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XP Security Update Wont Download

by reddragoness / April 8, 2007 1:23 PM PDT

An automatic security update for my computer will not update do you have any advise how I can rectify this please.

The Reddragonness

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by tomron / April 8, 2007 2:07 PM PDT

Which update?

Do you get a error code?

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Security Update
by reddragoness / April 10, 2007 11:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Reddragonness

It is an automatic security update Mblahblah!

The only error message I get is Security Update Mblahblah did not install; and the icon to update remains, as well when the computer shutdowns it also tries to install the update.


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by tomron / April 10, 2007 11:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Security Update

Try turning off automatic update and do manually at their web site.


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Obviously, The Update Number Isn't 'Mblahblah!'
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 10, 2007 3:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Security Update

If it's a Windows Security Update and IF you give us the number of the update, we should be able to give you the site where you can download it manually..

Hope this helps.


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similar problem - installing Adaware
by sunnydjs / April 19, 2007 12:27 PM PDT

I am trying to install Adaware (free edition), which I have just downloaded. I get the error message " c:\doc & settings\ . . . \aawsepersonal[1].exe is not a valid win32 application."

I have WindowsXP Home Edition with SP2.

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Download The File Again From...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 19, 2007 12:38 PM PDT
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Tried that link installing AdAware already NG
by sunnydjs / April 20, 2007 4:58 AM PDT

The link in your response is the one I used already. Is there something else I can do?

I did not mention I have dial up internet access. When I start the download I am given a small to medium length of time, maybe 17 to 33 minutes. I get several messages: the yellow line where I click to authorize the download, the computer does its thing again for 10 to 20 minutes, then I am told that this is not an authorized publisher, I click download anyway. By now the software says it will take about an hour 10 or 20 minutes. The software will run another 10 or 20 minutes, and then give me the error I detailed in my previous post.

I have been through this 6 or 7 times. The last 3 times I tried changing different things in the Internet Security Settings in my Control Panel, but that did not help. (I put them back where they were.)

Do you think my dial-up is the problem? (I'm getting satelite internet next week and could wait til then for the download if you think it will help.)

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Sounds Like A Dial-up Problem Or Maybe...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 20, 2007 10:27 AM PDT

...the Internet Explorer browser you're using. It could also be a antispyware/antivirus program causing the problem. Maybe you have spyware which is preventing the download?? Try a different browser such as the free "Firefox" below.. The Ad-Aware file that you're trying to download is only 4.1 MB and on a good dial-u connection should take approximately 20 minutes to download.. I just downloaded the file and it works fine as long as it's not corrupted..

If you have a friend or neighbor that has a CD burner, or if you have a flash drive, try downloading the file on their computer PLUS, download a copy of the free Firefox browser installer.. Burn both files to the CD or copy it to a flash drive, then transfer them to your computer.. Install the programs and then try downloading the same file using Firefox.

Hope this helps.


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