GDI & Detection Tool

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Joseph Carrier, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. (I have already posted this in Windowsxp.help, but then discovered this
    group)

    My OS is Windows (Home) with SP 2 installed. I do not have "Office"
    installed but I have the "Works Suite" installed and it includes Word.

    After reading about the subject patch, I wondered if my installation of the
    Works Suite might require the patch. I went to the Windows Update site and
    the subject patch popped up so I clicked on it. Twice it failed to install,
    but the suggestion seemed to be made that I try again. It failed one more
    time but the third time it did install successfully. The whole process
    seemed strange and ambiguous.

    Now I wonder:
    (1) Did I really need that patch?
    (2) If I didn't need it, will having it installed hurt anything?
    (3) If it might cause problems, how do I uninstall it?

    Thanks,
    Joe
     
    Joseph Carrier, Sep 16, 2004
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  2. Hi

    You can download and run the tool yourself if you want to. More here:

    Description of the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;873374

    Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...74-7142-4780-83E5-CE54401DA1D1&displaylang=en


    For available GDI+ updates, take a look here:

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028
    Buffer Overrun in JPEG Processing (GDI+) Could Allow Code Execution (833987)
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS04-028.mspx
     
    Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\), Sep 16, 2004
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