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garyfritz MS Visual C++ 2005 / 2008 / 2010
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I saw some old threads on this, but none seemed to address my situation...

I set up a new Win7 laptop a few months ago. I had no trouble getting everything updated and PSI happy.

Today I'm setting up a new WIn7 laptop. Secunia is complaining about insecurities in Visual C++ 2005 / 2008 / 2010 Redistribuatables. They all say I should apply patch KB2467173, and I should get it through Windows Update.

But Windows Update says nothing is required. I dug up a link to KB2467173 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx...) and installed it, but PSI says it's still needed. (!?)

There's also a warning for Win7 itself, saying I should install KB951550 and KB2532531. But again, Windows Update says nothing is required.

What to do?

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mogs RE: MS Visual C++ 2005 / 2008 / 2010
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@garyfritz

With regard to :-


But Windows Update says nothing is required. I dug up a link to KB2467173 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx...) and installed it, but PSI says it's still needed. (!?)

There's also a warning for Win7 itself, saying I should install KB951550 and KB2532531. But again, Windows Update says nothing is required.


Did you reboot before re-scanning; after installing KB2467173 ?
Have you tried the following :-
When updating Microsoft Applications, it is a good idea to keep in mind that some Microsoft Updates do not "kick in" until after a reboot. Therefore, it is recommended to try following this procedure when installing Microsoft Updates:

1) Check Microsoft Update: install all security-related patches
2) Reboot
3) Repeat step 1: repeat step 2 if anything was installed at this step
4) Run a full rescan with the PSI

Hope the foregoing is of some help....regards,







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garyfritz RE: MS Visual C++ 2005 / 2008 / 2010
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Oh definitely, I've been rebooting quite frequently in the last 24 hours. :-)

I just rebooted again. Checked Windows Update for new updates; "no updates available." Re-scanned with PSI; ....uh. Now it says everything is OK. Whoops. :-)

Darn, I would have SWORN I rebooted at LEAST once since applying the last patches. Apparently not!!

Interesting that the Win7 warning in PSI has also gone away, even though it didn't list the patch I installed....

Thanks for pointing out the should-have-been-obvious for me!! LOL
Gary
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