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Update Your PC Now

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We created a new graphic today for the Microsoft.com home page to drive people to Windows Update to try to get rid of Mydoom and to get them to update their machines. Let your family and friends know that they should stop by Windows Update for a quick check.

I pulled the graphic because it's a little big. :) You can see it on the Microsoft home page.
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  • Are Windows '98 machines getting this update? It seems like mine haven't gotten any recent updates. It won't help eradicate the universe of the doom viruses if they can freely reproduce on Win98.

  • Microsoft, acting more like a spamming company everyday. Fortunately, you don't sell Anti-virus software. That, along with regular emails telling users to download the latest anti-virus patches, would make that ugly reputation even worse.

    PS : how a colorful ad banner (see above) with a technical description supposed to tell anything to Joe?
  • User98, I think the best thing you can do is to install or update your anti-virus software and to make sure you have a firewall in place. I think you can get all that information about that here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

    HTH,

    Brian
  • Thanks for the response.

    I know. I've got all that in place myself. My several machines using various Windows OSes are well-protected.

    My concern is that other Win98 users won't protect their machines, which then serve as breeding grounds for the viruses. It seems like it would be beneficial to the industry and to Microsoft itself, if MS would support Windows Update for Win98 at least for major security problems like this.

    My suggestion is that MS do so.
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