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Q: Security updates

I still use Windows 7 as the software used cannot transfer to Windows 10.
I understand that it is possible to pay for continued security updates after 14 Jan 2020. How do I do this?

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Preferred Solution: Security updates

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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

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

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

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

OGA Notifications Data-->
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A: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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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?
 

A:Security Updates and general Updates for Windows XP

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Hello,

I have a ton of Updates, Sec. Updates, and hot fixes installed on WinXP. Is it ok for me to uninstall all but the most recent udates and hotfixes out of the previously listed categories without problems?
 

A:WinXP- Updates, Security Updates, Hotfixes

No, you shouldn't uninstall any updates.
 

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Receiving in WU about 4 security updates for .Net Framework 4.0 and 2 improvement Updates .Net Framework 4.0.

Strange, i'm feeling some of those are already installed....since two or three months

They're still not listed at MS Download Center.

[Edit]:
Looks those are only .Net Framework 4.0 Extended & Shared

A:Massive .Net Framework 4.0 Security Updates & Updates

Removed all of the version 4.0, looks like a big MS bug as it was constantly offered in W.U.

False alert!

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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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Hi,
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.




Regards,
Mansur Farooq

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Hi.
Thank you for all your support and security updates for my two Surface RTs. 
They?re great and I don?t want to see them go.  A quick aside? It would be nice for my two Surface RTs and me, if Microsoft had a change of heart and decided to port Windows 10 RT with Office RT for Surface RT and get a few
more years support.  Anyway.
Today one of my Surface RT 8.1 provided the option on shut down, to update and restart, which I did. 
It said it was installing 4 updates.  When rebooted, I went to view update history and found two failed updates and three successful ones for a total of five. 
The first one in the list that failed is this one here below.



Then to get more information, I clicked the link shown there for 4048958 to learn more. 
That took me to the Microsoft Security Update Guide, where I searched for 4048958 and was provide two links for RT 8.1. 
Both links, one for IE11 and one for RT 8.1, go to the KB 4048958 article, which says to get more information, go to the Security Update Guide, which of course takes one back to the KB. 
Not very informative loop I guess.
The second update that is on the list above showing as failed, is the one for Adobe to prevent remote code execution. 
When I am in Windows Update and double-click the failed entry for Adobe, and then click the link for more information, it takes me to a URL that does not show a KB number and provides a link for more i... Read more

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I am currently trying to get my boyfriends computer working properly again. A couple of weeks ago it stopped receiving security updates. Nothing had been downloaded (actively) around that time until he tried to fix a problem with random and irrelevant pop ups. I have removed WinDefender 2009 as well as elements found of Total Security 2009 (TS-2009). Windows updates, Norton updates, and Ad-Aware updates are all being blocked. (Error = No connection to download server.) Also the installation of other security type software such as SpySweeper and SpyBot are being blocked. I managed to trick the computer into allowing the Microsoft web scan by typing the URL for the alternate verification method as many of the Microsoft pages relating to security downloads and interaction are blocked. This tool found upwards of 40 items and at least 3 issues. Unfortunately once the scan was finished the computer was frozen and I was unable to see the details of the report. I also went into the services to make sure the Automatic Updates are set to Automatic. Every time I do this it changes back to Disabled once it click Apply and the option to start the service does not become available. I believe there is something hiding in the system causing this but I'm having trouble finding it so I can get it out.

The OS is Windows XP and I am comfortable working in the registry as long as I know what items I need to delete or what changes (specifically) need to be made. I am not comfortable with the... Read more

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I read that Microsoft quit updating Windows 7 last year, which explains why there have been no updates on my PC for over a year. I would like to continue receiving security updates somehow. How can I keep my Windows 7 PC secure? I have Avast and Malwarebytes, but I have not been running scans every day. Is it still OK for me to use sites that save credit card numbers, like Amazon?

Thank you!
 

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Apple published security updates and bulletins for six products such as Xcode 9, tvOS 11, watchOS 4, Safari 11, iOS 11, and iTunes 12.7 (for both macOS and Windows).

The security updates were published to address several low-level security issues. The most important of all the security patches is the one delivered with the recently launched iOS 11. For an overview of all the new (non-security related) features in iOS 11, you can read this review from MacRumors.

