Remove downloaded IE7?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Fwall4, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. Fwall4

    Mac7 Guest

    PA Bear -
    My Automatic Update settings are: "Automatic Updates:
    Turned ON. Your computer is set to receive security & critical updates
    automatically. " http://update.microsoft.com - Microsoft Update

    This is what is listed ("11 updates; 5 MB; 9 minutes"...includes IE7):
    " Security Update for Windows XP (KB928255)
    Typical download size: 371 KB , less than 1 minute
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help
    protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you
    install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Details...
    Don't show this update again

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB928843)
    Typical download size: 157 KB , less than 1 minute
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help
    protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you
    install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Details...
    Don't show this update again

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB927802)
    Typical download size: 196 KB , less than 1 minute
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help
    protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you
    install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Details...
    Don't show this update again

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB924667)
    Typical download size: 1013 KB , 1 minute
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help
    protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you
    install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Details...
    Don't show this update again

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB927779)
    Typical download size: 285 KB , less than 1 minute
    A security issue has been identified in Microsoft Data Access Components
    (MDAC) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system
    and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing
    this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to
    restart your computer. Details...
    Don't show this update again

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB918118)
    Typical download size: 358 KB , less than 1 minute
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help
    protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you
    install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Details...
    Don't show this update again

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB926436)
    Typical download size: 200 KB , less than 1 minute
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help
    protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you
    install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Details...
    Don't show this update again

    Security Update for Windows (KB923723)
    Download size: 1011 KB , less than 1 minute
    A security issue has been identified in the Step-by-Step Interactive
    Training application that could allow an attacker to compromise your
    Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your
    computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this
    item, you may have to restart your computer. Details...
    Don't show this update again

    Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP (KB928090)
    Typical download size: 1.4 MB , 1 minute
    Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise a system running Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You
    can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After
    you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Details...
    Don't show this update again

    Update for Windows XP (KB931836)
    Typical download size: 102 KB , less than 1 minute
    Installing this update enables your computer to automatically adjust the
    computer clock on the correct date in 2007 due to revised Daylight Saving
    Time laws in many countries. After you install this item, you may have to
    restart your computer. Details...
    Don't show this update again

    Windows Internet Explorer 7.0 for Windows XP
    Download size: 0 KB , 0 minutes (Downloaded; ready to install)
    This free upgrade to Internet Explorer for genuine Windows customers offers
    improvements such as: enhanced security to help protect you from malicious
    software and fraudulent websites; a cleaner look, including tabs for browsing
    multiple pages in one window; features to make everyday tasks such as
    printing and searching the web easier. This upgrade preserves your current
    home page, search settings, favorites, and compatible toolbars, and can be
    uninstalled if you decide to do so. Details...
    Don't show this update again
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    My Automatic Update is set to Automatic ("every day 10:00 AM")

    You say..."If all goes well, yes, you should be able to uninstall Windows
    Internet
    Explorer 7 via Add/Remove Programs and automatically return to IE6...but why
    risk problems? " It appears that you are recommending that my
    "best/safest"method of eliminating IE7 from 'Downloaded but not Installed'
    status on my computer would be to follow your directions here......
    ---------
    Is your foregoing recommendation the best way? I'm not fully comfortable
    with this type of procedure, but if it is clear, and the best/safest way to
    revert to my IE6 for the time being, then I will try to follow your
    instructions. I have Win XP Home SP2, High Speed DLS, Norton Internet
    Security 2007.

    Thanks for your high level of patience !
    Regards.......Mac7 Wed. 2-14-07 11:43 PM Eastern
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    Mac7, Feb 15, 2007
    #21
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  2. Fwall4

    Mac7 Guest

    To: PA Bear 2-16-07

    Thanks for the help....do you recommend that, after following your
    instructions to delete the contents of the AU download folder, I install the
    "IE7 Blocker Toolkit" ?

    Many thanks.......Mac7 12:20PM Eastern
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    2-14-07:
     
    Mac7, Feb 16, 2007
    #22
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  3. Fwall4

    PA Bear Guest

    With Automatic Updates set to the Automatic option, follow these
    instructions:

    1. Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]

    Scroll down to and right-click on Automatic Updates service > Click Stop
    (Stopping the service will take a moment) > [OK] your way out and close the
    Services window.

    2. Start > Run > (type in) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]

    Open the Download folder, delete its contents, then close the folder.

    3. Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]

    Scroll down to and right-click on Automatic Updates service > Click Start
    (Starting the service will take a moment) > [OK] your way out and close the
    Services window.

    Now, to avoid IE7 being offered again:

    4a. Go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com > Allow the initial scan to
    complete > Select CUSTOM install > Scan again > Uncheck IE7 and "hide" it >
    Then install all Critical updates

    or...

    4b. Change your AU setting to the "Notify Only" option; When IE7 is offered,
    decline to install it and "hide" it.

    How to configure and use Automatic Updates in WinXP:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306525

    With "Notify Only" selected, you must approve (1) what updates to download
    and (2) when to install them once they've downloaded.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)

    <snip>
     
    PA Bear, Feb 16, 2007
    #23
  4. Fwall4

    PA Bear Guest

    No, you don't need the Blocking tool. If you follow my instructions, IE7
    won't be offered (again) unless you "unhide" it.
    --
    ~PA Bear
    <snip>
     
    PA Bear, Feb 16, 2007
    #24
  5. Fwall4

    Mac7 Guest

    To: PA Bear 2-16-07 1:151 PM Eastern

    Your guidance is most appreciated ! Many thanks for your support....and
    patience.

    Regards...........Mac7
    --------------------------------------------

     
    Mac7, Feb 16, 2007
    #25
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