Cumulative Security Update for IE stops IE7 from showing web pages

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Dima, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Dima

    Dima Guest

    1. Installing Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (944533)
    stops IE7 (in Windows Vista x64 Ultimate) from showing web pages.
    Uninstalling the Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (944533)
    resumes IE7 showing web pages.
    2. Any version of Agent (messenger, e-mail notifier, cannot connect in the Windows Vista x64 Ultimate. I
    checked everything the Agent support suggested. The support does not
    know what to suggest any more.
    Best regards,
    Dima, Feb 27, 2008
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  2. Dima

    Bob Guest

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  3. Error message after you install a Windows Internet Explorer 7 update from
    Windows Update or from Microsoft Update: "Webpage cannot be displayed":

    If tweaking your third-party firewall's settings don't help, try the

    1. Disable your anti-virus application, any real-time protection provided by
    an anti-spyware application (except for Windows Defender; includes Spybot
    Tea Timer, SpySweeper Guards, AVG AS guard.exe, etc.), disable any
    third-party firewall AND enable the Windows Firewall.

    NB: You're "working without a net" now: Don't to ANYTHING else online (e.g.,
    browsing; reading email; chatting) except #4 below until your anti-virus
    application has been re-enabled! If you're running ZA Free firewall, you
    may need to uninstall it instead of disabling it.

    2. Uninstall "Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB944533)"
    via Add/Remove Programs (make sure Show Updates box is checked at top right)
    and reboot.

    3. Re-do #1 above.

    4. Go to and install any Critical Updates
    offered. If "Root Certificates" update is listed in the Optional Updates
    category, you might install it, too, to take full advantage of IE7's
    additional security.

    5. Reboot > Make sure everything in #1 above is enabled again and, if
    applicable, disable the Windows Firewall and enable your third-party
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Feb 27, 2008
  4. Dima

    rob^_^ Guest

    Hi Dima,

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    Any security patch released by MS is just that - a security patch that is
    designed to stop the bad guys.

    Uninstalling it exposes both yourself and your friends to security risks.

    rob^_^, Feb 27, 2008
  5. Dima

    Dima Guest

    Do I really need to do this all just to install the one of hundreds of
    security updates?
    Dima, Feb 27, 2008
  6. Bonjour/soir, le Wed, 27 Feb 2008 12:53:04 -0800, *Dima* a caressé son
    clavier pour nous dire dans
    le message suivant:
    Welcome in the MS world !
    Michel Doucet, Feb 27, 2008
  7. My reply only addressed your first question, Dima.

    No, I believe you'll find that the update is already installed but that one
    or more of your security applications blocked some or all of the changes the
    update tried to make, hence the "Page cannot be displayed" error. You'll
    need to do "all this" to correct that problem. If it means
    uninstalling/reinstalling the update (KB944533) in the proper environment
    (#1 in my previous reply), so be it.

    What anti-virus application or "internet security" suite is installed on the
    machine? What third-party firewall might you be using (e.g., Zone Alarm;
    Comodo; Norton)?
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Feb 27, 2008
  8. Dima

    Dima Guest

    I have used Agent Mail.Ru for 3 years. It is the best messenger for Russians
    because it is integrated with the best free russian e-mail, and services. The
    e-mail box is 10gb, good spam control...
    Dima, Feb 27, 2008
  9. Dima

    Dwarf Guest

    Hi Dima,

    What security software are you using? It sounds as though the firewall is
    blocking the connection. You need to check the settings in your firewall
    configuration page. Check that 'iexplore.exe' and 'WinMail.exe' are set to
    'Always Allow' instead of 'Auto' (or the equivalent, depending on your
    Dwarf, Feb 27, 2008
  10. Dima

    rob^_^ Guest

    Its your volition.

