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      08-31-2003
Listed in my Add/Remove Programmes are a few Microsoft Security patches,
Q823559 being one of them.
If I uninstall them, will it uninstall the 'patch.exe' leaving my OE open to
the vulnerabilities outlined by Microsoft or will it simply remove the
'patch.exe' since I've already ran & installed them.

Regards from Chris


 
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      08-31-2003

On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 16:20:10 +0100, cc wrote:

>Listed in my Add/Remove Programmes are a few Microsoft Security patches,
>Q823559 being one of them.


>If I uninstall them, will it uninstall the 'patch.exe' leaving my OE open to


By patch.exe do you mean the file you downloaded like q813951.exe? These
can go, but don't remove the uninstall directories in the Windows
directory.

>the vulnerabilities outlined by Microsoft or will it simply remove the


If you uninstall patches that can be uninstalled (have never done this)
but my guess is that the files in the directory like
c:\windows\$NtUninstallQ814033$ will be put back over the current
version of the file.

The *big issue* with this is that, consecutive patches install updated
DLLs for other fixes and you don't revert to uninstalling the patch you
want to remove but backdate any new patches. This means uninstall 1 and
reapply the patches that were dated after that.

For example if a patch updated ntdll.dll reversing that patch may mean
another patch relied on the current new version and something else
breaks, if it's a major system DLL and it version is wrong will the PC
boot again? It's always a chance.

>'patch.exe' since I've already ran & installed them.

<snip>

Maybe you should try one of the dedicated MS groups and a MVP could give
a better answer.

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      08-31-2003
Are you being serious? You actually ran the hoax "patch.exe" file?
<Sigh!>

Online Antivirus scanners:
--------------------------
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/hous...start_corp.asp
http://www.kaspersky.com/remoteviruschk.html
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/activescan.asp
http://commandondemand.com/eval/index.cfm
http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/ [See **]
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php
http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/default.asp
http://scan.sygatetech.com/prestealthscan.html

** Caveat:
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archiv...3-07/0240.html

Anti-virus programs:
--------------------
eZ Antivirus (Computer Associates)
http://www.my-etrust.com/products/Antivirus.cfm

Vet (Computer Associates)
http://www.vet.com.au/html/products/index.html

Sophos
http://www.sophos.com/products/software/antivirus/

KAV
http://www.kaspersky.com/

F-Prot
http://www.f-prot.com/download/

NOD32
http://www.nod32.com/home/home.htm

AVG
http://www.grisoft.com/


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>Listed in my Add/Remove Programmes are a few Microsoft Security patches,
>Q823559 being one of them.
>If I uninstall them, will it uninstall the 'patch.exe' leaving my OE open to
>the vulnerabilities outlined by Microsoft or will it simply remove the
>'patch.exe' since I've already ran & installed them.
>
>Regards from Chris
>


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      08-31-2003

On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 18:13:49 +0100, ┬░Mike┬░ wrote:

Nice one, didn't know that. It's amazing what one doesn't see with a
reasonbly well configured system and a carefully managed public mail
addy and as a non OL/OE user.

Just looked it up.

>Are you being serious? You actually ran the hoax "patch.exe" file?
><Sigh!>
>
>Online Antivirus scanners:
>--------------------------
>http://housecall.trendmicro.com/hous...start_corp.asp

<snip>

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why? scrawled:

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>On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 18:13:49 +0100, ░Mike░ wrote:
>
>Nice one, didn't know that. It's amazing what one doesn't see with a
>reasonbly well configured system and a carefully managed public mail
>addy and as a non OL/OE user.
>
>Just looked it up.


Yep, it's the Gibe or Dumaru worm.

>>Are you being serious? You actually ran the hoax "patch.exe" file?
>><Sigh!>
>>
>>Online Antivirus scanners:
>>--------------------------
>>http://housecall.trendmicro.com/hous...start_corp.asp

><snip>
>
>Thanks
>Me


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"░Mike░" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Are you being serious? You actually ran the hoax "patch.exe" file?
> <Sigh!>


hi mike & others reading this thread
no, i didn't install the hoax 'patch.exe' that's currently circulating. i
was referring to actual security updates from windows update and via bigfix.
i posed the original question because over time MS has released numerous
patches, updates etc and after installing any of them, they have not
appeared in the add/remove programme list. the last few updates do appear in
the list.

sorry for any misunderstanding.
chris



 
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>"░Mike░" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> Are you being serious? You actually ran the hoax "patch.exe" file?
>> <Sigh!>

>
>hi mike & others reading this thread
>no, i didn't install the hoax 'patch.exe' that's currently circulating. i
>was referring to actual security updates from windows update and via bigfix.
>i posed the original question because over time MS has released numerous
>patches, updates etc and after installing any of them, they have not
>appeared in the add/remove programme list. the last few updates do appear in
>the list.
>
>sorry for any misunderstanding.
>chris


If you uninstall the updates, you will be vulnerable. Uninstalling
does not just remove the installer executable.

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On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 22:52:15 +0100, cc wrote:

>"┬░Mike┬░" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Are you being serious? You actually ran the hoax "patch.exe" file?
>> <Sigh!>

>
>hi mike & others reading this thread
>no, i didn't install the hoax 'patch.exe' that's currently circulating. i


Bad choice of example then

>was referring to actual security updates from windows update and via bigfix.
>i posed the original question because over time MS has released numerous
>patches, updates etc and after installing any of them, they have not
>appeared in the add/remove programme list. the last few updates do appear in


Some can't be removed, so they don't appear in the list, I guess. Read
the bulletins carefully.

www.microsoft.com/security
on the left , the link for
IT Professionals (TechNet)
then
Bulletins

>the list.
>


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