DetailPage-MSS-KB

Microsoft small business knowledge base

Article ID: 957924 - Last Review: August 21, 2012 - Revision: 2.0

On This Page

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released a cumulative update rollup for the Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 (SP6) Runtime Extended Files. This cumulative update rollup includes security updates and updated versions of many other controls that make up the Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files.

How to obtain the cumulative update rollup for the Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Runtime Extended Files

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Collapse this imageExpand this image
Download
Download the cumulative update rollup for the Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Runtime Extended Files package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CB824E35-0403-45C4-9E41-459F0EB89E36&displaylang=en)

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  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/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.

To install this cumulative update rollup, you must have at least Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version installed on the computer. To obtain the latest version of Windows Installer for the computer, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5A58B56F-60B6-4412-95B9-54D056D6F9F4 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5A58B56F-60B6-4412-95B9-54D056D6F9F4)

What are the Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files?

The Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files include select ActiveX control OCX files, libraries, and tools that are delivered together with the Visual Basic 6.0 IDE media and as an online release. Typically, the Visual Basic 6.0 IDE or the Microsoft.com website installs these files on the development system. Then, the developer redistributes these files together with the developer's applications.

As of April 8, 2008, support for the Visual Basic 6.0 IDE has ended. However, Microsoft still offers support for select runtime extended files that are distributed together with applications. For more information about support for the Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbrun/ms788708.aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbrun/ms788708.aspx)

After I install this cumulative update rollup, do I have to install the latest security update?

This cumulative update rollup includes and supersedes all security updates. Therefore, after you install this cumulative update rollup, you do not have to install the latest security update.

Do I really need this cumulative update rollup?

Yes. This cumulative update rollup contains the previously mentioned security fixes and several other stability fixes and performance fixes for the ActiveX controls that are included in the Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files. Additionally, the ActiveX controls that are included in this cumulative update rollup will be the baseline for any future updates for these ActiveX controls. This includes security updates and hotfixes for these ActiveX controls. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you install this cumulative update rollup to have the latest supported baseline for these ActiveX controls.

I am a third-party software developer, and I use the ActiveX controls in my application. What do I have to do?

If you redistribute the ActiveX controls, make sure that you update the version of the ActiveX controls that are installed together with your application by downloading this cumulative update rollup. For more information about the best practices for using redistributed components, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
835322  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/835322/ ) Applications that bypass globally serviced side-by-side assemblies may be vulnerable to issues that are fixed by a Microsoft software update

I am developing software that contains a redistributable ActiveX control. What do I do?

Install this cumulative update rollup for your development software. If you redistributed an ActiveX control together with an application, issue an updated version of the application to your customers. In the updated version of the application, include the updated version of the file in this cumulative update rollup for your development software.

More information

Note In August 2012, Microsoft re-released the cumulative update for the Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 (SP6) Runtime Extended Files. This replaces the cumulative updates that were released previously. This cumulative update rerelease addresses any issues that were discovered in previous releases.  

List of security releases, starting with the most recent

  • 2708437  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2708437/ ) MS12-060: Description of the security update for Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6: August 14, 2012
  • 2641426   (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2641426/ ) MS12-027: Description of the security update for Visual Basic 6: April 10, 2012
  • 926857   (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926857/ ) MS08-070: Description of the security update for Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Runtime Extended Files: December 9, 2008

Command-line switches for this cumulative update rollup

For more information about the different command-line switches that this cumulative update rollup supports, visit the following MSDN website:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa367449.aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa367449.aspx)

Cumulative update rollup removal information

This cumulative update rollup cannot be removed after it is installed. This behavior resembles other previously released updates for Visual Basic 6.0 components.

