MSXML4.dll Used by WWL ?

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  1. siliconman01

    siliconman01 Well-Known Member

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    In setting up Windows 10 x64 Pro, I used Secunia PSI to test for out-of-date versions of software which may be security vulnerabilities. It finds MSXML4.dll as an out-of-date "end of life" Microsoft software in my system. As near as I can tell via the date\time of creation, Weather Watcher Live is the program that installed this version of MSXML. Can WWL be upgraded to use the latest MSXML software?

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  2. msinger

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    It could probably be updated. What are the benefits of upgrading?
     
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    It's my understanding that V4 is at "end-of-life". Therefore security flaws that may be present will no longer be addressed by Microsoft. V6 is supposed to be more secure.
     
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    Correct. It has been discontinued. I tend not to just update system files just to do it though -- since you never know what might break on various versions of Windows. I'm not aware of any security issues with using that file within Weather Watcher. It's really not even a concern since Weather Watcher only uses it to consume local XML data.
     
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    Understood and accept rationale. :icon_smile: