Re: MS AntiSpywareBeta.exe Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

From: Vatsal Thakkar (vthakkar_at_utmem1.utmem.edu)
Date: 01/07/05


Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 07:44:54 GMT

The inability to install programs due to disabled services is rare.
More than likely the Microsoft Anti Spyware Beta executable is faulty.
However, if you wish to check for unnecessary winxp services, see

http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/startup.htm
Managing the Programs That Run When Windows Starts Up

http://users.accesscomm.ca/gbraun/wxp/services.htm
Disabling Microsoft Services prevents spyware attacks

http://www.sanx.org/tipShow.asp?articleRef=181
Remove all unneeded components from Windows XP

http://www.pcanswers.co.uk/tutorials/default.asp?pagetypeid=2&articleid=
28739&subsectionid=607
Managing winxp services to prevent spyware installations

I haven't researched this, but, you probably will never be able to install
the Microsoft anti spyware beta download on your windows xp computer
because you have to turn on the Remote Registry service which is off by
default.