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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:39 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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My PC downloaded and automatically installed a windows update, after the next restart the internet connection (virginmedia cable) is dead. nada nought nothing kaput.

Did a system restore to last Mondays settings and everything is back to normal, once again PC did automatic update with same result. Done another system restore and I've disabled automatic updates. Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:40 pm 
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EXACTLY the same thing happened to me yesterday/this morning. System Restore fixed it. Just have to not download the update I guess...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:44 pm 
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I bet you're running Zonealarm personal firewall..

The Windows update is to address a flaw in the DNS system however it kills Zonealarm.

I've got my XP machine set to not update, will do it once Zonealarm issue an update. The Windows patch for DNS flaw isn't that critical in my view.

Paddy


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:16 pm 
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Yep, I am.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:26 pm 
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wow - same happened to me - thought it was something I did :roll: did system restore and everything fine again. Have reinstalled XP Update though (with no ill effect but haven't rebooted yet) - didn't realise that was the problem. What can I do now? Should I just do another restore?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:28 pm 
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have never updated windows xp since I bouth the pc , must be 3 or 4 years now . :lol:


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some useful info here:

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2008/0 ... larm_woes/

http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/free/ ... Issue.html


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:14 pm 
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orange71 wrote:


Ah good, looks like Zonealarm have released an update to solve the problem.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:49 am 
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paddy01 wrote:
I bet you're running Zonealarm personal firewall..


Yup, thanks for the info, updating ZA as I type. Cheers :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:41 pm 
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cchris2lou wrote:
have never updated windows xp since I bouth the pc , must be 3 or 4 years now . :lol:


:shock: :shock: Some of the updates are necessary to fix security problems.


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