    rob^_^, Feb 27, 2008
  11. Dima

    Dima Guest

    Dima, Feb 28, 2008
  12. Dima

    Dima Guest

    Thanks Dwarf for replying!
    I'm not using a security software. Norton Internet security is deactivated
    by deleting Norton Internet security startup items from registry and changing
    Norton Internet security services to manual to prevent unnecessary system
    load. I check suspicious items manualy.
    The Windows Vista Firewall is turned off. I'm not using any other firewall.
    Best regards,
    Dima, Feb 28, 2008
  13. Dima

    Dima Guest

    Thanks PA Bear for replying!
    I'm not using a security software in the background. All automatic security
    activities were turned off in the Norton Internet security 8 options. Norton
    Internet security is deactivated by deleting Norton Internet security startup
    items from registry and changing Norton Internet security services to manual
    to prevent unnecessary system load. I check suspicious items manualy.
    The Windows Vista Firewall is turned off. I'm not using any other firewall
    and security applications.
    Best regards,
    Dima, Feb 28, 2008
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    Not Me Guest

    Norton should have been uninstalled and their cleaner tool run, then you
    have a 50% chance that it is actually off & gone.
    I have sometimes found that by removing the NIC (actually all network
    connection devices) from device manager and allowing it/them to reinstall,
    then redetecting the network sometimes does the trick when playing with
    firewall & security software settings does nothing.
    Not Me, Feb 28, 2008
  15. Norton applications are notorious for not uninstalling cleanly. These
    leftovers may be responsible for your problems. Run the appropriate version
    of the Norton Removal tool ASAP:

    It is /extremely/ foolish not to have a reliable, fully-updated anti-virus
    application installed, Dima, especially living where you do. It is equally
    foolish to be running without a firewall. With the machine running in such
    an environment, I am not willing to assist you further.

    Protect Your PC!

    Learn how to protect your PC by taking three simple steps
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Feb 28, 2008
  16. Dima

    Dwarf Guest

    Hi Dima,

    This is not a new problem. It has happened on several ocassions previously,
    most notoriously with KB937143 which was another cumulative security update
    for IE7. The problem stems from the fact that each of these updates actually
    includes a new version of the main executable, iexplore.exe (and that of the
    equivalent Windows Mail update a new version of WinMail.exe), and, depending
    upon whether your security software has updated itself so that it recognises
    these new verions prior to them being installed, you may or may not have to
    grant them access permission manually yourself. Running Vista without any
    security software is not recommended, and it certainly isn't wise to run it
    without a firewall. Your system, as it stands, is extremely susceptible to
    varying forms of malware attacks. At the very least, I recommend that you
    activate the Windows firewall and check its settings as per my previous post.
    By its very nature, security software needs to integrate tightly with the
    operating system and, as such, can be difficult to fully disable - even when
    you check and disable everything that you can find to do with your security
    software there can be sufficient remnants of it still active and this can
    cause problems. Norton and McAfee are, despite what they say, still not fully
    compatible with Vista and consume a lot of resources. Your best bet would be
    to remove Norton/Symantec completely using the removal tool found on their
    website and then install a more compatible product such as Kaspersky. Once
    you have done that, then you should be able to install this update. If not,
    please refer to my post 'Activating the built-in main Administrator Account'
    in the newsgroup 'Windows Vista Administration Accounts and Passwords',
    (dated 10/12/2007), to activate the main Administrator account and install
    the update from that account. Please remember to follow the instructions and
    deactivate this account once you have finished using it. If this doesn't
    work, then you may need to reinstall Vista as failure to install a critical
    or important update can lead to problems in the future especially if some
    future updates depend on a previous update being correctly installed and
    working. If this is an upgrade version of Vista, then you can follow the
    instructions in my post 'Clean Install Windows Vista Using Upgrade Media' in
    the newsgroup 'Windows Vista Installation and Setup', (dated 9/21/2007).



    'Activating the built-in main Administrator Account'

    'Clean Install Windows Vista Using Upgrade Media'
    Dwarf, Feb 28, 2008
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