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    Bruce I respectfully disagree. With my level of...

    Bruce I respectfully disagree. With my level of computer literacy (moderate to good), and although Patch Watch is imperfect and time consuming, I would rather follow Susan's guidelines than deal with...
  2. MS14-053 .NET denial-of-service threat

    After reading Susan's description of this update for running IIS for ASP.NET applications I am wondering why Susan rated these .NET updates as "install" rather than "optional". Why bother to install...
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    kb2982378 references kb2871997

    Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (kb298378) is included in my 9/9/14 updates but is not mentioned in the 9/10/14 PatchWatch column. It references MS security advisory 2871997 which...
  4. Susan, I have several items I hope you will...

    Susan, I have several items I hope you will follow-up:
    1) I have not found a subsequent install or skip for KB2862330, and it no longer is on the chart. Your last recommendation was to HOLD.
    2)...
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    kb2973351

    I hope Susan will follow up kb2973351.
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    Office 2010 SP 2

    Office 2010 SP 2 is now listed on the regularly updated PW chart to "install". On our W7 pro, it's listed under important updates, but the box next to it is unchecked (as is IE 11). Why would it...
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    Susan wrote: "Please join me for our special...

    Susan wrote: "Please join me for our special end-of-the year Patch Watch cleanup column in the Windows Secrets Lounge. Look in the Windows Secrets Columns section. If there are other security updates...
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    Joe, I think we're waiting for Susan to move...

    Joe, I think we're waiting for Susan to move 2862330 from "wait" to "install".
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    Susan and Forum folks: My computer savvy doesn't...

    Susan and Forum folks: My computer savvy doesn't extend to "virtual machines". Is it correct to assume that, after Microsoft terminates support, the risks would apply to "running XP on a virtual...
  10. Hi Bob, Thanks for the clarification about the...

    Hi Bob, Thanks for the clarification about the multiple-accounts, glad clearing the history is a one-swipe action.

    I'm still a little confused about Web History on Web Page (I only use computer,...
  11. I have multiple standalone Google accounts and...

    I have multiple standalone Google accounts and have two questions: 1) Do I have to clear the Google Web History for each account? 2) When I followed Fred's instructions and clicked the gear icon and...
  12. Hi Bruce, I have patch charts from day 1 and...

    Hi Bruce, I have patch charts from day 1 and searched internally (ctrl-find) for MS# and kb# (without kb) with no success, so your "overall message" response MUCH appreciated. My Win7 computers are...
  13. I have the following security updates on my...

    I have the following security updates on my windows 7 computers, which I cannot find on any of the "regularly updated problem patch charts", any guidance would be appreciated!

    MS13-042 kb2553147...
  14. Hi Susan, can you review the catching up on...

    Hi Susan, can you review the catching up on kernal patches section and clarify your recommendation for 2840149 and 2813170? The text gives xxx0149 the all clear but its chart status is "wait"....
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    None of my computers (running XP, SP3 and windows...

    None of my computers (running XP, SP3 and windows 7, SP1) were offered 2778930, although this discussed as an important patch. Should I wait til it's offered?
  16. I was offered KB2687324, which is apparently: ...

    I was offered KB2687324, which is apparently:


    MS12-043: Description of the security update for XML Core Services 5.0 when it is installed together with Office 2003 Service Pack 3: ...
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    I've been holding on KB 2604092 (MS12-035) ever...

    I've been holding on KB 2604092 (MS12-035) ever since Patch Watch 5/23/12 when Susan Bradley wrote:

    What to do: If you're running Windows XP, take a pass on KB 2604092 (MS12-035) until we're sure...
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    google tracking

    I have windows XP and IE 8 but typically use the most current version of the Firefox browser with NoScripts. I only allow script from google.com (no google analytics or other google scripts). By...
  19. Re: Patch Watch 10/27/2011, "root certificate...

    Re: Patch Watch 10/27/2011, "root certificate updates for XP come calling". Susan, would your recommendation to skip 931125 apply as well to security advisory kb2641690 which was offered on...
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    Good question! Susan can you clarify why a "wait"...

    Good question! Susan can you clarify why a "wait" patch just disappears rather than being moved to "skip", "optional" or "install"? Thanks.
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    Susan, have you had experience with KB2607712...

    Susan, have you had experience with KB2607712 which is a late August high priority update for most Windows OS? It revokes a number of DigiNotar root certificates...
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    Trying to clean up loose ends, and have one from...

    Trying to clean up loose ends, and have one from the April 14 problem-patch chart. Susan suggested we wait on MS11-023 (kb2509503, kb2509461, kb2509488). I have reviewed every subsequent problem...
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    Susan, re: "Some critical fixes for browser based...

    Susan, re: "Some critical fixes for browser based attacks". If they're all critical, why was I only offered 1 (KB 2503658) out of the 4 updates? Using XP with SP3, and it looks like all 4 updates...
  24. Re: "Apple releases fixes...." Which of these...

    Re: "Apple releases fixes...." Which of these updates applies to the iPOD touch? I'm guessing I update iTunes... but anything more? Thanks.
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    Brilliant addition to Patch Watch, thanks Susan....

    Brilliant addition to Patch Watch, thanks Susan. Due to time I rely more on Newsletter Patch Watch than Lounge posts; given that pending patches will drop off chart after "install" designation I...
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