View Full Version : Critical Updates

31-07-2008, 09:43 AM
Every time I run a virus scan I am warned about two "critical" updates , viz. MS08-009 and MS08-013.
If I follow the link to "more info" I can find lots of info about the vulnerabilities but am yet to find a link to a fix. Now it may well be that I am particularly thick but it occurs to me that maybe others have had a similar prob. Anybody know where to find the fixes please? Any help (preferably in words of no more than one syllable ) would be most useful.

Speedy Gonzales
31-07-2008, 09:50 AM
Go to the windowsupdate site and do a scan.

WHAT virus scanner are you using?? I've never seen a virus scanner, warning about critical updates.

Or put auto updates on notify me, and see if the shield on the taskbar appears

31-07-2008, 10:13 AM
I might have been a little remiss calling them critical updates - more like critical vulnerabilities....
I have already done as you suggest Speedy and still cannot find the fixes.....Windows at its best.......:annoyed:
Virus checker is Trend Micro Internet Security, current edition........
If I get the Windows update site to check for vulnerabilities, it doesn't seem to think I need to change anything......maybe TM is just paranoid...?
verily, tis a mind****er......(that's mindBLOWer BTW......hehehe)

Speedy Gonzales
31-07-2008, 10:26 AM
Have you got Office 2002/XP/2003??

The 2nd one maybe this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947108)

The other maybe this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947077)

If you see this where the arrow is pointing (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/wupdate.jpg) on the Windowsupdate site

Click on go, it scans for XP and Office updates.

It sounds like you're using the normal Windowsupdate site, which doesnt scan for Office updates

31-07-2008, 11:25 AM
Thanks Speedy - I think that has fixed it all up - I will run the checker again now I have updated and see if it will shut up about those vulnerabilities.
FYI, I am still with Office 2000 (it ain't broke so I won't fix it) running XP home.
I was unaware that the site I use did not check for Office updates - thanks for that - might help a lot in future.
Excellent advice - much bling to you.

Speedy Gonzales
31-07-2008, 11:30 AM
No probs :)

Even tho you've got Office 2000 (you dont have to update to a later version).

I would still update it, with the patches.

01-08-2008, 05:21 PM
Office 2000 has indeed been updated with all available patches Speedy - I do it every time I reload it...(not that often fortunately...)

I ran the checker again after the patches you suggested but the stupid thing still says the vulnerabilities exist....ngngngngng......:mad: