norton internet security 2005 & windows updates

  Lee007 13:10 07 Apr 2005

Can anyone help with this problem?

I am unable to install windows updates since I have installed NIS 2005. I can access the update site and download the updates but when I click to install the updates nothing happens, just the box with "initialising updates appears". [similar things happen when I try to install any programs, but they do work when I disable the firewall - which I have already tried with the updates] I am fairly sure this is something to do with nortons as when I uninstalled it they all worked fine.

I have win xp pro with sp2

  jbp1982 13:15 07 Apr 2005

Pull the lead out of your modem, disable NIS2005 and install updates.

  Lee007 13:24 07 Apr 2005

Still getting to grips with NIS 2005, whats the best way to disable it? also forgot to mention I have ADSL broadband will this make any difference?

  Lee007 13:30 07 Apr 2005

still getting to grips with NIS 2005 whats the best way to disable it?

  jbp1982 14:10 07 Apr 2005

from what I remember, right click the system tray icon, select disable internet security, then choose how long.

Reason I said to pull plug on modem, is that you'll have no firewall, while its disabled.

I ditched NIS2005 for AVG free and sygate firewall, also free and I still have nine months left on Norton. Too many problems.


  oldone 14:17 07 Apr 2005

Do you ,by any chance, have two firewalls on at the same time - Norton & Windows. If so turn off Windows.

  jbp1982 14:26 07 Apr 2005

oldone, i doubt it, norton usually switches the windows firewall off.

  oldone 18:06 07 Apr 2005

My Norton firewall shows "on" when i'm running updates. If your Windows firewall is on then switch it off.

  Lee007 12:22 11 Apr 2005

Still had problems with NIS and installing the updates, but I did find a solution with your help.

I changed the internet security settings to manual [instead of load on startup], restarted windows and enabled windows firewall [which was not enabled - only 1 firewall was running] and when I tried to install the updates they worked with no problem.

Thanks for your help everyone.

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