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#1 DHL

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 03:41 PM

Hopefully I have come to the correct thread for advice on my problem and that someone can help/advise how to possibly resolve the situation.

Whenever I click on the Windows Updata Catalog I get directed to a site which appears in German. My knowledge of German is very limited hence of no use. I am unable to find a function enabling me to get the details in English.

Please also bear in mind that my PC knowledge is somewhat limited. A novice is how I would consider myself

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 01:54 AM

I'am not sure what you are looking for but take a look at this site [replace the (++)]

mod edit unusable/inappropriate links

Edited by phawgg, 23 December 2005 - 02:10 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2005 - 02:26 AM

I did check your links, metasound, and am reluctant to agree those links are a good answer.
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 12:36 PM

I agree with phawgg I would not use the links given by metasound.
If it were me I would never download Windows updates from an outside source.
But thats just me. :thumbsup:

Hopefully I have come to the correct thread for advice on my problem and that someone can help/advise how to possibly resolve the situation.

Whenever I click on the Windows Updata Catalog I get directed to a site which appears in German. My knowledge of German is very limited hence of no use. I am unable to find a function enabling me to get the details in English.

Please also bear in mind that my PC knowledge is somewhat limited. A novice is how I would consider myself

Thanks

Are you trying to access Windows Updates?
Try this link: Microsoft Windows Update

Has this happened before? Or with any other sites?

Because it seems that you are being re-directed, which could be a sign that your computer is infected.

So there could be malware present on your system.
What security programs do you have and scan your system with?
As in antivirus, spyware/adware... ?

Please visit this link, it will instruct you on computer security. :flowers:
Simple steps to keep your computer secure!

Edited by Scarlett, 23 December 2005 - 01:58 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 02:20 PM

In winxp home there are two start menu items ...
Windows Updates & Windows Catalog.

I am sorta thrown off by your description of which you are using, DHL.
One will take you to windows updates, and you will need to verify genuine winxp install these days to make it work properly.
The other is similar, taking you to a page that links you to a wide variety of download sites accessible by a search feature.

Both should work, if/only if the install was/is from a microsoft CD.
If your PC has windows preloaded from the factory, additional factors exist.
Again, your OS should be able to ID itself as "genuine", however.

I think the issue may be either related to the new ms identification procedures or possibly
you are being "re-directed" when using this (these) buttons. If that be the case, you probablyhave malware present doing the deed, and should post a HJT log for analysis.

Read the pinned topics here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

Edited by phawgg, 23 December 2005 - 02:21 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

#6 DHL

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 05:16 PM

HI Guys

Sorry for not responding before but had some probs with PC since posting my thread. However all is well and since sorting out probs which had nothing to do with Windows Updata Catalog, pleased to info that it is now resolved. The method of resolving that prob was as follows:
Go to Tools in IE, Internet Options, Languages. Having got there, it is self explanatory thereafter. In my case English was not showing. The only entry was German and having added English everything is now fine.
Required page appears in English.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 05:57 PM

OK Cool
Thanks for letting us know.
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