July 11: Microsoft will release 7 security updates next week; End of Support for Windows 98/98SE/ME and Service Pack 1

Microsoft plan to release the following on July 11, 2006:


Security Updates


  • Four Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. Some of these updates will require a restart.
  • Three Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Office. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. These updates may require a restart.

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool


  • Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.  Note that this tool will NOT be distributed using Software Update Services (SUS).

Non-security High Priority updates on MU, WU, WSUS and SUS


  • Microsoft will not release any NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates for Windows on Windows Update (WU) and Software Update Services (SUS).
  • Microsoft will release one NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

On the same date (July 11, 2006)…it’s THE END of support for Windows 98/98SE/ME and Service Pack 1 so if you don’t plan to upgrade yet to a supported system… be sure that your security tools are enabled and up-to-date! For SP1 users.. it’s to get the latest and supported Service Pack.

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