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    I am using Office 2007 on my Windows 7 (64-bit) PC. I also use the latest Secunia's Personal Software Inspector. There was no security "ripple" referring to PowerPoint in the first few months with this combination. All of a sudden sometime in Dec. (I was gone the first two weeks of Dec.) PSI is now reporting a "critical" security problem with the viewer referring to PPTView located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\PPTVIEW.EXE. Secunia's recommended download solution link merely takes you to Windows update web site which informs me that my system is up to date. I tried to find out something from Microsoft's Knowledge Base but I found nothing related to a security problem with PowerPoint 2007 viewer. At first I thought "who needs it?" as PowerPoint 2007 natively handles .xppt files, but I then realized PPTView would be
    needed it you embedded it in an .xppt file with a person who is using Office 2003, or earlier, or not using Office at all. Has anyone experience this and/or fixed the problem?
    Don Plorde

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    You will find that " Secunia" report are NOT alway 100% valid.
    Also if you have a older version of the "Installer", Secunia just may be seeing that and is reporting on the older version.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    I got this report from Secunia and just renamed pptview.exe to pptview.exe.OLD

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuartR View Post
    I got this report from Secunia and just renamed pptview.exe to pptview.exe.OLD
    I renamed to pptviewold.exe and PSI found it. Re-considering using pptview.exe.old might fool PSI from detecting the supposed security problem. Thanks, I'll try it.
    Don Plorde

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
    You will find that " Secunia" report are NOT alway 100% valid.
    Also if you have a older version of the "Installer", Secunia just may be seeing that and is reporting on the older version.
    I'm aware that PSI is not 100% accurate. According to Susan Bradley's patch column in Windows Secrets Newsletter, she notes the same but says that it is still useful and better than
    nothing. Don
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