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post #1 of 25 Old 06-05-2004, 6:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Megapatch for windows: Do Not Ignore

While browsing my latest issue of PC World today I came across an article telling of a very important patch. Maybe most of you already know about it, but for those who don't, go to the attached link.

PC World's article begins: "Here's one patch that you don't want to miss: Microsoft recently released a single security update that fixes 14 separate flaws. Six of these are rated "critical", and most of them occur in
Windows XP, 2000, and NT 4.0, and in Windows Server 2003.".....

After opening the link, scroll down to find your OS version.


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../ms04-011.mspx
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Re: Megapatch for windows: Do Not Ignore

So if I'm still using windows 98,I'm ok?
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Sorry...
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Re: Megapatch for windows: Do Not Ignore

I saw that patch listed when I did a system scan for updates. It mentioned something about an all inclusive update and was found in the 'critical' updates section.

I was having some system slowness issues lately and this patch fixed it...really.
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Re: Megapatch for windows: Do Not Ignore

just updated to 10.3.4
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Re: Megapatch for windows: Do Not Ignore

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just updated to 10.3.4
What the hell does that mean?! Clue us in, the computer illiterate ones, i.e.
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Re: Megapatch for windows: Do Not Ignore

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So if I'm still using windows 98,I'm ok?

I am still running Win 98, and you know what, I have ZERO problems with it. EVER.

Knock on wood.

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just updated to 10.3.4
suckas
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just updated to 10.3.4
how do you find out what version you have again?
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just updated to 10.3.4
Someone has a Mac.

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Re: Megapatch for windows: Do Not Ignore

I wonder why that security patch didn't show up when I went to Windows Update and scanned my system for Critical Updates.
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Re: Megapatch for windows: Do Not Ignore

It didn't show up because you have W98 or you already downloaded it. W98 is safe from most of these problems because its not built on the NT platform that supports NTFS. Anyway, 98 is also not supported from Microsoft for patches and such because its been out for so long. So all you 98 people that think you are good, you better upgrade to 2k or better if you want updates and service packs to make your hardware and software run better. Upgrade your existing computer to XP and it will run better and more efficiently than now, and you will notice the difference!!!!
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Re: Megapatch for windows: Do Not Ignore

Good recommendation Bacchus, that patch fixes a vulnertablity that the Sasser worm took advantage of. But Sasser has probably taken full advantage of any system with out the patch by now unless you had other measures in place.

If you have concerns about the state of your computer if you only just patched it then have a read below for more info on how to handle things.

http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/sasser.mspx
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Re: Megapatch for windows: Do Not Ignore

Thanks for that link matt! I have been worried for awhile about Sasser, 'cause I swear on a number of occasions my 'puter has been on in the morning, when I knew I had shut down the eve before. According to something I read, this is one of the things this virus is capable of. But after running the check in your link, it comes up "not infected"... Also, shortly after noticing this phenomenon, I realized that a Word file with passwords no longer existed on my HD. No real loss, as they were all unimportant, but it's still scary as hell.
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Re: Megapatch for windows: Do Not Ignore

Bacchus...Linky

No more worries
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