying XP had just recovered from a "serious" system error.

Looking in my System Restore list for what took place recently in there so I can decide when to try a System Restore from, I notice a few innocuous things that were added since the date I want to do a System Restore from (innocuous because I can uninstall them before doing the System Restore and then reinstall them afterwards, which I assume is the best way to go -- a Symantec web help assistant and, if I choose to go back farther in time, iTunes).

However, it shows one potentially problematic entry dated yesterday, and I need to restore from at least a few days prior to that.

The potentially problemat... Read more

A:Handling "Software Distribution Service 3.0" before doing a System Restore

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May I know if resetting the Key Distribution Center Service Account might cause the occurrence of e.g. some Golden Ticket attack alerts?

Since KDC is a network service that supplies session tickets and temporary session keys to users and computers within an Active Directory domain, might ATA trigger off some alerts because of this action?

Thank you very much in advance.


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Hi, I'm trying to extend the range of my existing D-Link DIR 615 router with a TP-Link WR841N router through the WDS mode on the WR841N. I've matched the settings on each of them but they still do not connect. Any ideas?


A:Wireless Distribution Service (WDS) to extend range of an existing router

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Hi folks, I have a few questions about C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution.old. The folder is 456MB.What is this, and can it be deleted? I think it has something to do with Microsoft updates. I should clarify something: I have TWO Software Distribution folders. A few months ago, after the folks at the HiJackThis forum helped me clear up a malware infection, I started having some problems with some Windows functions. A Microsoft techie solved the problem, but in order to do so he had to create two "Software Distribution" folders. He named the one that already existed "Software Distribution.old" (this is the 456 MB folder), and created a new one: "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution".After he created the ".old" folder, the problems I was having cleared up... so his solution seemed to work. So can I now delete the ".old" folder?Thanks a million, D.

A:Software Distribution Folder

Most likely you can delete it without any issues. But I'd recommend moving it to another location for a week or two to see if you need it. Then, if you still don't need it, delete to the Recycle Bin - where it'll remain until it's forced out (thereby providing a measure of extra protection).

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I just got hired by a company and it is an accounting firm. They currently do not have any way of pushing updates out to there users. They make instruction for them and tell them were the exe is located. We all know how that works, people don't do the updates and then are behind 5 or 6 versions. They use WSUS for windows update. I am not familiar with any software distribution packages that are out there. Can someone help me out.


A:Software Distribution Program help please

We use Ignite

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be deleting windows software distribution downloads will that effect the saved restore dates?

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Was wondering if anyone had some information.

I back-up all my DVD's onto an external hard-drive in the case that the little ones mistake it for a frisbee. With all this data on a HDD, I came across the idea of streaming all this data around the house to be viewed anywhere.

I've scoured the internet for a comprehensive package which can decode the .ISO files, wirelessly stream the a/v feed to a receiver and ultimately onto the TV's around the house. Of course I would need a nice GUI (possibly with access to Gracenote database) allowing me to access and manage these files through my TV. haha, kind of asking for a lot huh? :haha:

Does anyone have any experience with this?

A:Audio/Video Distribution Hardware/Software

I've got a similar setup but far less complicated, just use a video out on your video card and send that as a second display, along with audio, into a AV spliter than send it where you want in your house, also if you can get an old P3 with a video out it works similarly but steams the video off your network, my comp is hooked up to 5 tvs using a combination of the two methods and it works flawlesslythe furthest being almost 60 feet away from my main comp, just a suggestion, a little less complicated in my opinion.

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I have a ton of files in C:\windows\software distribution\downloads\ and have searched online about deleting them. 1 person says it is safe, 1 says don't do it... I'd love to free up the space if it is safe to do so.
I would also like to get rid of other unnecessary features like Tour XP and MSN Gaming but I don't know how to delete the tour and I get a message saying I can't delete Gaming.
Is there any way to do this w/o causing problems?
Is there a link to info on what can be deleted/how to do it anywhere? I know using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel is 1 way but there is a lot of stuff on XP that doesn't show up there.

A:remove files in C:\windows\software distribution\downloads\ OK?


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Hi all. Anyone able to suggest a vbs (or command-line file) to clean out C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Download?

