"Microsoft Update" from "Microsoft Corporation"

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by RunningScared, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. When checking for updates this morning, I got the message "This website wants
    to run the following add-on: 'Microsoft Update' from 'Microsoft
    Corporatiion'. If you trust the website etc. etc.

    I don't ever remember getting this message for an ActiveX before for a
    Microsoft site. Since everyone is talking about this virus that will infect
    on 04/01/09, I'm a little worried. I haven't run it because I'm too scared.
     
    RunningScared, Apr 1, 2009
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  2. Assuming WinXP:

    The WGA-related ActiveX control offered by Microsoft Update website is
    frequently updated/revised. You MUST install it in order to be able to use
    Microsoft Update website.

    The WGA-related ActiveX control offered by Microsoft Update website is NOT
    the
    same as WGA Notifications application
    (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474).

    Automatic Updates (AU) functionality
    (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525) is NOT dependent on the WGA-related
    ActiveX control. If you don't want to install the WGA-related ActiveX
    control, rely on AU to keep your machine fully-patched.

    NB: You MUST have WinXP SP2 installed for AU to work. About a year from
    now, you will have to have WinXP SP3 installed for AU to work.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 1, 2009
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  3. RunningScared

    Toni Russell Guest

    I have not updated to Windows 7 and am using Word 2003. This morning I received an email with an attachment written in Word 2007, which I can't open without upgrading, although I have 'automatic updates' enabled.
    When I go into the new Microsoft Update site I get the message "the website wants to run the following add-on: 'Microsoft update from "microsoft Corporation"'. I click on install and then run on the Active X box, but all that happens is that the "the website ......." message comes up again.
    I've tried rebooting, restarting the program, going in through trying to open the email attachment, but always the same result.
    Help?



    RunningScare wrote:

    "Microsoft Update" from "Microsoft Corporation"
    01-Apr-09

    When checking for updates this morning, I got the message "This website wants
    to run the following add-on: 'Microsoft Update' from 'Microsoft
    Corporatiion'. If you trust the website etc. etc.

    I don't ever remember getting this message for an ActiveX before for a
    Microsoft site. Since everyone is talking about this virus that will infect
    on 04/01/09, I'm a little worried. I haven't run it because I'm too scared.

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    On 01 April 2009 13:05
    RunningScare wrote:

    "Microsoft Update" from "Microsoft Corporation"
    When checking for updates this morning, I got the message "This website wants
    to run the following add-on: 'Microsoft Update' from 'Microsoft
    Corporatiion'. If you trust the website etc. etc.

    I don't ever remember getting this message for an ActiveX before for a
    Microsoft site. Since everyone is talking about this virus that will infect
    on 04/01/09, I'm a little worried. I haven't run it because I'm too scared.

    On 01 April 2009 17:00
    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:

    Re: "Microsoft Update" from "Microsoft Corporation"
    Assuming WinXP:

    The WGA-related ActiveX control offered by Microsoft Update website is
    frequently updated/revised. You MUST install it in order to be able to use
    Microsoft Update website.

    The WGA-related ActiveX control offered by Microsoft Update website is NOT
    the
    same as WGA Notifications application
    (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474).

    Automatic Updates (AU) functionality
    (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525) is NOT dependent on the WGA-related
    ActiveX control. If you don't want to install the WGA-related ActiveX
    control, rely on AU to keep your machine fully-patched.

    NB: You MUST have WinXP SP2 installed for AU to work. About a year from
    now, you will have to have WinXP SP3 installed for AU to work.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

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    Toni Russell, Nov 2, 2009
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  4. RunningScared

    TaurArian Guest

    You need : http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/products/HA101686761033.aspx
    Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007
    file formats
    --

    TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2010 - Update Services
    http://taurarian.mvps.org
    ======================================
    Disclaimer: The information has been posted "as is" with no warranties
    or guarantees and doesn't give any rights.



    Toni Russell wrote:
    :: I have not updated to Windows 7 and am using Word 2003. This morning
    :: I received an email with an attachment written in Word 2007, which I
    :: can't open without upgrading, although I have 'automatic updates'
    :: enabled.
    :: When I go into the new Microsoft Update site I get the message "the
    :: website wants to run the following add-on: 'Microsoft update from
    :: "microsoft Corporation"'. I click on install and then run on the
    :: Active X box, but all that happens is that the "the website ......."
    :: message comes up again. I've tried rebooting, restarting the
    :: program, going in through trying to open the email attachment, but
    :: always the same result.
    :: Help?
    ::
    ::
    ::
     
    TaurArian, Nov 2, 2009
    #4
  5. RunningScared

    Toni Russell Guest

    Thanks v. much. I'll try that.



    Toni Russell wrote:

    Installing Active X control
    02-Nov-09

    I have not updated to Windows 7 and am using Word 2003. This morning I received an email with an attachment written in Word 2007, which I can't open without upgrading, although I have 'automatic updates' enabled.
    When I go into the new Microsoft Update site I get the message "the website wants to run the following add-on: 'Microsoft update from "microsoft Corporation"'. I click on install and then run on the Active X box, but all that happens is that the "the website ......." message comes up again.
    I've tried rebooting, restarting the program, going in through trying to open the email attachment, but always the same result.
    Help?

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