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Re: pastywhitegurl's .Net Framework Update Thread
« Reply #45 on: December 25, 2008, 03:34:14 AM »
I"m almost ready to celebrate.... but

I guess I"m not understanding something.  I thought this whole thing was because windows update could not successfully install a PATCH to NET framework 2.0.  And that not having the patch was some kind of dire security risk according to the article R-C posted. Are you saying that even with the failed installation error message that the NET 2.0 is somehow patched and I don't have to worry about that anymore?  Or is the SP and patch the same thing?  I'm confused.

As for the registry cleaner, I've never installed one, but I may have tried out the Windows Disk Cleanup....is that the same thing?  If so, I'll never touch it again.

My next question:  so will I always have to add the "s" to the URL to use windows update site now?  Is it bad that I am using port 80 instead of port 443?


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Re: pastywhitegurl's .Net Framework Update Thread
« Reply #46 on: December 25, 2008, 01:12:13 PM »
I'll have to put my topic on hold...leaving today for a week of holiday with family.  I'll check back in after the first of the year.  Merry Christmas everyone....and thankyou for patiently walking me through all my computer questions.  I really appreciate the careful advice and kindness I"ve received here. 


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Re: pastywhitegurl's .Net Framework Update Thread
« Reply #47 on: December 26, 2008, 10:37:26 PM »
Or is the SP and patch the same thing?  I'm confused.

The .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 is a major upgrade that uninstalls the earlier version of the .NET Framework 2.0.

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As for the registry cleaner, I've never installed one, but I may have tried out the Windows Disk Cleanup....is that the same thing?  If so, I'll never touch it again.

Windows Disk Cleanup in itself is not harmful as long as the user knows what he or she is doing - see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310312

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My next question:  so will I always have to add the "s" to the URL to use windows update site now?  Is it bad that I am using port 80 instead of port 443?

Re-register the following files:
   
  • wuapi.dll
  • wuaueng1.dll
  • wuaueng.dll
  • wucltui.dll
  • wups.dll
  • wups2.dll
  • wuweb.dll
  • winhttp.dll
  • jscript.dll
  • urlmon.dll

To do this, follow these steps:

   1. Close Microsoft Internet Explorer.
   2. Click Start, click Run, type Regsvr32 filename, and then click OK
      Note Replace filename by using the name of the file in the above list that you are registering.
   3. When you receive the following message, click OK.
      DllRegisterServer in filename succeeded
   4. Continue until all the above have been re-registered.   

Try running Windows Update from the Start menu and see if it takes direct to the https site.

The following is not essential but may help:-

Navigate to the Windows update site using IE - https://update.microsoft.com . Once there click on "Tools | Internet options".
Click on the "Security" tab
At the top of the window you will see four icons. Click once on "Trusted sites" (green tick) to highlight it.
Click on the button immediately below the icons that is labelled "Sites"
A window will open. The dialog box below "Add this website to the zone" should be automatically populated with https://update.microsoft.com. Click "Add".
Close the pop up.
Click "OK" to close the Internet Options window.


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Re: pastywhitegurl's .Net Framework Update Thread
« Reply #48 on: January 01, 2009, 11:43:42 PM »
I'm back...and I've followed your instructions, Eric.

All of the .dll registrations were successful.   I then added the https update URL to the 'trusted sites" zone as suggested.

However, when I access Windows Updates from the start menu, it still takes me to the http URL and I still have to add the "s" to view my update history.

[Note: I've gone through the update site FAQs and troubleshooting tips as well, and have followed instructions there for adjusting pop-up blockers and adding addresses to the allowed sites.  Same results.]






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Re: pastywhitegurl's .Net Framework Update Thread
« Reply #49 on: January 02, 2009, 07:27:53 PM »
OK...so I'm completely updated. Secunia is showing no insecure, unpatched files, and my only issue is that when I click the Windows Update link in my Start Menu, it goes to the http:// URL which doesn't let me see the update log.  If I manually add the secure server into the URL ( https:// ) then I have access to the log. I assume I can install updates from there, but none are available so I can't test that.

Do I just live with it this way, or is there something that is still unfixed that is necessary to take care of?

Could I be missing some .dll files?  This is nagging at me.....I remember making a mistake and allowing the SmilieyPad uninstall wizard to remove some shared files.   Thinking that could be fixed by reinstalling and uninstalling again, I did reinstall the program and uninstall again, but in the second uninstall, there weren't as many questions about shared files as the first time.  Could I have lost some necessary .dll's in that transaction?   I know there is some kind of fix that you can repair Windows XP Pro files, but you have to have the installation disc, and I do not have that. 


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Re: pastywhitegurl's .Net Framework Update Thread
« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2009, 01:32:59 PM »
I clicked into the Windows Update site from my start menu today, and something has changed....I can now access the update log without changing the the URL to a secure server address.    Yesterday, there were automatic updates added...is it possible that Microsoft did something that adjusted the issue?   Anyway....whatever the reason, things seem to be back to normal in Windows Update land.

Once again....thank you to all who helped me in this topic.

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Re: pastywhitegurl's .Net Framework Update Thread
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2009, 05:54:35 PM »
Hi,

Firstly. I apologise for missing your posts of January 2nd - I must have overlooked them. Glad to hear that all is normal. Now, just to recap on a couple of issues that came out during the course of this thread:

Firewalls - in this thread you have stated that you are using Windows Firewall, later on you said that you were using CA 's firewall; it is not good practice to use two at the same time, please ensure that you have one or the other enabled but not both.

Windows Update - make sure that you have the auto update function enabled and let it handle the updates for you. If you happen to be using the computer when it either checks for updates or installs updates it is imperative that you choose an action to complete from the following list:

  • Make a cup of tea / coffee
  • Walk the dog
  • Go shopping
  • Read a book

Sorry, I couldn't resist  :) You have done well in this exercise and by now you should have the tools that you need to protect your computer - firewall, a good anti-virus product, SpywareBlaster from Javacool, Malwarebyte's Anti Malware and WinPatrol (or similar products).

You are welcome to post again should you experience problems in the future.
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Re: pastywhitegurl's .Net Framework Update Thread
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2009, 09:16:41 PM »
Thanks Eric...I did turn off the Windows firewall when Corinne mentioned that I only need the CA one. I also uninstalled Spybot and just now,  Adaware, since I have SpywareBlaster and MalwareBytes.  Windows Auto updates is on as suggested.  I was in the log today only to check whether I had that critical patch for the current MS08-067 Worm.

...and I will be sure to take your advice. :D