There are no macOS security updates. Apple will release macOS High Sierra (10.13) on September 25, and the company is expected to bundle any security patches with the main 10.13 release.Click to expand...
 

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My team created an application for the US Gov. we tested on Firefox and IE7 as per on the requirements Sheet. Well after developement we began testing on a live system with live users. All is well they role out the app to all Departments and we come to find out half of them have not upgraded to IE7 and much of our CSS and ajax features do not work in IE6. these departments are refusing to upgrade to IE7. they are saying "if it ain't broke dont fix it" the reason they are saying this is they block 99% of web activity anyways so they dont have to worry about most threats that IE7 fixes. So i have been tasked to create a document that outlines all the Security volnerabilities that IE7 fixes in search for one that will create a panic to upgrade to IE7. I have compiled a list of all the security updates in microsofts documentations but i would like to know do any of you have any idea if this smoking gun im looking for exists?

Thanks in advance

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should i use the automatic updated in xp or should have them notify?
 

A:security updates in xp?

I Just check every couple of weeks for updates and install the ones that are relevent to my operating system.
As an exsample...... i never use windows cd burning capabilities[who does]i dont need it updating........

 

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I'm having trouble installing the 8/10/10 M/S security updates. The error message for the nine updates I can't install is 0X8007FODA. Any suggestions?

Thank you,
Couponken

A:M/S Security Updates

Hello...could you read this article...You receive error code 0x8007F0DA when use the Windows Update Web site or the Microsoft Update Web site to install updates:

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I have so many old security updates, some are a year or more old. Is it OK to delete the old updates?

A:Security Updates

Welcome to vista forums.

even though if you have installed SP1 which has all the security updates and hotfix, It is not recommended. When the windows update check for updates it skips the updates that are already installed, until and unless it has updated version.

Hope it helps

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When trying to run any programs, my HP ze4930 indicates c:\windows\system32\rundll.32exe "application not found". This occurred when I did an update. In so doing, my "norton anti-virus" was removed.
Need assistance.

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Title: Flaw In Windows Media Player May Allow Media Library
Access (819639)
Date: 25 June 2003
Software: Microsoft(r) Windows(r) Media Player 9 Series
Impact: Information disclosure
Max Risk: Moderate
Bulletin: MS03-021

Microsoft encourages customers to review the Security Bulletins at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-021.asp
http://www.microsoft.com/security/security_bulletins/ms03-021.asp
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Title: Flaw in ISAPI Extension for Windows Media Services Could
Cause Code Execution (822343)
Date: 25 June 2003
Software: Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 2000
Impact: Allow an attacker to execute code of their choice
Max Risk: Important
Bulletin: MS03-022

Microsoft encourages customers to review the Security Bulletins at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-022.asp
http://www.microsoft.com/security/security_bulletins/ms03-022.asp
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Doing the final updates on my daughters new PC with XP Pro SP1 and ran into the following inconsistancy.

Went to the normal Windows Update site and downloaded/installed all listed critical updates. Made a list of the individual updates from the download history. Verified with Belarc and found 2 out of 14 updates do not appear. I also attempted to download the updates from the windows catalog site and found only 7 of the 14 listed. Just trying to get ahead of the update game for future use by burning what updates I need to CD.

Any thoughts appreciated.
 

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I am trying to add some good security update RSS feeds to my RssReader, and was just wondering if people could post some of the better ones for me? I have already added the Microsoft TechNet feed to my list, are there any better ones that I should have?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 

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I received auto update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.0 SP3, English. The following error resulted:

Application has generated an exception that could not be handled.

Process id=oxe34 (3636), thread id=oxe28 (3624)

click Ok to terminate the app.
click cancel to debug the app.

clicking debug results in following.

Registered jit debugger is not available. bla bla bla

Ok. I can do without the update, but now I am getting the balloon NAG continuosly to go with the update which results in the same error. \\\

How can I stop this NAG?

A:Security Updates

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Originally Posted by wmoff


I received auto update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.0 SP3, English. The following error resulted:

Application has generated an exception that could not be handled.

