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Qualys now flagging MSXML 4.0 itself for EOL. How to remove it?

Question asked by Michael Etter on Sep 17, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 6, 2015 by downinej

As of 7/21/2014 Microsoft is EOL for MSXML 4.0 whether SP3 is installed or not. As its being flagged as a Level 5 how does one go about removing/clearing it. I believe its a default install with Windows 7 and uninstalling all msxml listings in Add/Remove Programs doesn't work either. Other than physically deleting it from %windir%\SYSWOW64\Msxml4.dll  (which i don't want to do as deleting .dlls from windows directories is not a good practice)

 

There is no uninstall script listed by Microsoft and the qualys solution guide just says upgrade programs to use msxml 6. To the best of my research none of the software running on our network utilizes msxml4 but it still doesn't solve the problem of removing it or preventing it from flagging under a qualys scan which gets flagged just on the presence of the "%windir%\SYSWOW64\Msxml4.dll".

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