Outdate update that happened yesterday

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Stephen, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen New Member

    Sep 20, 2010
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    Hi everybody. I was just curious as to why yesterday, my windows would have updated this update that is from last year:

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (KB973924)

    Installation date: ‎12/‎19/‎2010 5:10 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system with Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    More information:
    Description of the security update for the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (for previously installed versions): July 28, 2009

    Help and Support:
    Microsoft Support

    I'm not all that savvy when it comes to how Windows actually works, but I've just had some recent suspicions that something was up with my computer and a year old update all of a sudden happening seemed odd to me.



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