Security core KB 936181

  Fay2 11:29 22 Sep 08

I must have tried to install this flaming thing 50 times.
I looked back on this forum and noticed a couple of post but I was wondering how other people managed to install it.
There is some very technical sites to tell you how to get around the problem.... but I was wanting plain English. The Microsoft site is no better .. anyway I've tried what they suggest. Why on earth they bring out security updates with a problem like this is beyond me.

Please can anyone help ... or should I just leave the update icon where it is on the toolbar and forget about it.
I have XP and use Firefox
Thankyou for any advise

  birdface 14:06 22 Sep 08 here= If you do not want to see it anymore.Run the manual update and when it shows click the box beside it and tick don't show this update again.

  Fay2 16:52 22 Sep 08

Thanks buteman but do you mean this.... there's quite a few sites on your link

1. Remove security update 936181 by using the Add or Remove
Programs item in Control Panel.
2. Delete the Msxml4.dll file from the %SystemRoot%\System32
3. Repair the previous installation of MSXML 4.0 by using the
Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.
The earlier versions of the Msxml4.dll file and of the Msxml4r.dll
file are restored to the side-by-side folder and to the
%SystemRoot%\System32 folder.

I don't know if I dare start removing this in the registry ..... anyway I'd probably struggle finding these files.

  johndrew 16:57 22 Sep 08

Before you start, make a Restore point. That way if you get into trouble you can always go back to where you are now.

  Fay2 17:00 22 Sep 08

OK thanks but where do I find %SystemRoot%System32

  birdface 17:01 22 Sep 08

Hi.Sorry but the way I said was to stop it appearing on Microsoft Updates.And as you use Firefox it should not make any difference.But I would wait and see if anyone else can help with the download first.

  Fay2 17:03 22 Sep 08

Okey Dokey ..... thanks anyway

  Technotiger 17:11 22 Sep 08

Found this on another forum, it might work for you ...

"turn off auto update. uninstall kb936181 from add and remove programs. go to microsoft downloads.
manually download kb936181. install. should take care of problem. any update that has that problem can usually be manually downloaded"

Or, you could just un-install it and not try to re-install again.

  Fay2 17:30 22 Sep 08

Hmmmm ...that sounds a bit easier Techno.
I've just been on the Microsoft Update site and I've updated 936181 successfully 21 times I've turned off 'auto update'....... I'll update myself everyday ..... I won't bother uninstalling and trying again .... it's a flaming nuisance but it's sorted.


  Technotiger 18:01 22 Sep 08

OK - thanks for your feedback.

  Fay2 20:14 22 Sep 08

Before I check 'resolved' just thought I'd let you know Techno...that I decided to do what you suggested ...... I uninstalled, turned machine off then reinstalled manually... then I turned 'auto update' back on ..... I think it's worked.

Thankyou very much

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