Windows Update headache

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Scott Leslie, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Scott Leslie

    Scott Leslie Guest

    Windows Update has been running for several weeks now. It will get to about
    46% complete, then I will get a pop up message from Norton Internet Security
    showing that “windows update†is trying to access my bank account number (it
    will show the majority of the account numbers that I identified to the NIS
    program to be on the watch for). Why does Windows (or Microsoft) need that
    data? It also appears that Windows update is then proceeding to restart the
    update because I blocked it from getting the bank account number. It starts
    fast; slows down around 30% completes then wants the bank account number at
    46% which I block from being transmitted. Are there simply a bunch of
    different updates that I am getting, or is Windows starting the whole
    process back up?

    Thanks very much,

    Scott Leslie
    Scott Leslie, Jan 6, 2005
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  2. Scott;
    Windows Update is not going after your bank account or anything else similar
    for that matter.
    Follow the yellow section on this link to help verify no spyware or viruses
    are involved:

    Also check your NIS settings, they may be to strict.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jan 6, 2005
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