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Any Issues With Newest Batch Of Windows Updates?


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#1 bloomcounty

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 02:37 PM

Hi,

I have XP Home SP2. I have IE 6.5, but *only* use Firefox for browsing (and only use IE to do Windows Updates).

These are the updates that came up for me this month at Windows Updates:

Update for Windows XP (KB942763)
Typical download size: 103 KB , 1 minute
Installing this update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2007 and 2008 due to revised Daylight Saving Time laws in many countries. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Update for Windows XP (KB942840)
Typical download size: 182 KB , 1 minute
Install this update to increase the performance of web sites that use Ajax. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Security Update for Windows XP (KB941568)
Typical download size: 246 KB , 1 minute
A security issue has been identified in Microsoft DirectShow 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.

Security Update for Windows XP (KB941569)
Download size: 2.1 MB , 6 minutes
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system using Windows Media file formats 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.

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP (KB942615)
Typical download size: 1.3 MB , 4 minutes
Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a system running Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Security Update for Windows XP (KB944653)
Typical download size: 118 KB , 1 minute
A security issue has been identified in the Macrovision Driver 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.


1. Anybody have any issues with these?

2. I thought there had already been an update like KB942763 having to do with daylight savings time last month? Why another one? (When doing a Google search, I read that some people had an issue with this update...?)

3. Regarding KB942615, I've seen that a lot of people are having issues with this (searched on Google) and had to ultimately remove it (though those people use IE for browsing and not Firefox). Should I install this update anyways? Anybody have issues with it?

Any help is appreciated -- thanks! :thumbsup:

Edited by bloomcounty, 17 December 2007 - 02:38 PM.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 06:15 PM

Because I rarely use my wife's computer I have it set to auto-update and she doesn't have any problems. I haven't updated in a couple of weeks
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 08:11 PM

The updates have caused me no trouble.

I don't have IE6 anymore, rather IE7 (but I, like you, use Firefox exclusively) so I didn't get any updates for IE6.

As for the Daylight Savings time update, I'm not sure. I know that I got that one too this month. The only previous daylight savings update I can remember is one for Australian DST that MS kept trying to shovel into my computer (even though I'm several thousand miles from Australia).

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 08:13 PM

I have all updates and no problems. I use IE 7.

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Edited by hamluis, 17 December 2007 - 08:14 PM.


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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:36 PM

See this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/121545/internet-explorer-crippled-by-microsoft-patch/

I would hold off installing this one update until the situation is clarified.

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#6 bloomcounty

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:47 PM

See this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/121545/internet-explorer-crippled-by-microsoft-patch/

I would hold off installing this one update until the situation is clarified.


John -- What update is this referring to in particular? I can't tell for sure. Is it KB942615?

And if so, then the rest are okay to install?

Please let me know -- thanks!

And thanks for the posts, everyone.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:16 PM

John -- What update is this referring to in particular? I can't tell for sure. Is it KB942615?


Yes that is KB942615.
I haven't had any issues with this month's updates as well.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:30 PM

All clear here too. Haven't seen any issues with my workplace either (2000 workstations)

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 04:00 PM

Thanks for the replies!

I haven't done any of the Windows updates yet (I have XP Home SP2, IE 6.5 -- although I only use IE for Windows Updates, I use Firefox for normal browsing). So should I go ahead and do the rest of the updates but just skip KB942615 one for now? Since I use Firefox, am I okay without it for the time being?
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:21 PM

I had IE shutting down at no provocation. Event viewer said that IE was taking exception at urlmon.dll. Found a urlmon.dll Version 6.0 2900 3231 that was delivered 12/13/07 with a SoftwareDistribution\Download\lotsonumbers\sp2GDR or something. I deleted it. IE is now behaving.
Colin? I am a newbie bordering on ignorant

Edited by 73VW1800, 20 December 2007 - 09:25 AM.





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