This security update lets users control if and how ActiveX controls and OLE objects load with a Microsoft Office kill-bit list. For more information about this functionality, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
983632 Security settings for ActiveX controls and OLE objects in Office 2003 and in the 2007 Office suite
Prerequisites to apply this security update
To install this security update, you must have Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed on the computer.
For more information about how to obtain the service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this security update.
Security update replacement information
This security update replaces the following security update:
953404 MS08-055: Description of the security update for Office 2003: September 9, 2008
To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.
Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Office 2003 CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes of this issue.
For more information about the removal, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
903771 Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates
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.