10 XP Critical updates, 8.4 Megs

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Joel Rubin, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. Joel Rubin

    Joel Rubin Guest

    This was predicted for today but it wasn't there earlier. It is there
    now, as of 2240 GMT Tuesday.

    I've got a packet sniffer so I'll post the URL's of the files that got
    downloaded.

    By the way, does anyone know why you need to have automatic update
    services on automatic for IE Windows Update to work? Manual isn't good
    enough, even if you start the service. Oh well, I shut it off after
    the d/l.

    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - February 2005 (KB890830)
    Download size: 267 KB, 1 minute
    After the download, this tool runs once to check your computer for
    infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including
    Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and automatically helps remove any
    variants found. After it runs, the tool is deleted from your computer.
    A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to
    manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from
    the Microsoft Download Center or run an online version from
    microsoft.com. In addition to using this tool, you should use an
    up-to-date antivirus product to help protect your computer from other
    malicious software. Details...
    Hide this update

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB873333)
    Typical download size: 440 KB, 3 minutes
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can
    help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.
    After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
    Details...
    Hide this update

    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.1 Service Pack
    1 (KB886903)
    Download size: 1.5 MB, 7 minutes
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise your Windows-based system running the Microsoft .NET
    Framework and gain access to restricted data. You can help protect
    your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you
    install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Details...
    Hide this update

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB888302)
    Typical download size: 330 KB, 2 minutes
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    remotely read information about your Windows-based system. You can
    help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.
    After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
    Details...
    Hide this update

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB890047)
    Typical download size: 905 KB, 5 minutes
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can
    help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.
    After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
    Details...
    Hide this update

    Security Update for Windows Messenger (KB887472)
    Typical download size: 330 KB, 2 minutes
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can
    help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.
    After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
    Details...
    Hide this update

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB885250)
    Typical download size: 362 KB, 3 minutes
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    remotely compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over
    it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from
    Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your
    computer. Details...
    Hide this update

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB891781)
    Typical download size: 333 KB, 2 minutes
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can
    help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.
    After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
    Details...
    Hide this update

    Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP
    (KB867282)
    Download size: 3.6 MB, 17 minutes
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise a computer running Microsoft Internet Explorer and gain
    control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this
    update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to
    restart your computer. Details...
    Hide this update

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB888113)
    Typical download size: 326 KB, 2 minutes
    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to
    compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can
    help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.
    After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
    Details...
    Hide this update

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    Joel Rubin, Feb 8, 2005
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  2. Joel Rubin

    Sunny Guest

    "Joel Rubin" <> wrote in message
    news:ChbOd.5335$...
    > This was predicted for today but it wasn't there earlier. It is there
    > now, as of 2240 GMT Tuesday.
    >
    > I've got a packet sniffer so I'll post the URL's of the files that got
    > downloaded.
    >
    > By the way, does anyone know why you need to have automatic update
    > services on automatic for IE Windows Update to work? Manual isn't good
    > enough, even if you start the service. Oh well, I shut it off after
    > the d/l.


    <snip>
    Joel, I have never activated "automatic" (and never intend to).
    Just checked the Update Page and selected "Custom", and the updates are
    listed as available for me to choose.
     
    Sunny, Feb 9, 2005
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