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    Another computer question

    I'm running Windows XP and downloaded the service pack 3. Everything worked fine after my computer rebooted. I was looking around on Windows Update and a bunch of Windows XP Updates and Security Updates did not get installed/downloaded. I tried both the express and custom scans to find the upgrades but came up empty. Is this something I should worry about?

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    Re: Another computer question

    Most likely the updates you are seeing are already included in SP3, so when you run windows update it recognizes that you already have the current file and passes it by.

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    If you had read the information on the Service Pack 3 update it stated that those updates were included in the pack.
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    Re: Another computer question

    get a hammer

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    Re: Another computer question

    "FedjeViking" wrote:

    If you had read the information on the Service Pack 3 update it stated that those updates were included in the pack.
    Fedje, you should know that guys only read the instructions when something goes wrong, two beers standing around looking at it with your buddies and it still doesn't work THEN you read the instructions.
    It's a guy thing. ;D

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    Re: Another computer question

    buy a new computer

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    Re: Another computer question

    "mnvikes61" wrote:
    I'm running Windows XP and downloaded the service pack 3. Everything worked fine after my computer rebooted. I was looking around on Windows Update and a bunch of Windows XP Updates and Security Updates did not get installed/downloaded. I tried both the express and custom scans to find the upgrades but came up empty. Is this something I should worry about?
    No - you're cool.

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    Re: Another computer question

    I have yet another question. I recently restored my computer back to the factory set up with Restore Disks that HP sent me. After my computer restored and rebooted, Norton updated its defintions and everything and then scanned my hard drive. It came up with a security risk called "SecurityExpertCleaner" and gave me directions to correct it. I quarentined it and then started looking for the registry files that Symantec told me to look for. I couldn't find them anywhere in the C:Run\regedit. I then restored the computer again with the Restore Disks. After it finished again, I scanned the hard drive before Norton updated everything. Not a thing came up on this scan. I then updated Norton's definitions, scanned the computer, and the same security risk as before appeared. I found it odd that the security risk wasn't on there before I updated Norton but after it was. If I can't find the registry files and nothing comes up on the Norton scan after I quarentined the security risk, is there anything else I can do?

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    Re: Another computer question

    "mnvikes61" wrote:
    I have yet another question. I recently restored my computer back to the factory set up with Restore Disks that HP sent me. After my computer restored and rebooted, Norton updated its defintions and everything and then scanned my hard drive. It came up with a security risk called "SecurityExpertCleaner" and gave me directions to correct it. I quarentined it and then started looking for the registry files that Symantec told me to look for. I couldn't find them anywhere in the C:Run\regedit. I then restored the computer again with the Restore Disks. After it finished again, I scanned the hard drive before Norton updated everything. Not a thing came up on this scan. I then updated Norton's definitions, scanned the computer, and the same security risk as before appeared. I found it odd that the security risk wasn't on there before I updated Norton but after it was. If I can't find the registry files and nothing comes up on the Norton scan after I quarentined the security risk, is there anything else I can do?
    I was also going to add that I looked up information on this on the internet. Everything I have read makes sounds like someone going to an IP address or downloading it to get rid of spyware. I didn't download anything off any site and only updated Norton's files and that's when it showed up.

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    Re: Another computer question

    "mnvikes61" wrote:
    "mnvikes61" wrote:
    I have yet another question. I recently restored my computer back to the factory set up with Restore Disks that HP sent me. After my computer restored and rebooted, Norton updated its defintions and everything and then scanned my hard drive. It came up with a security risk called "SecurityExpertCleaner" and gave me directions to correct it. I quarentined it and then started looking for the registry files that Symantec told me to look for. I couldn't find them anywhere in the C:Run\regedit. I then restored the computer again with the Restore Disks. After it finished again, I scanned the hard drive before Norton updated everything. Not a thing came up on this scan. I then updated Norton's definitions, scanned the computer, and the same security risk as before appeared. I found it odd that the security risk wasn't on there before I updated Norton but after it was. If I can't find the registry files and nothing comes up on the Norton scan after I quarentined the security risk, is there anything else I can do?
    I was also going to add that I looked up information on this on the internet. Everything I have read makes sounds like someone going to an IP address or downloading it to get rid of spyware. I didn't download anything off any site and only updated Norton's files and that's when it showed up.
    Screw Norton anti-virus & get Avast!

    Norton just bogs down your PC.

    Then get Spybot & Adaware also. Not Adware, but Adaware

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