Windows XP updates. I'm confused.

  muddypaws 11:49 14 May 2014

I have just closed down my XP and it showed an update install due. I let it run, but no sign of it in add/remove.

I have:

2936068 on 16/4 IE update

2964358 on 7/5 IE update

2934207 on 16/4 ( end of support warning)

2922229 on 16/4 XP Security update.

Would today's be another end of support warning?


  mikef. 13:45 14 May 2014

There was another IE security yesterday, and M$ did say they were going to plug the latest6 serious problem on ie for XP users

  muddypaws 13:54 14 May 2014

Thanks. Any idea of its KB number?

  Batch 19:11 14 May 2014

MS issued a patch at the beginning of the month (around 2-May) for IE on XP. It seems that they have also continued (for now) to release the Malicious Software Removal Tool for XP each month and it is possibly that that you have seen in the last day or so.

  LuisHeberto 19:45 14 May 2014

My computer with XP shows 6 Updates:

KB2817330: Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites. KB2880507: Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites. KB2880508: Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites. KB2825635: Update for Microsoft Office 2010 32 bits Edition. KB2880505: Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter. KB890830: Malicious Software Removal Tool, May 2014.

All those updates are real or they could be a virus?

Thanks for your help.

  rdave13 19:46 14 May 2014

KB890830 is the latest malicious software removal tool update. 14/05/2014

On April the 9th received 3 updates and on May 1st 8 updates.

  muddypaws 20:01 14 May 2014

Thanks all.

It's 890830 I haven't got.

See what happens on close down tonight.

  Yimbo 13:53 15 May 2014

Yes - I'm a bit confused too! This morning, on close down, I got the message that there were 9 updates available for my XP system! I had thought that MS updates were a thing of the past for XP users!

Should I let them be down-loaded - or ignore them?

  rdave13 19:29 15 May 2014

Yimbo, yes I would. They contain patches and a new install of IE 8 amongst others.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:23 15 May 2014

Xp system updates are a thing of the past but MS still issues updates for its other software such as office 2007, IE etc.

so just because your running XP it doesn't mean you have no more updates available.

Leave auto updates on unless it's slowing your machine then check msnuslly monthly for any updates relevant to the MS software you have installed.

  muddypaws 21:16 15 May 2014

Fruit Bat /\0/\

Nothing appeared on shutdown last night. 890830 not showing in add/remove. Will wait and see.

Updates are on auto.

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