Software Distribution Service 3.0

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by ashley, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. ashley

    Frank Guest


    Hi all.

    I have had the same problem and I think I've solved it by reading all your
    posts, so this is what I did.

    Go to Control Panel

    Internet Properties

    Up your security rating to Restricted Sites.

    Click on the up-down arrow and you will find: windowsspywaredefender.com.

    Microsoft wouldn’t put this in there if it was theirs, so it seems that
    somewhere on your computer you have installed “windowsspywaredefender†which
    isn’t a Microsoft program but is spyware, I think!?

    Find it and delete it which is what I did.

    I also found a very old Zone Alarm dll and deleted it.

    Turn off Automatic Updates in Control Panel

    When you want to update your system click on Start then on Windows Update.

    Since doing this I haven’t had that problem again with Software Distribution
    Service3.0 downloading and installing.

    I also don't use Microsoft Outlook so don't can't answer for that one.

    Thanks for all your comments and tips.
     
    Frank, Oct 27, 2009
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  2. ashley

    Frank Guest

    I posted my original "answer above out of date order and so have put it down
    here again.

    Sorry about that but here we go anyway.


    I have had the same problem and I think I've solved it by reading all your
    posts, so this is what I did.

    Go to Control Panel

    Internet Properties

    Up your security rating to Restricted Sites.

    Click on the up-down arrow and you will find: windowsspywaredefender.com.

    Microsoft wouldn’t put this in there if it was theirs, so it seems that
    somewhere on your computer you have installed “windowsspywaredefender†which
    isn’t a Microsoft program but is spyware, I think!?

    Find it and delete it which is what I did.

    I also found a very old Zone Alarm dll and deleted it.

    Turn off Automatic Updates in Control Panel

    When you want to update your system click on Start then on Windows Update.

    Since doing this I haven’t had that problem again with Software Distribution
    Service3.0 downloading and installing.

    I also don't use Microsoft Outlook so don't can't answer for that one.

    Thanks for all your comments and tips.
     
    Frank, Oct 27, 2009
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  3. ashley

    Kerrington Guest

    The exact same thing has haooened to me on bith work computers, one will let
    me me restore to an earlier date to remedy it and the other one wont -
    arrggghhh. So annoying. If you find a fix please let me know.
     
    Kerrington, Dec 18, 2009
    #43
  4. ashley

    RaulM Guest

     
    RaulM, Jan 19, 2010
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  5. ashley

    RaulM Guest

    My problem is a bit different than those shown here. I reecently installed an
    HP laserjet printer on my home network and got confirmation wirth a test
    page. Then, a few days later, when I tried using it, realized that had lsot
    the connection with the printer.
    Thinking it was just a bad installation( using the printer's cd), I removed
    it and reinstalled it. The network is really simple - just a wireless router,
    a printer and two computers.
    As I finished the last installation last Saturday, I was able to print
    several times from either pc. Then, yesterday when I tried it again, it did
    not work.

    Went to System Restore and saw that almost every day for the last three
    months, Service Distribution Service 3.0 shows up, with the last one one day
    after I did get my prints.

    I do get internet connections and to my Hotmail email but ,is it possible
    that this SDS is somehow disabling my network connection to my printer??

    I looked at my Internet Options/ Properties as suggested and did not see
    the "windowsspywaredefender.com" .

    I do have the automatic Windows update activated ( Windows XP Pro)and I'm
    wondering if I should disable it before I go thru another installation of the
    printer or if there may be something else affecting it ?/
    Would appreciate comments and please elaborate on what I may nned to do in
    detail as I 'm just learning about pcs.
     
    RaulM, Jan 19, 2010
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  6. ashley

    RaulM Guest

    I used an HP LaserJet printer for about 10 months connected to my Dell ( XP
    Pro) with ethernet cbl. Last month decided to connect it to my home network
    thru my LynkSys router ( wire & wireless) so I could also use it with an
    Acer netbook ( Windows 7).

    I installed it and got a test page from both computers. Then, I did not
    print for a few days and when I tried, it did not from either one. Thinking
    it was just a bad installation, removed it and reinstall it, also getting
    test pages. I also printed several documents from both without any problem
    that day. The next day, when I tried it, it would not print nor could I get a
    test page so I had lost the connectivity to the printer.

    I access the internet thru the network/router which works fine. To make
    sure it was not the cable, got a new ethernet cable for the printer and tried
    it connected to all four cable connection positions of the router, none
    working.

    I looked Internet Properties and I don't have : windowspyware defender.

    I went to System Recovery and tried restoring it the day of the last
    installation and it would not. Then, selected one, two and three days before
    and again was not able. I did noticed that almost every day for the last few
    months, there was a Software Distribution Service 3.0, so I'm wondering if
    that in itself is impacting the printer.

    A while ago, after reading some comments on the net about Software Dist
    Service and folks losing internet connection, went ahead and changed/disabled
    Auto Update, as you said. I also noticed that according to System Recov, it
    ran today also, before I made the change.

    I would appreciate your thoughts and comments and please elaborate in detail
    as I 'm a novice learning. I just joined so I hope I was not too lenghty above
     
    RaulM, Jan 21, 2010
    #46
  7. I don't know about your printer problem, but Software Distribution Service 3.0
    is just another name for Windows Update.

    Harry.
     
    Harry Johnston [MVP], Jan 21, 2010
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  8. ashley

    BBilly Guest

    I have a MS Update for Silverlight (KB982926) that keeps trying to Update,
    but then fails, and "Could Not Be Installed". It keeps posting SDS 3.0 to my
    System Restore
    everytime it attempts to update. This seems to prevent IE8 from loading. I
    would like to delete this update, and Silverlight in general, and wait for a
    newer release with less bugs. If anyone could help, I would appreciate it.
    Thanks. BBilly
     
    BBilly, Jun 7, 2010
    #48
  9. ashley

    MowGreen Guest


    Uninstalling previous versions of Silverlight from Windows
    http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/get-started/install/uninstall-win.aspx

    Download and view the video or just run it. The steps are the same for
    Vista and Windows 7.

    If you're still experiencing difficulties with Silverlight, suggest you
    check the forums dedicated to it:
    http://forums.silverlight.net/forums/


    MowGreen
    ================
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    Never Forgotten
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    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
     
    MowGreen, Jun 7, 2010
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