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rlohmann
January 5th, 2006, 06:02 PM
It's out. MS, apparently bowing to protests of their decision to wait until scheduled-update-Tuesday, released the fix a few minutes ago on their "Windows Update" site.

(I was able to download it, but went I tried about 90 seconds later to download it to Carole's computer, the website was inaccessible. The word is getting out quickly, so there may be delays.)

sidney
January 5th, 2006, 06:46 PM
The word is getting out quickly, so there may be delays.)

In this post (http://www.tapcis.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12247#post12247) in the Non-Tap Technical Forum I have a link to download the patch from Microsoft without using Windows Update and I list instructions for removing the unofficial patch (discussed earlier in that same thread) if you have already applied it.

-- sidney

rlohmann
January 5th, 2006, 07:32 PM
Thanks, Sidney--

I didn't apply the unofficial patch because after reading about six alarming warnings, I finally learned (from the PC Mag website, I think) that the problem is pretty much limited to the Windows Fax and Image viewer; IOW, it's not a virus that you'd be likely to get by logging on here, or even to the Salon website. :)

For that reason, I was willing to hang around until Tuesday.

Still, I'm happy enough that they released it today.