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Anonymous
July 20, 2005 2:08:25 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.security.virus,microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.setup,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614 even
though the page does say it is build 615.

I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for MSAS
you can download the new version, it claims to fix the many
updating problems that have been talked about.

I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to the
Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
configure the program fresh.

Follow-ups will go to General
--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 2:08:26 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

There is no legitimate source outside Microsoft for Microsoft downloads.
Softpedia.com is not a mirror for Microsoft, it redirects to Microsoft.
Since they both go to the same place the only difference is Softpedia.com is
a middle man and the Microsoft is direct.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org


"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:o 2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614 even
> though the page does say it is build 615.
>
> I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
> on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
> want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for MSAS
> you can download the new version, it claims to fix the many
> updating problems that have been talked about.
>
> I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
> along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
> clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
> add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to the
> Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
> folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
> configure the program fresh.
>
> Follow-ups will go to General
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 4:01:22 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for the Microsoft Windows
AntiSpyware Beta. Please post about MWAS to the Microsoft Windows
AntiSpyware (Beta) Newsgroups:

http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp...
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security


Jim Macklin wrote:
> The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614 even
> though the page does say it is build 615.
>
> I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
> on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
> want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for MSAS
> you can download the new version, it claims to fix the many
> updating problems that have been talked about.
>
> I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
> along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
> clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
> add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to the
> Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
> folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
> configure the program fresh.
>
> Follow-ups will go to General
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Anonymous
July 20, 2005 11:30:52 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Suggestion: Go out & buy Webroot Spy Sweepper.


"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:o 2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614 even
> though the page does say it is build 615.
>
> I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
> on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
> want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for MSAS
> you can download the new version, it claims to fix the many
> updating problems that have been talked about.
>
> I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
> along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
> clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
> add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to the
> Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
> folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
> configure the program fresh.
>
> Follow-ups will go to General
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 1:55:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

What do you suspect? I think that the issue is at Microsoft
or perhaps the college which is my ISP. My computer is
running Ad-Aware SE Personal and SpyBot S&D as well as
SpywareBlaster. I also have run McAfee AV and AVAST AV.
The MS MSAS page says that the new build is 615, but the
link on that page returns the 614 file. I have tried
running the validation and just for kicks even tried it w/o
the validation. I have also used Mozzila to download the
file. I've run disk cleanup, deleted all Temp files,
uninstalled MSAS and deleted it's folder.

BTW, my mother maiden name was McAnulty.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"James McNulty" <jamesmcnulty_james_3@msn.com> wrote in
message news:e5Wyu5RjFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
| Suggestion: Go out & buy Webroot Spy Sweepper.
|
|
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
in message
| news:o 2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614
even
| > though the page does say it is build 615.
| >
| > I have found the correct software download is being
mirrored
| > on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
| > want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for
MSAS
| > you can download the new version, it claims to fix the
many
| > updating problems that have been talked about.
| >
| > I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
| > along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
| > clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
| > add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to
the
| > Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
| > folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
| > configure the program fresh.
| >
| > Follow-ups will go to General
| > --
| > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
| > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| > some support
| > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
| >
| >
| >
| >
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 11:08:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

'Jim Macklin' wrote, in part:

| I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
| on Softpedia.com

_____

Is it a good idea to download Microsoft programs from a non-Microsoft site?
Especially security software?

Phil Weldon

"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:o 2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614 even
> though the page does say it is build 615.
>
> I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
> on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
> want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for MSAS
> you can download the new version, it claims to fix the many
> updating problems that have been talked about.
>
> I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
> along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
> clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
> add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to the
> Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
> folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
> configure the program fresh.
>
> Follow-ups will go to General
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 11:08:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

It depends, generally I would not do it, but since the MS
download was screwed and Softpedia is just about as
trustworthy as MS, I tried it and it worked OK.
I scanned it on downloading to the local drive and checked
the properties for Microsoft timestamp etc.

It all looked good and the program seems to run fine, will
know more after a week of use.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"Phil Weldon" <notdiscosed@example.com> wrote in message
news:3jxDe.6458$oZ.4672@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
| 'Jim Macklin' wrote, in part:
|
|| I have found the correct software download is being
mirrored
|| on Softpedia.com
|
| _____
|
| Is it a good idea to download Microsoft programs from a
non-Microsoft site?
| Especially security software?
|
| Phil Weldon
|
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
in message
| news:o 2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614
even
| > though the page does say it is build 615.
| >
| > I have found the correct software download is being
mirrored
| > on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
| > want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for
MSAS
| > you can download the new version, it claims to fix the
many
| > updating problems that have been talked about.
| >
| > I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
| > along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
| > clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
| > add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to
the
| > Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
| > folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
| > configure the program fresh.
| >
| > Follow-ups will go to General
| > --
| > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
| > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| > some support
| > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
| >
| >
| >
| >
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
July 22, 2005 1:54:18 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

The latest file is available from Microsoft at this link

Microsoft® Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

--
Gary Tsang
Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp


"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:o 2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614 even
> though the page does say it is build 615.
>
> I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
> on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
> want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for MSAS
> you can download the new version, it claims to fix the many
> updating problems that have been talked about.
>
> I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
> along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
> clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
> add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to the
> Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
> folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
> configure the program fresh.
>
> Follow-ups will go to General
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 22, 2005 4:54:43 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

this is the direct URL to the download server for 615
http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/1/5/815d2d60-4...


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"Gary Tsang" <gtsangDELETE@MEaumha.org> wrote in message
news:eOc9BBmjFHA.3300@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| The latest file is available from Microsoft at this link
|
| Microsoft® Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)
|
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
|
| --
| Gary Tsang
| Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
| http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
|
|
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
in message
| news:o 2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614
even
| > though the page does say it is build 615.
| >
| > I have found the correct software download is being
mirrored
| > on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
| > want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for
MSAS
| > you can download the new version, it claims to fix the
many
| > updating problems that have been talked about.
| >
| > I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
| > along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
| > clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
| > add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to
the
| > Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
| > folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
| > configure the program fresh.
| >
| > Follow-ups will go to General
| > --
| > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
| > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| > some support
| > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
| >
| >
| >
| >
| >
| >
|
|
!