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Microsoft Updates Infamous “Get Windows 10” Patch KB3035583

Q: Microsoft Updates Infamous “Get Windows 10” Patch KB3035583

Microsoft Updates Infamous “Get Windows 10” Patch KB3035583
"No details on the included changes"
Microsoft isn’t announcing updates for this patch, but everyone should be able to see if KB3035583 is included in the rollout when new updates are delivered via Windows Update. At the same time, Microsoft also isn’t offering release notes when updating the patch, and the information included in the KB page is quite limited.

A: Microsoft Updates Infamous “Get Windows 10” Patch KB3035583

Just another piece of trash to rehide yet again. I truly wonder when Microsoft will get it in their brain that We Seven users Do Not Want ten. I got seven because I WANTED seven, not Eight, not eight point one, SEVEN PRO is what I WANTED and what I GOT, noway am I going to move on from it now that i just got it. Its supported until 2020, that's enough time for me to use it. I used XP Pro 3 years longer then I was apparently supposed to, and it worked perfectly fine for me. MS better get their crap together because I am NOT upgrading this laptop.

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I've seen many of these type of threads covering these two updates, but none of them describe my particular situation.

This may be a long post so please bear with me.

I was doing a fresh install and i decided to keep track of all the steps involved because i'm a nut job like that, lol.

When I looked in my update history, everything looked normal as you can see in the image below.

I then set windows update to check for updates, but let me decide what to download and install, and what came up is shown in the next image.

So I thought to myself, here we go again, repeat updates. But then I checked the optional updates, and things started to get a bit weird.

So since this was a test system, I decided to install them and see what would happen. I installed the two from the important tab, rebooted, and then installed the one from the optional tab, and rebooted. This was the result.

Pretty weird huh? On the installed updates list, KB2952664 and KB3035583 only show up once each.

I haven't been using Windows 7 for very long so maybe I am reading this wrong? I'm still not completely clear on the differences between the update history and the installed files. Sometimes the files in one list are not in the other.

Has anybody else noticed this stuff?

P.S. - yes I did a google search and a forum search before making this thread. lol.

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I am being swamped with what I thought were actual Microsoft emails regarding critical security downloads and each email that was scanned contains a virus.

What is going on? The email looks so" Microsoft "official. I cannot tell that it is phoney but thank goodness I have anti-virus installed.

I want to block these emails now as I have several from this bogus site...If I filter Microsoft, I may miss a real important update.

A:Microsoft bogus emails re critical patch updates

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Unauthorized Patch For Microsoft WMF Bug Sparks Controversy

Sober worm may hit tomorrow, but businesses are more concerned about the WFM vulnerability and Microsoft's inability to produce a patch this week. Some are choosing an alternative that could lead to other problems.

By Larry Greenemeier

Jan 4, 2006 01:00 PM

Concerns over the lack of a Microsoft-issued patch have pushed the Windows Metafile/Zero-Day bug to top of mind, surpassing even tomorrow's much-anticipated Sober worm attack.

The lag time between the Dec. 27 discovery of the WMF vulnerability and Microsoft's planned Jan. 10 patch availability has forced IT security departments to find alternative means for protecting their systems and prompted a non-Microsoft developer to create a patch that others could use.

All of this serves to damage Microsoft's reputation as a company that can secure its own products—a reputation that only recently was beginning to improve after years of being dragged through the mud. Experts are divided over whether it's wise to use Ilfak Guilfanov's Hexblog patch to fix the WMF vulnerability, which could allow attackers to use WMF images to execute malicious code on their victims' computers. Some say it's a necessary measure to protect systems until the official Microsoft patch arrives; others say it's not worth the extra work to patch twice or to take the risk of using a third-party fix.

"We're advising against ... Read more

A:Solved: Unauthorized Patch For Microsoft WMF Bug (Patch Attached)

No offense but before anyone considers downloading the unoffical patch from a third party - they should at the least be aware of and check the MD5 checksum's of the files to insure they have not been tampered with...

wmf_checker_hexblog.exe - MD5: ba65e1954070074ea634308f2bab0f6a - MD5: 7ae8ac24e68baaa49e0de3f05e64a571

wmffix_hexblog14.exe - MD5: 15f0a36ea33f39c1bcf5a98e51d4f4f6

wmfhotfix.cpp - MD5: 8cf91671e353bb259cca30e06bee8bc2

An FAQ and the official unofficial hotfix and checker liinks can be found here:

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I read in the news today that we need to install the patch. Do we need to do this and if so, where do we get the patch?


