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Petlurcher Microsoft Word 2002
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I have started to get status of 'Insecure' against Microsoft Word 2002. I have checked previous threads and confirmed that I have KB2251389 installed on 12th August 2010 by Microsoft Update.

Why is PSI showing it as 'Insecure' ?

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Anthony Wells RE: Microsoft Word 2002
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Last edited on 14th Oct, 2010 12:35
HI

You need to reboot and run a full scan for M$ updates to be validated . Have you done so ??

If this does not resolve the issue , what is the "installation path" showing for the insecure problem detected by the PSI??

Anthony

EDIT : the latest M$updates of the 12/10/2010 offer KB 979687 for XP and the same for other OS with KB 979688 added . Have you installed these . The latest bunch of M$ updates contain many critical patches for exploits currently being used to attack computers . Check with M$ updates and see what they are offering you .

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Petlurcher RE: Microsoft Word 2002
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I have done many reboots since the update was installed. The application path is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE

Les
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Petlurcher RE: Microsoft Word 2002
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It does not look like I have any Microsoft patches installed in October. Last update was KB2288608 on 15th September 2010.

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Hi,

When updating Microsoft Products, it is important to keep in mind that patches from Microsoft usually don't "kick in" until after a full reboot. Therefore, I suggest trying this procedure:

1) Check Microsoft Update, install all available patches
2) Reboot
3) Repeat step 1, and if anything was installed at this step, go to step 2
4) Run a full rescan with the PSI.

Has following this procedure exactly resolved the issue?
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Anthony Wells RE: Microsoft Word 2002
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Hello Les ,

In addition to my EDIT in my post which only covers WordPad , Word has a major update KB2293194 as of 12/10/2010.

To get it you need to go to Microsoft Updates (not Windows updates) and download what is on offer .

Have you done this ??

What is your OS ??

Anthony

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Petlurcher RE: Microsoft Word 2002
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Hi Emil,

The short answer is no. For some reason when I try to run Microsoft Updates manually, I always fail with the validation tool. I cannot explain why as it used to work in the past.

What happens now is that the Microsoft Update process takes place automatically without my intervention. I only know when I Shutdown after a Microsoft Release date and the system informs me that there are updates being installed.

Les
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Petlurcher RE: Microsoft Word 2002
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Hi Emil,

Windows XP Home SP3.

Les
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Anthony Wells RE: Microsoft Word 2002
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Les ,

Here is the update for Word 2002 on XP :-

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx...

Concerning the validation , you should be asked to accept a new tool download to correct your refusal of entry .

Anthony

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Petlurcher RE: Microsoft Word 2002
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Hi Emil,

I did a new validate of XP and Office products using the Microsoft internet Validate tool. I then tried Microsoft Update and it came up with 5 application updates, including the latest Word one, but it also wanted to install an XP SP3 update, KB936929 from 2009 and this failed. I've tried it twice and unless I can get this on, the 5 application updates will be on hold.

Les
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Petlurcher RE: Microsoft Word 2002
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Hi Emil,

I set Microsoft Update to run automatic and 3 office updates were installed. The XP SP3 update (KB936929), IE8 and Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)
failed to install. However, PSI now shows no ''Insecure' applications!

Thanks,

Les
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Anthony Wells RE: Microsoft Word 2002
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Hello Les ,

Glad to hear you got re-validated for M$updates - essential if you have Office products .

Your KB 890830 for the Malware tool dates to January 2005 so can be ignored - you can set it not to be offered at Microsoftupdates if you select custom install and "untick it's box , should it reappear.

Your KB 936929 dates to May 2008 and is for "IT Professionals and Developers" - so again you can probably ignore it .

You don't say which KB was offered for IE .

Anyway if the PSI says you are up to date , you most likely are . If you wish to crosscheck which M$ patches you have installed you can see them in Add/Remove , your download history at M$updates and you can always run the free Belarc Advisor :-

http://belarc.com/free_download.html

Come back if any of your problems persist/return .

Take care

Anthony

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Petlurcher RE: Microsoft Word 2002
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Hi Emil,

Thanks for that update and useful information. There was no reference number associated with IE8.

I think you can close this now.

Thanks again for your help.

Les
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Anthony Wells RE: Microsoft Word 2002
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Les ,

You can close your own thread by clicking on the "Accept" button beneath any post you think has most helped you ; otherwise Emil will close it for you , as and when he gets back here .

Take care ,

Anthony

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Petlurcher RE: Microsoft Word 2002
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Sorry Anthony, I did not really check each reply and have been replying to Emil!
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