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Forum Thread: C++2005 problem not resolved

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lindzog C++2005 problem not resolved
Member 8th Mar, 2011 21:47
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Hi

I checked in at this old thread tonight

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/677...

to see if anyone had resolved the c++2005 issue, only to find the thread had been locked. Seems to me that no-one had actually established a proper fix (ie one that didnt involve renaming files.) I've done several Windows Updates since but mine is still being reported as vulnerable by Secunia.
Shouldn't threads stay active until there is a fix? Perhaps the post original poster fixed his? But mine certainly isnt"

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Saucer419 RE: C++2005 problem not resolved
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Same problem here on a Dell with win 7 64 bit

8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft visual c++ 2005 redistributable package (x86)

I click on the install for secunia but still get the file is missing and needs updating.
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ddmarshall RE: C++2005 problem not resolved
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I just had this on a system. Downloading from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx... solved the problem.

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lindzog RE: C++2005 problem not resolved
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tks. I dont know which of those downloads is for my notebook. My notebook is an HP 64 bit running Windows 7. However, Ive a feeling that page was mentioned on the previous posting on this subject and I tried the one that was recommended but to no avail. At least as Ive posted the issue myself this time, there is no risk of this thread being closed (hopefully) until we actually have a solution, which, (again hopefully) Microsoft might provide.

rgds
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ddmarshall RE: C++2005 problem not resolved
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The x86 version is for 32bit system; x64 for 64bit systems (ignore IA64). 64 bit systems may need both for compatibility. Check whether it's in Program Files, Program Files(x86) or both. I did a restart and a full scan afterwards.

Another user had success uninstalling all 2005 redistributables, checking the dll's had gone, deleting them if not and then reinstalling from the download.

All this is just to keep PSI happy. If you don't redistribute the redistributable yourself, you are secure if Microsoft Update is up to date.



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mogs RE: C++2005 problem not resolved
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I've just updated via the link within psi....it removed the old and installed, no problem....but I had to restart/rescan for it to show .

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Saucer419 RE: C++2005 problem not resolved
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Thanks, ddmarshal. I just installed vcredist_x64.exe from this link you gave http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx... and now have no insecure programs according to Secunia.
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lindzog RE: C++2005 problem not resolved
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Well thank you ddmarshall, because, guess what? - mine is fixed too. :}
I really dont know why. I had done this download of the 64 file before. In fact, previously I uninstalled all the C++2005 and reinstalled them from the link mentinoed in the previous post (which I think is the same as the one you provided) but it was to no avail. This time though it has worked.
I didnt see it work because I got no obvious notification from PSI that it had been patched. I just rebooted and rescanned and this time I noticed, (even before the scan had started) that my score had increased. I dont quite have 100 percent, just 99, courtesy of a supposedly end of life Cyblerlink Powerstarter 6.x, which came bundled with my year old notebook and has never been used. I see from a Forum search that Im not alone. I think its ridiculous that these companies seem to stop supporting their software very quickly, in order to force users to purchase an upgrade. But im digressing and really ought to open a new thread for a rant about this. Anyway, im well chuffed to have the C++2005 problem fixed. So thanks again for the suggestion. I would suggest that anyone else like me, who previously found none of the measures successful, tries ddmarshall's link because you might have better luck now.



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