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While working earlier today, A microsoft update notification box appeared on my screen advising me that important critical updates had been detected for my system(Windows 98SE) so I clikcked on "Update Later", finished what I was doing and then went to Windows Update.

After Windows Update had analyzed my system and I cliked on "select critical updates" I received message that no critical updates exhisted for my system.

Does this happen often and what does it mean.

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Stick to using Windows update from the start menu

Hackers set up a fake Microsoft security update website in order to dupe unsuspecting Windows users into visiting a site riddled with malicious code. The bogus site, hosted in Canada, is currently down but security experts warn it would be easy for virus writers to repeat the trick.

http://www.channelre...ws_update_ruse/
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Stick to using Windows update from the start menu

Hackers set up a fake Microsoft security update website in order to dupe unsuspecting Windows users into visiting a site riddled with malicious code. The bogus site, hosted in Canada, is currently down but security experts warn it would be easy for virus writers to repeat the trick.

http://www.channelre...ws_update_ruse/


I was wondering how long it would be before someone tried that. It would be like shooting fish in a barrel a far as most unsuspecting computer users.
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I am grateful for this information. It was a good thing I didn't go for it right away. Should I inquire at my anti-virus web sites if I am covered on this one?

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Almost without exception, Microsoft do not send notification of this type, in this way

Continue to use the Windows Update link from the start menu and you will end up at the correct site for updates..................until someone figures out how to blag that as well :tazz:
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Further to notification problem. Yesterday pop-up came on screen again asking me to update or indicate later. I subsequently emailed www.avast.com enqiuring ifI am covered on this. Their reply was that the link is not accessable so they couldn't check it. Is there anyway this pop-up can be removed instead of it constantly reappering to test my metal.

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It just happened again at 3:04 p.m. Local time, two minutes ago. Seems to pop up everyday at same time.

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Click green download now then run shoot the messenger

http://grc.com/stm/s...hemessenger.htm
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Just tried downloading "Shoot the Messenger" but was advised it is only for Windows XP, 2000 & NT
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do start run services.msc look for "messenger" and double click it...stop it then set the startup type to disabled
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Just tried start>run>services.msc but Windows cannot find file. Where do we go from here.?
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you're on 98 right?

go to start > control pannel > and look for the services icon...should be a couple of gears....open that up and do the same as above...as far as looking for the messenger service
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Referring to Control Panel, no icons with gears. Here's what I have:
Accesability Options
Add New Hardware
Add/Remove Programs
Date and Time
Display
Fonts
Game Controllers
Internet Options
Keyboard
Modems
Mouse
Multimedia
Network
OBDCData(32 bit)
Password
Power Management
Printers
Regional Settings
Sounds
System
Telephony
Users

Please note this is Wiondows 98 SE

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This will rebuild rather than restore the registry and also replace missing or corrupt system files

Boot the PC and keep tapping F8 right after the beep until you get options, select command prompt only, type scanreg.exe /fix then press enter, it will run through a few screens then say registry repaired. Press enter then press ctrl + alt + delete keys together to reboot.

When Windows has loaded, click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools, system information, tools then run system file checker and replace any files it asks for from the 98SE CD then reboot.

When it has loaded to the desktop, click start, programmes accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then run disc defragmenter from system tools

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I have followed instructions as per advice by Keith, but still have no icon with gears . While I was running System File Checker, I even selected "settings" and configured "checker" to advise me of any deleted files.
Where do I go from here.

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