[Crossposted ot Windows Update newsgroup]
> Did MS screw itself again?
No, Symantec screwed you (again).
While fiddling with your Norton Firewall settings may resolve the problem
), I'd recommend proceeding as
1. After making certain you have a copy of your Product Key for NIS 2009,
uninstall all Norton software (including LiveUpdate and any Norton Add-ons)
via Control Panel | Programs | Uninstall a program (or Control Panel |
Programs and Features, if using Classic view).
2. IMPORTANT! => Enable the Windows Firewall.
NB: You're "working without a net" now: Don't to ANYTHING else online (e.g.,
browsing; reading email; chatting) except for #4 thru #7!
3. Uninstall "Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB956390)"
via Control Panel | Security | Windows Update | View installed updates and
4. Run Windows Update manually and install any Important updates offered
(i.e., KB953838). If a Root Certificates update is listed in the Optional
Updates category, install it to take full advantage of IE7's enhanced
security. Follow all prompts.
5. Using your Product ID, reinstall NIS 2009 & reboot.
6. Make certain that the Windows Firewall is disabled and the Norton
firewall is enabled.
7. Run (Norton) LiveUpdate manually & repeatedly until you get a "No more
updates available" prompt.
For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
security updates. When you call, clearly state that your problem is related
to a Security Update and cite the update's KB number (e.g., KB123456).
LOOK! => If your problem relates to a Cumulative Security Update for IE,
call the above number and ask to be transferred to the Consumer IE7 queue
(which is 47830).
For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary
for security update support issues, visit the International Support Web
For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through
your usual support contacts.
Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
Support for Windows Update:
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> IE7 on Vista.
> I recently did a MS update, but didn't look to see what was being updated.
> When I tried to start IE7 it crashed immediately with the message:
> "Internet Explorer has stopped working. A problem caused the program to
> working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a
> solution is available."
> When I click "Close Program" I get a "Data Execution Prevention" message.
> I'm running Norton Internet Security 2009. I have been using IE7 only to
> test pages I'm developing. I use Firefox or Chrome to do any non-testing
> I just checked through the control panel and the homepage settings haven't
> changed. I switched the default homepage to about:blank and I'm still
> the problem.
> Did MS screw itself again?