Newbie Quest., Please: MS Security Patches For New Virus ?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Robert11, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. Robert11

    Robert11 Guest

    Hello:

    Not too sharp with this stuff.
    Running XP.

    Can someone please tell me (exactly) how to get to the site(s) where I can
    download and install
    those new Microsoft Security Patches for that new virus that everyone is
    discussing in the papers and web ?

    What Patches do I want to download for XP?
    From where ? Is there an "automatic" link in XP, somewhere ?

    Anything to be aware of, or is the installation painless and automatic, etc
    ?
    Any caveats, etc re installation ?
    Anything likely to get screwed up doing so ?

    Much thanks,
    Bob
     
    Robert11, Jun 26, 2004
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  2. Robert11

    Steve H. Guest

    go to http://www.microsoft.com
    look at the left side of the web page
    click on windows update
    installation is painless and automatic, just follow the prompts
    if you have a problem, just post back here
     
    Steve H., Jun 26, 2004
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  3. Robert11

    Steve H. Guest

    oh yeah, if you are REALLY worred about viruses, worms, etc., then go to the
    link marked Security on the left hand side and start reading.
     
    Steve H., Jun 26, 2004
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  4. Robert11

    Ionizer Guest

    Are you referring to this one?
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/06/25/virus_hits_websites/ and
    http://isc.sans.org/diary.php Unfortunately, that particular IE
    vulnerability has no patch yet. This is what Symantec has to say about
    it:
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/js.scob.trojan.html

    Still, it's a good idea to keep your system up to date. Go to Windows
    Update: http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp Temporarily
    disable your antivirus while installing the updates. Updates are often
    less problematic if applied one at a time, rather than installing a bunch
    of them at the same time.

    Other browsers aren't vulnerable to the exploit. Consider this one:
    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

    Regards,
    Ian.
     
    Ionizer, Jun 26, 2004
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  5. Robert11

    Nemesis Guest

    So, that's why you spend so much time there? Why is no0one suprised!
     
    Nemesis, Jun 26, 2004
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  6. Have you noticed your dramatic mood swings and subsequent flip-flops from
    parasitical servility to feigned antagonism and back again? Others have.
     
    Nemesis, the turtleneck, damning piece of shit, Jun 27, 2004
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  7. Robert11

    Nemesis Guest

    You can't name these "others", because the first premise is untrue.

    Now, let you in on the joke. The purpose of the exercise was to remove
    those moronic language things. They have gone. The toy has been thrown
    out of the cot. And a good thing, too. This is called a fait accompli.
    Clear?
     
    Nemesis, Jun 27, 2004
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