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andi86
02-11-08, 17:57
Hello,

I`d like to request help concerning a possible security problem. Kaspersky Internet Security reported the following vulnerablities in Excel and Word 2007:

http://www.viruslist.com/en/advisories/31454

http://www.viruslist.com/en/advisories/30143

As recommended, I downloaded the security update, however, when I tried to run it, a dialogue window popped up saying `the installation of this security update failed`. How can I fix these vulnerabilities? Are they really that dangerous?

Thank you!

EscondeR
03-11-08, 20:22
The installation of update can fail due to firewall or Kaspersky Antivirus itself blocking. So before updating disable antivirus and allow the update in firewall.

OR
Use Automatic Updates service.

OR
Use GFI LanGuard Scanner (http://www.gfi.com/lannetscan/) to scan for missing updates, download them and install/deploy on remote PCs.

spikejones
03-11-08, 20:37
yup.. you should periodically run your windows/microsoft updates manually if you do not have it set to automatically notify/install. best solution when downloading and installing updates is to have your av application turned off as mentioned above.