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Security updates for .NET Framework repeating

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DKTaber, May 22, 2012.

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  1. DKTaber

    DKTaber Thread Starter

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    This morning, I noted the M$ update gold shield in my systray indicating updates had been downloaded. There were 3 updates, all for various versions of .NET Framework. A minute or two after they installed (with no error messages, and update history indicated the updates were all successful), the shield shows up again indicating the SAME updates were ready to be installed. Thinking maybe it might have been updates to the updates, I went ahead and installed those, and everything again installed successfully. Then once again, the shield shows up with the SAME updates.

    At this point I turned automatic updates off and ran "Fix-it", which did find a problem with automatic updates and said it was fixed. Turned auto updates back on. Shield immediately shows up again with the same 3 updates. Downloaded and ran M$ Safety Scan, which found no infections (no surprise there; my AV is Avast! and it's absolutely always up to date).

    Went to M$ Community and found several others with the same problem, but nobody had an answer and M$ input is absent.

    Anybody else with Win XP having this problem. If so, how do you stop the updates from repeating?
     
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Yes, it's a known bug with these updates and we're just waiting for MS to issue a fix.

    In the meantime, you can hide these updates if you find the reminder annoying but don't forget to unhide and download them later.
     
  3. DKTaber

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    Download what later? If one believes Windows when it says "updates installed successfully" that it's the truth, they have already been downloaded and installed. If you mean change hide to unhide so future updates will come thru, yes, I can do that. Actually what I've done is turn off auto updates. Will keep it that way for a couple of days, then turn it back on and see if M$ has fixed the problem.
     
  4. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    They haven't been installed successfully, just look at the list in Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel and they aren't listed there.
     
  5. mtzlplex

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    Microsoft must have installed a fix. I had the same problem this morning, after trying to install the updates over a 2 hour period, this last time it took.
     
  6. Cookiegal

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    I have not seen a fix issued yet.
     
  7. DKTaber

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    I did notice that where Add/Remove Programs provides the install date, the last .NET Framework update was 5/8 (2 weeks ago). But there are also entries for some versions of .NET Framework where the update date is not provided. For example, vers. 1.1, 3.5 SP1, and 4 Client Profile have all had updates, but the dates are not provided. I didn't pay attention to what versions these (unsuccessful) updates were for, so could not tell from the Add/Remove list whether or not they were there.
     
  8. Cookiegal

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    The updates were only for versions 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1. I don't have any entries that don't have dates. The ones without a KB number are ones that cannot be removed. These three were KB2518864, KB2572073 and KB2633880. :)
     
  9. gkarasik

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    Seems to be fixed now.
     
  10. DKTaber

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    Interesting. . . I have dates for all the ver. 2 SP2 updates, but not a single date for 3.5 SP1.
     
  11. DKTaber

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    But I wonder what the "fix" was? I just did a repair on my ver. 4 Client Profile, which ran smoothly, then turned M$ Update back on, and the dreaded gold shield is no longer appearing. However, none of the 3 repeating updates I received this morning are installed, and a manual run of M$ Update says I don't need any updates. Does that mean M$ has removed them from the update site, will modify and re-release them later today or this week?
     
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    MS had removed them and that's why the gold shield went away prior to issuing this fix.
     
  14. Phantom010

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    It doesn't seem to be fixed yet. Not on my computer anyway.
     
  15. DKTaber

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    That KB only addresses ver. 2.0 SP2. Makes no mention of 3.5 SP1, which was one of the updates.
     
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