Thanks for beginning a new thread.
Did you upgrade to NIS 2008 from an earlier Norton application/version? Was
a Norton free-trial preinstalled on the machine when you bought it?
Error message after you install a Windows Internet Explorer 7 update from
Windows Update or from Microsoft Update: "Webpage cannot be displayed":
If tweaking the Norton Firewall settings don't help, try the following:
1. Disable your anti-virus application, all Norton Add-ons (if any), 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 the Norton Firewall AND THEN enable the Windows
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!
2. Uninstall "Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB958215)"
via Add/Remove Programs (make sure Show Updates box is checked at top right)
3. Re-do #1 above.
4. Go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
and install any Critical Updates
offered (i.e., KB958215). If a Root Certificates update is listed in the
Optional Updates category, install it to take full advantage of IE7's
5. Reboot > Make sure everything in #1 above is enabled again and, if
applicable, disable the Windows Firewall and enable (or reinstall) your
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
> Having avoided using ie7 for ages, due to its bugs and instability, I was
> advised these issues were sorted. However, it has failed again since
> when my automatic
> update polluted my computer, not only is my explorer horribly slow,
> and disconnecting at will, but it doesn't appear in my 'Change or Remove
> programs' section. Also, according to that zone, my internet explorer is
> "used occassionally" and hasn't been activated since 28/10/2008 despite
> being used daily.
> I do use Norton (Internet Security 2008 - System Builder Edition), but
> remove and re-add when the update is hiding. As
> this is only 1 of 5 updates downloaded automatically by Microsoft at the
> same time - I can't be sure
> which of the 5 definitely went haywire! Everything was working 100% till
> automatic update, and Norton did not update anything on Friday.I use
> XP SP3. Additionally, when using the search facility under my start bar,
> searching for KB958215, no less than 7 files are found (1 text document, 2
> folders, 1 shortcut & 3 Security Catalogues dated 16/10/2008!)
> Help, in simple English, please