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    Exclamation msxml4-927978-enu file directories

    I have recently found 32 such directories. I was concerned until reading these posts. I still have reservations since there are so many directories. I would also like to know what the reason is for developing them and if deleting these directories would jeopordize the functionality of my pc.

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    Hello rgredick.

    Did you check the MS. Article ID: 927978I link I posted above, http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=927978

    I wouldn't like to second guess their own work around.
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    Default msxml4-927978-enu

    The folder appeared for the first time today, straight after that Windows update.

    A search of the log files contents didnt reveal any drives I use so im not that worried , its like one of those surveys you receive after the big spend ...(Its about something but you dont know what its about)

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    Default Still confused

    I am very confused.

    I do not know how this could have got on to my system

    I have a brand new
    quad 3.2 computer with 2gb ram and a terabyte HD.

    My son made it for me.

    The OS is Windows Vista Ultimate

    All of a sudden I have about 20 of these files on my G drive.

    When I went to the link you posted I have no idea what it is talking about.

    To say it is over my head is silly.

    I am at the bottom of the ocean.

    Is this a call for geeksquad for something.

    Please Help
    Jerry

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    Lightbulb is Macafee the problem

    I found these files, loads of them on a laptop was was running macafee security software.
    I scrubbed it to use something better however I have another laptop that has never ran macafee.

    Both Laptops are configured very much alike except the other is running AVG. So I was wondering if the presence of macafee contribed to the problem? How many other people who have found these files have been runnung macafee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=927978
    Known issues with this security update
    • Security update 927978 for MSXML 4.0, for MSXML 4.0 SP1, and for MSXML 4.0 SP2 does not support the complete removal of MSXML 4.0 because this version of MSXML is installed in side-by-side mode. To work around this issue, follow these steps:
    1. Remove security update 927978 by using the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.
    2. Delete the MSXML4.dll file from the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder.
    3. Repair the previous installation of MSXML 4.0 by using the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.

    The earlier versions of the Msxml4.dll and Msxml4r.dll files are restored to both the side-by-side folder and the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder.
    I recommend reading the entire article to put things into perspective.
    From the Microsoft XML Team's WebLog.
    http://blogs.msdn.com/xmlteam/archiv...ll-bit-ed.aspx
    We are going to kill bit MSXML4 in the October – December timeframe of this year. Kill Bit applies to Internet Explorer only. After the kill bit , applications will not be able to create MSXML4 objects in the browser. Other Applications like C++ apps which are not killbit aware will continue to work with MSXML4.

    We are announcing this in advance so that our customers get sufficient time to try their applications with MSXML6 and give us feedback on their experience. Please email us at msxml4 AT microsoft.com with feedback/questions/concerns.
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    Hope that helps.
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