Security Updates

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Pat, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. Pat

    Pat Guest

    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.
    Pat, Apr 10, 2005
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  2. Pat

    °Mike° Guest

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


    In <d3c8l1$rnp$>,
    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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  3. Pat

    Dave Lear Guest

    "Pat" wrote in message news:d3c8l1$rnp$

    > 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/security/bulletin/advance.mspx

    Details of previously released updates can be found here...
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/bulletins/default.mspx
    Dave Lear, Apr 10, 2005
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  4. Pat

    Pat Guest

    Thanks a lot for all your very useful info, much appreciated.

    "Dave Lear" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "Pat" wrote in message news:d3c8l1$rnp$
    >
    >> 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/security/bulletin/advance.mspx
    >
    > Details of previously released updates can be found here...
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security/bulletins/default.mspx
    >
    Pat, Apr 10, 2005
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  5. Pat

    Joel Rubin Guest

    On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 23:16:48 +0100, "Pat" <>
    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)
    Joel Rubin, Apr 11, 2005
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  6. Pat

    Tina Guest

    "Pat" <> wrote in message
    news:d3c8l1$rnp$...
    >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$.

    --
    Tina
    Tina, Apr 13, 2005
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  7. Pat

    Barney Guest

    "Tina" <> 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.


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    Barney __________________________
    Wisdom from the sleeping dogs!
    Barney, Apr 14, 2005
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  8. Pat

    Tina Guest

    "Barney" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "Tina" <> 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=impersonate}!//" _
    & 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",,48)

    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

    ----------------------

    --
    Tina
    Tina, Apr 14, 2005
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  9. Pat

    Barney Guest

    "Tina" <> had
    writtennews:YQn7e.36777$jR3.22319@edtnps84:

    > 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!

    --
    Barney __________________________
    Wisdom from the sleeping dogs!
    Barney, Apr 14, 2005
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