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Is The Following Windows Update Necessary?


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superstar

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Every now and than I get notified by Windows Updates systray notifier. & quite often it asks me if I'd like updates that seem to be useless. I'm not saying they all are... But you know as well as I do that they like to send updates that go overboard in a sense. For example I use Microsoft Net Framework 2.0, and the other day they were trying to get me to update to Net Framework 3.5. Which was unnecessary since the one I have works fine, and downloading the new one would be a wasteful 200-300mb.

Anyways at the present time I'm being asked if I'd like to download the following update:

"Security Update for Microsoft Office XP Web Components (KB947320)
Download size: 9.7 MB , 2 minutes
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office XP Web Components that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified web page is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947320"

I was wondering if this update is important in any sense? Because it doesn't seem like it. I really don't even know what it's for... I've never heard of Microsoft Office XP Web Components. I do have some Microsoft software installed such as Excel, and Word. But that's pretty much it...

Please let me know if I need this update or not... & what it's for...




Thank You

Edited by superstar, 13 August 2009 - 10:12 AM.

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If you don't have Microsoft Office it is not needed.
Even though any security updates I would suggest getting.
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