Stealth Windows update prevents XP repair

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Meriadoc, Sep 27, 2007.

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  1. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

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  2. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    I'm wondering has anyone seen these updates in action.
    Anyone using non-windows firewall that is... I haven't.
    Mrk
     
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    I had received the silent updates while having AutoUpdates shut off, discussed here... https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=185377 ...and at the time only used a router. I have since installed a software firewall to possibly prevent these stealth updates until I go to MicrosoftUpdates.
     
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    I guess there is a reason to be suspicious of 'stealth' updates :isay: .

    There is a manual fix posted in the 2nd link that Meriadoc provided.
     
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    Microsoft Investigates Blocked Patch Updates in XP
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    Solution at the link. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
     
  7. Ocky

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    Did as per above kb. They left out one 'l' in wups2.dll in case someone is
    unable to register the automatic update service. :D
    However, since carrying out the 'fix', the update site at first only scanned,
    and then produced an error.

    PS. Now it works (after restarting IE).
     
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    So far I haven't experienced a problem, as far as I know I have all the updates as none are listed.
     
  9. acr1965

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    Kinda makes you wonder if the stealth updates were done for the purpose of not allowing further security updates. That would force a switch to Vista by some M$ users.
     
  10. AKAJohnDoe

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    It looks more like amateurs updating the update process and screwing it up to me than anything overtly sinister.
     
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