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ESET Smart Security killed Win XP Auto Updates?

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#1 Philbee


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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:26 PM

So, I am not a skilled PC practitioner, but I do know you have to arm yourself with some decent AV and FW software if you are dorking around on 'teh intahnetz' with that in mind I installed ESET Smart Security on both my machine and my wife's machine in place of McAfee which was up for renewal.

I noticed that in both cases, installing the ESET software disabled in my case and killed in my wife's case the ability of the Win XP Auto Update to run.

Has anyone else run into that? Did I just have unique problems or should I be letting people know about it?

Oh, BTW, following the very detailed and incredibly helpful data contained in these forums has enabled me to bring both machines back to fully functional health - so a big thanks to the tech heads that give the advice.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 09:51 AM

Try running Dial-a-fix. Be sure to tick the box that says Fix Windows Updates
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 12:06 PM

ESET security, likely just as EXET NOD AV, uses proxy port 30606. (I don't know the suite, just AV)
The setting is someplace in the Web scanning, and then http, https scanning.
IIRC, for Windows Update to work, proxies need to be disabled. Whether local proxy, which this is, has to be I can't yet be sure, but proxy servers definitely must not be used.

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