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Old February 20th 05, 11:40 PM
Carey Frisch [MVP]
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How to resolve Common "Windows Installer" Problems
http://support.microsoft.com/default...&Product=winxp

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;290301

Visit http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm and scroll down to
Item No. 94 (Windows Installer Fix).

[Courtesy of Kelly Theriot, MS-MVP]

3 Steps to help insure your PC is protected:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...t/default.mspx

5 Steps to help protect your new Windows XP computer before going online
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...wcomputer.mspx

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Windows XP - Shell/User
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Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...t/default.mspx

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"john bright" wrote:

| I recently installed XP Pro and have encountered some problems. #1 When I
| try to search for a file, Windows Installer pops up and starts configuring
| Microsoft Office Disk 2. The other problem is I keep getting these messages
| from updatenow.org and updatepatch.info telling me I'm infected and I have
| to go to their website and download this patch. When I go there they want
| $19.95 for the patch. Any help is appreciated.........

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Old February 20th 05, 11:43 PM
Wesley Vogel
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OFF2000: Windows Installer Appears Every Time a Program Is Started
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q265194

Windows Installer Appears Every Time I Start an Application
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article08-103

TURN ON A FIREWALL!!!!

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In ,
john bright hunted and pecked:
I recently installed XP Pro and have encountered some problems. #1
When I try to search for a file, Windows Installer pops up and starts
configuring Microsoft Office Disk 2. The other problem is I keep
getting these messages from updatenow.org and updatepatch.info
telling me I'm infected and I have to go to their website and
download this patch. When I go there they want $19.95 for the patch.
Any help is appreciated.........

  #3  
Old February 21st 05, 01:30 AM
Sharon F
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On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 18:20:54 -0800, john bright wrote:

I recently installed XP Pro and have encountered some problems. #1 When I
try to search for a file, Windows Installer pops up and starts configuring
Microsoft Office Disk 2. The other problem is I keep getting these messages
from updatenow.org and updatepatch.info telling me I'm infected and I have
to go to their website and download this patch. When I go there they want
$19.95 for the patch. Any help is appreciated.........


The second problem could be ads coming through the "messenger service" not
to be confused with the Windows or MSN Messenger programs. Use a firewall
to stop these intrusions.

If still plagued by ads - scan the system with an anti-malware program such
as AdAware (www.lavasoftusa.com). Be sure to update the program before
scanning the system.

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MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
  #4  
Old February 21st 05, 02:20 AM
john bright
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I recently installed XP Pro and have encountered some problems. #1 When I
try to search for a file, Windows Installer pops up and starts configuring
Microsoft Office Disk 2. The other problem is I keep getting these messages
from updatenow.org and updatepatch.info telling me I'm infected and I have
to go to their website and download this patch. When I go there they want
$19.95 for the patch. Any help is appreciated.........


  #5  
Old February 21st 05, 02:35 AM
TEEN342
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AS FOR THE POP UPS EITHER GET A FIREWALL TURNED ON OR SHUT MESSENGER SERVICE
DOWN. BEST PROGRAM I HAVE FOUND IS XPLITE OR NLITE FOR EXPERIENCED PEOPLE.
"http://www.litepc.com/xplite.html" FOR XPLITE



"john bright" wrote:

I recently installed XP Pro and have encountered some problems. #1 When I
try to search for a file, Windows Installer pops up and starts configuring
Microsoft Office Disk 2. The other problem is I keep getting these messages
from updatenow.org and updatepatch.info telling me I'm infected and I have
to go to their website and download this patch. When I go there they want
$19.95 for the patch. Any help is appreciated.........



  #6  
Old February 21st 05, 03:43 PM
Hunter B
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Please do not listen to TEEN342's advice. Do not turn off your messenger
service. This an important part of your Windows OS to notify you of problems
or issues. It is like driving your car when the Oil light is on and putting
a piece of black electical tape over it so you don't have to see it. Look
into Sygate Personal Firewall or ZoneAlarm. They have free downloads if you
don't want to use the built in Windows Firewall for SP2. Run Adware by
Lavasoft and also get SpyBot Search and Destroy if you do not have these free
downloads. This can help prevent some of the issues you are having. Also
Read the info from the links provided by the more exprienced users that
responded with good advice and legitimate links.

"john bright" wrote:

I recently installed XP Pro and have encountered some problems. #1 When I
try to search for a file, Windows Installer pops up and starts configuring
Microsoft Office Disk 2. The other problem is I keep getting these messages
from updatenow.org and updatepatch.info telling me I'm infected and I have
to go to their website and download this patch. When I go there they want
$19.95 for the patch. Any help is appreciated.........



