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Mac OS X Zip Expanding Utility

Firefox (and possibly other applications) may ask you what you want to do with .zip archives that you download from the Internet. If you want to expand them with Mac OS X (rather than StuffIt Expander), you may be unsure of which application actually does the job. You're looking for Archive Utility (in Leopard and later) or BOMArchiveHelper (in Tiger). In either case, the application is stored in Hard Drive/System/Library/Core Services/. Don't move it from there, though, or you'll confuse matters.

 
 

Microsoft Office 2004 11.5.7

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Microsoft's latest update for Office 2004 for Mac, Microsoft Office 2004 11.5.7, addresses a handful of significant security vulnerabilities surrounding specially crafted Office files that could enable an attacker to view, change, or delete data by executing remote code. The update addresses those issues by altering the way files are opened and parsed. It is rated Important for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac and requires that you've previously installed the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.6 Update. The update is available from Microsoft's Web site and via the Office 2004 version of Microsoft AutoUpdate. (Free, 9.4 MB)

 

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Comments about Microsoft Office 2004 11.5.7

I have tried several times to get the installer to work, but no luck. Tried from both AutoUpdate, and downloading from Microsoft website. It always hangs when it start looking for various items/files. Can anyone shed some insight on what's happening? Thanks.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-02-22 04:09
Often these sorts of problems are related to having renamed or moved files. But if you've been able to apply all the updates up to this one, that's probably not it.

Realistically, your exposure is pretty low, so I wouldn't stress about this too much, and would recommend just being a little more cautious about opening files from dubious sources.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-03-12 07:23
Phil later alerted me that the problem was related to the installer seeing a copy of Office on his Time Machine drive; when he dismounted the Time Machine drive, the installation worked properly.