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Problem with windows/MSE updating

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:21 pm
by Guest
I don't know if this has been a problem in general but both my windows updates and Microsoft Security Essentials have refused to download and or update for around 2 weeks. As soon as I shut off NoScript both auto updated immediately. Using Windows Vista Home Premium OS.

Re: Problem with windows/MSE updating

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:16 pm
by barbaz
Can't possibly be related to NoScript, which only acts inside Firefox, so moving to Security.

Re: Problem with windows/MSE updating

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:34 am
by wxman1
Do post XP code-based systems allow a choice of browser implementation for manual WinUpdate?

On my Win2003 R2 system, clicking the MS / Win Update links in the Start classic-style panel launches IE despite FF code-based Comodo IceDragon being the default browser.

Background WinUpdate functionality is entirely independent of NoScript.

Re: Problem with windows/MSE updating

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:05 pm
by therube
Do post XP code-based systems allow a choice of browser implementation for manual WinUpdate?

No.

On my Win2003 R2 system, clicking the MS / Win Update links in the Start classic-style panel launches IE despite FF code-based Comodo IceDragon being the default browser.

Expected.

Background WinUpdate functionality is entirely independent of NoScript.

Correct.


Anyhow, MS ("automatic") updates have been screwed up for ages now - for at least Win7 users, & I guess Vista & Win8 can go in that category too - taking ages before anything happens (like a download) & all the while using up lots of CPU.

My "solution": NET STOP WUAUSERV


I have not tried, How do I reset Windows Update components? as there is no reason I should have to - to try to "fix" what MS deliberately sabotaged.