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The version of AFD.SYS that is released together with security update 953230 (MS08-037) and security update 956803 (MS08-066) has an application compatibility issue

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This update resolves an application compatibility issue that exists in the version of the AFD.SYS file that was released together with security update 953230 (security bulletin MS08-037) and security update 956803 (security bulletin MS08-066). This compatibility issue exists with certain Checkpoint Software Technologies products. The issue was introduced after the release of security bulletin MS08-037.  

Install update 958752 if you are running the following software products.
Product NameVersions Affected
Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite 6.5.645.000 – 7.0.482.000
Zone Alarm Pro 6.5.645.000 – 7.0.482.000
Zone Alarm Anti Virus 6.5.645.000 – 7.0.482.000
Zone Alarm Anti-Spyware 6.5.645.000 – 7.0.482.000
Zone Alarm Basic Firewall 6.5.645.000 – 7.0.482.000
EndPoint Security 6.5.645.000 – 7.0.865.000 [Excluding 7.0.843.0007 and 7.0.866.000]
Windows Update may not install security updates 953230 and 956803 on your computer until you have installed update 958752. After you install update 958752, you can install security updates 953230 and 956803 without experiencing a compatibility issue. 

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Update Information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Release Date: November 25, 2008

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.


There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Hotfix replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

Registry information

To use one of the updates in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this update package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the update package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date 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.
For all supported editions of Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific milestone (RTM, SPn) and service branch (QFE, GDR) are noted in the “SP requirement” and "Service branch” columns.
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. QFE service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • In addition to the files that are listed in these tables, this software update also installs an associated security catalog file ( that is signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows XP
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Updspapi.dll6.3.13.0382,84030-Nov-200711:18x86NoneNot Applicable
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Updspapi.dll6.3.4.1379,18401-Mar-200706:10x86NoneNot Applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003 and of Windows XP Professional x64 edition
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Updspapi.dll6.3.4.1462,12817-Oct-200809:54x64NoneNot Applicable
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2003
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Updspapi.dll6.3.4.1655,15217-Oct-200809:53IA-64NoneNot Applicable

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article Info
Article ID : 958752
Revision : 3
Created on : 4/13/2020
Published on : 4/13/2020
Exists online : False
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