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Re: [NTO] Microsoft security updates

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  • dave
    Hi I hope you are sitting behind a good firewall ,without SP2 there is no visible firewall and you are about 35 security updates behind, you are a little open
    Message 1 of 6 , Aug 26, 2006
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      Hi
      I hope you are sitting behind a good firewall ,without SP2 there is no
      visible firewall and you are about 35 security updates behind, you are a
      little open to the world.
      THANKYOU DAVE M

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Mordechai" <airflow@...>
      To: <ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 4:48 AM
      Subject: Re: [NTO] Microsoft security updates


      > Hello and Thanks,
      > Oh yes, I had my lesson the hard way, and still I will not install SP2 as
      > I
      > read many anti SP2 articles here and there about programs stopped etc.
      > However, since MS (as I already mentioned) will stop supporting sp1
      > systems,
      > I have downloaded ALL security updates for this system untill now, keep
      > them
      > on a CD, and when I reinstall win xp+sp1, I first make a backup, install
      > those security updates, and only then, if everything is OK, install all
      > other programs.
      > If I am wrong please let me know.
      > Thanks to all,
      > Mordechai
      > airflow@...
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "sisterscape" <sisterscape@...>
      > To: <ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 3:19 PM
      > Subject: Re: [NTO] Microsoft security updates
      >
      >
      >> I feel your pain! After experiencing grief from certain MS updates, I
      >> developed a habit of only installing them one at a time. That way I
      >> can pinpoint any problems that may be created. Could it be that some of
      >> the glitches you had are from not having SP2 installed? Hope it's all
      >> settled now.
      >>
      >> sisterscape
      >>
      >> --- Mordechai <airflow@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> > Hello,
      >> > I would like to share with you the following:
      >> > Recently, after a long period of time, I decided to make some updates
      >> > from Microsoft, and I am still sorry about that.
      >> > My PC was examined and found about 40 security updates to install -
      >> > not to mention SP2 which on purpose I do not install.
      >> > So I let the program download and install those 40 updates, when done
      >> > I was asked to reboot.
      >> > When the PC came back to live, I noticed something is wrong, some
      >> > programs which should start with Windows (from the day they were
      >> > installed) have not started. The worse was Norton Anti virus among
      >> > them, so I started it manually but then I noticed the "Auto Protect"
      >> > and mail check are disabled - could not enable them at all.
      >> > And I found some new planted icon in the system traybar, looks like a
      >> > star, notifying that on October 2006 Microsoft stops supporting
      >> > systems with SP1, could'nt they just notify it on their site?
      >> > I decided to Restore my system as befor the updates but all my
      >> > restore points gone because the updates created restore points
      >> > themselves.
      >> > I used the most early restore point (loosinng some updates) and then
      >> > the Anti virus was back normal, but on the next reboot it was
      >> > disabled again.
      >> > After this restore there was no use to undo the updates one by one, I
      >> > created some shortcuts for the programs that have to start with
      >> > windows and put them in the programs startup menu.
      >> > Finished with a whole new installation of the antivirus program and
      >> > live update.
      >> > Right now everything "looks" normal, but I do not know which other
      >> > installed programs were 'touched' by these updates.
      >> > Well, this is the end of the story, just for info.
      >> > Regards
      >> > Mordechai
      >> > airflow@...
      >> >
      >>
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