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Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98 Virtual Private Networking (VPN) that addresses several known issues and is designed to enhance the protection of both dial-up and VPN connections by strengthening several aspects of password management and data encryption.
This update, which was released in July, 1999, includes (and replaces) the Windows 98 Dial-up Networking Security Upgrade (Dun40.exe) that was released in August, 1998 (which included the same updates as available in Dial-Up Networking 1.3 for Windows 95).
The Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98 Virtual Private Networking Update (Vpnupd.exe) is available from the following Microsoft Web sites: For Windows 98:
Note that this update is included with and does not need to be installed in Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition. During the installation process, you will be prompted to restart your computer. For this reason, make sure you save your work and quit all programs (except Microsoft Internet Explorer) before beginning.
This update includes the Windows 98 Dial-up Networking Security Upgrade that was released in August, 1998 (this included the same updates as available in Dial-Up Networking 1.3 for Windows 95) in addition to the fixes for the following issues:
222936 VPN Connection Stops Responding While Dialing
194178 Computer Stops Responding When Creating a Remote Access Session
For additional details about Windows 98 Dial-Up Networking Security Upgrade features and installation or removal instructions, please see the Dun40.doc file (installed by this update in the Windows\System folder) or the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: