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JolietJake Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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Last edited on 14th Oct, 2009 22:17

Hi.

Just scanned the PC and got this message. Did an express update at Windows update and installed a number of fixes, rebooted and scanned again with PSI and got the message about Service Pack 3 being insecure.

Went back to Windows update, express updates and I get this...

http://i36.tinypic.com/2qwzjp0.jpg

Downloaded and ready to install. I click install, reboot manually then scan again with PSI and still the same. If I go back to Windows update, scan express updates I keep coming back to this one that says it's downloaded but needing installed.
If I click install it goes through the procedure and says 'install successful'.

http://i38.tinypic.com/eahxjl.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/2s0k0sh.jpg

So what now?

Thanks

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2harts4ever RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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Having the same problem with the same update (KB971486)as JolietJake.

Any ideas?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever
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pudelein RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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I have had the same issue today after installing some 11 Microsoft updates. The Microsoft Update site [and therefore, I suppose, PSI] claims I need the update KB971486. Installing it again does not fix this. The error is likely Microsoft's; for the moment I will not worry about it, but suggest strongly that Secunia ask MS about this.
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jpaul RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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I have same exact problem. Also, in Add/Remove program KB971486 is installed! I've contacted Microsoft regarding this issue.
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pudelein RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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Further to my earlier post (see above), it turns out that many people are having trouble with KB971486. Google revealed around 144 instances last night and there are probably more today. This has happened in the past, but I have not yet been able to locate the fix. If anyone knows this, I would be very grateful for the information!
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JolietJake RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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I keep getting the little pop in Windows saying windows has an update to install. (Had it about 20 times today alone) It basically tries to install the same update, the missing one. It says it's completed but clearly it's not.

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2harts4ever RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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Hi again,

Just for the record I just ran Balarc Advisor and it is now telling me that KB971486 is NOT installed just like Secunia PSI says.

I just now tried a 'chat' with M/S support but the tech wanted me to agree to him trying to help with 'remote assistance' but I am a little leary of that approach, so I turned him down.

Hopefully someone will get to the bottom of it soon. I don't know if I am secure or not as a result of this problem.

Regards,

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GoneToPlaid RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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on 16th Oct, 2009 02:45, 2harts4ever wrote:
Hi again,

Just for the record I just ran Balarc Advisor and it is now telling me that KB971486 is NOT installed just like Secunia PSI says.

I just now tried a 'chat' with M/S support but the tech wanted me to agree to him trying to help with 'remote assistance' but I am a little leary of that approach, so I turned him down.

Hopefully someone will get to the bottom of it soon. I don't know if I am secure or not as a result of this problem.

Regards,

2harts4ever


Several months ago I had MS support do a remote assistance on my computer. I specifically told the dude to not do any changes without describing what he was about to do and then get my approval. He agreed and I watched his actions. When he spotted something which he wished to change, he popped up a text message about exactly what he wanted to change so that I could approve his actions before he actually did them.

Anyway, my issues were fixed, but like you, I was careful to make sure that the MS support person asked me before making any changes. After he was done and disconnected, I uninstalled the small remote support application that was necessary for the MS support rep to access my computer.

So, I say, give MS a shot as long as it is very clear with the support rep that you must approve any changes to your computer before he/she actually does the changes.

:-)
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2harts4ever RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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I was just thinking out loud and I am curious if anyone else in this thread is using Comodo firewall by chance. I am and I am just searching for clues.

Regards,

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JolietJake RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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on 16th Oct, 2009 19:42, 2harts4ever wrote:
I was just thinking out loud and I am curious if anyone else in this thread is using Comodo firewall by chance. I am and I am just searching for clues.

Regards,

2harts4ever


I use Comodo Firewall too with Defense + activated.

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2harts4ever RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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Interesting, I have Defense activated too. I just wonder how many other folks experiencing this problem are using Comodo too. Might be interesting to find out.
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pudelein RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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I am not using Comodo firewall; I use PC Tools Firewall Plus.

FWIW, I have just completed restoring my machine to an image made last Saturday before these updates erupted. The same 11 updates were delivered and allegedly installed again. They appear in my Windows Update history as successful. There in an entry in Add/Remove. BUT both PSI and Belarc report KB971486 to be missing. A second attempt to install it from the MS Update site appeared to succeed, but neither PSI, Belarc, or the Update site search function agree. The file KB971486.log seems to show installation failure, but I could br wrong.

It looks to me like the download file for this update may have become corrupted, but I cannot find a way to get a fresh, perhaps correct copy. For now, I have disabled automatic updates and will live without this KB971486 until a definitive solution appears somewhere.
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2harts4ever RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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pudelein,

Thanks for your update. That blows the conflict theory I had between Comodo and 971486 ...lol

I'll keep searching and if I find anything concrete I'll post back.

Thanks,

2harts4ever
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puget1 RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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I have a new take on this problem, downloading updates and then immediately scanning to see if the update has been accepted/installed. The problem is "SERVER DEMAND" and the ability of servers to keep up with demand. Secunia (a free service) may actually have this problem. My "suggestion" is go ahead and do your downloading and updating and then(WAIT 24hrs) before verifying the update. Servers cost big bucks- thank-you Secunia. I realized this with filehippo trying to verify a third party install that must have been very popular. Could not get the "all-clear secure" until 24hrs later. ( Joke on me, I must have downloaded and installed and uninstalled- oh 6x, before I caught on ha ha)


(Belarc out and out states for XP and does not recognize Vista so it is a hit and mis situation for me)

Windows Vista "Home Basic"
Service Pack 1
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2GB Ram 32 bit OS
Avast,Ad-Aware,A-squared,Windows Defender,IO bit Security 360v1.0,IO Bit Advanced System Care Professional

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2harts4ever RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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puget1,

Makes sense. But, out of curiosity, if you run Balarc Advisor, what does that program say?

Regards,

2harts4ever
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puget1 RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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F.Y.I. from another forum about are friends at Microsoft

Extented support for XP
on 25th Mar, 2009 17:20, genegold99 wrote:
What MS calls "Extended Support" for XP, which I presume is some kind of purchased contractual support, lasts until 2014. "Mainstream support," which is what I imagine is available to the rest of us, ends next month, April 14.


Not necessary to presume or imagine. You can click on the link "Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ".

Patching will continue through 08-Apr-2014, and security patches will continue to be free.

After 14-Apr-2009, you will need to pay for non-security patches. There will also be no more free incident support, no more warranty claims, and no more changes to design and features.

(Belarc out and out states for XP and does not recognize Vista so it is a hit and mis situation for me)

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JolietJake RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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The issue for me isn't about servers etc. This update kept appearing on my machine, the little icon in the systray that windows has when it's got an update to download or install.
It kept popping up saying this update was downloaded but needed installing, I'd click install, it would then say it was installing it then close.
Then it would pop up again and do it all over.
It would do this 5,6,7 times in a row.

I rebooted and it kept doing it. I went to Windows Update site, clicked update and this file showed up as downloaded but needing installed.
Try it yourself, go to windows update, do a scan and see what windows update says. Downloaded but needing installed.

To me there's some kind of error in the update and it either doesn't install properly or it does and doesn't report the fact it has installed, properly.

I think it's a Microsoft issue.

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2harts4ever RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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JolietJake,

My issue is exactly as you describe it. Hopefully someone will check it out.

When I go to Windows and check to show 'Hidden Files and folders' it is listed as being installed, so I am hoping it is. and that the rest of this problem is just a fluke.

2harts4ever
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puget1 RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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I don't have a reply for this with further explanation. I use Dell with Media Direct. The update is down and verified. The only problem I can think of : that it might be your security settings and or your fire wall. I know for a fact that when this "11 piece update came through I was advised that Microsoft had tried to install and was unable. I hit the try again and down it came. I am usually up at 0400 to 0500 and do this updating. Secunia is happy, Therefore so am I. My scheduled automatic update time 0300. Not be "rude with apologies) but I still have a "feeling" it is server abuse. Sometimes, my old system gets what I called jumpy and would just plain need a rest. I just shut down and have waited as much as 3 days and it seemed to settle down. Not so much with new system but old a lot. Just thought about it: try going to your event log and see what it says about anything

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JolietJake RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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Just had a scan in Event Viewer > System and there's quite an interesting thing best illustrated with a screen shot...

http://i37.tinypic.com/2hgxs1y.jpg

Groups or three events repeating, the first two say installed successfully and the third says the following..

http://i36.tinypic.com/2rcc107.jpg

It'll be installed on the 17th at 3am (tomorrow)

That's bizarre and I've never come across that before.