Process id=oxe34 (3636), thread id=oxe28 (3624)

click Ok to terminate the app.
click cancel to debug the app.

clicking debug results in following.

Registered jit debugger is not available. bla bla bla

Ok. I can do without the update, but now I am getting the balloon NAG continuosly to go with the update which results in the same error. \\\

How can I stop this NAG?




Your not alone, Iv'e been bugged by the same Bugging ballon. If you find an answer, please let me know!

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Trying to install Trend anti-virus. get message that required security update missing. Program then sends me to MS web site. I have previously updated PC (runing XP) with SP2. When downloading SP2 and trying to install there are 77 updates which will not install. I do not know what to do Any ideas? Have tried multiple times.
Thanks,

A:Cannot run security updates

Welcome to TSF....

There are a number of things that can break Windows Update in Windows XP, including performing a repair/reinstall. For a fix, try these next steps:

Open Notepad or WordPad and copy/paste the following text:

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 atl.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuweb.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
regsvr32 msxml2.dll
regsvr32 qmgr.dll
regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll
end

Save the file to your desktop as UpdatesFix.cmd (you'll have to click the "Save As Type…. Dropdown arrow on the right of the selection window and select "All Files" before you click the Save button).

If you'd rather not try the batch file, you can enter each line in the Run box one at a time and click OK after each one.

Double-click the UpdatesFix.cmd file; a command window will open, and you'll see a series of dialogue boxes saying DLLRegisterServer in *.dll succeeded. Click OK to step through the process.
Once all the dll's have been successfully reregistered visit the Windows Update site and try the Windows updates again to see if it works correctly.
Often you will have to download and install Windows Installer 3.1 and the Windows Genuine Advantage tool before you can download any more updates.
Windows Installer 3.1
Redistributable (v2) For Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP;... Read more

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Hi,i have BitDefender Total security installed on my laptop, is it necessary to install security updates while BitDefender block all kind of malewares and it's firewall block any internet attack and why ?
thanks.

A:Security Updates

Hi, Carson.

Although BitDefender is protecting your computer from malware, etc., it is only as good as its definitions. No security software vendor has the definitions for all trojans, worms, rootkits at any one time. Should you inadvertently hit an infected site with outdated software -- whether it be Microsoft Security updates or 3rd party software (Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Oracle Java, etc.) then you are out of luck.

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I have a laptop, it's got IE 7 on it, won't do a security update. I removed a bunch of spyware, and I'm posting the log. At the end of today, I left the computer doing a removal of IE7. I'm hopeful that I can get it working at IE6.

I have Mcaffee which found nothing. I ran emsisoft and it found a few registry entries. Spybot S&D found some too.

Anyway, that's my story. Any help as always I appreciate

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:51:30 PM, on 2/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
c:\Neuroworks\storage.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon05.exe
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A:IE 7 won't do security updates

Hi smorley

Sorry for any delay in getting to you the forums have been really busy lately. As it's been several days since this log was taken please follow these instructions if you still need help.

Download ComboScan to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on comboscan.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, a text file will open - ComboScan.txt
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of ComboScan.txt back in this thread (do not attach it).
A folder, C:\ComboScan, will also open. In it will be another text file, Supplementary.txt.
Please attach Supplementary.txt to your post.

Note: some firewalls may warn that sigcheck.exe is trying to access the internet - please ensure that you allow sigcheck.exe permission to do so.


To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box: C:\ComboScan\Supplementary.txt

Click Upload.


Required Logs

ComboScan.txt
Supplementary.txt

Thank you for your patience

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I had to restore my XP based computer a few days ago. Prior to it I had all my security updates installed. I have been installing everything since then and one update will not install. It downloads but will not install. It is KB971657. I have tried it with Virus protection and firewall turned off, did disc check with the same negative result. Please help me.
 

A:Security updates

Go to the Google page below for many references/solutions (?).

{redoak}

p.s. "Google is your friend" is a comment made by a regular poster here at TSG. I have found that to be true.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...fai=C2s6Dtr_rTMmOLYa8igOfm4nkAQAAAKoEBU_QxxoZ
 

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Would un-installing all security updates disable these miserable warnings Windows automatically comes up with ?
 

