SP2 Installed but not active

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?R2F6emFfbGVhbl91aw==?=, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Hello folks
    Am engaged in a programme to get PC's out into deprived communities for
    wider access to the net. Currently stuck on a Hand built pc with OEM XP Pro.

    Windows update sent me SP2 and install engine, yet despite 'visual' install
    and reboot, no security centre present. LavaSoft and MS Spyware found 110
    risks and having quarrantined them -lo and behold many of them are back MS
    Spyware running real time but letting the b*ggers back in. Also Pop up
    stopper being bypassed!

    Have other Xp discs I can use, so the question is....... Do I reformat using
    alternative XP disc and start again or do I attempt to knock out spyware &
    beforehand or both. Its a time thing, because I do this as a voluntary deal
    am I wasting my time with this machine ( 3 evenings on this monkey so far)
    Or should I perservere? (shame to dump a 512 / 60gig machine) If the latter
    what would be your next step?
    =?Utf-8?B?R2F6emFfbGVhbl91aw==?=, Nov 29, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?R2F6emFfbGVhbl91aw==?=

    Malke Guest

    If it is a time issue, format the drive and start over. Your first
    mistake - and I don't mean this in an uncaring way - was to try and
    install SP2 onto an infested machine. There may have been damage to the
    system from the malware before SP2; I can almost guarantee you that
    things are pretty well messed up now. Obviously, don't connect to the
    Internet on the new install until you've got SP2 and an av installed.


    Malke, Nov 30, 2005
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