GSS doesn't 'remember' updates...

Discussion in 'Ghost Security Suite (GSS)' started by jwcca, Jan 2, 2006.

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  1. jwcca

    jwcca Registered Member

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    Hi Jason, There's a thread in the RD forum, but it started as a different issue so I decided to start a new thread here.

    When I check for Updates I get a popup advising that "There are new updates to download......".
    I download them, closed GSS, reopened GSS, checked againg and got the same popup.
    So, I thought that maybe it took a reboot, did that, then checked and got the same message.
    I'm not getting any warnings that something's blocking anything, either from OA or PG.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
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    Hi Jim,

    I took a look at how GSS is updating in my W2K virtual machine and found that GSS is not maintaining version values under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ghost Security\GhostSecuritySuite\versions as it does in XP. In fact, there are no version values for GSS to query. In contrast, you can see the values in XP's registry here...https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=644314&postcount=5. Using Regmon, you can see GSS query version values in XP, but not in W2K. Without those values, GSS will always "see" that an update is available.

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    Thanks Nick,

    now that leaves it up to Jason.
    One acceptable *temporary* solution would be to post a new update notice on the forum for W2K users so that could be checked first, then we'd know when we really should update.

    Jim
     
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    I was seeing updates when it shouldn't be, but upon watching closely, I could see PG was popping a dialog to confirm something. It popped up, and the program shut down before I could read it. I did it again, and had the mouse ready to confirm it. I did so, and a moment after PG shut down, it said I needed to reboot for the changes to take effect. I did so and it does not see any more updates as being available.

    Gary
     
  5. jwcca

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    Are you using W2K-SP4?

    Jim
     
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    I think this bug is due to the 64bit compatible code added to the updater. It uses new flags which Windows 2000 must not support, the next build should correct this.
     
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    Thanks Jason, much appreciated, Jim
     
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    I am running XP sp2 and all updates on an AMD Athlon (32)
    AppDefender says it is up to date.
    No problem since I caught that warning.

    Gary
     
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    I am running XP SP2 and am having this same problem with it wanting to update every time. The GSS versions reg key is empty.

    It only seemed to start happening after I updated, restarted GSS as advised, and then updated again immediately, although I haven't done any testing to confirm that this might cause it.

    All I can say is theproblem is not limited to Win 2000.
     
  10. jwcca

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    Hi Jason, just wondering when the next update / build will be ready.
    I tried adding the registry keys in versions but they aren't updated even when there.
    I do have a key in

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ghost Security\GhostSecuritySuite LastUpdate value 14 January 2006.

    which displays on the GUI, but I still don't know if I should try another update tomorrow.

    Just curious, no pressure,

    Jim
     
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