Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)
The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000
Malware added January 2007:
Win32/Haxdoor (Severity rating ? Moderate)
WinNT/Haxdoor (Severity rating ? Moderate)
As part of Microsoft's routine, monthly security update cycle, they've released the following updates affecting Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office:
MS07-002 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (92719
MS07-003 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution (92593
MS07-004 - Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution (929969)
MS07-001 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Office 2003 Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Checker Could Allow Remote Code Execution (921585)
The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January, 2007 is at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-jan.mspx
If you have any questions regarding the patch or its implementation after reading the above listed bulletin you should contact Product Support Services in the United States at 1-866-PCSafety. International customers should contact their local subsidiary.
As always, download the updates only from the vendors website - visit Windows Update and Office Update or Microsoft Update websites. You may also get the updates thru Automatic Updates functionality in Windows system.
Microsoft will host a webcast tomorrow. The webcast focuses on addressing your questions and concerns about the security bulletins. Therefore, most of the live webcast is aimed at giving you the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from their security experts:
Start Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 60 minutes
Find out if you are missing important Microsoft product updates by using MBSA.