windows updates stuffed firefox

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by oink@woosh.co.nz, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Mine did the same, and in the end I had to get someone more expert than
    me to get back to working again (without the updates!)
    DonB
    , Apr 14, 2005
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  2. Adam Cameron Guest

    > Now firefox 1.02 gets nothing.

    What do you mean by "gets nothing"?

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    Adam Cameron, Apr 14, 2005
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  3. Steven Ellis Guest

    Check your hosts file. Might have been hit by a trojan that replaces
    select websites
    Steven Ellis, Apr 14, 2005
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  4. phstpok said the following on 16/04/2005 6:23 a.m.:
    > Steven Ellis wrote:
    >
    >> Check your hosts file. Might have been hit by a trojan that replaces
    >> select websites
    >>

    > Hosts file in win xp? Search found nothing.
    >
    > I know, should be running linux, setting up another box now.
    >
    > Rob

    system32/drivers/etc filename is hosts. just a standard text file.


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    Collector»NZ, Apr 15, 2005
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  5. steve Guest

    phstpok wrote:
    > Steven Ellis wrote:
    >
    >> Check your hosts file. Might have been hit by a trojan that replaces
    >> select websites
    >>

    > Hosts file in win xp? Search found nothing.
    >
    > I know, should be running linux, setting up another box now.
    >
    > Rob


    Not a bad idea.....at least it prevents MS from 'accidentally' breaking
    a competing browser that is costing them market share.

    After all....why WOULD they test their updates with the second most
    popular web browser?
    steve, Apr 15, 2005
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  6. CSE Guest

    On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 12:38:36 +1200, steve <>
    wrote:

    >phstpok wrote:
    >> Steven Ellis wrote:
    >>
    >>> Check your hosts file. Might have been hit by a trojan that replaces
    >>> select websites
    >>>

    >> Hosts file in win xp? Search found nothing.
    >>
    >> I know, should be running linux, setting up another box now.
    >>
    >> Rob

    >
    >Not a bad idea.....at least it prevents MS from 'accidentally' breaking
    >a competing browser that is costing them market share.
    >
    >After all....why WOULD they test their updates with the second most
    >popular web browser?




    Why do all you chap all blame MS , Firefox work OK here and with all the
    Updates.

    Any one that perpetrates LUNIX is Mental..
    CSE, Apr 15, 2005
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  7. phstpok wrote:
    > You state you are retired now, how about retiring your computer and
    > internet connections. Life around here would be so much more peaceful.


    what would we bitch about though...
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Apr 15, 2005
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  8. EMB Guest

    phstpok wrote:

    > fails on look up. No proxies running.


    It hasn't done something spastic with the windows firewall has it?


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    EMB, Apr 15, 2005
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  9. Invisible Guest

    On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 13:34:05 -0700, phstpok <> wrote:

    >CSE wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Why do all you chap all blame MS , Firefox work OK here and with all the
    >> Updates.
    >>
    >> Any one that perpetrates LUNIX is Mental..
    >>
    >>

    >
    >Woger, why can't you keep your nose out of things that don't concern you?
    >
    >I've read enough of your rants over the years and populated too many
    >killfiles because your little ego cannot stand the thought of not being
    >heard.
    >
    >You state you are retired now, how about retiring your computer and
    >internet connections. Life around here would be so much more peaceful.
    >
    >Rob


    Woger never has problems with updates ;-)



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    This gets installed when doing the XP updates.

    Yes I just removed it as it does cause slow downs
    Invisible, Apr 15, 2005
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  10. steven Guest

    On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 12:38:36 +1200, steve wrote:

    > phstpok wrote:
    >> Steven Ellis wrote:
    >>
    >>> Check your hosts file. Might have been hit by a trojan that replaces
    >>> select websites
    >>>

    >> Hosts file in win xp? Search found nothing.
    >>
    >> I know, should be running linux, setting up another box now.
    >>
    >> Rob

    >
    > Not a bad idea.....at least it prevents MS from 'accidentally' breaking
    > a competing browser that is costing them market share.
    >
    > After all....why WOULD they test their updates with the second most
    > popular web browser?


    you would be surprised what they test against, the last time i knew they
    tested updates against thousands of hw/sw combinations.

    most often the reason why updates break software is because the
    'programmers' (in quotes because thats what they like to be called) who
    write programs that break are using unsupported api's or are doing things
    that are just plain stupid.