Thanks, I'm aware of the significance (or lack of) of this folder, and I realize I could just drill down to it and manually dump the contents. I'm just looking for a more elegant solution.

Incidentally, the folder seems to named 'SoftwareDistribution' on my XP machines, but 'Software Distribution' (with a space) on my Win7 pc. Maybe just a glitch in the matrix?

Cheers :-)

A:Script or command to delete contents of Software Distribution folder?


Save the the below text a Notepad. And save it as a batch file. i.e.

File > Save as > <filename>.bat

Note: You have to Right Click on the Batch File and Run as administrator

net stop wuauserv
ren %windir%\SoftwareDistribution SD.old
net start wuauserv
Hope this helps,

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This is personal SCCM but I need some help.

When I have msi application and want to distribute the content to SCCM and DP as distribution pons, DP received it and SCCM did not failed got this message  (Distribution Manager failed to connect to the distribution point ["Display=\\SCCM-M3N.M3N.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=M3N"]\\SCCM-M3N.M3N.com\.
Check your network and firewall settings.)
Please help

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I have all up-to-date AV (Microsoft Security essentials) on my machine and have run it and Malwarebytes at regular intervals. I've never had any problems however recently Malwarebytes threw up 3 odd things, Didn't look like anything too significant but I elected to "remove": before noting what they were and now Malwarebytes gives the all clear, as does a full AV scan.

However I also ran a GMER scan which I include below, which pointed to something strange in C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Event cache.

I also recently did a Windows update manually, even though I have it set to Automatic updates. I was surprised to see I had 22 updates needed. I downloaded and installed these without trouble. I checked my Automatic updates and it is selected to download and install the updates automatically, at a particular time of day. However all the options to change this - the day, whether to do it automatically, or not at all is all greyed out.

I'd like to get the Automatic updates configuration available again and to confirm that I can have Automatic updates working.

Would it be safe to delete all the files in the event cache, (or just the ones listed below in the Gmer output) or alternatively, the registry key that is referred to in the Gmer output below? Would this clear the issue or what other steps should I take?

Here is the GMER output:

GMER - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2010-09-03 15:15:52
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
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A:Solved: C:\windows\software distribution\event cache - and automatic updates

Was just running an on-line Panda scan and at 33% it had already thrown up 9 infected files. I'm going to post in a malware forum instead.

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The title says it all. What's in it and can it be deleted?

A:"C:\WINNT\Software Distribution"--what's in it; can it be deleted?

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Every time I attempt to allow windows automatic updates to install software distribution 3.0, one of the updates in that distribution causes my windows to load in perpetuity(the black screen with the windows logo where the blue bar is loading). I have to do system restore every time to start my windows normally. Should I just disable automatic updates? However, I would need to know which ones to install manually.

A:Cannot boot windows, after a Windows software distribution 3.0 update

If you want to download Update files and run them manually without searching all over microsoft.com, you can install theMS Baseline Security Analyzer, which scans your system,tells you what's missing and offers downloads to run or save.It's also very informative generally:MS BSAnalyzer ver 2.1.1http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enBelarc Advisor is a useful tool, for a detailed profile of your computer;hardware, software, MS Hotfixes, product keys, software licences etc.It will also tell you which ones are missing.(Free) Belarc Advisor:http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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My on-line PC support services provider (VT-Support in US) tells me that I need to "activate my Windows Software Security Service Pack" which apparently expired earlier in this month.

When asked they quoted a one time fee of $350 to do this for me.
Can this re-registration be done here in Australia?
If so what do I need to do?
Thank you
Brian Ash
61- 2- 94818560

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hi all
i just installed software update service in win2k3 server
i have IIS installed and internet explorer 6
i used peer to peer networking, win 2k3 as stand alone server

the problem is : when i go to SUSadmin thru a browser, it shows nothing
only a blank white screen

what could be the problem

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i dont know if this has been discussed here before or not. but i recently did an update from microsoft that included the software distrubution service 3.0. when i rebooted my computer i could no longer access the internet. i did a system restore and computer worked fine. somhow it got reinstalled again on my computer even though i didnt do it. and i had to do system restore again. ive been seeing on the net that alot of people are having problems with this update. how do i stop this thing for good? oh yeah before it was reinstalled without me doing it i had automatic updates turned off.


