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It would appear the latest Windows updates have wreaked havoc all over the place.

I use Zone Alarm firewall which has always given no problems, this morning it was blocking everything in sight, even its own updates :Doh: That'll teach me to forget to disable the automatic windows updates on the lappy :RollEyes:

According to the Zone alarm forums the last Windows patch is doing more harm than good. Link Removed

It even made the Times! :Doh: Windows update leads to web black-out - Times Online
 

Don Madge

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It would appear the latest Windows updates have wreaked havoc all over the place.

I use Zone Alarm firewall which has always given no problems, this morning it was blocking everything in sight, even its own updates :Doh: That'll teach me to forget to disable the automatic windows updates on the lappy :RollEyes:

According to the Zone alarm forums the last Windows patch is doing more harm than good. Link Removed

It even made the Times! :Doh: Windows update leads to web black-out - Times Online

Hi Lindy,

Yesterday was an exciting day I scrambled my brain at least twice. :Eeek::Eeek:

It seems the problem was with windows update KB951748 and Zone Alarm.

This morning I'm up and running OK. :Smile: I've removed the problem update and
turned off windows automatic updates. :Smile:

I followed the instructions at ZoneAlarm SmartDefense Research Center

Don
 
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Lindy-C

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I wonder how many poor souls out there are still banging their heads on their keyboards totally oblivious to the "fix" procedure because they have no access to the 'net?

They will probably wind up paying stupid money to the local "Mr PC fixer" to come and sort their computers out :Angry:
 

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They will probably wind up paying stupid money to the local "Mr PC fixer" to come and sort their computers out :Angry:

:Cool: You are right there. You would NOT believe the amount of money I have saved our non-PC-literate friends in Spain (and UK). :thumb:
 

Don Madge

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I wonder how many poor souls out there are still banging their heads on their keyboards totally oblivious to the "fix" procedure because they have no access to the 'net?

They will probably wind up paying stupid money to the local "Mr PC fixer" to come and sort their computers out :Angry:

I could not get on line in the morning so I did a system restore to the previous day and got on line that way.:Smile:

Don

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I could not get on line in the morning so I did a system restore to the previous day and got on line that way.:Smile:

Don

That is precisely what I did Don.........but sadly not everyone knows what to do. :RollEyes:
 

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More's the point, I blame Microsoft for slipping back to their sloppy old ways of not fully testing the patches prior to release.

The moral of the story is never to apply the patches on the release day.Always wait a week or so.:thumb:
 
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Easy to say when you are "in the know" but not everyone is so fortunate :RollEyes:

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have I been lucky then, have zone alarm and updates on but ok, mind you did download two updates today so maybe tomorrow, mmmmmmmmmmm
 

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Nearly had 40 fits this am when windows wanted to update ...but thanks to all of you (yesterday!) ..I knew the update ref no. to look out for and it wasn't one of them ....soooo..all went okish .....not sure what had updated automatically in early hours though and I DID experience problems (both 1st thing and later after updates that I allowed!).....:Sad:
Just to say how valuable your posts are on here ...I knew that if I had REAL probs then I could do a system restore.....not that I quite know how to do this on VISTA which is very new to me!! Thanks anyway!! Hope everyone safe and sound and WITH US!! :cry: Ana x
 

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If you have Zone Alarm adjusted correctly to High and your computer has installed update KB951748 then categorically I can state that you will not get on line. Zone Alarm will work on Medium but, according to the Zone Alarm forum this is very dangerous.

Gypsy Rose. Don't forget to disable Windows Updates: otherwise the same problem will recurr. Can't tell you how to do this in Vista.

Regards.

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Evans88 ...no, the advice re doing away with windows updates did not (for me, who knows nought!) work...!! :ROFLMAO:
Still "frit" here ....lol!! (not sure if anyone else is familiar with this odd tense of frightened!!!" ) :cry:
Not sure at all that I want to dispense with any windows updates...don't think I do..??
Had difficulty shutting down this am ...said there had been a "violation"( sp!!) at this address.... total PANIC!! Scared!! :Doh:
 

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Turned on the computer here at work this morning and had a visitor so was away from the screen when I return Automatic windows download had nearly finished :Doh::Doh:not sure what it was though!! The computer then restarted itself and promptly froze:Sad::Sad:

So I thought that I had big problems so in desperation I manually shut down and restarted and hopefully seems ok now:thumb::thumb:

Still very very slow as I am in a portacabin in the middle of a yard no broadband available so on dialup only:Sad:

On Widows XP Home version 2002


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Don Madge

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If you have Zone Alarm adjusted correctly to High and your computer has installed update KB951748 then categorically I can state that you will not get on line. Zone Alarm will work on Medium but, according to the Zone Alarm forum this is very dangerous.

Regards.


This is the latest info Link Removed from the Motorhome List. :Smile:

Don
 

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JSW ...tried to thank you TWICE now (mean it, lol!) .:winky:
I do really mean to say thanks!! New technology and ME do not mix and it scares me!! On the good side, I am still here ....:ROFLMAO:

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Linda, I guess that's all you needed together with everything else!!! Its seems to be an issue with Zone Alarms firewall - I stopped using it some years ago as I found too many little unhappinesses with other programs fussing about it.

Firewalls can really cause havoc - quite often they are the problem with problematic internet connections and there isn't a perfect one out there!!

I've had all the recent updates and so far no issues with wireless or wired Internet connections.

I use Sygate Personal Firewall which is also free and seems stable with most programs.

How's the wireless problem doing BTW???:Eeek:


Laurie
 

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I don't like Zone Alarm!
It always caused problems on my PC!
Irritating little program!
Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole now!
 

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I would agree the best firewall is Comodo. AVG 8 has been a pain for me so I now use Avira Antivir. I also use SpyBot search & destroy.
 
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Lindy-C

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Linda, I guess that's all you needed together with everything else!!! Its seems to be an issue with Zone Alarms firewall - I stopped using it some years ago as I found too many little unhappinesses with other programs fussing about it.

Firewalls can really cause havoc - quite often they are the problem with problematic internet connections and there isn't a perfect one out there!!

I've had all the recent updates and so far no issues with wireless or wired Internet connections.

I use Sygate Personal Firewall which is also free and seems stable with most programs.

How's the wireless problem doing BTW???:Eeek:


Laurie

Hi Laurie

I USED to use Sygate but swapped it for Zone alarm but I can't remember why....there was some problem or another with it :Doh:

I haven't even attempted to rectify the wireless issue yet what with all this cr@p flying about with the windows updates......plus I can't get near the lappy with Beanie off school :cry:
 

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16 minutes to download then it tells me an error has occured and cant install :Angry::Angry::Angry:
i'll stick with AVG8

AVG8 is an antivirus program, Comodo is a firewall. You need both (antivirus & firewall). Spybot S&D is the topping. Any questions please do ask.

Jon
 

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I've set my PCs to download the windoze updates automatically, but NOT to install them without my doing it after the download prompts me - that way you can check via Custom Install if you really want it to install. I also wait a few days after release before installing to avoid just such scenarios as this latest update seems to have caused.......Microsoft had a bit of a name for not checking updates carefully before release some years ago, looks like the same old story again!!:Sad:

At least Beanie's got the laptop on a long wire, other imagine the fur flying for the PC!! They go back to school around September Linda, don't they? So not long, don't stress :ROFLMAO:

I keep looking for the perfect (totally bug-free) firewall......:Eeek:

Laurie

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