A:Patch for Microsoft Windows? Do we need this?

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Here's my post - after I installed all the Windows updates on 2/13, we starting getting intermittent freezing of the applications and operating system (Windows 7 32 bit). After a while, trying to open an application returns "not enough system resources to complete the requested operation." IE, etc. I also cannot shut down the computer. Once I do a hard re-start, it all comes back until it locks up again. I increased the virtual memory capacity. System restore fails each time after the updates on 2/13.

Any suggestions would be great!

thanks so much!

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This update addresses the "Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Updates Needed for Exchange Titanium Beta" issue in Windows XP, and is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Article 331320. Download now to get the updates needed for the Exchange Titanium Beta.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP

Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home Edition



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Hi All,
Your can read about here.

A:Microsoft Releases Patch for Windows Flaw

Run a scan at the Windows Updates site and the KB912919 patch should appear in the critical updates section.

Microsoft has released it 5 days early.


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On Monday, Microsoft confirmed reports of unpatched -- or zero-day -- vulnerabilities in a large number of Windows programs, then published a tool it said would block known attacks. At the same time, the company said it would not patch Windows because doing so would cripple existing applications.

This worries the hell out of me. Is this as bad as it sounds?

For now I'm using Linux.

Windows DLL load hijacking exploits go wild | Reuters

A:Microsoft said it couldn't patch Windows to fix a systemic problem

hi !

if you had looked at the forum before you posted you would have seen this thread: Critical bug in 40 different Windows apps

there is some info there...

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Microsoft to patch critical Windows, Office flaws

Microsoft said that it expects to issue four security bulletins as part
of next week's Patch Tuesday, closing critical holes in both Windows
and Office.
Microsoft to patch critical Windows, Office flaws - ZDNet

A:Microsoft to patch critical Windows, Office flaws

Thanks Borg

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Microsoft has today released a critical out-of-band security update for all supported versions of Windows, addressing a serious flaw that could potentially lead to remote code execution on unpatched systems.

Read more

A:Microsoft releases critical security patch for Windows

"Gee Wally, I didn't think Windows 10 would ever need any security patches because everybody is always screaming how secure it is already. What's going on Wally?".

"You believed what Microsoft said Beaver. That was your first mistake".

Same ole whack-a-mole game. No reason to move off Windows 7 yet that I can see.

In fact, if you think about it, the more popular post "Windows 7" operating systems become the more likely they are to be the main targets of hackers. Which means less attacks on older operating systems which means, older operating systems will be more secure by default. Because nobody is concerned about them anymore. Ah, I can sleep soundly tonight.

Now...where were those people calling for the death of Adobe Flash again?
Do we call for the death of Windows 10 now? Or do you wanna wait a month until the next security breach is discovered?

Let the hacking begin.

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Microsoft Windows Graphics Rendering Engine WMF/EMF Format Code Execution Vulnerability


Date Discovered

Microsoft Windows WMF/EMF graphics rendering engine is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.

The problem presents itself when a user views a malicious WMF or EMF formatted file causing the affected engine to attempt to parse it. Exploitation of this issue can trigger an integer overflow that may facilitate heap memory corruption and arbitrary code execution.

Any code execution that occurs will be with SYSTEM privileges due to the nature of the affected engine. Successful exploitation can facilitate a remote compromise or local privilege escalation.

Symantec Enterprise Security Manager
Symantec Enterprise Security Manager posted an update to the OS Patch Policy that detects and reports systems that are not patched against this vulnerability. Click here for the advisory released November 10, 2005.

Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Network Assessment Module detects and reports this vulnerability. Click here for the advisory released November 11, 2005.

Symantec Vulnerability Assessment
Symantec Vulnerability Assessment detects and reports this vulnerability. Click here for the advisory released November 8, 2005.