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Anthony Wells RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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I remember reading something about when Windows servers cannot complete all the requested downloads they wait until the next time you reboot to finish off - or something like that . At this stage , they may also include stuff you may have elected not to have installed & may reset your "update" configuration , to automatic , if I remember correctly .

I am aware of this as I have deselected IE8 and auto updates .

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2harts4ever RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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I found something that worked for me.

I received this from someone who replied to a question I originally posted on Oct. 14 on the same subject on the Windows XP Update Newsgroups Forum:
<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/news...">KB971486 thread on Oct. 14</a>

As I said it worked for me and if you are game you can give it a try yourself. Both Belarc Advisor and Secunia PSI now give me a 'clean' bill of health.

The fix given to me is as follows:

Step 1: Remove KB971486 in Add or Remove Programs

1a. Open Add/Remove Programs. Note: Be sure to have "Show updates" checked (if Service Pack 2 for XP is installed).

1b. Look for update KB971486.

1c. Please highlight and remove it.

1d. Restart Windows.

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Step 2: Reinstall KB971486

2a. Please download KB971486 from the following link:

<a href="http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/4/C/C4C96...">KB971486 download</a>


2b. Save the update to C: drive. (Do not run the update directly)

2c. Click Start->Run, type in the following:

“C:\WindowsXP-KB971486-x86-ENU.exe /overwriteoem” (without the quotes)

Please note there is a space between: exe and /overwriteoem

Then press Enter to install the update.

2d. After this, restart the computer and then visit the Windows Update site to check if the Update KB971486 is still listed. If it is gone, reboot and then run your PSI scan again.

It worked for me … Good luck!



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JolietJake RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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I got a big phat fail on that one.

Uninstalled, rebooted then went to download the file and got...

http://i34.tinypic.com/552lo4.jpg

Went back to windows update again and it still says the file is downloaded but needs installed. Rebooted and got the pop up asking to install update, installed it then it popped up again. Rebooted and it's still a problem.

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2harts4ever RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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JolietJake,

Sorry to hear about it not working for you. I just tried my link again to the direct download for KB971486 and it worked for me.

2harts4ever
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JolietJake RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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on 17th Oct, 2009 00:55, 2harts4ever wrote:
JolietJake,

Sorry to hear about it not working for you. I just tried my link again to the direct download for KB971486 and it worked for me.

2harts4ever



I got it sorted! The problem was the link above, it didn't work for me so I searched Windows downloads site and found the right file then did the rest and it's now worked. Cheers mate!

Perhaps the link is for your country? I'm in the UK.

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2harts4ever RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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Hi JolietJake,

Glad to hear it finally worked for you too.

I am in the States, so that link I posted might have just been for us Yanks.

Have a great weekend!

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pudelein Re: "Service Pack 3 is insecure" ... Solved
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@2harts4ever

Thank you for your post about fixing KB971486! Worked for me on the first attempt. As you know, the file downloaded is WindowsXP-KB971486-x86-ENU.exe [I repeat it here for others that may noy be able to follow your link!]. After uninstalling the previous version of kb971486 using Add/Remove, I simply downloaded the file using Firefox [it is not necessary to use IE for this!]. I ran this file at a command prompt, with the special option /overwriteoem that you provided. Worked perfectly: after the reboot, MS Updates found no needed updates; Belarc and (after rescanning) PSI all agree. Thanks again!
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2harts4ever RE: "Service Pack 3 is insecure" ... Solved
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Glad it worked for you too!
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puget1 RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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O.k. I think I proved that the servers are being overworked and it's get a number and stand in line. It's great someone found a work around. O.K. I need help in posting screenshots directly into Secunia forum please give me the step by step and post to this forum.

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/279...

It sure would be appreciated JolietJake


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GoneToPlaid RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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This thread should be cleaned up to be straightforward, and then stickied. Lots of good info in this thread.
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SusanBradley RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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Can you guys do me a favor? I'm trying to get a handle on why this is happening and to see if we can get this resolved. I have contacts with Microsoft and I want to see if we can get to the bottom of this.

