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Bad updates from M$?


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Dragon

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after the last round of critical updates from M$, i now have to wait about 5 minutes to go to a website I type in the url bar on IE and have to wait about the same amount of time when I click on "My Computer."

has anyone else had this issue? it was so bad that I was forced to reformat my primary hdd. which sucks when it comes to XP.

after I did the updates because of the reformat, it all started up again, there was nothing installed on the system except AVG and Kerio, so I know its not a virus. prior to my reformat, i did a HJT log, and it was clean, checked for a rootkit, it was clean, did online scans, they were clean. Not surprising since I keep a pretty tight sheild on my system for obvious reason.

on a side note, prior to reformatting, it had gotten bad enough that it was causing FF to shut down by causing some kind of "unkown" error. Of course it was reported to both M$ and Mozilla, but not sure if that will help much.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I have not encountered this, but I have not updated to this past weeks updates, either

try removing (from add/remove control panel--make sure updates and hotfixes are showing if you have sp2)
kb883939
kb897715

If that does not address it, try the following
kb896426
kb896428
kb893066
kb896358
kb890046
kb896422

Those are the most recent updates.
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I have not encountered this, but I have not updated to this past weeks updates, either

try removing (from add/remove control panel--make sure updates and hotfixes are showing if you have sp2)
kb883939
kb897715

If that does not address it, try the following
kb896426
kb896428
kb893066
kb896358
kb890046
kb896422

Those are the most recent updates.

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out of your suggestion, there were two that I could not find. those two were
  • kb897715
  • kb896426
upon removing the others no change was noted.
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update,
I ahve contacted M$ support, about this since it wasn't an issue before the updates. I also explained to them that they will fix my computer issue for free. I'll let you know what I find out from them.

Maybe this is another reason for me to go to Linux on a more permanent basis.
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