MS antispyware definitions Fix

  J B 14:00 17 Jul 2005

I was looking at the Microsoft Antispyware news groups section and found a fix for the current update problem. You have to shutdown MSAS, then go into windows explorer and navigate to c:\windows\sys32 and locate file gc uncompress and check to see if the file size is 127kb (130.272b). If it is select delete. Go to control panel add and remove programs, select MSAS and click change. click next, then click install. When the reinstall finishes click finish. In explorer in folder c:\windows\sys32\ check that gc uncompress is now 95,448 bytes long by right clicking it and selecting properties. If it is launch MSAS, pull down file menu and check for updates. This time it will really update definitions. So far it has worked. I am keeping fingers crossed though. J.B.

  Major Disaster 14:11 17 Jul 2005

JB can you point me to this it, becuase im having problems with updating. Thanks for the advice, im following your instructions as we speak

  J B 14:54 17 Jul 2005

Major Disaster; Launch MSAS and go to help and on the dropdown list click on news groups on the web, then click on to signatures. On page one scroll down to the thread titled " Update fix: definitions update recyc. Author CACIQUE dateed 12 July 2005 at 2:13 am. Click on the thread and the solution is below. J.B.

  blanco 16:14 17 Jul 2005


  ardvarc 16:38 17 Jul 2005

Many thanks.

  iscanut 18:40 17 Jul 2005

Have just done this and all seems fine. No longer updates when there is no need to do so ! Thanks.

  jimv7 19:23 17 Jul 2005

Thanks J B good 1.

  smokingbeagle 20:42 17 Jul 2005


  sunny staines 21:24 17 Jul 2005


  ventanas 21:48 17 Jul 2005

Just done this. Thanks very much, Its updating as before now, but I assume this will be the last time. I will check again later.

Again thanks.

  Depi 07:36 18 Jul 2005

Works great, Thanks.

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