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What anti-virus application, anti-spyware application(s), and/or third-party
firewalls might all of these machines have in common?
Give the following a try:
1. Disable your anti-virus application, any real-time protection provided by
an anti-spyware application (except for Windows Defender; includes Spybot
Tea Timer, SpySweeper Guards, AVG AS guard.exe, etc.), disable any
third-party firewall AND 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 #4 below until your anti-virus
application has been re-enabled! If you're running ZA Free firewall, you
may need to uninstall it instead of disabling it.
2. Uninstall "Security Update for Windows XP (KB942615)" via Add/Remove
Programs (make sure Show Updates box is checked at top right) and reboot.
3. Re-do #1 above.
4. Go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
and install any Critical Updates
offered. Do NOT install IE7; please "hide" it, if offered.
5. Reboot > Make sure everything in #1 above is enabled again and, if
applicable, disable the Windows Firewall and enable your third-party
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> I have 11 machines with Windows XP SP2 and IE 6 SP1. Yesterday I ran
> Update on these machines and today they have all been getting error
> where IE crashes referring to urlmon.dll.
> When I uninstall KB942615 patch everything goes back to normal. The web
> that is guaranteed to make the browser crash is gmail.com.
> Would someone who has MS's ear's please let them know that there is a