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Old 6th January, 2006, 12:26 AM
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Microsoft releases .WMF patch

Microsoft have released their .WMF patch!

For all those who used other workarounds and patches, here is the prescribed course of treatment:

1. Reboot your system to clear any vulnerable files from memory
2. Download and apply the new patch
3. Reboot
4. Uninstall the unofficial patch, by using Add/Remove Programs on single systems. If you used msi to install the patch on multiple machines you can uninstall it with this:
msiexec.exe /X{E1CDC5B0-7AFB-11DA-8CD6-0800200C9A66} /qn
5. Re-register the .dll if you previously unregistered it (use the same command but without the "-u"):
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\shimgvw.dll
6. Reboot one more time just for good measure

Microsoft announcement HERE

Patch Details and Download HERE

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Old 6th January, 2006, 01:03 AM
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Also now available on the MS update site.

"Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB912919)
Typical download size: 487 KB , less than 1 minute
A remote code execution security issue has been identified in the Graphics Rendering Engine that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Details... "
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Old 6th January, 2006, 01:43 AM
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I'm patched - AND I have passed the word to everyone who calls me when they bugger something up on their box.....

Thanks for the heads-up
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Old 6th January, 2006, 06:39 AM
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I went to Windows update, got the patch. When prompted, I shut down. On restart, I could not get back to my desktop. Not in safe mode, or any other way. It would get to a certain point, then restart. I finally had to do a Repair Install.
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Old 6th January, 2006, 06:51 AM
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I haven't seen this (Thank God!) I'm using 2000 Pro, What OS are you using Repo Man?

I AM having a bit of trouble getting our e-mail links to the forum to work properly, seems they want to take me to our front page instead.

But as we've had a bit of weirdness since up grading our v-broad I'm unsure if this is a cause or a coincidence.
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Worked fine for me. Important patch, too!
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Old 6th January, 2006, 06:58 AM
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My patch went without a hitch... haven't noticed a thing out of the ordinary.
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Old 6th January, 2006, 07:09 AM
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I am running XP. I turned off Auto Restart so I could see the error, and I believe the error was Windows Logon Failed. I was completely up to date on all patches prior to this one. I had no reason to think I was infected, but I have been waiting for this patch. My system seems to be fine since I did the repair install.
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Old 6th January, 2006, 07:32 AM
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Good. ":O}
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Not sure if this is related:
My secondary box has lost touch with my hard drives. I only turn it on to update these days. Worked fine Patched it and rebooted fine. Then I shut it down.

Decide to do a back up of my No# 1 box and use No#2 while it ran.

Bios sees my primary drive, not secondary. But whole system is butt slow and when it FINALLY boots it reports no drives!

No idea what's going on... Suggestions?

No#1 box backed up find and am using it now.
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Found the problem...unrelated to patch.
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That is good to hear!
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Old 7th January, 2006, 03:07 AM
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Thought soome might like to know.
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Old 7th January, 2006, 07:59 AM
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Not completely sure, but think it likely some sort of temp instability. Once the cover was off with the machine off I saw that about 15 inches of my water cooling line was empty.

This combined with the fact that after being turned back off for a while she booted back up right off without slow down or trouble seeing my drives.

As I'm lazy and it's a back up box, left off to save power I won't know for sure until I recharge the lines.
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Guess it's time for some PC maintance and clean out the dust bunnies eh? I'll be reinstalling XP on the girls box myself

(waaaa cries pizzaless rob!!)
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