Problem with Updates KB905474 WGA & KB915597 Windows Defender Defs

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Bob, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest


    After I did the update of "Windows Genuine Advantage Notification
    (KB905474)" and "Windows Defender Definition Update 1.14.1511.3 for BETA
    Windows Defender (KB915597) "...on 6/27/06....

    I am no longer able to disable my ethernet connection or enable my wireless
    connection....any help on this is appreciated.
    I know it was the updates because I did a system restore prior to their
    install and it worked fine.

    I guess I have three options....
    1) Keep the laptop connected on the ethernet connection and based instead of
    2) go without both updates or just 1 (whichever one is making the problem.
    3) anyone know of a fix...HELP ME MICROSOFT !!! Do I even need these
    updates ? But the popup keeps coming up if I don't update them. Just bought
    Windows XP Home so not fimiliar with it too much.

    Thoughts ?? Help ???
    Bob, Jun 28, 2006
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  2. Bob

    Bob Guest

    ok....I reinstalled both and the problem below is with the WGA KB905474.
    Bob, Jun 28, 2006
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  3. Someone reported similar symptoms before, and it was eventually traced to
    that person having third-party firewalls, anti-virus, or anti-malware active
    while the 905474 update was being applied. I seem to remember it was
    ZoneAlarm that was the culprit.

    Please disable all third-party anti-malware and/or firewalls. If you
    disable a third-party firewall, re-enable Windows Firewall to protect you
    during the update. Restart Windows. Then run the update again. Restart
    Windows. Does that fix the problem?

    When you re-instate your third-party firewall, you might need to
    re-configure special exceptions for system applications.
    Robin Walker [MVP], Jun 29, 2006
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