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July 18, 2005 8:15:03 AM

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When I check for updates the program says the last definition is 5727.
When I update Microsoft AntiSpyware new definitions seems not installed.
When I check again the program says the last definition is 5727 again.

However the installation dialog says update 5737 was installed.
How to check that an update really happens or not?

The operating system is Windows XP Professional (NL).
July 18, 2005 11:26:01 AM

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Support for Beta of Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware

At this time, support for the beta version of Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
is being provided through the following Microsoft
newsgroups:
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.announcements
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.appcompat
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.general
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.install
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.networking
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.signatures
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.onlinecommunity

These newsgroups can be accessed via NNTP or HTTP.

To access these newsgroups using HTTP, please go to the following
location:
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"Wim Wilts" wrote:

> When I check for updates the program says the last definition is 5727.
> When I update Microsoft AntiSpyware new definitions seems not installed.
> When I check again the program says the last definition is 5727 again.
>
> However the installation dialog says update 5737 was installed.
> How to check that an update really happens or not?
>
> The operating system is Windows XP Professional (NL).
Anonymous
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July 18, 2005 3:38:04 PM

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Fix posted by Robin Walker [MVP] :

After much debugging, I have found that the problem with the definition
update failures and repetition is because of an incorrect version of the
file gcUnCompress.dll in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ (for XP) or C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\
(for
2000 or systems upgraded from 2000).


The incorrect version is of length 130,272 bytes.
The correct version is of length 95,448 bytes.


To update your system to install the correct version of the file, do the
following:

1. In the System Notification Area, right-click on the MSAS icon and select
"Shutdown Microsoft AntiSpyware".
2. In Explorer, navigate to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\, locate the file
"gcUnCompress.dll", right-click on it, and
select "Delete".
3. In Control Panel "Add or Remove Programs", select "Microsoft AntiSpyware"
and click button "Change".
4. Click "Next".
5. Select "Update Microsoft AntiSpyware", click "Next".
6. Click "Install".
7. When the re-installation finishes, click "Finish".
8. In Explorer, in folder C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\, check that
"gcUnCompress.dll" is now 95,448 bytes long, by right-
clicking it and selecting "Properties".
9. Launch MSAS, pull down the File menu and select "Check for updates" -
this time it really will update your definition files to the latest version.
10. In Explorer, open the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware, and
satisfy yourself that the modification dates of the three definition files
have changed:
gcDeterminationData.gcd
gcThreatAuditThreatData.gcd
gcThreatAuditScanData.gcd


Done!


"Wim Wilts" <Wim Wilts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:77EAB16A-11D6-429F-A200-8AD759C92131@microsoft.com...
> When I check for updates the program says the last definition is 5727.
> When I update Microsoft AntiSpyware new definitions seems not installed.
> When I check again the program says the last definition is 5727 again.
>
> However the installation dialog says update 5737 was installed.
> How to check that an update really happens or not?
>
> The operating system is Windows XP Professional (NL).
!