Platforms Affected
Avaya DefinityOne Media Servers
Avaya IP600 Media Servers
Avaya S3400 Message Application Server
Avaya S8100 Media Ser... Read more

A:Microsoft Windows Graphics Rendering Engine WMF/EMF Patch

Unauthorized Patch For Microsoft WMF Bug Sparks Controversy

Sober worm may hit tomorrow, but businesses are more concerned about the WFM vulnerability and Microsoft's inability to produce a patch this week. Some are choosing an alternative that could lead to other problems.

By Larry Greenemeier

Jan 4, 2006 01:00 PM

Concerns over the lack of a Microsoft-issued patch have pushed the Windows Metafile/Zero-Day bug to top of mind, surpassing even tomorrow's much-anticipated Sober worm attack.

The lag time between the Dec. 27 discovery of the WMF vulnerability and Microsoft's planned Jan. 10 patch availability has forced IT security departments to find alternative means for protecting their systems and prompted a non-Microsoft developer to create a patch that others could use.

All of this serves to damage Microsoft's reputation as a company that can secure its own products—a reputation that only recently was beginning to improve after years of being dragged through the mud. Experts are divided over whether it's wise to use Ilfak Guilfanov's Hexblog patch to fix the WMF vulnerability, which could allow attackers to use WMF images to execute malicious code on their victims' computers. Some say it's a necessary measure to protect systems until the official Microsoft patch arrives; others say it's not worth the extra work to patch twice or to take the risk of using a third-party fix.

"We're advising against ... Read more

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From the article:
Microsoft yesterday announced that beginning in October it will offer only cumulative security updates for Windows 7 and 8.1, ending the decades-old practice of letting customers choose which patches they apply.
Microsoft to end decades-old pick-a-patch practice in Windows 7

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Against a backdrop of increasing concern for Microsoft's patching ways, the re-appearance of KB 3035583 does not inspire confidence


A:Microsoft re-re-re-issues controversial Windows 10 patch KB 3035583

Just like every time I've seen it before I'll be rejecting it into the "hidden" list, and never letting my updates go full auto therefore giving me the chance to check for nasty ones like these before they can install. Note that 8.0 users do not get bugged with this, only 8.1 and 7 users are affected.

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Microsoft Announces Patch for Critical Windows 10 Anniversary Update Bug

Soon after Microsoft rolled out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2, the firm started getting reports of a potential bug that might impact partitions on computers that upgrade to the new version.

Specifically, users were complaining that after installing the Anniversary Update, some of their partitions were no longer visible in Windows 10, making it impossible to access data that was stored here.

Without a doubt, many thought their data was gone, but Microsoft rushed to acknowledge the bug shortly after that, explaining that it was working on a fix, and no files were lost despite the fact that partitions were no longer visible.

And recently, Microsoft announced that a patch was ready, and it would release it to users as part of the next Windows update patch, without actually providing specifics on when exactly this is scheduled to take place.

?Thanks for everyone?s input and patience. Microsoft is planning to release a fix to address the majority of the misidentified partitions in an upcoming Windows Update,? a company engineer said.

Possibly releasing to insiders first
Furthermore, this message doesn?t state whether Windows insiders would get it first or not, but the chances are that they will given the fact the original post also highlights the steps necessary to get updates as part of the Windows Insider program.

Until the new update ships, it?s important to keep ... Read more

A:Microsoft Announces Patch for Critical Windows 10 Anniversary Update Bug

Thanks for sharing
I had some problems after AU update: random slowdowns and high CPU usage.
Then I've downloaded the latest ISO and I have made a clean install, no problem after this.

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for full article

As part of its monthly patching cycle, Microsoft plans to release on Tuesday 10 security alerts for flaws in Windows and other programs.

-- Tom

A:Microsoft Critical Windows Patch Tuesday June 14th

wow, this is because of a new vulnerability in PCP/Ip stack and they never issied any patches last month, ketchup time!

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Microsoft confirmed Wednesday that a suspicious-looking update pushed out to Windows machines globally in the early hours was nothing more than a test gone errant.

A spokesperson said that the company had "incorrectly published a test update" and is in the process of removing it.

It follows an hour or two of brewing concern on social media, forums, and news-sharing sites that the Windows Update service had been compromised in some way.

The "important"-rated patch, appeared on Wednesday as a supplemental language update, rather than a security fix.

