With our move to Nessus for our audit scanning, we are digging deeper into unsupported software. In these checks, there has been a software that has shown up across a majority of different customers which is unsupported Microsoft XML Parser and XML Core Services.
Microsoft XML Parser and XML Core Services are used to create and validate data in XML documents and have the ability to parse and process the data. More info can be found here: https://searchmicroservices.techtarget.com/definition/XML-Core-Services
One customer that I was working with had questions about the software because it was showing up as unsupported for a server that they just installed on the network. After doing some investigation, we found that the server did in fact have the unsupported Microsoft XML Parser and XML Core Services installed along with the current version of the software. After doing some additional research, it appears that when there is a new version of the software released, the update installs the new software, but does not remove the old unsupported software.
If the current version of the software is installed, then the unsupported versions can be removed manually.