Windows Update Help

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by big ed, Oct 31, 2004.

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  1. big ed

    big ed Registered Member

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    Hi Folks, I'm confused (again). Nick has a sticky in the update area w/the Oct updates for MS. I have windows 98se w/Big Fix that is giving me the mess. "SECURITY:Buffer Overrun In MDAC Function Could Allow Code Execution" with the option of downloading the file from their screen. Rather than doing that I went to the Windows Update site but no critical updates were available. I then went to the MS site but couldn't figure out what if any of the downloads I needed.

    Can anyone give me a boost?

    Regards, big ed
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Personally I would go with what is offered at the ms download site because it scans your computer and offers what you don't already have.
     
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    Hey Big C,

    Thanks. Your reply supports my understanding that I should only use the Windows update site for those types of downloads. Would you have any input on Big Fix?

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    Hello big ed,

    I am moving your thread to the software & services forum where it will get more attention.
     
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    big ed

    Here's a little info on Bigfix.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=51262
     
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    Hey Ron,

    Looked at what you sent me. Tried to update thru Big Fix. Got about 50% of MS download, then got garbled mess. that I was missing a necessary file. Guess I'll have to wait til Tues. when it is supposed to be available @ the Win update site.

    Thanks, big ed
     
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    Checked Windows Update site today. No important updates available. What am I missing? o_O

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    I just checked using XP. No critical updates needed here either.
    Since WU checks the files you have applied to your computer, I would say you are up to date.
     
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    Thanks Ron,

    As "Big Fix" is still hounding me I guess I'll just delete the alert. It's not that I need to screw up my sys any more than it already is.

    Regards, big ed
     
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