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:
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- IT professionals:
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Prerequisites for installing this security update
- Visual Basic 6.0 IDE
Restart informationYou may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.
Security update replacement informationThis security update does not replace a previously released security update.
Removal informationYou 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 informationThe 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 name||File version||File size||Date||Time||Platform|
|Mscomctl.reg||Not Applicable||4,698||09-Nov-2011||18:57||Not Applicable|
|Mscomctl.msm||Not Applicable||577,536||09-Dec-2011||18:50||Not Applicable|
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Article ID: 2641426 - Last Review: 05/01/2012 17:04:00 - Revision: 3.0
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition, Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Standard Edition
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