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Microsoft has released the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000, which can prevent logon information from being sent over the Internet. Malicious Web site operators could deceive users into browsing to a Web page or server that captures logon information without permission or verification of credentials from the user. This update prevents user credentials from being sent, unless users grant express permission consistent with their browser settings.
Microsoft recommends that this update be installed on all systems that use Microsoft Office 2000 programs.
For more information about the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000, please browse to the following Microsoft Security Bulletin:
NOTE: For information about how to deploy the Web Client Security Administrative Update for Office 2000 within your organization by using an administrative update, refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
285336 Administrative Update Available for Microsoft Office 2000 Web Client Security
NOTE: To install the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000, you must first update all Microsoft Office 2000 programs to the Service Release 1 (SR-1) or Service Release 1a (SR-1a) level.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR1a
How to Install the Update
To install the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000, follow these steps:
In your Web browser, go to the following Microsoft Web site:
To download the update, click Download Now! at the top left of the page, and follow the instructions in the dialog boxes. Save the update to your hard disk drive.
Double-click the Fpwec.exe program file on your hard disk to start the Setup program.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
By default, the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000 creates a log file during the update. The log file is created in your \Temp\OfficeHotFix folder and has a name similar to the following:
Office 2000 SR-1 Hotfix(0001)_MsiExec.log
How to Confirm That the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000 Is Installed
Note that the Fp4awec.dll file in the Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\40\bin folder is updated to version 188.8.131.5215 after the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000 is installed. Right-click the Fp4awec.dll file from Windows Explorer, and then click the Version tab to confirm the version information.
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