New version of windowsupdate and firewall issue

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Aaron, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Guest

    I just wanted to let those of you that have been having
    the same problem that I was with the new version of
    windows update that if you get an error (i do not remeber
    the hexadecimal error code), temporarily turn off your
    firewalls.

    I have Norton Internet Security Profressional installed
    and everytime I used the the NEW version of windows
    update, I would get an error (the old version worked
    fine). As soon as I diabled Norton Internet Security
    Professional, I was able to continue with the new version
    of windows updates.

    Just thought I should let you all know and possibly have
    a Microsoft software technician/engineer know of this
    firewall issue.

    -Aaron
     
    Aaron, Jul 8, 2004
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  2. Aaron

    Hilary Karp Guest

    Not a good idea to disable a firewall while downloading updates. It
    only takes seconds to get hit with any one of a number of nasty viruses.
     
    Hilary Karp, Jul 8, 2004
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  3. Aaron

    JAX Guest

    I would not recommend ever turning off your firewall unless you unplug your
    modem first. Instead of turning off the firewall, configure it to allow
    Windows Update to access the internet.

    JAX
     
    JAX, Jul 8, 2004
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  4. Aaron;
    Very bad and DANGEROUS idea.
    Worms etc. can infect the computer in seconds, far less time than
    required for even the smallest update.

    You are better off learning how to properly configure the firewall.
    Start by disabling Parental Controls and see what happens.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 8, 2004
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    Lucy [MSFT] Guest

    Lucy [MSFT], Jul 8, 2004
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  6. Aaron

    Aaron Guest

    I guess I should have made it clear that I also have the most current V4 windows updates and most up to date Symantec Antivirus virus definitions. But thank you all for your concerns, I did not know there was a work around with Norton Internet Security Pro (thanks Lucy [MSFT]) so I merely mentioned another workaround to the error.

    Yes it only takes seconds to be infected with one of those new worms, but not if you stay on top of things and keep your OS and AntiVirus programs up to date. Plus, not only do I have Norton Internet Security software, I am also behind a router's firewall as well (may not be THAT good, but it works).
     
    Aaron, Jul 8, 2004
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  7. Aaron

    Aaron Guest

    Lucy thanks for the reply, however, I should let you know that, after following the articles you provided, I already had windowsupdate.microsoft.com allowing java applets and activex controls in my Norton Internet Security settings, I also added v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com to the list and allowed java applets and activex controls, but I still get the error.

    Buy when I disable NIS temporarily, I am able to update using the new (V5) windows update.

    So once again, I believe that this is an issue that the Microsoft Windows Update software engineers should take a look at, because the old version (V4) did not have this problem.

     
    Aaron, Jul 8, 2004
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