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Forum Thread: Secunia says Vista is insecure

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n02paranoid Secunia says Vista is insecure
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Secunia says my Windows Vista is insecure because I haven't installed the latest update, patch KB951550, but this patch is for Microsoft Office 2007, which I haven't had for years (and is no longer on my computer), and even then only for a 60 day trial period.

Any ideas how to rectify this and stop Vista being shown as insecure?

Thanks


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ddmarshall RE: Secunia says Vista is insecure
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That patch only affects Msxml5.dll which is part of MSXML 5.0, the version of MSXML used by Office 2003 and 2007 and nothing else. If there is an entry for that is Programs and Features, try uninstalling it.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia says Vista is insecure
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Highly unlikely PSI will give U a false positive on that.

Does this happen after a full rescan? Also see this:

http://secunia.com/products/consumer/PSI/faq/#q4

Although U have uninstalled MS Office 2007 trial have U removed all the other items:

MS Office free Readers?

MS Office Compatibility Pack?

Have U checked there are no MS Office programme folders via Windows Explorer?

Is Microsoft Update offering U any updates for their Office programmes?

Sorry for the list of questions but if there are any elements of MS Office or their free readers installed then MS & PSI will pick them up.

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ddmarshall RE: Secunia says Vista is insecure
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And if that doesn't clear it up, try the 'Fix it' in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

It might clear out anything left behind.

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n02paranoid RE: Secunia says Vista is insecure
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Thanks alot for the replies. Really appreciated. I used the Office 2007 fix it wizard and it removed all leftover files.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia says Vista is insecure
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Pleased U are all fixed up. I have taken the liberty of closing this thread in favour of @ddmarshall which will prevent us all from receiving any more update emails from "tag on" posts.

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