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Elderstin Windows Vista updates
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Microsoft says I am updated. Secunia tells me I need a vista update when there are none. But they don't tell me what I am missing so I have no place to go from here.

mogs RE: Windows Vista updates
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Are you using Secunia with the Advanced interface ? If so, you should have access to more information than you are providing. Click on the + sign alongside any insecurity shown to expand.

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Elderstin RE: Windows Vista updates
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No as I do not consider I fit the advanced category.
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Member 30th Sep, 2009 02:03
You need to use the ADVANCED interface as it opens up more information.
Its not about being an advanced system user.
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puget1 RE: Windows Vista updates
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Not to be a smart ---the first step in the path to learning. I have been ever since belong to this forum. Take a chance they're right.

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mogs RE: Windows Vista updates
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It is really not as difficult as it may seem to you at present. Lots of people have a few qualms before moving on to Advanced.You can always turn to the forum if you are uncertain of what to do next...however foolish/simple you think it might seem. You can only increase your knowledge.

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Elderstin RE: Windows Vista updates
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I tried advanced. I get this notifcation: Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 6.x is insecure. PSI's remedy sends me to the Microsoft update page which tells me I have all updates. So I do a search which turns up nothing. Then I Google the MSXML and it tells me it has something to do with SP2. If I go to properties on My Computer it tells me I am running Vista SP2. Using Advanced got me nowhere.

The second problem is Real Player which I have had no problem updating before. This time when I get the screen where I have to accept their license I can never get a box that says "accept" only "cancel" and a greyed out "back." No scroll bars on sides or bottom and I don't know how to handle that.
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mogs RE: Windows Vista updates
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on 30th Sep, 2009 18:51, Elderstin wrote:
I tried advanced. I get this notifcation: Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 6.x is insecure. PSI's remedy sends me to the Microsoft update page which tells me I have all updates. So I do a search which turns up nothing. Then I Google the MSXML and it tells me it has something to do with SP2. If I go to properties on My Computer it tells me I am running Vista SP2. Using Advanced got me nowhere.

The second problem is Real Player which I have had no problem updating before. This time when I get the screen where I have to accept their license I can never get a box that says "accept" only "cancel" and a greyed out "back." No scroll bars on sides or bottom and I don't know how to handle that.

When I expand MSXML 6.x in my patched progs I find extra info/known issues concerning:-
Under normal circumstances it is possible to update using MS Update.
However, if after applying updates the files still show up as insecure; take note of the installation path of inspected files.
If the installation path does not begin with:-
"(Drive letter):\WINDOWS\system32"
then it is possible that the detected files are in backup locations...such as....(C:\i386) or were installed by a third party prog. not Microsoft.
If the files are located in backup locations you can use Ignore Directories & Paths so Secunia doesn't look in these locations.
If you suspect that the files were installed by a third party prog. please contact the prog. vendor to get the secure version of these files.
I'm afraid I don't know enough to be able to give any help with your issue concerning Real Player.
Hope this info is helpful.


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Maurice Joyce RE: Windows Vista updates
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Have U tried this link?

http://www.filehippo.com/download_realplayer/chang...

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puget1 RE: Windows Vista updates
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Good for you!!! Bravo Elderstin. There was a forum on this topic.
standbyhttp://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/114...
http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/147...
The above two forums address this problem in some detail: the final solution is that if you are running Vista it is not needed at all as it is an outdated dll from Xp.
Here is the meat::
O.k. period (BINGO) that's it. Problem solved. msxml6.0 is for XP(PERIOD) and is re-numbered in Vista under msxml4.0 SP2 (KB954430)for Vista Obtained by reading down to what others are downloading. Therefore,why I am not having any problem by having deleting it. Media Update then via automatic updating replaced it with msxml4.0 SP2 (KB954430) I cross referenced it with forum msxml6.0
This is how to locate the file ::

To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, please follow there guidelines using the
advanced interface:
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* Click on the entry of the programme to “expand” it.
* Click on Technical details to see the installation path of the detected file.
* Remember the installation path and close down the menu.
* Click Open Folder and locate the detected file.

Have U changed the folder option to show all hidden files?

Have U tried Windows search asking it to search hidden files?

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Elderstin RE: Windows Vista updates
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I do show file extensions and hidden files. When I do a search on the path I am told there is no such file. Secunia is also telling me I do not have Vista SP@ installed but I do. Microsoft tells me I have everuythin. I ran my Belarc Advisor and it tells me windows is updated and that I am running Vista SP2.
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puget1 RE: Windows Vista updates
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Try filehippo@link provided by Maurice. It will check and make sure all 3rd party installs are up to date. When I was having problems with this I found out it was a install called Ad-Aware once it finally updated the problem was over. Otherwise, it sounds like you need to utilize your ignore rule.

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