The patch was 4.3MB in size, according to a thread on Microsoft's support forums, and contained gibberish text for its name, description, and strange and inaccessible links in the "more information" and "help and support" part.

More than 17,200 people have viewed the thread so far, while others have taken to Twitter and message boards like Hacker News and Reddit to complain.

The patch is thought to have been pushed through consumer machines running Windows 7. Enterprise users running Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) don't seem to be affected.
In most cases, the patch failed to install. In one case, a user said after the successful installation, his laptop was "screwed," describing frequent crashes and that it "killed my system and compromised my gear."

It's not immediately clear what was inside the patch, or whether it modified any Windows fil... Read more

A:Don't panic: Microsoft mistakenly posted a 'test' Windows update patch

reminds me of 1995 ... it was gibberish also ... come to think on it, I don't remember 1995

I'm not drunk, I'm a diabetic ... normal service will resume ASAP


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This is an inconvenient delay, not anything serious. Running Windows 7, if it makes a difference.

Issue: Microsoft Security Essentials auto-updates block Microsoft Updates until MSE is finished.

Description: I have Microsoft Update (or Windows Update, whichever it's known as in 7) set to automatically check for updates but not download or install without my approval. I do this so I can review what's being updated, (I'm a little wary of Microsoft putting an anti-piracy app in as a "critical" update in the last year or two). Anyways, when I boot up the computer, it checks for updates and alerts me of them.

However, Microsoft Security Essentials also auto-checks for updates upon boot, and if it has an update it will automatically being downloading and installing it in the background. Which is all well and good, except whenever that's happening it causes MU to "fail" updates until it's done updating. Thus, I have to remember to wait until the MSE update is done, then run the MU update.

Question: MSE definition updates are included under "Optional" updates in MU, is there a way to make MSE stop updating independent of MU so I can queue all the updates together? I feel like this would be the easiest way to prevent this annoyance. I don't see an option, and I'd rather put up with this annoyance if the only solution is to put all updates back into Microsoft's hands completely.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates

My understanding of MSE is it will check several times during the to make it has the latest updates. Most GOOD VA programs will do this as there are several releases daily for AV definitions. This is the only way you and your machine will be aware of these releases.

When some of these attacks happen, a definition is released, but as the infection is refined, the the definition must also be refined and/or improved. I use F-Prot on my machines, but I install MSE on the kids and grand kids machines. I have seen as many as 12 releases in one day from F-Prot, this is what is call" being on top of things".

So I would not want to rely on ME being the one to check several times daily on all of my machines to see if a new release has been made.

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This update addresses the “Performance of Microsoft Commerce Server-based Programs May Degrade Over Time" issue in Windows 2000, and is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Article 316430. Download now to resolve performance degradation caused by Commerce Server re-creating Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) connections instead of re-using cached information.

This item has been updated since it was released in 04/2002.

For more information about this issue, read Microsoft KB Article: 316430

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server



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Yesterday I serviced a Win7 Toshiba laptop that was in tough shape: it's performance was terrible. A big part of the problem was that the computer was umpteen behind in Windows Updates plus the owner had just about every Microsoft Office product and all of them needed Windows Updates, both security and updates. OK that's not the first time I've seen that; however, the owner uses Google Chrome as his browser.
My questions are
Aren't Microsoft's Windows Updates supposed to be kept up to date even when a different browser is being used?
And doesn't Google Chrome or other browsers have a method for that to happen?
Fortunately the good news is the computer is back to running like new again.

A:Do non-microsoft browsers have a method for Microsoft's Windows Updates?

Only Microsoft products (and certain drivers pushed via Windows Updates) are being updated via Windows Updates. Other products and web browsers uses their own update process/program. Google Chrome uses the Google Update Program, while Mozilla Firefox uses the Mozilla Maintenance Service (I think). So no, Windows Update isn't responsible for the update of other web browsers, other than Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge (on Windows 10).

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Why did this update ask me to install it for a 3rd time on both my computers. I already successfully installed it twice before according to my update history?

A:Get Windows 10 App KB3035583

Because the KB was updated... again.

