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The last time I noticed a change was when I posted this LINK
Do you think it wise to install?
It's A Required Installation IF...
...you want to continue to use the manual updates at the site.. If you don't install it, then the updates won't show up.. It's just one of their required programs which help to scan the computer for updates but unfortunately, I'm finding nothing specific about it.
Re: MS Windows Component Publisher
I got this in June. It hadn't shown up that month on "Patch Tuesday". I tried to find something about it, prior to installing it and came up blank. When I saw your post, I looked further and ran a search at the MS Newsgroups Windows Update forum. You may have looked there already, but I wasn't very "enlightened". A few people with problems, nothing more.
Just before posting, I went to see if there was anything about it, in my MU History. AGAIN.. the same request as June! (??) Strange. (It's not because the other failed. Unless this is going to be a common occurence. ??)
Sorry.. I can't be of much help
I got that also a few
nights ago when I went to get the new windows update software they were dishing out. Those using auto update received the new windows update software silently but I'm not sure if they did the same thing with the component publisher or not for those with auto updates.
You're Correct About It ...
....not being included in the Automatic Updates. It's also showing up on those machines which are autoupdated each month IF I access the manual Windows Update site.. ..Immediately after accessing the Windows Update link, during the "Checking to see if this computer is using the most current updating software for this site", the user is asked to install the new component. Before the update scan occurs, the "Microsoft Windows Component Publisher" must be installed.
Apparently, no one is too concerned over the new updated updating software.. I'm not having any problems with it, but I am curious.. If there's nothing bad to report, I guess I move on.
I have no problem with it either but
there are many in the newsgroups and elsewhere that are complaining simply because it was installed without their knowledge. These are people that did NOT go anywhere near the Windows Update website but had Automatic updates set for notify. I had my dad check his computer last night and it is installed in his also and he is another that didn't go to the Windows updates site. I have heard of noone having any problems with it as far as working though.
I've had no notice of it,
or had to install anything on any of my WinXP computers, which are only updated manually.
I checked them all again today, after reading your post, and both WU & MU checked the Active-X required for the site, then scanned as usual. Installation histories show no such update as ever being installed.
Brent, It's Not A Standard Update And As Such..
...it won't show up in the "Update History".. Instead, it's a software update (ActiveX) which is required to run Windows Update..
I find it strange your computers are not requiring the installation of the extra ActiveX control during the visit to the Windows Update site.. I just performed manual updates on approximately 20 more machines here at the office (a new "Time Zone" update arrived yesterday) and ALL of them require the new software installation BEFORE Windows Update will run.
Hope this helps.
I went to the Critical Updates page to download any new critical updates
I got pop-up, which said:
Internet Explorer Security Warning
Do you want to install this softwasre?
Name: Windows Update
Publisher: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher
INSTALL DON'T INSTALL
While files from the Internet can be useful, this file type can potentially harm your computer. Only install software from pujblishers you trust.
I clicked on INSTALL and
Then I get a screen that states:
Internet Explorer has closed this webpage to help protect your computer.
A malfuntioning or malicious add-on has caused Internet Explorer to close this webpage.
What you can do:
Go to your home page
Try to return to microsoft.com
I never got this type of warning before. Does this program need to be installed? Why doesn't it install?
I have WinXPsp3 / IE 8 / AVG8.5 / Spyblaster / SpyBot / ZA, but as I said, I never got this type of message before.
I read a post somewhere about unchecking something (newly added) in IE8 - Tools/Advanced/Security.....etc. (Think it is:Uncheck= "Enable memory protection to help mitigate on line attacks")
Any help at all would be appreciated as we are senior citizens and this is our only notebook and we would hate for it to be non-working, etc.
Re: Critical Update
I realize you're looking for an easy answer. And there may very well be one. The only help I'm able to offer, is to let you know that the MS MVP, who is helping you at the newsgroups, is quite knowledgeable in this area. It's one of his areas of expertise. I noticed you experienced something similar in July. He may be headed in the right direction. While waiting for a response here, I would urge you to follow through with him, by answering the 6 questions he asked today. You have nothing to lose and all to gain.
Best of luck..
No Problems With The New ActiveX Update Here..
Although this thread is fairly old, the new Windows Update Component is frequently updated and needs to be reinstalled.. On our XP machines, which are now all running IE8, as long as we simply choose to "Install" the update, we've not had any problems.. It installs correctly and then allows the Windows Updates site to load as it should..
One problem though.. Instead of using the old style "Windows Updates", we have now upgraded ALL our macines to use the "Microsoft Update" site which detects and allows the installation of both Windows and Office updates.. If you haven't already, try switching to the "Microsoft Update" option which can be done directly from the Windows Update site, using the link on the right side of the page.
Hope this helps.