After you click a URL in a Web page, and the URL uses the Telnet protocol to connect to a telnet server, you may find that files on your computer are missing or have become zero (0) bytes in size.
This behavior can occur because the Telnet protocol allows certain command line options to be passed to your computer.
- A Web page might contain a URL that would allow these command line options to be passed to your computer after you clicked on the URL.
- The command line options that are passed to your computer might include malicious code that could corrupt or delete files on your computer.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
This update is available on the Microsoft Windows Update Web site.
Release Date: October 25, 2001
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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 to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name Platform
03-Oct-2001 20:27 6.0.2600.1 109,568 Url.dll i386
03-Oct-2001 20:25 6.0.2600.1 568,832 Wininet.dll i386
03-Oct-2001 20:27 6.0.2600.1 276,480 Url.dll ia64
03-Oct-2001 20:26 6.0.2600.1 1,776,640 Wininet.dll ia64
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.