MS12-027: Description of the security update for Visual Basic 6: April 10, 2012


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-027. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates:
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Prerequisites for installing this security update

  • Visual Basic 6.0 IDE

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

Security update replacement information

This security update does not replace a previously released security update.

Removal information

You cannot remove this security update through the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. To remove this security update, save the .msi file to a known location, and then run the following command at a command prompt:
msiexec /x [knownlocation]\[PatchName].msi

File information

The English (United States) version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
For Visual Basic 6.0
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mscomctl.regNot Applicable4,69809-Nov-201118:57Not Applicable
Mscomctl.msmNot Applicable577,53609-Dec-201118:50Not Applicable

Article ID: 2641426 - Last Review: May 1, 2012 - Revision: 1

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