A:security updates

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If I use the automatic Windows Update feature (I dont let it update itself I actually go to the site, do the scan and then update) will that get me all the security updates? Or do I have to go to another site toget others?

The reason I ask is I am reading about the new worm and microsoft says if you have the MS03-026 security update before August 11 then you are ok. I dont see it anywhere on my installation history and when I scan there are no other updates available.

Also, if during a windows update session some updates fail, how do i go back and make sure the install. Cause they are no longer available when I scan for updates and in the history they just show as failed.

Any info?
 

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I keep on getting the same group of updates almost every 3 days.

I go to windows update site and they say they are successful as well as the control panel
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2604110)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2604092)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 x86 (KB2656405)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2656407)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 x86 (KB2604121)

A:keep on getting same security updates

Go to Add/Remove Programs and attempt to uninstall all versions of .NET Framework. If a version will not uninstall, that's OK. Leave it. It means you need it. After you finish, use the cleanup tool at the link below. That should get rid of the updates. You can reinstall .NET Framework if you like but you don't need to.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/08/28/8904493.aspx

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I am using windows XP.I have a wireless connection(Westell modem)I am unable to download security updates automatically or manually . I am using Microsoft Security Essentials.The message I get is"Security Essentials couldn't check for virus & spyware updates. Check your internet conection and try again. Error code 0x80070424.Error description: Security Essentials couldn't install definition updates" Internet connection is fine. Help!!
 

A:Security Updates

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tried to download several and the first thing one of them tried to do was download windows 10, and several updates said I needed to first download a security advisory 2919355. but I can't find much about this and don't know if it's another sneaky way for Microsoft to try to download OS 10.

now I did find the windows 10 repair tool, to disable windows update in windows 7 and 8.1, going to use that in the next hour or so. but isn't there software to block Microsoft from intentionally downloading windows 10 without the PC owners consent?

thank you for your time.

A:security updates

Originally Posted by commander


tried to download several and the first thing one of them tried to do was download windows 10, and several updates said I needed to first download a security advisory 2919355. but I can't find much about this and don't know if it's another sneaky way for Microsoft to try to download OS 10.



That update is the spring update, and is needed to install most newer updates. It isn't a W10 related update at all.







Originally Posted by commander


now I did find the windows 10 repair tool, to disable windows update in windows 7 and 8.1, going to use that in the next hour or so. but isn't there software to block Microsoft from intentionally downloading windows 10 without the PC owners consent?

thank you for your time.



There is, you could just change your update settings to check but let me download, and uncheck give me recommended the same as important,



Those are my settings and I install just about all updates, no skype or bing though.

I haven't had anything attempt to download or install.

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Do you think Microsoft will ever give us a month without security updates?
Anyway, has anyone had any problems installing them?
thanks

A:OK here we go again- MS Security Updates so?

At the rate security holes are being found, I hope M$ doesn't give us a month without security updates. They really aren't that big of a deal for me. I just wait until the Saturday after Update Tuesday to download and install the updates to make sure there are no reports of problems updates. I also do my weekly reboot of my computer (it runs 24/7 otherwise) around then so rebooting after downloading and installing the updates isn't an inconvenience. So far, any problem updates have been recalled by M$ before Saturday.

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My OS: Windows Vista 32 bit (Home Premium)
A lot of new security updates have been released recently, but when I check their descriptions, they pertain to XP or 64 bit systems. So, why should I install them? Or does
M$ send these out to everyone with Windows, regardless of their OS?

KB 958215 (XP)
956802 (XP)
958623 (64 bit system)
958624 (64 bit system)

Thanx
 

A:MS Security Updates

If it shows up in windows update, it will apply. For example, you list KB958624 as "64bit" but its actually corrects a vulnerability on both 32bit and 64bit systems.

When in doubt, search for more info on MKB
 

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I have an older but decent running computer and want to know if i can remove only the security updates from it since it is no longer accessing the internet.
I am aware that i should not remove any updates for functionality but would like to remove all of the security updates.
please any advice would be of help.
 

A:security updates

Whether you're going on-line or not, it's not a valid reason to uninstall the security updates.

Are you having a lack of hard drive free space that you're trying to reclaim?

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I just hooked up my old Compaq Presario (Windows 98) and I would like to update some of the applications before I log onto the internet. There is a possibility that there is a virus looming in there. Does anyone know where I can download the latest free versions of AVG, Zone Alarm, and High Jack this?

Any help is appreciated!!

Thank you,

Jason
 

A:Security Updates

I found the like with the apps....Please disregard my previous post.

Sincerely,

JHL
 

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My Windows XP has 182 microsoft security updates going back 3 years. Do I need all of them? How do I know which are "safe" to delete?

A:Security Updates

All security updates should be always installed.
Why did you wait 3 years to ask this kind of question?

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Are Internet explorer security updates from Windows Update necessary if I'm using another browser ? I would think not but, Windows Update keeps maintaining the security updates for it which can be sizable.

A:IE security updates

Welcome to Seven Forums lee299.
I would install the IE updates, and do. Many OS components and other software, such as Security programs use IE to update themselves without opening a browser window.

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For the past few days I have been alerted that a new security update is available. It's security update 329834. Don't know if that helps any. But when I click on "start download" nothing happens.

What is going on?
 

A:Security Updates

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Under Control Panel "Delete/Remove" icon, which lists all programs, there are 24 "Windows XP Hotfix" items. The last one of these is "(SP2)(Q819696)." I assume these are the various security updates downloaded from Micrososft. Each item, however, occupies exactly 41.1 MB, for a total of almost 1GB.
Since the downloads all vary in size, ususally a few hundred K, why do they occupy so much space? I assume that these cannot be deleted. Is this correct?
 

A:XP security updates

you can un-install them, but it would be a bad idea.
 

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Yesterday my computer downloaded automatic Security Updates from Microsoft. There were 9 updates downloaded. As my computer was installing the updates, each one gave a message at the end of its installation. The first 2 said done. The remaining 7 each said failed. When all were complete, my computer asked to be rebooted, which I did. I never got a message saying that anything was wrong, but with new security alerts out there, I want to make sure that my computer is protected. What do you think? Thanx Steel
 

A:Need Help with Security Updates

go to windows update again...get what you need
 

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The Calendar Of Updates shows a monthly view of updates:http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?act=calendar

A:Security application updates

Calendar Of Updates is a great site. I recommend everyone here use this site to stay on top of the security updates that constantly come out.

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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?
 

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Mod Edit:  Moved from Win 7 to Vista - Hamluis.
 
Where can I get kernel-mode for November ??
 
I missed updating my laptop for novenmber.

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What a month it's been. After 2 years of hassle free updates MS seem ro have excelled themselves at making a mess. This is the diary;
1. Tried to install SP3 .... message "unable to complete installation" .... SP3 shows in add/delete programs but is "partially installed". MS website very "helpful" if you have 3 months to spare. Looking at posts it apppears I'm lucky that my computer's working! Any one have a "quick fix" solution please?

2. Security update 951748 - DNS spoofing. Many articles on problems especially with Zone Alarm users. Users of other firewalls also had problems but MS chose to ignore them. I'm using BitDefender Total Security 2008 and have same problems; after installing I have internet connection but cannot get past my wireless router to connect. Uninstalling the update everything works OK. Have tried every way of installing - anti virus off / firewall off / disconnected from internet when installing etc. Have even updated registry to add "MaxUserPort = 5000" which was one suggestion. Have raised a no charge support with MS where the prat who signed himeself as a "Microsoft Customer Service Professional" directed me to the self-help articles that I had been looking at for 4 weeks before requesting support! Anyone have any ideas please?

3. Updates 952287 and 94648 - message is that "these failed to update". The error code is "0x8007F0ED". I also had the message "Requi... Read more

A:MS XP security updates 975148 etc. /SP3

Hi jayaitch27, and welcome to TSF.

Did you read this before you installed SP3 ?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717

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I turned off the fire wall--absolutely no question about that fact. Windows installed updates last night and rebooted. Today the firewall is on. I'm assuming that I'm not the first to run into this problem?

Mark

A:Firewall vs security updates

It's not a problem.

It's designed to protect your system.

Do you have a different firewall installed and active?

Louis

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