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Nuts17

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A while ago, I noticed that attachments had begun arriving via Outlook Express already opened, but didn't give it much thought. Then the other day, I realised that this could lead to the kind of exposure that I didn't want. I tried remedying this by going to View, then Layout in order to uncheck the Preview Pane box, but it was aleady unchecked. This was odd! Then I came across Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-014 which suggested that my problem was caused by a virus, or could result in a virus. The remedy for this was to download the Cumulative Patch 330994 for Outlook Express. I felt heartened but when I try to install the patch, I keep getting an error message telling me that I need Internet Explorer 6 to do so. I have Windows XP Professional, and IE 6 comes with the package, so what is going on? It looks like my efforts are being blocked. Do I have a virus? My Norton Internet Security 2005 and System Works programs inform me that I do not, so how can I solve this problem? I am using Incredimail now for incoming mail, because it is unaffected.
I really hope that you can help. Thanks!

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Run either or both of these

http://www.pandasoft...n_principal.htm

http://housecall60.t.../start_corp.asp

Click start, run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue bar, when the blue bar goes, reboot

Go to Microsoft Update here

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us

Try Outlook Express
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