Problem with windows/MSE updating

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Problem with windows/MSE updating

Post by Guest » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:21 pm

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.
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Re: Problem with windows/MSE updating

Post by barbaz » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:16 pm

Can't possibly be related to NoScript, which only acts inside Firefox, so moving to Security.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: Problem with windows/MSE updating

Post by wxman1 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:34 am

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.
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Re: Problem with windows/MSE updating

Post by therube » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:05 pm

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.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 SeaMonkey/2.40

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