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jhw1951 C:\Windows\winSxS\x86_Microsoft.MSXML2_6bd6b9abf345378f_4.1.0.0._b319dbda\msxml4.dll
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This is a vulnerability that my Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 has detected and it has a Secunia number SA23655

I have been working with Microsoft for over two weeks now and we still have not been able to correct this vulnerability. I was hope that possiblely you could help.

I have downloaded & installed the latest update which is MSXML4.0 service pack 3 (SP3) and I find installed just below the MSXML2. But the issue is still their?


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Slamgeden RE: C:\Windows\winSxS\x86_Microsoft.MSXML2_6bd6b9abf345378f_4.1.0.0._b319dbda\msxml4.dll
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Are you on windows 7?
it this about age of empires, or msxml4?
What do you mean you MS people haven't been able to fix it? Are you a developer?
Also, posting your email address is spam-baiting.

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jhw1951 RE: C:\Windows\winSxS\x86_Microsoft.MSXML2_6bd6b9abf345378f_4.1.0.0._b319dbda\msxml4.dll
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No, I'm on Windows XP with SP#3 I have had 36 weeks with 100% with Secunia . Kaspersky shows this as a vulnerabililty. I have my Kaspersky set to run every morning at 1:00 Am . I have been able to correct all other Vulnerabililtys except this one.

Thanks, for the advice about e-mail address, that what happens when doing it after midnight. thanks again

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Slamgeden RE: C:\Windows\winSxS\x86_Microsoft.MSXML2_6bd6b9abf345378f_4.1.0.0._b319dbda\msxml4.dll
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You didn't answer:
it this about age of empires, or msxml4?
What do you mean you MS people haven't been able to fix it? Are you a developer?

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tmalomas RE: C:\Windows\winSxS\x86_Microsoft.MSXML2_6bd6b9abf345378f_4.1.0.0._b319dbda\msxml4.dll
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It may help to explain the purpose of the winsxs folder.

The 'sxs' in the folder name is short for 'side by side'. It is the means by which Windows allows several different versions of a library to be installed simultaneously.

Imagine I have two applications, A and B, both of which use a library L. A needs L version 1. B needs L version 2. If I were to update the library to version 2 in order to run B I run the risk of breaking A.

If L version 1 is installed in the winsxs folder and L version 2 directly in the Windows folder, A can continue to use Lv1 while B uses Lv2. The structure of winsxs is actually more complicated, but the detail isn't relevant to the problem described.

It is important to realise that Windows Update does not, and should not, update libraries in this folder because this might break application A.

Unfortunately, Secunia PSI is misleading because the Direct Download link never works for files in that folder (nor will Windows Update). Indeed, if they did work then this would run the risk of breaking an application.
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jhw1951 RE: C:\Windows\winSxS\x86_Microsoft.MSXML2_6bd6b9abf345378f_4.1.0.0._b319dbda\msxml4.dll
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Update: As I had stated I had installed the latest update which is MSXML4.0 service pack 3 (SP3). But C:\Windows\winSxS\x86_Microsoft.MSXML2_6bd6b9abf34 5378f_4.1.0.0._b319dbda\msxml4.dll was still their. I had been told not to delete it.

Well I finally on my own deleted C:\Windows\winSxS\x86_Microsoft.MSXML2_6bd6b9abf34 5378f_4.1.0.0._b319dbda\msxml4.dll
And the vulnerability is no longer their. and all programs are working fine.

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