KB823718 MDAC patch installs everyday

I've been trying to solve this for a few days, but this is really starting to get annoying.  Every day Automatic updates trys to install the MDAC patch from KB823718.  It installs successfully, then disappears.  When I reboot my computer it installs again, and again, and again...

I thought that perhaps Automatic Updates was just botching the job, so I tried to download the patch from http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/0/5/6057b392-2340-4c8d-b95c-862f2bb9b9db/Q823718_MDAC_SecurityPatch.exe 
but when I try to install it it says that it is not a valid Win32 application file.  I've seen quite a few people on EE that have had similar problems, but I can't sort this one out.  It does not show up in Add/Remove programs so I can't un-install it, it does not successfully install, so I can't get around it.  I've installed the Component Checker from
and I've found that I'm running MDAC 2.7 SP 1, so I really do need the patch.   Here are my questions:

1) Anyone know why the patch won't install with Automatic Updates?
2) Anyone know why the downloadable version of the patch is not recognized as a valid Win32 application?
3) What is the best version of Linux?  If I'm going to go through dependency hell, it won't be because of M$!

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johanmulderConnect With a Mentor Commented:
How to fix: (this worked for me)
1. Download the Component Checker Tool to see what files have which version of MDAC installed. (This told me that I have MDAC 2.71 installed, but on the individual files that it showed there were about 3/4 different MDAC versions on the files.
2. Download MDAC 2.6, install.
3. Download MDAC 2.7, install.
4. Download MDAC 2.8, install.
5. Go to Windows Update, scan for updates, if there are still updates, install that, if not - FIXED!!!
posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 3:05 PM

for more info : http://dotnet.org.za/thea/archive/2004/08/06/3213.aspx
good luck!
fhieberAuthor Commented:
Actually, I've been working on this issue.  It still is an issue, but I recently suffered a hard drive failure that has put it on a back burner.
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