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#1 Reena

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:15 PM

On various website pages at the top of the page a bar pops up with the following information:

"This website wants to run the following add-on: MSXML 3.0, SP9 from MicroSoft Corp. If you trust the website and the add-on and want to allow it to run, click here..."

What is MSXML 3.0, SP9? Is it needed? If so why do I need it now? If not, how do I stop this irritating prompt?

My thanks for any information you can offer.

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#2 JSteele

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:20 PM

MSXML allows you to open XML documents. It's safe to download and once you install it you shouldn't get the popup anymore.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:13 PM

Hi, and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

MSXML = Microsoft XML parser.
3.0 = Version 3.0
SP9 = Service Pack 9
Basically this allows your applications to work with XML documents/services.
usually once you install it, the popup should be gone. Like what JSteele said it is safe to download. Here is some additional information http://support.microsoft.com/kb/269238
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#4 Reena

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:37 PM

Thank you, JSteele and extremeboy for the information.

Please, does one have to have XML documents/services? Why this sudden "pressure" that I install this application?

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:51 PM

Hi,
XML is extensible markup language, MSXML can read & manipulate data from those files. You don't HAVE to install this application. We are just saying that this file is not harmful and that you can install it without fear.
Hope that clears it up

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:05 AM

Yes, thank you again, extremeboy. I did realise this ; just wondered why I had started getting this prompt!!

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 03:23 PM

Hi,
Ok so is there any more pormblems or questions?
PLease feel free to ask :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 02:42 PM

Can I get rid of this message without downloading the MSXML 3.0 SP9 software?

Thank you

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