Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 22 Dec. 2001, Vol 4 No. 51

In this issue:

w   Happy Holidays
w   Microsoft Security Bulletin
w   Featured Software: Registry First Aid
w   Recommended Book: Mastering Windows XP
     Home Edition

w   Web Site Updates
w   Administrivia


  Happy Holidays

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

This is the last issue of the Windows-Help.NET Newsletter for 2001. I want to wish you happy and safe holidays and all the best for 2002! The crew of have a greeting card for you on our Web site.

The Newsletter will return to your mailbox with the January 5 issue.

Microsoft Security

Unchecked Buffer in Universal Plug and Play can Lead to System Compromise

Microsoft has posted a patch for Windows 98, 98SE, Me and XP that fixes two vulnerabilities in Universal Plug and Play (UPnP).

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME and Windows XP

Note: Microsoft strongly urges all Windows XP customers to apply the patch immediately. Customers using Windows 98, 98SE or Me should apply the patch if the Universal Plug and Play service is installed and running.


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Registry First Aid

"This is amazing! My computer was choking every day and locking up on me several times a day. I tried Registry First Aid and found that I have over three hundred bad links in my registry. I registered Registry First Aid and cleaned up that mess and have not had any problems since! I really need to thank you for giving my computer a new lease on life."

  Recommended Book:
          Mastering Windows XP Home Edition

Mastering Windows XP Home Edition

List: $39.99
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For: Beginner / Intermediate

Book & CD-R, 896 pages
Publication date: Sept. 2001

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Mastering Windows XP Home Edition is a good choice for anyone using Microsoft's latest consumer operating system. This comprehensive guide covers all of the newest features including the revamped desktop, Backup and Recovery Tools, Device Driver Rollback, CD Burning, faxing and digital media features. The CD includes scores of handy utilities and applications.

Includes full-color, visual instruction of Windows XP's key skills. In minutes, you'll learn how to record a CD, set up an Internet connection, use XP's powerful System Restore feature, install hardware drivers, and much more.

On the CD: A fully searchable electronic copy of the book plus valuable Windows utilities, including e-book software; MP3 ripping, encoding, and playing tools; and evaluation versions of DVD players, image-manipulation software, compression utilities, Internet-security software, and more.

To Order: USA | EU (£20.99)

Web Site Updates

These pages were added/updated in the past week. Information on previously updated/added pages is available on the What's New? page for 1 month.
Added: Concerned About Magic Lantern, aka Cyber Knight?
Added: Windows XP and Norton's Software

Added: Microsoft Security: Unchecked Buffer in Universal Plug and Play can Lead to System Compromise


Concerned About Magic Lantern, aka Cyber Knight?

Whether it is fact or fiction, FBI's alleged Key Stroke Logging Program raises some concern.

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Windows XP and Norton's Software

Upgrading from Norton's 2001 to XP compatible Norton's 2002 can be trying.

Read Full Article
Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit / Toolbox Downloads

Microsoft posted a whole slew of Office XP Resource Kit tools for download. The most important are: Orkdocs.exe - Office XP RSK documentation, Orktools.exe - Office XP core Office XP Resource Kit tools

Office XP Resource Kit

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