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Pat
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      04-10-2005
I run XP Home and have my windows updates set to automatically receive
security and critical updates. The last update I received was 'KB890830
Malicious Software Removal Tool' on the 9th March. Does anyone know if there
have been any more since then. Thanks in advance for any response.


 
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      04-10-2005
None that I am aware of. If ever you are unsure, visit Windows Update:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/


In <d3c8l1$rnp$(E-Mail Removed)>,
Pat took 6 lines to utter:

>I run XP Home and have my windows updates set to automatically receive
>security and critical updates. The last update I received was 'KB890830
>Malicious Software Removal Tool' on the 9th March. Does anyone know if there
>have been any more since then. Thanks in advance for any response.
>


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Dave Lear
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      04-10-2005
"Pat" wrote in message news:d3c8l1$rnp$(E-Mail Removed)

> I run XP Home and have my windows updates set to automatically
> receive security and critical updates. The last update I received
> was 'KB890830 Malicious Software Removal Tool' on the 9th March.
> Does anyone know if there have been any more since then.


There weren't any Security Bulletins in March. However, according to the
Advanced Notification there will be a number released this coming Tuesday
(12/04/2005)...

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...n/advance.mspx

Details of previously released updates can be found here...
http://www.microsoft.com/security/bu...s/default.mspx


 
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Pat
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      04-10-2005
Thanks a lot for all your very useful info, much appreciated.

"Dave Lear" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> "Pat" wrote in message news:d3c8l1$rnp$(E-Mail Removed)
>
>> I run XP Home and have my windows updates set to automatically
>> receive security and critical updates. The last update I received
>> was 'KB890830 Malicious Software Removal Tool' on the 9th March.
>> Does anyone know if there have been any more since then.

>
> There weren't any Security Bulletins in March. However, according to the
> Advanced Notification there will be a number released this coming Tuesday
> (12/04/2005)...
>
> Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...n/advance.mspx
>
> Details of previously released updates can be found here...
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/bu...s/default.mspx
>



 
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Joel Rubin
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      04-11-2005
On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 23:16:48 +0100, "Pat" <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>I run XP Home and have my windows updates set to automatically receive
>security and critical updates. The last update I received was 'KB890830
>Malicious Software Removal Tool' on the 9th March. Does anyone know if there
>have been any more since then. Thanks in advance for any response.
>

There are supposed to be a bunch on April 12. Of course, Microsoft HQ
is currently on Pacific Daylight Time, seven hours behind Greenwich
Mean Time. (8 behind BST)


 
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Tina
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      04-13-2005
"Pat" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:d3c8l1$rnp$(E-Mail Removed)...
>I run XP Home and have my windows updates set to automatically receive
>security and critical updates. The last update I received was 'KB890830
>Malicious Software Removal Tool' on the 9th March. Does anyone know if
>there have been any more since then. Thanks in advance for any response.
>



Second Tuesday of the month is Patch Tuesday from M$.

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Barney
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      04-14-2005
"Tina" <(E-Mail Removed)> had
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> Second Tuesday of the month is Patch Tuesday from M$.
>


Six this time. I got all last night. Go to the update site and you can
trace the history of updates on your computer.


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Tina
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      04-14-2005
"Barney" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Tina" <(E-Mail Removed)> had
> writtennews:2z57e.32070$7Q4.19383@clgrps13:
>
>
>>
>> Second Tuesday of the month is Patch Tuesday from M$.
>>

>
> Six this time. I got all last night. Go to the update site and you can
> trace the history of updates on your computer.
>



Why you telling me this? You think I do not know.

Look in your registry and it will show your updates as well.

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Updates

or run the vbs script

-----------------------
Const OpenAsASCII = 0
Const OverwriteIfExist = -1

Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

sFile = oFSO.GetSpecialFolder(2).ShortPath & "\updates.txt"
Set fFile = oFSO.CreateTextFile(sFile, OverwriteIfExist, OpenAsASCII)

fFile.WriteLine
fFile.WriteLine "Hotfix report date: " & Now & vbCrLf

strComputer = "." ' use "." for local computer

Const HKLM = &H80000002

'On Error Resume Next
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
& "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colSettings = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
("Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem")

' get general info about the OS

' Caption value for different OS:
' Microsoft Windows 2000 ...
' Microsoft Windows XP ...
' Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003, ..... Edition
For Each objOperatingSystem in colSettings
strOSCaption = objOperatingSystem.Caption
Select Case True
Case InStr(1, strOSCaption, "windows 2000", vbTextCompare) > 0
strOS = "Windows 2000"
Case InStr(1, strOSCaption, "windows xp", vbTextCompare) > 0
strOS = "Windows XP"
Case InStr(1, strOSCaption, "windows(r) server 2003", vbTextCompare) >
0
strOS = "Windows Server 2003"
End Select

intOSLang = objOperatingSystem.OSLanguage
strOSLangHex = Right("000" & Hex(intOSLang), 4)
strOSServicePack = objOperatingSystem.CSDVersion
Next

Set objReg = GetObject("WinMgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonat e}!//" _
& strComputer & "/root/default:StdRegProv")

strOSLanguage = "Unknown" ' Init value
strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Classes\MIME\Database\Rfc1766"
strValueName = strOSLangHex
objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strKeyPath, strValueName, strOSLanguage

' remove unnecessary stuff
arrOSLanguage = Split(strOSLanguage, ";")
strOSLanguage = arrOSLanguage(UBound(arrOSLanguage))
If Instr(strOSLanguage, "(") > 0 Then
arrOSLanguage = Split(strOSLanguage, "(")
strOSLanguage = Trim(arrOSLanguage(0))
End If

fFile.WriteLine "OS version: " & strOSCaption
fFile.WriteLine "SP version: " & strOSServicePack
fFile.WriteLine "OS language: " & strOSLanguage

' start enumeration of hotfixes

fFile.WriteLine vbCrLf & "Hotfixes Identified:" & vbCrLf

strRegBaseUpdOS = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\" & strOS
strRegBaseUpdIE = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Internet Explorer 6\SP1\"

Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
("Select * from Win32_QuickFixEngineering",,4

For Each objItem in colItems
If objItem.HotFixID <> "File 1" Then
fFile.WriteLine "HotFixID: " & objItem.HotFixID
fFile.WriteLine "Description: " & objItem.Description
fFile.WriteLine "InstalledBy: " & objItem.InstalledBy
strInstallDate = Null ' init value

If InStr(1, objItem.HotFixID, "-IE6SP1-", vbTextCompare) > 0 Then
strRegKey = strRegBaseUpdIE & objItem.HotFixID
objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strRegKey, _
"InstalledDate", strInstallDate
ElseIf objItem.ServicePackInEffect <> "" Then
strRegKey = strRegBaseUpdOS & "\" & objItem.ServicePackInEffect _
& "\" & objItem.HotFixID
objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strRegKey, _
"InstalledDate", strInstallDate
End If

If IsNull(strInstallDate) Then
strInstallDate = "(none found)"
End If
fFile.WriteLine "InstallDate: " & strInstallDate
fFile.WriteLine ' blank line
End If
Next

fFile.Close
oShell.Run sFile

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Barney
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      04-14-2005
"Tina" <(E-Mail Removed)> had
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> Why you telling me this? You think I do not know.
>
> Look in your registry and it will show your updates as well.
>
> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Updates
>
> or run the vbs script


Sorry! Didn't know why you posted otherwise. I'll be sure not to
contribute to your posts in the future. My bad!

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