Internet Connection Problems after Latest Update (15th Aug 07, 9am

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Simon Pieman, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Simon Pieman

    Simon Pieman Guest

    Hi

    I ran live updates this morning when I came into work (on my VAIO running
    XP). Connected to the Wireless network here as usual using the Intel PRO/Set
    Wireless adaptor. Tried to access the Internet using IE 7.0 - couldn't get a
    site. Tried to access using Firefox - couldn't get a site. Tried Safari for
    PC - worked fine!

    So I have just unistalled the latest security updates for XP and IE and it
    is working again.

    Any ideas anyone?

    Please reply direct if you like to .
     
    Simon Pieman, Aug 15, 2007
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  2. Yes, please completely *disable* any Personal Firewall software
    running in the background and reenable the Windows Firewall instead.
    Run the updates again and you'll most likely be fine.

    Bye,
    Freudi
     
    Ottmar Freudenberger, Aug 15, 2007
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  3. Simon Pieman

    sirwilliam Guest

    Am no expert, however just ran update and found that many of my settings for
    the firewall was reset and needed to be reset. At least it was easy for me to
    reset due to Norton identifying the specific links. A little bump in the
    road for that. Did find that Media player 11 failed to install.

    Now I'll have to checkout all my programs to find out any other problems.
     
    sirwilliam, Aug 15, 2007
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  4. Well, the best advice would be, has been and still is to *not*
    install *any* Personal Firewall software and enable the Windows
    Firewall instead. Allmost *all* "connection problems" occuring
    after the installation of updates for Windows are based on Personal
    Firewall software blocking Windows components for no reason.

    Bye,
    Freudi
     
    Ottmar Freudenberger, Aug 16, 2007
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  5. Simon Pieman

    freddy Guest

    tank you beddy much. saved most time. best answer. works. no re-format
    re-install windows.

    :))
     
    freddy, Aug 17, 2007
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  6. But Windows Firewall only checks INCOMING traffic; it doesn't check
    OUTGOING traffic. That's why some of us prefer our own firewall.


    Lady Dungeness
    Crabby, but Great Legs!
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    On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 11:12:49 +0200, "Ottmar Freudenberger"

    |
    |> Am no expert, however just ran update and found that many of my settings for
    |> the firewall was reset and needed to be reset. At least it was easy for me to
    |> reset due to Norton identifying the specific links.
    |
    |Well, the best advice would be, has been and still is to *not*
    |install *any* Personal Firewall software and enable the Windows
    |Firewall instead. Allmost *all* "connection problems" occuring
    |after the installation of updates for Windows are based on Personal
    |Firewall software blocking Windows components for no reason.
    |
    |Bye,
    |Freudi
     
    LadyDungeness, Aug 17, 2007
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  7. Which is absolutly enough to be save. Unwanted outgoing traffic means
    that you have malware/unwanted software installed on your system, which
    shouldn't happen at all. And yes, it's more or less easy to bypass the
    filter of Personal Firewall software "checking" for outgoing traffic.
    E.g. http://www.pcflank.com/art21.htm is still up to date like
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,2169468~root=security,1~mode=flat
    http://samspade.org/d/firewalls.html

    Bye,
    Freudi
     
    Ottmar Freudenberger, Aug 17, 2007
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