Can you send me the log file of 971486.log which is under the c:\windows folder?

Can you send me the log file to sbradcpa@pacbell.net?

I'd deeply appreciate any and all help you can give on this issue.
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puget1 RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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@SusanBradley


Not sure what you are after,do you know the difference between php and cgi. On a one on one bases you have a front door one person knocks on it and then exits via the back door. O.K. simple enough now imagine a billions of people all trying to obtain access and trying to leave via the back door all at the same time. if there are enough doors (servers)no problem. Otherwise,prioritizing takes place and the servers follow a line of progression-what is allowed in and out. With 11 for Vista and poss. 13 for XP updates, it created to much demand on the servers available. By finding a work around what you did was yell "fire or emergency" to the server and luckily it responded

Here is some more info about xp from this forum: http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/289...

Microsoft will support XP but there will not be any Service Packs only emergency fixes like the 13 they just released.

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SusanBradley RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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@puget1 I'm not sure what you are asking?

I see people getting 971486 reoffered over and over again. I need their 971486.log files from their Windows XP.

XP is still supported, still patched and Microsoft is trying to get to the bottom of why this patch is being offered up over and over again but it appears to be only impacting OEM and no one has called in in enough numbers for them to be aware of the issue.

I need the log files from those folks impacted by this.

Please email me at sbradcpa@pacbell.net if you have been impacted.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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Susan has not really identified herself. I know that email address.

She writes articles for Windows Secrets.

The exam questions are:

1.Will the results of this covert Windows Secrets investigation be posted back to this Forum for members to see without a hyperlink to Windows Secrets?

2. If for pulication in Windows Secrets only, will it be in the free version?

I see no offer of a years free membership to Windows Secrets for supplying information to a Corporate Organisation or a privacy statement regarding the information supplied !!!!!!!!



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SusanBradley RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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I'm trying to get to the bottom of this to get Microsoft to fix the underlying issue.

If I get folks help, we'll fix Microsoft Update.

And yes, I'll post back.
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SusanBradley RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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If anyone would prefer to work with Microsoft directly WONDERFUL!

https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&pr...

On that page is a chat interface.

The underlying issue is that as of yesterday Microsoft is unaware of this issue, there's no call volume on this.

I have one KB log file from a newsgroup. That's it. I need your help for this underlying issue to get fixed by Microsoft.
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Anthony Wells RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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Personally , I think Susan Bradley does a good job ; so apparently do Microsoft , as they have given her their MVP award .

The exam question is how to resolve the update problem with KB971486 (I'm lucky as I don't have the problem) and not whether one approves of Windows Secrets or not.

Hope you send Susan your logs.

Take care
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Maurice Joyce RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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You have misread my post. There is no mention of disliking Windows Secrets - I am a fully paid up member.

Susan has partly answered my questions in that members of this Forum could benefit from her investigations without the need to read or pay for Windows Secrets.

As an MVP one wonders why it is implied in block capitals that Microsoft are difficult to deal with. Considering their Global responsibility in many aspects of IT their response to my many investigations have been outstanding.

I can assure U that Microsoft (UK) are very aware of this issue and Susan has got a handle on it in that it looks like it is affecting some OEM versions of Windows.








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Anthony Wells RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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@Maurice

I read what I read and am old enough and intelligent enough to understand what I read .

I did not mention "dislike" (a Freudian slip ?) , I mentioned "approve" .

I would say that the block capitals were an expression of hope that people would join in & help , as opposed to your interpretation . Everyone to his/her own.

Anthony

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puget1 RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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ROFLMAO, This is way out of my league,Ha ha on me. Thank you for Media Direct.

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puget1 RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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F.Y.I.poss. explanation/link. Received dialogue box via Firefox that Net Framework 3.5 was deemed unstable and a security risk to Firefox. Unable to tell if this might be the culprit or not for you XP users. Would be interested to be advised if this is a build in XP.

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SusanBradley RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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The .net warning is not the reason for this inability to install Kernel patches.

Still investigating what's going on.
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puget1 RE: Service Pack 3 is insecure.
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@Susan Bradly
How about a server distributing bad code from V.I.P. Either primary or mirror?? Either way I am sure it is patched by now. Sorry about the one explanation sounding a little ruff you never know what level everyone is at.

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