You overlooked my parting question in the last paragraph of my previous message (msg #13). Could you give me your thoughts on that, please?
Norton repeatedly displays "Security Request: Outbound traffic det
Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:48 AM
I have one remaining question for you. I stopped installing MS Windows updates about 8 months ago, because each time I did, it broke my Internet connection. The first two times this happened, I devoted time to figuring out which update caused the problem, and sequestered the culprits. But when it continued to happen, I ultimately decided to just block all further MS updates. I realize that this creates vulnerabilities, but updates that break my Internet connection all the time are also not good. What do you recommend that I do?
Oops sorry missed that
Was it a specific KB that broke the internet connection ? As if it was then that one can be hidden so that you do get the rest that are security related
Can you recall the KB number ?
Posted 21 July 2015 - 08:59 AM
The culprit appeared to be KB3003057. I hid it in November of last year, and installed the other updates that were available at that time. But I set Windows Update to manual, so that I could examine subsequent updates before installing them.
The next time I looked at updates to decide whether to install them, they included cumulative updates that I suspected would include the troublesome KB3003057. So I haven't installed Windows updates since November of last year. Windows update now shows 112 important updates and 5 optional ones.
What would you recommend that I do at this point?
Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:09 AM
OK that KB has now been superceded
The update that this article describes has been replaced by a newer update. We recommend that you install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current update, go to the following Microsoft website:
For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:
So I would ensure that KB3003057 is still hidden and then update the rest in batches of 20, rebooting between each
Posted 21 July 2015 - 10:20 AM
Thanks. Good suggestion about 20 at a time.
Is the PayPal link below your posts a good way to show my gratitude to you for your assistance? If not, what is a better way?
Posted 21 July 2015 - 10:39 AM
I will keep the thread open until all your updates are installed just in case anything should go awry, although I doubt it
Posted 25 July 2015 - 04:44 AM
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