Windows update woes


When I did the VM security upgrade from Microsoft (a critical upgrade) when it was installing, Norton came up and told me there was a virus in XMLDSO.CAB. It turns out this is a known problem with Norton and they say to just ignore it. However, when Norton found the problem it just deleted the file so it is not in my machine. My question is: is this file a necessary one or was it just used during the installation of the VM update? If it was only required for the update then it is not needed now. But if it is needed for certain Java applications then my machine will fail when the file is called. Microsoft doesn't seem to have much more info about it other than to say that Norton doesn't like it -- a "false positive" is what Norton says.

Thanks for any help you can give

Don Peterson


This question was answered on February 6, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This file is responsible for some part of XML in Java VM (virtual machine) Re-installing JavaVM (JVM) shoud do the trick ( I shouldn't think that this file is used much, but for safety's sake you should just download JVM

Hope this helps.


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Posted by Alex of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 6, 2003