  #7  
Old February 21st 05, 11:53 PM
BBUNNY
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| "john bright" wrote:
|
|| I recently installed XP Pro and have encountered some problems. #1
|| When I try to search for a file, Windows Installer pops up and
|| starts configuring Microsoft Office Disk 2. The other problem is I
|| keep getting these messages from updatenow.org and updatepatch.info
|| telling me I'm infected and I have to go to their website and
|| download this patch. When I go there they want $19.95 for the patch.
|| Any help is appreciated.........

Hunter B wrote:
| Please do not listen to TEEN342's advice. Do not turn off your
| messenger service. This an important part of your Windows OS to
| notify you of problems or issues. It is like driving your car when
| the Oil light is on and putting a piece of black electical tape over
| it so you don't have to see it. Look into Sygate Personal Firewall
| or ZoneAlarm. They have free downloads if you don't want to use the
| built in Windows Firewall for SP2. Run Adware by Lavasoft and also
| get SpyBot Search and Destroy if you do not have these free
| downloads. This can help prevent some of the issues you are having.
| Also Read the info from the links provided by the more exprienced
| users that responded with good advice and legitimate links.

Messenger service is between _servers and clients_. My messenger
service
has been disabled for almost 3 years.


  #8  
Old February 22nd 05, 12:42 AM
Wesley Vogel
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You have got to be kidding.

Who do you think is going to send these low oil pressure notices on a stand
alone machine?

Here is some good advice and legitimate links...

[[If advertisements are opening on your computer in a window titled
Messenger Service, it may indicate that your system is not secure. You
should enable the Internet Connection Firewall and disable the Messenger
Service in Windows XP to help protect your computer from unwanted spam and
other potential threats.

The Messenger Service was originally designed for use by system
administrators to notify Windows users about their networks. However, some
advertisers have started using this service to send information via the
Internet, and these messages could be used maliciously to distribute a
virus.]]
Disabling Messenger Service in Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u.../stopspam.mspx

[[These messages are also known as "messenger spam."]]
[[To resolve this issue, install or turn on a firewall that blocks inbound
NetBIOS and UDP broadcast traffic. ]]
[[To work around this issue, turn off the Messenger service.]]
Messenger Service window that contains an Internet advertisement appears
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;330904

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In ,
Hunter B hunted and pecked:
Please do not listen to TEEN342's advice. Do not turn off your
messenger service. This an important part of your Windows OS to
notify you of problems or issues. It is like driving your car when
the Oil light is on and putting a piece of black electical tape over
it so you don't have to see it. Look into Sygate Personal Firewall
or ZoneAlarm. They have free downloads if you don't want to use the
built in Windows Firewall for SP2. Run Adware by Lavasoft and also
get SpyBot Search and Destroy if you do not have these free
downloads. This can help prevent some of the issues you are having.
Also Read the info from the links provided by the more exprienced
users that responded with good advice and legitimate links.

"john bright" wrote:

I recently installed XP Pro and have encountered some problems. #1
When I try to search for a file, Windows Installer pops up and
starts configuring Microsoft Office Disk 2. The other problem is I
keep getting these messages from updatenow.org and updatepatch.info
telling me I'm infected and I have to go to their website and
download this patch. When I go there they want $19.95 for the patch.
Any help is appreciated.........


  #9  
Old February 22nd 05, 05:37 AM
john bright
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I used the built in firewall and the popups are gone but disabling or
enabling windows installer didn't change anything.
"Hunter B" wrote in message
...
Please do not listen to TEEN342's advice. Do not turn off your messenger
service. This an important part of your Windows OS to notify you of

problems
or issues. It is like driving your car when the Oil light is on and

putting
a piece of black electical tape over it so you don't have to see it.

Look
into Sygate Personal Firewall or ZoneAlarm. They have free downloads if

you
don't want to use the built in Windows Firewall for SP2. Run Adware by
Lavasoft and also get SpyBot Search and Destroy if you do not have these

free
downloads. This can help prevent some of the issues you are having. Also
Read the info from the links provided by the more exprienced users that
responded with good advice and legitimate links.

"john bright" wrote:

I recently installed XP Pro and have encountered some problems. #1 When

I
try to search for a file, Windows Installer pops up and starts

configuring
Microsoft Office Disk 2. The other problem is I keep getting these

messages
from updatenow.org and updatepatch.info telling me I'm infected and I

have
to go to their website and download this patch. When I go there they

want
$19.95 for the patch. Any help is appreciated.........





  #10  
Old February 23rd 05, 05:23 PM
Hunter B
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Yes that is good advice. I work in the corporate world where we have that
enabled and started on our XP Pro boxes. I now understand this service
better with your links. I did check on my home PC and it is disabled. Sorry
to everyone with the misinfomation that I provided. I now remember we used
to turn this off on our NT 4.0 PC's at work to stop bringing up the Printer
notification box that the job had printed successfully or not.