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I don't know if that's bad but it could be what's causing problems.

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Customer service has a significant role in the growth of a company. To improve the quality of customer interaction, our director board has decided to implement customer service software in our firm. I believe the operations like call automation will surely help to enhance the communication with the client. Most of the companies are now using such systems. But we have never used this before. So getting your suggestions and advice about implementing this system would be really helpful at this time.

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I'm going to be starting a local computer repair service, so I was just wondering what all software I should keep handy. I will be doing virus and spyware removal, hardware repair, computer setup, operating system installation, and other similar things. I would like to use freeware, because I am a high school senior and do not have much money right now. The main thing I need is some sort of hardware diagnostic tool.

A:Software for a computer repair service?

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Windows 7 Professional (x64) - (Pre-installed by HP.)
My automatic Microsoft Updates stopped working sometime after 2/9/2010,
with a Error Code C0000022. My system still runs good, just can't get updates.

After digging around, I found that it is because Software Protection Service is failing to start (error 0xD0000022) on bootup and cannot be started manually, with 'Error 5: Access is Denied'.

This OS was fully (legally) licensed and now it states that the Windows Activation - Status Not Available. (I have NOT used any cracks.)

Can anyone help me with this?

A:Software Protection Service will NOT start.

You might want to try uninstalling Update (KB971033). It could have installed improperly. That's the new Microsoft validation update. Those particular updates are known for being garbage.

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Hello All,

I am new to this forum. Actually I was looking for the service desk software for my small finance business. I am not able to give my clients a proper service, that's why I am shifting to the support software, please help me choosing the right software.


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I have an Acer Travelmate that is running Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit with Service Pack 2. It was functioning correctly until the last windows update. Now when it starts it seems as though everything is functioning but upon further working with the computer I see that Windows Update is erroring out with the code 80070426. I looked into this and was directed to look at the services and found that the Software Licensing Service is not running. I try to start it and it says the file is missing. I double checked and the file slsvc.exe is actually there. I also noticed that the computer information is telling me that the copy of windows is not activated. So I click on Activate it and I get the same error as the Update. Once again searching leads me to the Software Licensing Service. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. I have run Malwarebyte and no infected objects were found. Also ran the Microsoft One Care online scanner and the Microtrend Housecall scanner and nothing was found.

A:Software Licensing Service not Starting

you say that slsvc.exe is actually there, but check it's "properties" and make sure it's the same size as mine, as it may have been corrupted, if it's not the same size, try running the sfc /scannow , it may repair it....good luck

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I am having a horrible time trying to get this software to load and work on my computer. Everything is installed, I just can't run the program. I've noticed from doing some googling that this isn't uncommon, but I can't find the solution. Anyone?

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Well, for some weird reason I can't restart the software protection service of my windows 8.1 .I tried to fix it by restarting my computer, however, that doesn't help. Reinstalling or restoring my computer isn't an option for me right now. After starting up
and logging in, my windows gives me warning that- it is unable to connect to a certain group policy of client service.
Because of this problem I am also unable to start ms-office related products.
Can anybody help me regarding the problem? 
Note: I am currently using windows 8.1 core single language pack interface edition.  

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The error I'm having is:
Failed to schedule Software Protection service for re-start at 2018-02-26T19:56:25Z. Error Code: 0x80070002.

I look and have not found anything on this error if someone can tell me on how to fix that would be greatly appreciated.

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what sending fax app support terminal service on windows 2000 server ? thank you, we tried winfax from symantec but it could not send. Thx.

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Hey everyone,

I have a question about internet and site security. What is the difference between a web application firewall and a security software as a service? What would be the benefits of each?

I have a website that gets a few thousand hits a month, but still needs protection from hackers. What should I be expected to pay, and what are the pros and cons of both of these types of internet security?

Much thanks!


