Re: Microsoft warns of serious security hole



I posted it here (FYI) because Vista was mentioned in some of the earlier
threads, and that the FixIt was not "intended" for Vista because Vista "did
not" need the FixIt 'ptach.' That is the only reason why I posted the FYI on
this thread.
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"Tom Willett" wrote:

Why don't you post in a Vista newsgroup?

"AliceZ" <AliceZ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
news:CBDF4D31-2347-4AF2-868E-BC05F79AE526@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
: Just a FYI....
: Tonight I updated the Critical Updates for my Vista (I did not install the
: FixIt on this Vista notebook) I received some Critical Updates, and lo and
: behold, there was a KB973346 which pertained to KillBits active-X, etc.
So, I
: presume this is the patch for the the IE Active-X problem.
: I had been under the impression that Vista did not need the FixIt for this
: Active-X problem. Guess it did after all.
: Wonder if other folks with Vista also got this Critical Update KB973346.



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