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

You have got to be kidding.

Who do you think is going to send these low oil pressure notices on a stand
alone machine?

Here is some good advice and legitimate links...

[[If advertisements are opening on your computer in a window titled
Messenger Service, it may indicate that your system is not secure. You
should enable the Internet Connection Firewall and disable the Messenger
Service in Windows XP to help protect your computer from unwanted spam and
other potential threats.

The Messenger Service was originally designed for use by system
administrators to notify Windows users about their networks. However, some
advertisers have started using this service to send information via the
Internet, and these messages could be used maliciously to distribute a
virus.]]
Disabling Messenger Service in Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u.../stopspam.mspx

[[These messages are also known as "messenger spam."]]
[[To resolve this issue, install or turn on a firewall that blocks inbound
NetBIOS and UDP broadcast traffic. ]]
[[To work around this issue, turn off the Messenger service.]]
Messenger Service window that contains an Internet advertisement appears
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;330904

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In ,
Hunter B hunted and pecked:
Please do not listen to TEEN342's advice. Do not turn off your
messenger service. This an important part of your Windows OS to
notify you of problems or issues. It is like driving your car when
the Oil light is on and putting a piece of black electical tape over
it so you don't have to see it. Look into Sygate Personal Firewall
or ZoneAlarm. They have free downloads if you don't want to use the
built in Windows Firewall for SP2. Run Adware by Lavasoft and also
get SpyBot Search and Destroy if you do not have these free
downloads. This can help prevent some of the issues you are having.
Also Read the info from the links provided by the more exprienced
users that responded with good advice and legitimate links.

"john bright" wrote:

I recently installed XP Pro and have encountered some problems. #1
When I try to search for a file, Windows Installer pops up and
starts configuring Microsoft Office Disk 2. The other problem is I
keep getting these messages from updatenow.org and updatepatch.info
telling me I'm infected and I have to go to their website and
download this patch. When I go there they want $19.95 for the patch.
Any help is appreciated.........



  #11  
Old February 24th 05, 02:38 PM
Wesley Vogel
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It's definitely different on a corporate network compared to a stand alone
machine.

About the first thing I learned about with XP was messenger spam and the
firewall. :-)

Here's another way...
How To Enable or Disable Print Job Notifications in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;308217

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news Hunter B hunted and pecked:
Yes that is good advice. I work in the corporate world where we
have that enabled and started on our XP Pro boxes. I now understand
this service better with your links. I did check on my home PC and
it is disabled. Sorry to everyone with the misinfomation that I
provided. I now remember we used to turn this off on our NT 4.0 PC's
at work to stop bringing up the Printer notification box that the job
had printed successfully or not.

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

You have got to be kidding.

Who do you think is going to send these low oil pressure notices on
a stand alone machine?

Here is some good advice and legitimate links...

[[If advertisements are opening on your computer in a window titled
Messenger Service, it may indicate that your system is not secure.
You should enable the Internet Connection Firewall and disable the
Messenger Service in Windows XP to help protect your computer from
unwanted spam and other potential threats.

The Messenger Service was originally designed for use by system
administrators to notify Windows users about their networks.
However, some advertisers have started using this service to send
information via the Internet, and these messages could be used
maliciously to distribute a virus.]]
Disabling Messenger Service in Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u.../stopspam.mspx

[[These messages are also known as "messenger spam."]]
[[To resolve this issue, install or turn on a firewall that blocks
inbound NetBIOS and UDP broadcast traffic. ]]
[[To work around this issue, turn off the Messenger service.]]
Messenger Service window that contains an Internet advertisement
appears
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;330904

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In ,
Hunter B hunted and pecked:
Please do not listen to TEEN342's advice. Do not turn off your
messenger service. This an important part of your Windows OS to
notify you of problems or issues. It is like driving your car when
the Oil light is on and putting a piece of black electical tape over
it so you don't have to see it. Look into Sygate Personal
Firewall or ZoneAlarm. They have free downloads if you don't want
to use the built in Windows Firewall for SP2. Run Adware by
Lavasoft and also get SpyBot Search and Destroy if you do not have
these free downloads. This can help prevent some of the issues you
are having. Also Read the info from the links provided by the more
exprienced users that responded with good advice and legitimate
links.

"john bright" wrote:

I recently installed XP Pro and have encountered some problems. #1
When I try to search for a file, Windows Installer pops up and
starts configuring Microsoft Office Disk 2. The other problem is I
keep getting these messages from updatenow.org and updatepatch.info
telling me I'm infected and I have to go to their website and
download this patch. When I go there they want $19.95 for the
patch. Any help is appreciated.........


 




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