Request for Credit Card # in Windows Update

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Michael Wall, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. Michael Wall

    Michael Wall Guest

    In trying to download an XP patch from Windows Update my
    Norton Personal Firewall kicked in and informed me that my
    system wanted to send a credit card number to
    microsoft.com (presumable at their request).

    As there was no reason that Microsoft should have the CC#
    I blocked it and the patch failed to download.
    Full marks to NPF but what is Microsoft playing at?

    It certainly underlines the importance of having a
    firewall but, whatever their other shortcomings, I did not
    think that Microsoft would try, without authorization, to
    lift a CC#!

    Ms Contact Us were unhelpful other than suggesting I do
    what I am now doing.
     
    Michael Wall, Aug 31, 2003
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  2. Michael Wall

    Michael Wall Guest

    Nicholas:
    Thank you for your prompt suggestion. As a result I ran
    a full sweep with Spy Sweeper (which I already had
    installed) and came up with 8 hits. I quarantined them
    and tried Windows Update again. As before Norton
    Firewall informed me that I was trying to send a credit
    card number to microsoft.com (I blocked it).
    I then decided to seen if SpyBot was more effective. I
    made a donation, downloaded, updated, and ran it. It
    came up with no less than 22 'spies' which I
    quarantined. With some hope I tried Windows Update again
    and once more my firewall told me that I wanted to send a
    credit card number to microsoft.com (again I blocked).

    I do not think for a moment that Bill Gates has maxed out
    his credit cards and now wants to use mine (joke) but
    there is something strange going on!

    My firewall seems to be operating pretty well and blocks
    attempted instrusions several times a day other than the
    microsoft.com incident. Norton Anti-Virus gave me a
    clean bill of health yesterday and I am now at a loss as
    to what to do. Can you help? By the way, I am sending
    a copy of our correspondence to the Windows Contact Us
    people who directed me to this newsgroup.

    Cheers,
     
    Michael Wall, Aug 31, 2003
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  3. Can you send me a screenshot of the request for your Credit Card if you have
    the opportunity to?
     
    David Herman \(507119\), Aug 31, 2003
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