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Not given chance to update win7 before getting hacked

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#1 TwistedZombie


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:21 AM


I'm trying to secure my PC without success.

What i did last time:

Format HDD with killdisk
Fresh OEM install of win7 64bit home edition
Installed Norton Internet Security 2012
Create a standard user a/c in windows
Turned up User account control to always notify.
Turned off sharing.
Connected to the router that had been reset and passwords changed WPA2 etc.
Once online changed the home network in NIS to restricted and downloaded nortons updates.
Norton asked my to restart which i did, all seems good..
Come to update windows, all of a sudden hardly any activity, percentage is moving very slowly.
Then asks my to reset by which time norton doesn't load and looks like something is installing.

Any ideas what i can do. i Just formatted my hdd again and ready install again

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 Artrooks


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:55 AM

The only thing that comes to mind is that you need to run Windows Update from an Administrator account.



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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:48 PM

"The second list, "Restricted", is for computers that have no access to your computer. Trusted computers effectively bypass the personal firewall and have full access to your computer, while Restricted computers are always blocked."

Reference: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/sunset-c2002kb.nsf/0/d4fb44fef8df3a8985256ede00518e08?OpenDocument&ExpandSection=2


#4 TwistedZombie

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:46 PM

Okay, so I did a full hdd format using killdisc and a clean install of windows 7 64bit.. again!

The first thing I do is try and install Norton internet security 2012 and It won't let me install saying 'install file cannot be properly validated'.

I have done a quick scan with combo fix and it came up with this log file would someone mind having a look please.

Do I have a memory virus/malware?

Thanks very much for your time.

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