File information

This manifest contains the file information for the most recent cumulative update rollup for the Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Runtime Extended Files. The English version of this cumulative update rollup has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it 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.
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File name File version File size Date Time
Comct232.cab Not Applicable 86310 3/24/2009 15:58
Comct232.dep Not Applicable 2495 3/24/2009 12:33
Comct232.ocx 6.0.98.16170080 3/24/2009 15:52
Comct332.cabNot Applicable142147 3/24/2009 15:58
Comct332.depNot Applicable3024 3/24/2009 15:54
Comct332.ocx6.7.98.16415552 3/24/2009 15:52
Comctl32.cab Not Applicable 2395275/2/2012 12:20
Comctl32.dep Not Applicable 2495 5/2/2012 10:53
Comctl32.ocx 6.0.98.346178165/2/2012 12:17
Comdlg32.cab Not Applicable 70382 3/24/2009 15:58
Comdlg32.dep Not Applicable 2494 3/24/2009 12:33
Comdlg32.ocx 6.1.98.16155984 3/24/2009 15:52
Dbadapt.cab Not Applicable 26707 3/24/2009 15:58
Dbadapt.dep Not Applicable 2501 3/24/2009 12:46
Dbadapt.dll 6.1.98.1657168 3/24/2009 15:52
Dbgrid32.cab Not Applicable 257489 3/24/2009 15:58
Dbgrid32.dep Not Applicable 2387 3/24/2009 16:35
Dbgrid32.ocx 5.1.98.13567104 3/24/2009 15:52
Dblist32.cab Not Applicable 104477 3/24/2009 15:58
Dblist32.dep Not Applicable 2494 3/24/2009 12:49
Dblist32.ocx 6.1.98.16222528 3/24/2009 15:52
Mci32.cab Not Applicable 92360 3/24/2009 15:58
Mci32.dep Not Applicable 2394 3/24/2009 12:37
Mci32.ocx 6.1.98.16215880 3/24/2009 15:52
Msaddndr.cab Not Applicable 49425 3/24/2009 15:58
Msaddndr.dep Not Applicable 2486 3/24/2009 12:52
Msaddndr.dll 6.1.98.1699136 3/24/2009 15:52
Msadodc.cab Not Applicable 64038 3/24/2009 15:58
Msadodc.dep Not Applicable 2502 3/24/2009 12:43
Msadodc.ocx 6.1.98.16134976 3/24/2009 15:52
Msbind.cab Not Applicable 41564 3/24/2009 15:58
Msbind.dep Not Applicable 492 3/24/2009 12:43
Msbind.dll 6.1.98.1684808 3/24/2009 15:52
Mscdrun.cab Not Applicable 28465 3/24/2009 15:57
Mscdrun.dep Not Applicable 2543 3/24/2009 12:35
Mscdrun.dll 6.1.98.1657152 3/24/2009 15:52
Mschrt20.cab Not Applicable 452634 3/24/2009 15:58
Mschrt20.dep Not Applicable 2494 3/24/2009 12:45
Mschrt20.ocx 6.1.98.161029968 3/24/2009 15:52
Mscomct2.cab Not Applicable 335325 3/24/2009 15:58
Mscomct2.dep Not Applicable 2494 3/24/2009 12:37
Mscomct2.ocx 6.1.98.16659264 3/24/2009 15:52
Mscomctl.cab Not Applicable 480910 5/2/2012 12:20
Mscomctl.dep Not Applicable 24945/2/2012 10:55
Mscomctl.ocx 6.1.98.3410701525/2/201212:17
Mscomm32.cab Not Applicable 59264 3/24/2009 15:58
Mscomm32.dep Not Applicable 2494 3/24/2009 12:42
Mscomm32.ocx 6.1.98.16119616 3/24/2009 15:52
Mscsfdbg.dll 6.1.98.1669440 3/24/2009 15:52
Msdatgrd.cab Not Applicable 133168 3/24/2009 15:58
Msdatgrd.dep Not Applicable 2514 3/24/2009 12:45
Msdatgrd.ocx 6.1.98.16278352 3/24/2009 15:52
Msdatlst.cab Not Applicable 117465 3/24/2009 15:58
Msdatlst.dep Not Applicable 2494 3/24/2009 12:50
Msdatlst.ocx 6.1.98.16252240 3/24/2009 15:52
Msdatrep.cab Not Applicable 100023 3/24/2009 15:58
