Unable to update Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta definitions

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    I am unable to update Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta definitions. It says I have the latest definitions updates, when reality appears otherwise!

    I have Microsoft AntiSpyware Version: 1.0.615
    This version expires on: 12/31/2005
    Spyware Definition Version: 5765 (10/9/2005 11:25:52 AM)

    I understand that there are updates to the definitions as of 11/10/05.

    Note the following in the diagnostic output for my definition version 5765:
    Definitions Increment Version: 118/118
    Definitions ThreatAuditThreatData: 1306338
    Definitions ThreatAuditScanData: 2772542
    Definitions DeterminationData: 611858

    I know that Increment version 118/118 (5765) must be prior to 128/128 (5775), but the listing in https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=106085 (in the update alerts subforum) had different threat defs numbers that are less than above:

    Definitions Increment Version: 128/128
    Definitions ThreatAuditThreatData: 1297900 <---less than mine
    Definitions ThreatAuditScanData: 2838241 <---more
    Definitions DeterminationData: 694117 <---more

    Is this a problem, or a true variance depending on the AS tools you have running on your computero_Oo_Oo_Oo_O??

    Why doesn't Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta1 update?

    -- Tom

    Running Help->About Microsoft AntiSpyware (Beta1)->Diagnostics I have:
    Microsoft AntiSpyware version 1.0.615
    Windows OS: XP
    Windows OS Version Info: 148
    Windows OS Major Version: 5
    Windows OS Minor Version: 1
    Windows OS Build: 2600
    Current Path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware
    Install Path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\
    Session.RunMode: 5
    Session.TimeBombDaysRemaining: 50
    Session.TimeBombExpirationDate: 12/31/2005
    Real-time protection running: True
    Real-time protection enabled: True
    Security Agents Application Enabled: True
    Security Agents Internet Enabled: True
    Security Agents System Enabled: True
    Security Agents Checkpoints: 59
    Definitions Update Date: 10/9/2005 11:25:52 AM
    AutoUpdater Enabled: 1
    AutoUpdater AutoApply Enabled: 1
    Definitions Increment Version: 118/118
    Definitions ThreatAuditThreatData: 1306338
    Definitions ThreatAuditScanData: 2772542
    Definitions DeterminationData: 611858
    Software Update Check Date: 10/9/2005 11:26:01 AM
    AutoUpdater Software Enabled: 1
    TotalThreatsDetected: 1
    TotalScansRun: 14
    LastScanDate: 11/2/2005 6:46:17 PM
    Is US Locale: True
    Locale Language: English (United States):English (0409)
    Locale Country: United States:United States (1)
    Processor Identifier: x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
    Processor Name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
    IE Version: 6.0.2900.2180
    msvbvm60.dll: 6.0.89.64
    vbscript.dll: 5.6.0.8820
    gcUnCompress.dll: 2.0.615.13
    gcmd5query.dll: 1.0.0.1
    openports.dll:
    SDelete.dll:
    gcASSoapLib.dll: 1.0.0.615
    gcPorttoProcess.dll:
    gcTCPObjLib.dll: 1.0.0.615
    gcasDtServ.exe: 1.0.0.615
    gcAntiSpywareLibrary.dll: 1.0.0.615
    gcIPtoHostQueue.exe: 1.0.0.615
    gcasServ.exe: 1.0.0.615
    gcasServAlert.exe: 1.0.0.615
    gcasServHook.dll:
    gcASHashLibrary.dll:
    gcASThreatAudit.dll: 1.0.0.615
    gcASCleaner.exe: 1.0.0.615
    GIANTAntiSpywareUpdater.exe: 1.0.0.615
    gcASPrivacyLib.dll: 1.0.0.615
    gcASShredCtxShell.dll:
    gcasSWUpdater.exe: 1.0.0.615
    gcSoftwareUpdateLib.dll: 1.0.0.615
    GIANTSpywareScan.exe:
    gcasDtServ Status: Loaded
    gcasDtServ IsAuthorized: True
    gcAntiSpywareLibrary Status: Loaded
    gcAntiSpywareLibrary IsAuthorized: True
    gcASThreatAudit Status: Loaded
    gcASThreatAudit IsAuthorized: True
    Now: 11/11/2005 10:09:43 AM
     
  2. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Hi All,

    I resolved the issue of updates as follows:
    1) Using Registrar Lite, removed every last remnant of Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta 1 (July 2005 issue) via several case-sensitive string searches (necessary as using only gcas collides with other unrelated registry entries)
    2) Installed Nov 2005 issue of Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta 1 (good through July 31, 2006), and when it becomes a product will be free for personal use as mentioned by Bill Gates his own self!
    3) Still had problem of updating until I discovered that you can download the 3 update definition files (latest) from here:

    http://download.spynet.com/ASDefinitions/gcDeterminationData.gcd
    http://download.spynet.com/ASDefinitions/gcThreatAuditScanData.gcd
    http://download.spynet.com/ASDefinitions/gcThreatAuditThreatData.gcd

    The Nov 2005 release got me to update #5773, but no further with the update problem, and my definitions were as follows:

    Spyware Definition Version: 5773 (11/26/2005 8:34:33 PM)
    Definitions Increment Version: 126/126
    Definitions ThreatAuditThreatData: 1295928
    Definitions ThreatAuditScanData: 2833207
    Definitions DeterminationData: 650730

    With the downloaded updates, I am now fully updated to #5779 as follows:

    Spyware Definition Version: 5779 (11/26/2005 8:34:33 PM)
    Definitions Increment Version: 132/132
    Definitions ThreatAuditThreatData: 1299772
    Definitions ThreatAuditScanData: 2851625
    Definitions DeterminationData: 704093

    Also, perhaps part of the problem may have been that I chose not to join the spynet.com community which is where the updates are downloaded from - either that or when MSAS Beta 1 always told me I had the latest (when I knew that to be false from the update alert subforum here) it must have not connected and failed to tell me or it has a serious bug in that it told me that I had the latest when it failed to connect, or perhaps you have to be a member of the community to get the updateso_Oo_O Not a problem now! :D

    -- Tom
     
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