New XP virus security update

Compaq / Evo d500
May 16, 2017 at 12:40:28
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, Intel Celeron 1.30GHz
The last couple days there have been several news stories about a virus affecting Windows XP and mention of a security update from Microsoft. On the MS website it states I can chose to SAVE or RUN it. If I choose to save for later installation, where would it be saved to? Where would I find it to install?

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#1
May 16, 2017 at 12:59:39
Why would you wait? Why not choose 'run' to install immediately? If you insist on saving it to install later, you should be able to choose what folder to save to, or it might default to the Downloads folder. Just pay attention to where it goes, then go there & double click on it.

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#2
May 17, 2017 at 01:55:53
it'll probably be saved to your downloads folder, under C:\users\YOU\downloads
Also it is specified by your browser

if you cant find it there it might also be temp saved to %temp% or:
C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp

Tho it is windows XP so i cant guarantee it is in that location since i'm unfamiliar with that OS

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#3
May 17, 2017 at 22:12:11
Whenever I download a file I'm asked where I want to put it. Doesn't the same happen when you download?

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#4
May 18, 2017 at 03:37:25
(DAVEINCAPS wrote: Whenever I download a file I'm asked where I want to put it. Doesn't the same happen when you download?)

That only happens when Downloads is set to "Ask Where To Save" . The default is the Downloads folder.

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#5
May 20, 2017 at 18:05:40
It will save it to wherever file saves normally go to. Chose "Save As" and it should tell you where it intends to put it.

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If all else fails, when you have downloaded the file search for KB4012598 which is part of the file name.

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#6
May 24, 2017 at 09:24:58
I didn't think Microsoft was still putting out updates for XP. What is the website where you're trying to download this update from?

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#7
May 24, 2017 at 09:54:39
Re #6
I didn't think Microsoft was still putting out updates for XP
They are not generally - it was because of that recent international Ransomware attack that hit the news.

I posted about this on the Security forum:
https://www.computing.net/answers/s...
It has to be downloaded and installed MANUALLY.

This gives information on where to get KB4012598 for XP and other older systems. It does not come down automatically. I've just added a more direct link:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft...

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#8
May 24, 2017 at 12:47:56
Makes sense. Thanks Derek

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