Windows updates

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jack, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. Jack

    Jack Guest

    As I have no time or background to learn computers sadly Linux is not
    for me

    Anyone knows what is MS GDI and Dtection Tool KB8733474 update that MS
    is trying to instal on my comp.
    I'm sick and tired of b...y & f...d MS constantly feeding my comp with
    more and more crap and not bothering to say a word, what the crap is
    for.
    Thanx
     
    Jack, Feb 13, 2007
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  2. Jack

    Shoo Guest

    "Jack" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > As I have no time or background to learn computers sadly Linux is not
    > for me
    >
    > Anyone knows what is MS GDI and Dtection Tool KB8733474 update that MS
    > is trying to instal on my comp.


    According to Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/873374/en-us it is a
    tool that checks to see if you have any of
    the following programs installed on your pc so it may direct you to sources
    of security updates for them.
    .Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
    . Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
    . Microsoft Digital Image Suite 9
    . Microsoft Digital Image Pro 9
    . Microsoft Greetings 2002 Standard Edition
    . Microsoft Picture It! Digital Image Pro 7.0
    . Microsoft Picture It! Photo 2002 Standard Edition
    . Microsoft Picture It! Photo 2002 Premium Edition
    . Microsoft Picture It! Publishing 2002 Platinum Edition
    . Microsoft Picture It! Publishing 2002 Gold
    . Microsoft Picture It! Photo Premium 9
    . Microsoft Picture It! Photo 7.0 Premium Edition
    . Microsoft Picture It! Photo 7.0 Premium Edition
    . Picture It! on MSN
    . Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition
    . Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
    . Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
    . Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional Edition
    . Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Academic Edition
    . Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Architect
    . Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Developer
    . Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Professional Edition
    . Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
    . Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
    . Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
    . Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
    . Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003
    . Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition
    . Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Edition
    . Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business Edition
    . Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition
    . Microsoft Office 2000 Developer Edition
    . Microsoft Office XP Professional Edition
    . Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition
    . Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
    . Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition for Students and Teachers
    . Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition
     
    Shoo, Feb 13, 2007
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  3. On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 12:47:46 +0000, Jack wrote:

    > As I have no time or background to learn computers sadly Linux is not
    > for me
    >
    > Anyone knows what is MS GDI and Dtection Tool KB8733474 update that MS is
    > trying to instal on my comp.
    > I'm sick and tired of b...y & f...d MS constantly feeding my comp with
    > more and more crap and not bothering to say a word, what the crap is for.
    > Thanx


    You'd better get used to it, & *especially* if you upgrade to Vista
    (& M$ may even make you at some future point). M$ will then control your
    machine, & Windoze will delete your applications if it doesn't like them
    *without* informing you!

    "Vista seemingly wrestles control of the "user experience" from the user.
    Vista's legal fine print includes extensive provisions granting Microsoft
    the right to regularly check the legitimacy of the software and holds the
    prospect of deleting certain programs without the user's knowledge. During
    the installation process, users "activate" Vista by associating it with a
    particular computer or device and transmitting certain hardware
    information directly to Microsoft."
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6319845.stm

    --
    http://badvista.fsf.org/
    http://www.kmfms.com/whatsbad.html
    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=15305
     
    William Poaster, Feb 13, 2007
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  4. Jack

    why? Guest

    On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 12:47:46 GMT, Jack wrote:

    > As I have no time or background to learn computers sadly Linux is not
    >for me
    >
    >Anyone knows what is MS GDI and Dtection Tool KB8733474 update that MS


    It's a bit old, unless they updated it again for patch tuesday, today.

    That's KB873374, as mentioned it scans for a list of MS applications.

    Unless you read the link given, or
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/bulletins/200409_jpeg_tool.mspx
    what the GDI fix is for is,

    The GDI+ security update for September 2004 addresses a security issue
    in JPEG processing technology. This issue affects software that supports
    this image format, including some versions of Microsoft Windows and
    Microsoft Office.

    A good place to look up this stuff is the US-CERT site, here is the GDI
    info, http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA04-260A.html

    >is trying to instal on my comp.
    >I'm sick and tired of b...y & f...d MS constantly feeding my comp with
    >more and more crap and not bothering to say a word, what the crap is
    >for.


    Tough it's MS. Vista on the day it was released had 7 or 8 updates all
    ready to download.

    >Thanx
    >


    Me
     
    why?, Feb 13, 2007
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  5. Jack

    Smoker Guest

    "Jack" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > As I have no time or background to learn computers sadly Linux is not
    > for me
    >
    > Anyone knows what is MS GDI and Dtection Tool KB8733474 update that MS
    > is trying to instal on my comp.
    > I'm sick and tired of b...y & f...d MS constantly feeding my comp with
    > more and more crap and not bothering to say a word, what the crap is
    > for.
    > Thanx
    >

    If you download BigFix (free) at www.bigfix.com when you run it it will open
    a list of updates required for your system and tell you specifically about
    each one. The ones you choose can be downloaded from your desktop without
    visiting MS site at all. It's been around for many years and is safe to use.
    You don't need to have your auto update turned on if you remember to use
    this once in awhile.
     
    Smoker, Feb 13, 2007
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