Update Failure


R

Rick

For the last few weeks every time I have attempted to shutdown my computer I
get a message that it's installing 3 (important) updates, each time it fails
to do so, copying the error message to reproduce here, reveals the message
below, what I find so frustrating is that doesn't actually tell me why it
fails to update, or supply instructions on what to do to correct it. TIA for
any help incorrect in this problem.

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista,
Windows 7, Server 2008 x86 (KB2736428).
Installation date: ?02/?02/?2013 08:20.
Installation status: Failed.
Error details: Code 66A.
Update type: Important.
A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated
remote attacker to cause the affected application to stop responding. You
can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After
you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
 
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J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

For the last few weeks every time I have attempted to shutdown my
computer I get a message that it's installing 3 (important) updates,
each time it fails to do so, copying the error message to reproduce
here, reveals the message below, what I find so frustrating is that
doesn't actually tell me why it fails to update, or supply instructions
on what to do to correct it. TIA for any help incorrect in this problem.
(That "incorrect in" intrigues me - are you using speech input?)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003,
Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 x86 (KB2736428).
Do you _have_ .NET 4? I imagine the update won't install if you don't.
Installation date: ?02/?02/?2013 08:20.
(Those "?"s - at least, they appear as ?s here [symbols before the three
parts of the date] may indicate something relevant to the problem?)
[]
 
R

Rick

J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
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(That "incorrect in" intrigues me - are you using speech input?)
Yep, MS Speech, which seems to start off OK when first installed and then
over the months gradually develops into a bit of a totally unpredictable
monster with a mind of its own, Dragon on my ipad on the other hand is much
better, although Speech does come free with Vista and MS 7 so I'm not
complaining, I just have to try an keep an eye on it, however that doesn't
prevent the occasional howler still managing to slip through.

I guess that it's also being increasingly used in online journalism (and
even on TV subtitles) judging by some of the rather bizarre (what the ....
is that all about?) results one often sees nowadays.
 
R

Rob

You're welcome and thanks for the feedback.

That was an interesting to read I went through all the routine and
finally reset everything, still would not take a net3.5 update,
discovered that PCtools virus checker was stopping the update, which is
something else to look at.
 
J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

In message <[email protected]>, Alias
You should always disable your anti virus' real time protection when
doing updates, installing or uninstalling a program.
Why? That seems to me one of the more likely times for malware to get
in! Especially installing something from a site other than Microsoft
(though surely even Microsoft's site has been hacked at least once over
the decades).
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Intelligence isn't complete without the full picture and the full picture is
all about doubt. Otherwise, you go the way of George Bush. - baroness Eliza
Manningham-Buller (former head of MI5), Radio Times 3-9 September 2011.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Alias said:
You don't really need a real time scanner scanning everything while
installing.
I admit I hadn't seen the "real time" words in your post. I suppose
you're right, assuming that you _do_ scan the install files manually
first (and that any malware isn't sufficiently well-hidden that it's
findable before installation).

[Quite how you scan MS updates I'm not sure.]
I'm assuming you know what you're installing.
And that the site you downloaded it from hasn't been compromised.
Especially installing something from a site other than Microsoft

I have never had a problem doing this with updates or
installing/uninstalling programs since 1997.
To be honest, nor have I. But you and I probably exercise safe hex, and
possibly don't use more dodgy software (or from more dodgy sources).
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Intelligence isn't complete without the full picture and the full picture is
all about doubt. Otherwise, you go the way of George Bush. - baroness Eliza
Manningham-Buller (former head of MI5), Radio Times 3-9 September 2011.
 
R

Rob

You should always disable your anti virus' real time protection when
doing updates, installing or uninstalling a program.
It was but there must have been something else hanging there.
 
R

Rob

Alias said:
In message <[email protected]>, Alias
[]
You should always disable your anti virus' real time protection when
doing updates, installing or uninstalling a program.

Why?
You don't really need a real time scanner scanning everything while
installing.
I admit I hadn't seen the "real time" words in your post. I suppose
you're right, assuming that you _do_ scan the install files manually
first (and that any malware isn't sufficiently well-hidden that it's
findable before installation).

[Quite how you scan MS updates I'm not sure.]
I'm assuming you know what you're installing.
And that the site you downloaded it from hasn't been compromised.
Especially installing something from a site other than Microsoft

I have never had a problem doing this with updates or
installing/uninstalling programs since 1997.
To be honest, nor have I. But you and I probably exercise safe hex, and
possibly don't use more dodgy software (or from more dodgy sources).

The updates generally loaded OK when the Virus checker was working.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

You don't really need a real time scanner scanning everything while
installing.


I'm assuming you know what you're installing.

Especially installing something from a site other than Microsoft

I have never had a problem doing this with updates or
installing/uninstalling programs since 1997.
OK, some varied mileage. I've never had a problem installing or
uninstalling software without disabling the real-time scanning.
Probably since 1993...
 

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