Msdatrep.dep Not Applicable 2507 3/24/2009 12:46
Msdatrep.ocx 6.1.98.16206160 3/24/2009 15:52
Msdbrpt.cab Not Applicable 146944 3/24/2009 15:58
Msdbrpt.dll 6.1.98.16340800 3/24/2009 15:52
Msdbrptr.cab Not Applicable 148222 3/24/2009 15:58
Msdbrptr.dep Not Applicable 2545 3/24/2009 12:47
Msdbrptr.dll 6.1.98.16328512 3/24/2009 15:52
Msflxgrd.cab Not Applicable 112053 3/24/2009 15:58
Msflxgrd.dep Not Applicable 2494 3/24/2009 13:18
Msflxgrd.ocx 6.1.98.14258880 3/24/2009 15:52
Mshflxgd.cab Not Applicable 207713 3/24/2009 15:58
Mshflxgd.dep Not Applicable 2524 3/24/2009 12:53
Mshflxgd.ocx 6.1.98.16443488 3/24/2009 15:52
Mshtmpgd.cab Not Applicable 105828 3/24/2009 15:58
Mshtmpgd.dll 6.1.98.16245584 3/24/2009 15:52
Mshtmpgr.cab Not Applicable 44119 3/24/2009 15:57
Mshtmpgr.dep Not Applicable 2486 3/24/2009 12:32
Mshtmpgr.dll 6.1.98.16117584 3/24/2009 15:52
Msinet.cab Not Applicable 66922 3/24/2009 15:58
Msinet.dep Not Applicable 2405 3/24/2009 12:42
Msinet.ocx 6.1.98.16136008 3/24/2009 15:52
Msmapi32.cab Not Applicable 70315 3/24/2009 15:58
Msmapi32.dep Not Applicable 2494 3/24/2009 12:38
Msmapi32.ocx 6.1.98.16151376 3/24/2009 15:52
Msmask32.cab Not Applicable 89928 3/24/2009 15:58
Msmask32.dep Not Applicable 2494 3/24/2009 12:38
Msmask32.ocx 6.1.98.16178512 3/24/2009 15:52
Msrdc20.cab Not Applicable 89581 3/24/2009 15:58
Msrdc20.dep Not Applicable 2493 3/24/2009 12:39
Msrdc20.ocx 6.1.98.16190800 3/24/2009 15:52
Msrdo20.cab Not Applicable 190950 3/24/2009 15:58
Msrdo20.dep Not Applicable 2670 3/24/2009 12:34
Msrdo20.dll 6.1.98.16449872 3/24/2009 15:52
Msstdfmt.cab Not Applicable 66366 3/24/2009 15:58
Msstdfmt.dll 6.1.98.16129872 3/24/2009 15:52
Msstkprp.cab Not Applicable 50024 3/24/2009 15:57
Msstkprp.dll 6.1.98.16107840 3/24/2009 15:52
Mswcrun.cab Not Applicable 112782 3/24/2009 15:58
Mswcrun.dep Not Applicable 2474 3/24/2009 12:50
Mswcrun.dll 6.1.98.16310592 3/24/2009 15:52
Mswinsck.cab Not Applicable 64013 3/24/2009 15:57
Mswinsck.dep Not Applicable 2463 3/24/2009 12:41
Mswinsck.ocx 6.1.98.171268002/16/2010 15:22
Picclp32.cab Not Applicable 50631 3/24/2009 15:58
Picclp32.dep Not Applicable 2494 3/24/2009 12:39
Picclp32.ocx 6.1.98.16100160 3/24/2009 15:52
Richtx32.cab Not Applicable 100421 3/24/2009 15:58
Richtx32.dep Not Applicable 3008 3/24/2009 12:40
Richtx32.ocx 6.1.98.16218432 3/24/2009 15:52
Sysinfo.cab Not Applicable 41911 3/24/2009 15:57
Sysinfo.dep Not Applicable 2481 3/24/2009 12:40
Sysinfo.ocx 6.1.98.1680208 3/24/2009 15:52
Tabctl32.cab Not Applicable 109944 3/24/2009 15:58
Tabctl32.dep Not Applicable 2494 3/24/2009 12:40
Tabctl32.ocx 6.1.98.16221504 3/24/2009 15:52
Wbclsdsr.cab Not Applicable 159126 3/24/2009 15:58
Wbclsdsr.ocx 6.1.98.16221504 3/24/2009 15:52

Applies to
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Keywords: 
kbsurveynew kbexpertiseinter kbhowto KB957924
Share
Additional support options
Ask The Microsoft Small Business Support Community
Contact Microsoft Small Business Support
Find Microsoft Small Business Support Certified Partner
Find a Microsoft Store For In-Person Small Business Support