In addition to the product version that is specified in the "Applies to" section, this security update is meant to be used with the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package. You cannot apply this security update to any other editions of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1.
Note The Microsoft Download Center update KB numbers for Visual C++ Redistributable packages differ from the SMS, ConfigMgr, WSUS and MU update KB numbers. The full versions of the fixed Visual C++ 2005 and 2008 redistributable packages (KB973544, KB973551, and KB973552) are listed on the Microsoft Download Center only as these are full new versions of the products. The updates listed on SMS, ConfigMgr, WSUS, and MU (KB973923, KB9739234) are updates only for customers who have previously installed vulnerable versions of the Visual C++ redistributable packages. These updates are not the versions on the download center. Microsoft does not recommend customers redistribute any version other than the full versions that can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center (KB973544, KB973551, and KB973552).
Prerequisites to install this security update
To install this security update, you must have Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version installed on the computer. To obtain the latest version of Windows Installer for the computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
This security update does not replace any other security update.
Update removal information
After you install this update, you can uninstall it by using the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.
Command-line switches for this update
For information about the various command-line switches that this update supports, use the /? option after the name of the update package on the command line.
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.