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Forum Thread: WINDOWS XP SUPPORT SYSTEM VULNERABILITIES

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taffy078 WINDOWS XP SUPPORT SYSTEM VULNERABILITIES
Contributor 1st Jul, 2010 14:49
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Last edited on 1st Jul, 2010 14:50

Secunia News (to the right) outlined problems 3 weeks ago in the item "Microsoft Windows helpctr.exe Unofficial Hotfix Inadequate"

I see that the WINDOWS XP Support system is back in the news again, this time because hackers have now started attacks for real:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10473495.stm

MS have introduced a work-around to disable the vulnerable part of the system, until a proper fix is put in place:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2219475


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taffy078 RE: WINDOWS XP SUPPORT SYSTEM VULNERABILITIES
Contributor 1st Jul, 2010 22:09
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I had no problems downloading this workaround but a friend says he couldn't download it!

How about you?

PS Will hacking these vulnerabilities be picked up/stopped by the 'standard' firewall/internet protection software?

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taffy078, West Yorkshire, UK

Desktop: Compaq Presario (OEM) 32 bit / AMD Athlon / 2 GB RAM
XP Home - SP3/ IE8/ Norton IS - Secunia PSI v2.0.0.3003

Laptop: Win 7 / IE11 / PSI v2.0.0.3003
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Websafe RE: WINDOWS XP SUPPORT SYSTEM VULNERABILITIES
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Hello Taffy078,
No problems here to download the fix using Windows XP's firewall & free version of Avira's anti-virus software.
I have not installed the fix; since the Help and Support Center-service is already switched off on my PC.
Have a nice day,
Websafe.
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