These are the High Priority Security Updates that come up for me at Windows Update this month:
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - May 2007 (KB890830)
Download size: 7.7 MB , 20 minutes
After the download, this tool runs once to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove any infection found. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time you start your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center or run an online version from microsoft.com. This tool is not a replacement for an anti-virus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an anti-virus product.
Update for Windows XP (KB930916)
Typical download size: 307 KB , 2 minutes
This is a reliability update. Install this update to resolve an issue where a third-party driver installed on a computer that is running Windows XP may prevent you from opening files successfully on a NTFS file system volume. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP (KB931768)
Download size: 4.5 MB , 12 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.
Please note I have Windows XP SP2 and IE 6 (which I only use for Windows Updates -- I use Firefox for internet browsing).
1. Are these all the updates that should have come up?
2. Is anyone having any issues with any of them?
2a. I've read that KB931768 is causing people problems with IE7 in Vista... so I'm not sure why this update comes up for me since I don't have either... though the update says it's for IE6 for me...? Is this the same update that people with IE7/Vista are having issues with, or does MS just assign them same KB# to allt these updates, but they're actually different depending on what OS and IE version you have?
2b. If it is really for IE7/Vista, then should I really be downloading it?
2c. If it is really for IE6/XP-SP2, then will it cause the same issues that IE7/Vista people are having?
3. Concerning KB930916, if I'm not actually experiencing this issue that I know of, should I still download this update? (I recall that there was an update a couple months ago that caused issues and the solution was to not download it unless you were having the issue described.)
4. Concerning KB890830, why is this file so BIG? 7.7 megs?! And when I go to the link for the update, it says that it's 6.6 megs... Why would the sizes not match if it's the same update/file?
Any assistance/thoughts are appreciated -- thanks!
Edited by bloomcounty, 12 May 2007 - 10:24 AM.