Lates 'security updates' from Microsoft

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Sseaott, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Sseaott

    Sseaott Guest

    At Windows Update. I downloaded all 4 or 5 of them this evening and one of
    the downloads has totally changed all my fonts, it has made everything in
    bold, I don't know what the heck is going on. I did a system restore back
    to yesterday and all is fine now, except I'm getting the pop up telling me I
    have new updates to download and install:) Has anyone downloaded these yet
    and had their computer screwed up? I assume they were just released today
    because this evening is when I got the pop up alert for it.

    If anyone can shed some light, please do:)

    Thanks.
     
    Sseaott, Apr 15, 2004
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    ICee Guest

    Installed all of them last night (Windows XP) and had no problem.
     
    ICee, Apr 15, 2004
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    kung__fusion Guest

    Go to www.techtv.com/screensavers
    and search for the article on disabling
    Messaging so that you don't get those
    stupid notifications. If MS put those
    security holes all over their OS in
    the first place what makes you think
    they can patch 'em reliably? The
    updates prolly have bigger bugs
    than the original code.

    Don't use IE. Use a good browser
    like one of the Mozilla based ones.
    Run a firewall. Forget the updates
    unless you're installing a whole
    service pack. If your system gets
    hosed then you're stuck doing a
    restore. What good is that?

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
    kung__fusion, Apr 15, 2004
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  4. "Sseaott" <SseaottATcomcastDOTnet> wrote in message
    ... . AND SCARED ME.

    Hello "Sseaott" !!
    I use Manual Updates,
    I log on to Microsoft site and where my system is scanned telling
    me
    what Updates are available, then I have a choice on what to
    install.
    I pick only "Security" & "Critical" Updates.
    To-night I also installed 5 Updates, so far so good.
    I became little concerned when I read the above Post.

    I use Windows XP Home, OE 6, & IE 6.
    I have installed:
    Security: OE 6 ,svce. Pack 1 (KB837009)
    Critical : IE 6 ,svce. Pack 1 (KB831167)
    Security: Windows XP, (KB837001)
    " " " " " ", (KB828741)
    " " " " " ", (KB835732)

    Are the above Updates similar to the ones You have installed??
    Do You use same OP. ?? [email protected]
     
    [email protected], Apr 15, 2004
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  5. Sseaott

    th Guest

    Installed all updates yesterday, on 2 computers - XP Home and XP Pro, and
    no problem.
     
    th, Apr 15, 2004
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    PuppyKatt Guest

    Once the download, install, and restart were done, no problems.

    "Sseaott" <SseaottATcomcastDOTnet> wrote in message
    : At Windows Update. I downloaded all 4 or 5 of them this evening and
    one of
    : the downloads has totally changed all my fonts, it has made everything
    in
    : bold, I don't know what the heck is going on. I did a system restore
    back
    : to yesterday and all is fine now, except I'm getting the pop up
    telling me I
    : have new updates to download and install:) Has anyone downloaded
    these yet
    : and had their computer screwed up? I assume they were just released
    today
    : because this evening is when I got the pop up alert for it.
    :
    : If anyone can shed some light, please do:)
    :
    : Thanks.
    :
    :
     
    PuppyKatt, Apr 15, 2004
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    Sseaott Guest

    Thanks for the replies everyone. Yes I'm running XP Home. I dont have my
    computer setup to automatically download and install, it just gives me a
    notify that there are new updates and asks me what I want to do, so I chose
    to download them. Maybe I just had bad luck or something, I will give it a
    try again later today. Better yet, I will do one by one and restart after
    each time and see if I can find the download that is causing the problem, if
    it occurs again.

    Thanks.
     
    Sseaott, Apr 15, 2004
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