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Microsoft Won't Update To Internet Explorer 7 With Spybot?


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#1 christinaemcc

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:18 AM

i have been trying to clean up my computer.....

i went to the Microsoft Update website and i need to update to Internet Explorer 7.0

it goes through all the steps... the installation and download...

but after a good 5-10 minutes of trying to download it says:

the updates were not able to be downloaded

could this be due to the SpyBot program i have running?

i tried to disable it, but i have no idea how.... should i just uninstall it?

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#2 gavinseabrook

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:20 AM

If I were you, I would uninstall spybot and replace it with Windows Defender.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:28 PM

SpyBot's TeaTimer will not allow system changes while it is active.

Disable TeaTimer

As for dumping SpyBot for Windows Defender I say no. They are not the same.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:30 PM

If you are satisfied with Internet Explorer 6, you don't Have to download Internet Explorer 7.
To be honest..it causes many users alot of problems because it is new and there are many bugs/issues that Micro$oft has yet to work out.

Some people have problems with the download/installation.
I don't believe it has anything to with Spybot.

However, if you want to update to IE7, have a look at this article; Known Issues, Installation and Troubleshooting Advice For IE7 .

Edit;Forgot about Teatimer TheTerrorist_75. Good catch!

Edited by TMacK, 21 March 2007 - 12:34 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 11:52 PM

Also try the manual approach & get the installer from here > IE7 Homepage & perform the installation yourself instead of through Windows Update.

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 11:13 AM

If I were you, I would uninstall spybot and replace it with Windows Defender.

That would be the last thing I'd do.
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 05:05 PM

I've used Windows Defender since it first came out and it hasn't failed me yet - despite my fervent attempts to get infected by surfing on the wrong side of the web.

Most infections (that I've seen) are commonly caused by a lack of knowledge about how you get infected rather than the failure of a particular product. Too often I hear from people who have clicked to get rid of a pop-up and they've been infected by it. Or, then next most common is getting an email from a "friend" that contains malware.
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:17 PM

SpyBot's TeaTimer will not allow system changes while it is active.

Disable TeaTimer

As for dumping SpyBot for Windows Defender I say no. They are not the same.



I've read that the two can be used simultaneously. Personally I just use teatimer, I've never had any trouble with it.

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 07:07 AM

My wife uses them together without any problems also. But TeaTimer gave me so many headaches that I had to remove it.
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 11:11 AM

To me TeaTimer is good for those who click on something withhout thinking. I have seen too many times where someone believes what they see and want to try it then not realize they are downloading malware that alters their registry.
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