Microsoft Security Updates for February 2007

As part of Microsoft's routine, monthly security update cycle, they have released the following security updates for both Windows and Office:

· MS07-005 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Interactive Training (KB923723)
· MS07-006 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (KB928255)
· MS07-007 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (KB927802)
· MS07-008 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (KB928843)
· MS07-009 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (KB927779)
· MS07-010 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, affecting Windows Live OneCare, Windows Defender and other antivirus clients (KB932135)
· MS07-011 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (KB926436)
· MS07-012 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, and Visual Studio (KB924667)
· MS07-013 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, and Office (KB918118 )
· MS07-014 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Word (KB929434)
· MS07-015 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Office (KB932554)
· MS07-016 - addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer (KB928090)

Download: Windows Update (or wait for Automatic Updates)

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I've tried twice from the site and it doesn't start downloading...maybe I'll just wait for automatic updates

Aaron44126 said,
Didn't happen to me, check and make sure you don't still have any Office 2003 components installed I guess?

I do have FrontPage 2003 and Project 2003 (out of the total Office 2003 suite) installed.
I have deinstalled all Word, Excel, PP and Outlook via the Control Panel.

Running now the RegCleaner....

Don't bother; Microsoft Update detects by which Office Suite you have installed, not per Office application. You can try it; install Word all by itself from an Office Professional disc, and Microsoft Update will start sending you out updates for Publisher, Outlook, etc.

Downloading possibly unnecessary updates is a little bit silly, but I'd rather they fixed the 100% CPU usage during update detection when you have Office 2003 installed first. Using Windows Update and Office Update independently take only a few seconds each, and none of the hotfixes from the MS KB articles have done much of anything. I'd really love to have Office updates come in automatically, but having ~3 minutes added to my system boot time is not acceptable (or in the worst case I've seen, 15 minutes on an old Celeron, where regular Windows Update was mostly disk-bound and not significantly slower than a modern system). The only real workaround I've seen is to use a multi-core CPU.

random_n said,
Don't bother; Microsoft Update detects by which Office Suite you have installed, not per Office application. You can try it; install Word all by itself from an Office Professional disc, and Microsoft Update will start sending you out updates for Publisher, Outlook, etc.

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In that case it's logical, since I also have Access 2003/Publisher 2003 (from the Professional 2003 CD) and Frontpage/Project 2003 (both separate CD's installed from the Office 2003 Suite.

I'll try uninstalling Access & Publisher also, since I don't use these programs anyway. I will see next month what the 'damage' is

Z3romus said,
Or you could just not be lazy and read the MSKB articles referenced... x)

Not the point! If a server or office update comes out and posted they say office and OS version...Im just saying