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INTRODUCTION

As part of the September, 2004 Microsoft Security Bulletin release process, we have created the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool that detects if you have any one of the Microsoft programs installed on your computer that are listed in the "Applies To" section. If the tool detects these programs, you will be redirected to a Web page that contains the latest security information and security bulletins.

We recommend that you frequently visit the Microsoft Windows Update Web site and the Microsoft Office Update Web site to install security updates on your computer.

We have released security bulletin, MS04-028. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update, including the file manifest information and the deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-028.mspx

Note This article describes the tool. If you click No in the "How to run the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool" section, you can go to the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool download by clicking the following link:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/9/f/49f511d3-adae-4dd7-aedd-1c7f81f633ec/gdidettool.exe

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Prerequisites

You must be logged on to the computer with administrator permissions or you must be a member of the administrators group to run the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool. If you do not have administrator permissions, you will receive the following error message when you try to run the tool:
You do not have administrators privileges on this computer. Some installations cannot be completed successfully unless they are run by an administrator.
When you click Continue and then you accept the license agreement, you receive the following error message:
You do not have administrator privileges on this machine. This installation cannot be completed correctly unless it is run by an administrator.

How to obtain the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool from the Windows Update Web site or from the Download Center

  1. To download the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=71CD9E74-7142-4780-83E5-CE54401DA1D1


    Notes
    • We recommend that you download the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool from the following Microsoft Windows Update Web site: http://update.microsoft.com

      If you download the tool from the Windows Update Web site, you can run the tool only one time. To run the tool again, you must download the tool from the Microsoft Download Center.
    • If you download and then run the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool from the Windows Update Web site, start following procedures from step 2 of the "How to run the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool" section.
  2. Click Download, and then click Save.

    If want to download the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool for a different language, click the Change language drop-down list, and then choose the language you want.
  3. In the Save As dialog box, choose the location where you want to save the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool, and then click Save.
  4. Click Close when the download has completed.

How to run the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool from the Windows Update Web site or from the Download Center

  1. In the location where you saved the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool, double-click the Gdidettool.exe file.
  2. Click Yes to accept the license agreement.
  3. If the Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool detects any one of the Microsoft programs that are listed in the "Applies To" section, you will receive the following message:
    The software tool has detected that you are running Microsoft software that may contain a security vulnerability. There are security updates available from Microsoft that fix this security vulnerability.

    Would you like to learn more about the security vulnerability as well as the necessary security updates that address it? (Note that if you click No this tool will not prompt you again.)
  4. If you receive the message, use one of the following procedures:
    • Click No to the message in step 2, and then click OK. You receive the following message:
      The software tool has detected that you are running Microsoft software that may contain a security vulnerability. If you do not install the latest security updates, your system may be at risk. To learn more about the security vulnerability and how to install the latest security updates, or to run the software tool again, we encourage you to visit:

      http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=873374
      After you complete this step, the GDI+ Dectection Tool quits.
    • Click Yes to the message in step 2. After you click Yes, you are redirected to visit the Microsoft TechNet Security Resource Center for the latest security information and security bulletins. This choice is highly recommended.

Install Microsoft Windows security updates from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site

We recommend that you visit the Microsoft Windows Update Web site to determine whether your computer requires security updates for the version of Microsoft Windows you have installed. To find information about Windows security updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com

Install Microsoft Office program security updates from the Microsoft Office Update Web site

We recommend that you visit the Microsoft Office Update Web site to determine whether your computer requires security updates for the Microsoft Office programs that you have installed on your computer. To find information about Microsoft Office program security updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/FX101321101033.aspx

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Article ID: 873374 - Last Review: June 20, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
  • Microsoft Digital Image Suite 9
  • Microsoft Digital Image Pro 9
  • Microsoft Greetings 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Picture It! Digital Image Pro 7.0
  • Microsoft Picture It! Photo 2002 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Picture It! Publishing 2002 Platinum Edition
  • Microsoft Picture It! Publishing 2002 Gold
  • Microsoft Picture It! Photo 7.0 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional Edition
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  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition
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