A:Application Firewall vs. Software as a Service

A web application firewall does not route traffic on the network layer. All traffic stops at the firewall which may initiate its own connections if the traffic satisfies the rules.SaaS (Software as a Service) is generally associated by software professionals and business associates with business software and is typically thought of as a low-cost way for businesses to obtain rights to use software as needed versus licensing all devices with all applications.Even if your website doesn't get too much activity, you still want to make sure that its 100% safe, and not low ball it because you want to save money. I do a lot of software research for my company, and have recently come across this new service called XyberShield. It is a relatively new concept for Internet Security, enacting a Behavior Based Protection that attacks and stops cyber attacks before they cause damage to your website. Everything from SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting, SSI Injection, Brute Force Attacks, and HTTP Response Splitting is shut down through this service. The best part about it is its cheap compared to other services and products. You might want to check it out if your looking for something to protect your web application with, heres the link http://xybershield.com Hope I answered some of your questions, let me know if I can be of anymore help!

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Ok I have been informed fairly certainly that my RAID 5 is not rebuildable. 1 of 3 went bad, and before I got that drive back form Samsung, another drive went bad (Samsung HD scan in DOS stated bad a sector). Nice... which means only one healthy drive, no rebuild. So now onto recovery option... getting past the fact that I shoulda woulda coulda have had a real backup, etc, I need to make a decison here how to try to gain some data back, and any opinions would be appreciated, especially if you have done or gone through this before....

I see this software for $800


but at less than 3 MB, can it be legit, or anyone heard of this?

I called what seems like a good company, drivesavers.com, and they said about a $400 charge even if NO data is saved, some analysis fee... but they said from my case, they should be able to save most data... to save and deliver, they say for me about $4500, but can be less if they recover less than all the data, like per GB or # of vital files they cannot restore... I will talk to them more tomorrow. But of course I rather just spend the $800 (ya, JUST) and do it myself if this is valid software that wont also eradicate my data and make it totally non-recoverable.

Of if anyone has another place or software that works for this situation, please let me know, thanks.

A:RAID 5 Recovery Service or Software

This website might be of some help.

www.datarecoveryadvice.org general information on data recovery and a section on RAID recovery.

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I was using computer with windows 8.1 and everything shuts down and reboots.  I look at system logs and it states System unexpectedly shut down. Also Computer was improperly shut down.  I go to application and find entry Successfully scheduled
Software Protection service for restart at 2114-06-12T18:34:09Z.  Reason Rules Engine. If user has administrative rights there should be override of this since it did not show an error state.  Are they trying to make the OS less and Less useful?
I have a temperature sensor running and cpu was 60 degrees below max temperature.
PS last update broke my combo plug headset.  System has forgotten how to set the single combo plug for input and output.  I have a feeling it involves RealTek drivers again. It also affected Intel audio too.

A:Unacceptable behavior from software protection service

Many reasons could caused the computer shutdown expectedly.
Was this behavior regular?
Please check if there any schedule task is configured to carry out this operation.
Run this command:
schtasks /query /v /fo LIST
If there is no clue, perform a Clean Boot to see if there is any third-party software conflicts.
How to perform a clean boot in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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I have tried all the solutions that are possible with Windows, and I haven't once gotten the service to work because of error 1058: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. Can anyone please help me? I have my Windows 10 reserved already, because I hope that OS will fix this problem. Everything to do with the Software Protection service is gray and I cannot do anything with it. I may replace the sppsvc.exe entirely with a retail 8.1's copy and see if that helps.

A:Windows 8.1 Software Protection service cannot start

Swapping files is not advisable...
The cause could be AV blocking it, or some thridparty app...
Try verifying with the sfc /scannow and Dism /Restorehealth commands.
The service must be run from the Task (SvcRestartTask\Microsoft\Windows\SoftwareProtectionPlatform) as it needs NT Authority credentials.

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"Software Licensing" service in the "Services" section continually stops. This is prohibiting me from receiving Windows Updates.

I've done a complete scan using Norton's Security AV.....nothing detected
I've used Spybot's Search and Destroy..... nothing detected

It does not appear that there is a virus/malware affecting this.

This just started happening in past 10 days. I've made no changes to my computer. I've tried to use system restore but no matter which date I choose it will not restore.

How do I solve the Software Licensing issue if this is not allowing me to check for updates? Thanks

A:Software Licensing service continually stops

Closing duplicate thread to one already in progress, one thread per issue please: http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/1031855-desperate-windows-update-very-serious.html

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