Issues with Windows Updates website and ESS

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by DarrenDavisLeeSome, Apr 29, 2009.

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  1. DarrenDavisLeeSome

    DarrenDavisLeeSome Registered Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    Riverside, CA U.S.A
    Even though I do all my own downloading/extracting/installing of Windows Updates I do occassionally like to go the the Windows Updates website just to check things out, especially to see if they have any new device driver updates.

    Yesterday I went to the Windows Updates website and I was not able to use it. I got that Error: 0x8024400A off the right. The best I could find on the Microsoft website was that it's somewhat of an intermittent connection problem, to wait 10~15 minutes and try again later. Then Microsoft went on to say that if the waiting game didn't work that you had to temporarily disable your 3rd party Firewall and/or Antivirus/Antispyware......yeah...uh huh...right.

    So I went into the ESS Advanced settings. I noticed that on 2 particular items for Webrowser scanning and Active scanning were enabled, namely the WgaTray.exe and the Svchost.exe (the pics show after I disabled them):



    After I disabled both the Web browser and the Active scanning for both the WgaTray.exe and the Svchost.exe Windows Updates worked. I reckon the Windows Updates website doesn't like those 2 particular .exe's being scanned or blocked.

    Funny thing though. After I was finished using the WU website I went back into the ESS Advanced setup and re-enable both the browser and Active scanning on both of those .exe's and went back to the WU website and it was still working. Some kind of tickle job I reckon. Weird.
  2. WayneP

    WayneP Support Specialist

    Apr 9, 2009
    The only thing you really want checked in those places are web browsers. It would be a good idea to leave them unchecked.
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