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"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
| A1. Computers running WinXP SP2 will NOT be offered any further critical
| security updates, Automatic Updates will cease to function, and Windows
| Update website will not be available after 12 April 2010 until SP3 is
Wow. I was unaware of that. I thought that SP3 was just a rollup. I thought
that you could skip it and still get the updates. On other machines I have
installed SP3 and things broke. I decided to skip it on this machine. Did
get that from a mailing list or is there a bulletin/release on it?
| A2. That's as risky as not being fully-patched at Windows Update! It's
| even called Acrobat Reader anymore and v5.1.0 is subject to innumerable
| security vulnerabilities. Uninstall v5.1.0 then install Adobe Reader
| v9.2.0, Foxit Reader (free; not a resource hog), or another alternate PDF
Foxit downloaded already. I installed it on a client's machine and used it
for a while but had to go back to Adobe because it didn't work with their
printer driver. Neither did Adobe work with it but the manufacturer had
devised a workaround for Adobe. Sill waiting for an updated driver.
| Len B wrote:
| > I have updates set to download and notify.
| > 1. Microsoft Update reports that SP3 not installed but all other
| > critical updates are installed. There are 5 optional updates
| > available but I don't want/need any of those.
| > 2. I am still running Acrobat Reader 5.1.0 from Sep 2002. I have
| > no need of anything later.
| > I will now go check out the links you and rob provided.
| > Thanks.
| >> 1. Your headers (Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.3598) tell us
| >> the
| >> WinXP SP3 computer is not fully patched. Check-in at Windows Update
| >> first,
| >> then enable Automatic Updates to stay fully patched.
| >> 2. Speaking of not being fully patched, are you running Acrobat or
| >> Reader v9.1.3 or earlier? =>
| >> http://www.adobe.com/support/securit...apsb09-15.html
| >> Len B wrote:
| >>> Since upgrading to IE8, PDFs no longer load into my browser.
| >>> Instead I get the 'missing image' icon on an otherwise blank
| >>> background.
| >>> AcroIEHlprObj Class appears (enabled) in the Toolbars and
| >>> Extensions panel with one of the quickest load times of
| >>> all at 0.05 sec.
| >>> I had a quick sniff around the advanced settings without finding
| >>> an obvious culprit.
| >>> I can (and have been) download(ing) the PDFs and they run as
| >>> expected locally.
| >>> Any ideas what might be happening, anyone.