Microsoft Patches Windows 98, ME Flaws

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  1. ronjor

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    Thanks Ron !

    Just checked and got them on my W98SE box.

    And of course: thanks Microsoft !

    Cheers, Jan.
     
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    Some threads at DSLR/BBR Security about this.
    Check for yourself in case interested
     
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    They seem to be down again.
     
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    and for that we had already a thread in TenForward
     
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    Ahh...I didn't read those threads at dslr so I am glad I saw this thread. I had tried to update my old 98SE box last month but the patches were delayed for 98/ME and I forgot about it and then did see a notice at dslr Microsoft forum that there were no patches issued this month. I didn't think about the delayed patches for 98SE and ME.

    Yes, dslr has been down for 25 minutes now. I kept trying and trying to post a reply there and was getting mad at my ISP when I decided to look at my Ping Plotter, which is running to dslr as one of its targets, and I saw it was down.
     
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    Mele,

    If you have any kind of backup-imaging program (Acronis TrueImage, Norton Ghost, or whatever), first make a backup image.

    There were a few people overthere at DSLR who had some problems with one of the updates.
    In particular KB891711.
    On my W98SE (and as I understood also on ME) you will see, after installing the patch, a running program:
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE

    A few experienced some BSOD that might be caused by that one.
    And I myself too am at the moment not quite sure whether I will leave that prog running.

    Mele,
    This was only as a heads-up.
    It could very well be that there is no problem at all !
    I myself want more days to see what is happening on my system, and what others are reporting about it.

    Cheers, Jan.
     
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    There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to who has problems with the patch andwho doesn't. I've seen posts from people with almost identical hardware and one had problems and the other didn't. I'm running WinME and fortunately I'm one of those who didn't have problems.
     
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    hi

    i had a problem with that one also on our 98se box so much so that i had to boot in to safe mode and uninstall it because my computer wouldn't boot properly I got as far as the desktop then the system would freeze and the only way out would be to physical turn the power off at the wall

    now i though it could have been coz im using 98 lite to gut 98se but seeing as im not the only one having this problem i now find that asumption to be unlikley

    but the question remains what is causing this problem there has to be some cominality between all the difrent people that are having trouble with this

    this said id like to know what this patch is suposed to do and why its setting a process to be started with windows that seems a lil suspicious to me
     
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    Thanks Ron for that link :D

    Warm regards, Jan.
     
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    Damn, suddenly I'm getting 06 and 0E BSOD's because of the Loadimage fix for Win9X. So I had to disable it. I hope MS will fix the patch. :(

    But I assume exploits based on this bug will be caught by my AV scanner? And what if you're using an alternative browser like Opera, will you still be able to get hit? o_O
     
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    Thank goodness I haven't installed either patch yet. I use my XP box mostly. I was going to install these earlier today and then I saw this thread. (I run Proxo and Firefox on the 98SE box). I had missed the dslr ones so I read them also. Then I went to WU NG and found this:

    "Friday, March 25, 2005 7:25 AM
    I've received a request from the team that's working on the
    KB891711 issue. They would like everyone in the USA who has had problems
    with KB891711 to call 1-866-PCSafety (1-866-727-233 the number eight). If you can help
    them with some info, they say they're close to reproducing the
    problem--first step toward solving it. I have asked for, though not yet
    received, assurances that callers will be taken more seriously than has
    been reported thus far.

    (According to at least a couple of people, when they called PSS they
    were told that KB891711 wasn't a critical problem on Win98 and to just
    uninstall it. KB891711 deals with a very *serious* vulnerability,
    affecting pretty much all Windows systems, and anyone who can't get
    patched decently should don at *least* a dozen condoms before journeying
    out onto the internet.)

    --
    Gary S. Terhune
    MS MVP Shell/User
    Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS"

    So all USA users with this problem should call Microsoft. The more who call the faster a patch can be issued.

    How come VBulletin has never fixed this stupid bug where a smilie is stuck in instead of the number? That is irritating!
     
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    Good to know that it might be fixed! Because it is critical according to MS. :mad:
     
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