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Old 08-11-2004, 08:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone gotten this notification from Windows Update?

I only ask because it looks a little different than the normal Windows Update dialog that I'm used to. I've looked the update # up and it's legit, it just seemed weird that it would tell me that my computer is most likely infected and I needed to download something.

Is it all legit?

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Old 08-11-2004, 09:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I havnt received it, but it looks legit. Have you installed SP2 yet?

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Old 08-11-2004, 09:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This is the KB acticle link. It looks real enough to me...
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Old 08-11-2004, 10:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Na...I'm holding off on SP2 until I hear it's more or less free of bugs.

I figure it's fine, it just sounded kind of out of left field. Wondered if someone had found a way to exploit the Automatic Update feature in Windows or something.
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Old 08-11-2004, 10:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I figured I'd just see what happened. It downloaded a 119k file then asked if I wanted an express or custom install. I chose express and the dialog went away. A few seconds later the update notification comes back up in my taskbate and the process starts over. I downloaded again and chose custom install this time and it keeps going in circles. Really strange......

I'm doing a full virus scan now to make sure I didn't get hosed.
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