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December 27, 2004 11:10:01 AM

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I should have said every time I do a search after I open Explorer.
Sorry.


Every time I open Windows Explorer, it wants to access the internet.
Why?

Thanks
Anonymous
December 28, 2004 2:07:43 AM

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How Search Companion Communicates with Sites on the Internet
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/m...

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"geezer" <sam@spade.com> wrote in message news:rb20t09ndlt3nomhect36ru4b2cnlo9um5@4ax.com...
I should have said every time I do a search after I open Explorer.
Sorry.


Every time I open Windows Explorer, it wants to access the internet.
Why?

Thanks
December 28, 2004 2:07:44 AM

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On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 23:07:43 +0530, "Ramesh [MVP]"
<ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote:

>How Search Companion Communicates with Sites on the Internet
>http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/m...

But I am using SP1 because I fear installing SP2.

???
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December 28, 2004 2:07:45 AM

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On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 13:14:11 -0500, geezer <sam@spade.com> wrote:

>But I am using SP1 because I fear installing SP2.

You are a very very wise person.

Burnt Fingers
December 28, 2004 2:07:46 AM

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On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 20:12:47 GMT, Cutter <garbage-address@virgin.net>
wrote:
>
>You are a very very wise person.
>
>Burnt Fingers

You better believe it. I did have SP2 installed whereupon I lost my
NAV2003's ability to do live updates, leaving me vulnerable.

So I finally bit the bullet and started over, stopping at SP1. Right
now all is just fine and I want it to stay that way.

Cya
Anonymous
December 28, 2004 2:07:47 AM

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Thats the Anti-virus programs fault. I would advise you to dump NAV and go for a free anti-virus
software like AVG Antivirus:

AVG Antivirus
www.grisoft.com

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Anando
Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
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http://www.mvps.org

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"geezer" <sam@spade.com> wrote in message news:91a1t0dpfj1hitfvnjlk3o57lpsf74r08k@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 20:12:47 GMT, Cutter <garbage-address@virgin.net>
> wrote:
>>
>>You are a very very wise person.
>>
>>Burnt Fingers
>
> You better believe it. I did have SP2 installed whereupon I lost my
> NAV2003's ability to do live updates, leaving me vulnerable.
>
> So I finally bit the bullet and started over, stopping at SP1. Right
> now all is just fine and I want it to stay that way.
>
> Cya
>
Anonymous
December 28, 2004 2:56:39 AM

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That section "How Search Companion Communicates with Sites on the Internet" in that document is not specific to SP2. The Search Assistant connects to sa.windows.com to keep the Search feature up to date, tips, etc on the WindowsXP machine. You can stop it from connecting by reverting to the Classic Search.

Here is more information, from Doug Knox:
http://groups.google.co.uk/groups?hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&se...

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"geezer" <sam@spade.com> wrote in message news:i6k0t0dlmtibncuu7mq269pephlf05egrp@4ax.com...
On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 23:07:43 +0530, "Ramesh [MVP]"
<ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote:

>How Search Companion Communicates with Sites on the Internet
>http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/m...

But I am using SP1 because I fear installing SP2.

???
Anonymous
December 28, 2004 10:17:15 AM

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'Ramesh [MVP Wrote:
> ']How Search Companion Communicates with Sites on the Internet
> http://tinyurl.com/5hbez
> _xpsch.mspx
>
> --=20
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "geezer" sam@spade.com wrote in message =
> news:rb20t09ndlt3nomhect36ru4b2cnlo9um5@4ax.com...
> I should have said every time I do a search after I open Explorer.
> Sorry.
>
>
> Every time I open Windows Explorer, it wants to access the internet.
> Why?
>
> Thanks

================
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removaltool and make sure to update its signatures
and run it and then delete all the spyware.
spyware does that too; its little servlets are defaulted for
many access ways to serve their little message to thier commrads
so they write code to handle DSL, Broadband, and modem
and it is spyware.

Engineer69 :o 


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engineer69
Anonymous
December 28, 2004 3:33:18 PM

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Re SP2 vs. SP1.

I have read all these dire warnings about SP2, but I found no problem after
installing SP2.

Are the problems something to do with some specialised software that others
are using and I am not?

Can people tell me where the problems arise ?

TYIA (Thank you in advance)
February 18, 2005 5:36:23 PM

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geezer <sam@spade.com> wrote in news:91a1t0dpfj1hitfvnjlk3o57lpsf74r08k@
4ax.com:

> On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 20:12:47 GMT, Cutter <garbage-address@virgin.net>
> wrote:
>>
>>You are a very very wise person.
>>
>>Burnt Fingers
>
> You better believe it. I did have SP2 installed whereupon I lost my
> NAV2003's ability to do live updates, leaving me vulnerable.
>
> So I finally bit the bullet and started over, stopping at SP1. Right
> now all is just fine and I want it to stay that way.
>
> Cya
>
>

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I have and am using Nav2003 pro and have sp2 and my
liveupdates have been working just fine.
February 18, 2005 5:38:02 PM

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"Trevor L." <tandcl@homemail.com.au> wrote in
news:o hwT40H7EHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl:

> Re SP2 vs. SP1.
>
> I have read all these dire warnings about SP2, but I found no problem
> after installing SP2.
>
> Are the problems something to do with some specialised software that
> others are using and I am not?
>
> Can people tell me where the problems arise ?
>
> TYIA (Thank you in advance)
>
>

Certain programs do have problems with sp2 and usually they are
corportate programs etc. The normal home user and there programs things
work fine. Mircrosoft had a list of programs on their site at the time
that didn't get along to well at that time..... I am sure things have
changed since then
!