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By sankeny ·
Recently, I applied the January 2001 security
patch from the "WindowsUpdate" site to my
Windows 2000 installations. After doing so,
my browser(s) would not allow me to browse
the internet without granting "Administrator"
rights to the user.This is true of both Internet Explorer 5.5
and Netscape 4.75 Specifically, Netscape
gives the error..."Cannot connect to the
TCP/IP socket". Once Administrator rights
are assigned, everything works normally.

The January security patch involves closing a
security "hole" in Microsoft Virtual Machine
which allowed malicious code a "backdoor" to
the client. It is my thinking that some
"permission" was taken away, or some "patch"
applied that effected the TCP/IP stack.
However, I cannot find any discussion of this
on the Microsoft sites or other message
boards. Also, I cannot find any specific
registry keys that address this.

Any ideas? Thx.

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by satsua In reply to Internet Browser problems ...

Did you apply the patch while having administrative rights first. If you
did not, then you need to re-install the
SP with those rights. (This may require you
uninstalling then re-installing)
If you had rights then try downloading the
SP2 for IEgo into admin rights and apply
it. This pack has both updates and more
than likely will fix this. It was probably
a glitch if you had admin rights. I have had
it happen to me from time to time with
MS products. Usually a mis-write to the registry is to blame)

Thanks

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by sankeny In reply to Internet Browser problems ...

There is no SP2 for IE 5.5.

I appreciate the thinking, because it
may be the right approach. However, I
have already reinstalled the patches I
can (only one of which can be
uninstalled) to no avail. All work was
done with correct priviledges.

I am considering deleting the VM key.

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by Stillatit In reply to Internet Browser problems ...

Pick a user. Make him NOT an admin. Enable auditing for him.

Now enable failure auditing for the whole windows tree. Fire up the browser and let it fail.

Now check the log to see which files could not be accessed. It is probably a lack of readpermissions on a .dll file somewhere.

Fix the permissions.

Turn off all of the auditing you turned on.

Good luck.

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by sankeny In reply to Internet Browser problems ...

This is a good approach. However, I do
not use NTFS and could not complete it
as suggested. I did see some failures
in the "Event Viewer", none of which helped.

Unknown to me, this issue had
disappeared, that is, the user could
access the TCP/IP stack as an ordinary
user. The only possible answer is that
I recently installed new patches from
the "WindowsUpdate" site.

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