Hi, I have been using Google desktop and Outllook 2000, under Windows XP, for years without any problem. Since the installation of "Software Distribution Service 3.0", Google Desktop no longer indexes my e-mails. So, I have no choice but to make a system restoration one or two times a day, at a date prior to the installation of "Software Distribution Service 3.0". In the control panel, add or remove programm, I was unable to find any trace of "Software Distribution Service 3.0", even after having checked the "display update" box. My desktop version is Google Desktop 5.7.0806.10245-fr-pb A collleague of mine has exactly the same problem. Thank you in advance to any help in this matter. Patrick
Thank you for a so prompt reply. But ZoneAlarm is not installed on my computer (and not installed on my colleague's computer) By the way, do you know from where comes the so-called "Software Distribution Service 3.0" ? Is it related to a windows updating ? or to anything else ?
I think it has something to do with the way Updates are delivered. The "SoftwareDistribution" folder is a sub-folder of C:\Windows.
Its a "hotfix" SDS 3.0 which i aviod like the plague, they seem to do more harm than good most times, you should be able to uninstall it from add/remove (with the "show updates" box checked) and then removing the SDS folder
I am currently at home, and the problem that I am reporting occurs on my office computer. So, I will try to uninstall SDS 3.0 when I am in my office tomorrow morning. But, untill now, I was unable to find any trace of "Software Distribution Service 3.0", even after having checked the "display update" box. In case I manage to uninstall SDS 3.0, is it possible to avoid the automatic re-installation of SDS 3.0 ?
I had already turned off the option to install updates automatically But (as mention on some other forums), this does not prevent SDS 3.0 to automatically being re-installed a few hours after I made the restoration.
1-Today, I followed your suggestion to do : Start>Run>type in "sfc /scannow" During the scan I received several times a message asking to insert the windows xp sp3 cd. But as such sp3 update was made online, I had no cd and so, I had to ignore the message. 2-In C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\Default, there are the following files : wsus3setup.cab, wsus3setup.cat, wsus3setup.inf, wuident.cab, wuident.txt. Is there a way to make an amendment in one of these feiles to avois the autoamtic installation of "Software Distribution Service 3.0" ? Thank you in advance for your kind advises.
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