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    steven, Apr 15, 2005
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  11. CSE Guest

    On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 13:34:05 -0700, phstpok <> wrote:

    >CSE wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Why do all you chap all blame MS , Firefox work OK here and with all the
    >> Updates.
    >>
    >> Any one that perpetrates LUNIX is Mental..
    >>
    >>

    >
    >Woger, why can't you keep your nose out of things that don't concern you?




    The well being of every thing concernes me.

    >I've read enough of your rants over the years and populated too many
    >killfiles because your little ego cannot stand the thought of not being
    >heard.
    >
    >You state you are retired now, how about retiring your computer and
    >internet connections. Life around here would be so much more peaceful.
    >
    >Rob




    What ! and miss all the fun of you all making fools of yourselves.

    The best entertainment their is..
    CSE, Apr 15, 2005
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  12. phstpok Guest

    Installed updates 893083, 893086, 893066, 890923, 890859

    Mostly updates to do with tcp etc.

    893086 reorganizes add/remove programs, so updates are not listed for
    removal anymore.

    893803 updates windows installer

    Now firefox 1.02 gets nothing. NS ok, IE ok.

    Zonealarm Pro

    TRied removing Firefox, clean registry (regclean) and re-install.

    No way that I can find to uninstall ms updates

    Netscape works ok, searched all firefox settings, no cache, no idea

    Help?

    Rob
    phstpok, Apr 15, 2005
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  13. phstpok Guest

    Oops, was Re: windows updates stuffed firefox

    Didn't click the show updates radio box did I?

    My bad

    Rob
    phstpok, Apr 15, 2005
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  14. phstpok Guest

    Re: Oops, was Re: windows updates stuffed firefox

    phstpok wrote:
    > Didn't click the show updates radio box did I?
    >
    > My bad
    >
    > Rob


    Nope, that didn't fix it
    phstpok, Apr 15, 2005
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  15. phstpok Guest

    wrote:
    > Mine did the same, and in the end I had to get someone more expert than
    > me to get back to working again (without the updates!)
    > DonB
    >


    Eeeeeeeeeeek
    phstpok, Apr 15, 2005
    #15
  16. phstpok Guest

    Adam Cameron wrote:
    >>Now firefox 1.02 gets nothing.

    >
    >
    > What do you mean by "gets nothing"?
    >


    cannot find any site anywhere
    phstpok, Apr 15, 2005
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  17. Impossible Guest

    "phstpok" <> wrote in message
    news:d3ojs1$jpl$...
    > Running Zonealarm Pro, disabled windows firewall.
    > Checked all settings, but anything adverse should cause problems
    > with all browsers.
    >
    > Just uninstalled firefox 1.02 again, reglean, reboot, reinstall and
    > still no luck. Just going to have a look at Mozilla.org, see if
    > anyone else is having this poblem.


    Or here:

    news://microsoft.public.windowsupdate

    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsupdate

    I didn't see any reports of problems with Firefox. But as with most
    updates like this, there are always glitches (or outright disasters)
    associated with particular configurations. If you post there, I'd be
    sure to specify your hardware and any software you have that runs all
    the time.
    Impossible, Apr 15, 2005
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  18. phstpok Guest

    Steven Ellis wrote:
    > Check your hosts file. Might have been hit by a trojan that replaces
    > select websites
    >

    Hosts file in win xp? Search found nothing.

    I know, should be running linux, setting up another box now.

    Rob
    phstpok, Apr 15, 2005
    #18
  19. phstpok Guest

    Collector»NZ wrote:
    > phstpok said the following on 16/04/2005 6:23 a.m.:
    >
    >> Steven Ellis wrote:
    >>
    >>> Check your hosts file. Might have been hit by a trojan that replaces
    >>> select websites
    >>>

    >> Hosts file in win xp? Search found nothing.
    >>
    >> I know, should be running linux, setting up another box now.
    >>
    >> Rob

    >
    > system32/drivers/etc filename is hosts. just a standard text file.
    >
    >

    just localhost 127.0.0.1
    phstpok, Apr 15, 2005
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  20. phstpok Guest

    CSE wrote:

    >
    >
    >
    > Why do all you chap all blame MS , Firefox work OK here and with all the
    > Updates.
    >
    > Any one that perpetrates LUNIX is Mental..
    >
    >


    Woger, why can't you keep your nose out of things that don't concern you?

    I've read enough of your rants over the years and populated too many
    killfiles because your little ego cannot stand the thought of not being
    heard.

    You state you are retired now, how about retiring your computer and
    internet connections. Life around here would be so much more peaceful.

    Rob
    phstpok, Apr 15, 2005
    #20
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