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  1. Terrorist, I'm sorry for the delay. I don't even deserve help after this long. I found the log and opened it.. Was going to paste it here since I told you I would, but after seeing it, I don't think you want all of that. It was a mountain of logs.
  2. Terrorist -- I will do this....on laptop now and had to be briefly out of town but will get this done this afternoon. Thank you.
  3. Pete, I am just back to the BT site and am now seeing your follow up. Just last week, I finally put SP3 on my XP desktop, and when the latest updates came out, selected them all. There were three NET Framework updates and NONE were able to install. I want to tell you that I read both of your responses here and really do not understand what you want me to do. All of these links make me nervous and scare me a little. ( I went to some of them) I don't mean I don't think I should do anything about this. You and jcl have convinced me I should, but all of this at once overwhelms me. Can I just start by going here: Use secunia software inspector to see if it shows as vulnerable http://secunia.com/v...canning/online/ AFTER SCAN: I did the scan and it came back telling me that the only windows updates I needed were for Microsoft Office versions I don't even have. I have 2002, and this is what was listed (they are for office 2003 and 2007): Your system does not have all security related patches from Microsoft installed. Please see list below for details about the missing patches. Update Instructions: You do not have the following Microsoft security updates installed: KB972580 KB951550 I guess I'll go ahead and download those updates and see if they want to install, but it didn't mention anything about the NET framework updates. AFTER SCAN #2 I installed those two Office updates with no problem and then let Secunia do a "thorough" scan since I had only done the default the first time. This time, the results did not list any needed windows updates. What do you think?
  4. Terrorist, I apologize. I do not know an error # Pete, thank you for all of those links. I'm a bit overwhelmed seeing them at this moment, but I'll look at them tomorrow when I can. I kind of relaxed about this when I didn't see anything on this board, and then a tech guy told me that I should just ignore future .NET framework updates since I'm not some kind of developer and don't need .NET framework anyway. Seeing all of your links makes me think I'd better start worrying again!
  5. For the last several times I've updated, this update has failed to install: "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 Security Update for Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP (KB974417) Date last published: 10/13/2009" As far as I can remember, I've never had an update to fail. Should I worry...or should I do something in particular? Thanks if someone has time to respond. nancy
  6. Rich, thanks so much for your guidance...am embarrassed that I did not check the resources tab. You've taught me now. Terrorist, thanks for your suggestion. The only reason I was considering it was that I'm not going to be able to get to my Mother's computer (out of town and 87 yrs old) before the Dec 1 when AVG is setting some sort of deadline to download their free version 9. Didn't know if they were going to cut people off of the free program or not. Maybe I can do the update after the 1st. nancy
  7. I first thought the new Windows Security Essentials anti-virus program was only for Win7 and probably Vista. After reading the posts on Marty's problem, I'm thinking it's okay for XP? Thanks for anyone's time! nancy
  8. As usual, I am in heaven on BestTechie! I am just thrilled over all of this information. Every one of these answers helped me in different ways. And...for you to take the time to give me illustrations is so very helpful and makes all the difference in understanding. I feel so lucky and can't wait to pass this on to my friend. Thank you!!!!
  9. Sure hope someone can help me. I'm old... but an even older friend several states away had to buy a Vista machine, and I have been trying to help her do certain things over the phone -- not fun since I know nothing about Vista! One of the things I can't seem to find on the Microsoft site is the folder directory tree. I'm not sure if this is the correct terminology, but I want to be able to see how Vista folders are set up, like the same thing I can see in Windows Explorer in XP and previous versions. I need to be able to help her navigate from within other programs to, for instance, her folder they call "Pictures" and I don't know where it's located exactly. I think the "Pictures" folder is what took the place of "My Pictures" in WinXP? And the "Documents" folder took the place of "My Documents" ? I will appreciate your help so much! nancy
  10. I appreciate all of your input so very much. Thanks for taking the time!
  11. Iccaros, thank you for your time. I don't really mean that I am a business using the computer for that purpose. I was referring more to websites that require a password, such as ordering something from Amazon.com, for instance, or possibly checking a bank balance. I'm considering one of these cards for a relative and am just wondering what the security limitations might be. They would be using a Vista laptop but would probably only have an anti-virus and the built in firewall.
  12. I understand that using a wireless hotspot [like a hotel or coffee house] can always be a security concern and you wouldn't want to do business transactions in that situation. However, if you are using your own personal AT&T Wireless Internet Card at your home or some other area, wouldn't you be safe? If anyone knows about this, I'll sure appreciate your time. nancy
  13. Pete, thanks for adding to this thread. You sound fairly positive, so I think I'll go for it. I prefer to have the software off the shelf as opposed to downloading it in case something goes wrong, so this will be good.