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My Windows 8.1 is fully updated but the update to reserve KB3035583 Windows 10 won't install. I get an error code, 80073712. I've looked around the internet to find a solution but I don't know what to do.
I tried to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter, no luck. Then I tried to run DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth and /Restorehealth but that didn't work either.

Any help is appriciated 'cus I don't know what else to do

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I am running Windows 8.1 Pro (32bit). I want to get rid of Windows 10 notifications. I have selected 'Hide icon and notifications' in customize and I have uninstalled update KB3035583. However, I am still getting a popup on the screen for Windows 10. I find this very annoying and want to get rid of it.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Have uninstalled KB3035583 How to do get rid of Windows 10

Hmm, I just used customize notification area , and set the windows 10 to hide Icon and Notification and I don't see it anymore? Its now at the bottom of the list so I can see it if I want to but it's not showing in the notification area?

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Caveat Emptor:
uninstall KB3035583 or Hide this MS update OR - -
suffer Windows 10 upgrade nagging​

A:Windows 10 nagware==kb3035583

I've been looking for this update so I could hide it. I've not seen it yet.

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You may want to check, but on my Vista I don't see any new add-on and I don't even have C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack folder. As part of its regular Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an update for its various toolbars, and this update came with more than just documented fixes. The update also installs an add-on for Internet Explorer and an extension for Mozilla Firefox, both without the user's permission. As you can see in the Windows Update screenshot above, Microsoft does not indicate that the update will install anything for either browser. It's also not really clear what the installed extension actually does.

A:Microsoft hides mystery Firefox extension in toolbar update As part of its regular Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released an update...

Thanks Broni for the information. As for Firefox can't I just delete the extension. Let us all see which company gits back to B/C with some sort of answer.

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More on the Promo for Windows 10....

Microsoft hides a Windows 10 Easter Egg in Windows 7/8.1 systems - TechRepublic

A:KB3035583 update for Windows 7/8.1 systems

I heard about that.

Hopefully updating to Windows 10 will be as easy as it was to update to Windows 8.1.

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Windows 7 users are reporting that the notorious update KB3035583 has been re-enabled on their computer without prior notice, so Windows 10 files could be again downloaded to prepare the upgrade to the new operating system.

KB3035583 was first released in the summer of 2015 to prepare the transition of computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to the new Windows 10. The update brought the infamous Get Windows 10 app that checked systems for compatibility issues with the new OS and downloaded all the prerequisites to perform quick deployment with minimum user interaction.

Those who didn?t want to perform the upgrade to Windows 10 could remove and hide the update or turn to third-party applications that blocked the new operating system completely in order to avoid any accidental install (accidents like this did happen and Microsoft apologized, promising to always offer full control to users and let them decide whether to install Windows 10 or not).

And now, it turns out that users who previously hid this update are seeing it re-enabled in Windows update, according to a discussion on reddit and other online forums.

Not happening on Windows 8.1, though
It appears that KB3035583 not only shows up in Windows Update but is also checked as a ?Recommended Update,? so it installs together with all the other updates that you might receive.

?Looks like Microsoft has un-hidden and re-enabled KB3035583 last night. Make sure those of you who want to stay on Windows 7 have you... Read more

A:KB3035583 is again enabled in Windows Update

still dont know why ppl keep dont want win 10... its like when win 7.. ppl try to force to max win xp.. in my wife pc she got win 7 and only have to disable win update u dont have anymore that problem XD

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I think I open this thread in correct forum. If no please forgive me (and for my English too)

so as you can understand I want to upgrade to windows 10. but windows 10 app doesn't show in tray. I downloadet troubleshooter and it says upgrade KB3035583 not installed. But as you see in update history it is installed. What can I do?

A:Cannot upgrade to Windows 10 (KB3035583 not installed)

Hi bui89, welcome to EF.

You don't need to update via windows update - See at Tenforums the other methods that others with similar issues have employed to work around this.

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I should start from the beginning my computer was acting crazy so i reformat my computer back to facty settings yesterday, a month before this virus or whatever it was cause me having to redo my whole computer as new i had the get windows 10 app so i click it and said yes to getting a copy for it since it was free.

so i don't know if me taking up the free upgrade from my old windows install on this computer did anything or not but i really want my free windows up grade to 10 so im all scared since it coming out on the 29th of this month.

i have updated my windows up dates so it has the kb3035583 update i even uninstall it and reinstall one i found on the net some where and still after restarting no windows 10 app pop up is it glitch or did i mess up my chances of getting it from reformatting my computer?

im a windows 7 64 bit user and i really don't know much about computers so im thinking maybe i mess something up and sorry about my spelling

also i have an anti virus that avg if anyone can help it would mean alot, because i don't know what to do im at a lose, half my windows updates wouldn't half work they kept failing and this is a fest installment of windows 7 i hope nothing wrong with my computer.

A:Update to kb3035583 and still windows 10 app hasn't pop up

DON'T PANIC! You have a year to get your free copy of Windows 10!

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and postthe requested data

If thefile is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files untilthe final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately afterzipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for anumber of reasons)

Pleasealso post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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I have tried numerous times to install "failed" update KB3035583. The update will only download 92% or 97%, then says it is preparing to install but never does. When I check the failed install, it shows error code 80090017. How can I install this

A:Cannot instal Windows Update KB3035583

According to the description about this update package, it's not necessary for Windows update. You can adapt to hide this update through Windows Update. It won't effect Windows udpate function.Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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Microsoft will update a patch by next Tuesday that's causing a version of IE (Internet Explorer) to suddenly crash...The patch, MS06-042...The trouble affects users running IE 6.0 with Service Pack 1.0 on the Windows XP OS (operating system) running Service Pack 1 or the Windows 2000 OS with Service Pack 4...The fixed patch will be available through Microsoft's Download Centre and through Windows

A:Microsoft Patches Microsoft Patch

"Today, Microsoft released a patch to the patch they released yesterday which patched a previous patch from last week wich addressed issues with a previous patch from last month which was a major overhaul of the original program. A Microsoft spokesperson admitted that no one actually remebers what the original program was called or what it did, but promised that this patch would make whatever it is do whatever it does with a 5% less chance of catastrophic system failure. Maybe."Can't even get the bloody fixes to work right... grumble

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These documents provide an overview of the Microsoft Solutions for Management (MSM) patch management solutions, which are composed of service offerings on the following: Patch Management Using Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS), and Patch Management Using Microsoft® Software Update Services (SUS).

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000



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I got 18 important updates downloaded & installed & rebooted to finish updating.
So far no problems from the updates.
Everything running smoothly.

I then updated Ccleaner to the new version.
Ran it & cleaned up junk.
Ran sfc & dism & sfc again from a batch file.


Updated Shockwave.
Ran a virus scan.{Clean}
Did Extended Disk Cleanup & chkdisk.

Disk Cleanup Extended - Add to Context Menu in Windows


Then made a Macrium image.

I think I'm good to go for a while.

A:Patch Tuesday Updates

Nice one David, good housekeeping

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I have been tasked with getting patch updates from 2008 thru 2014. I started looking them up in the TechNet library, is this the only way to access the old ones or is there an easier way?


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Trying to update BF2 to the 1.41 patch and install addons. BF2 itself installed fine and appears to launch fine, but when I try to patch or install any of the expansions, I get a message telling me Battlefield 2 must be installed?? I have reinstalled numerous times and still same thing. I have checked all posts I could find and nothing covering this.
My system is a Gateway FX series laptop
CORE 2 DUO processor P8400 2.26Ghz
I am running a RAID 0 Config if this matters.

Any help will be appreciated.

A:Battlefield 2 patch/updates

Are you sure you downloaded the correct patch?
Is BF2 installed in the 'standard' folder?
Did you try running the patch 'as administrator'?

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It seems that windows update is not working after I Uninstalled KB3035583 to get rid of the Win 10 icon.
Win 7 ultimate SP1 on a Gigabyte GA-P43T-es3g board. I can go to the control panel and click on check for updates and all it checks for a long time and finally shows "windows 10, download and install! No other updates installed since 08/09/2015. I think have it set to "download but let me install". I have Office 2007 also so it should have updates for that too.

A:Windows Update not working after Uninstall KB3035583

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The above update has appeared in Window Update, but I already have it installed, it was installed on 21 May 2015.

Anyone know why this update has appeared?


A:KB3035583 appeared in Windows Update, already installed?

I had it hidden, but it came up as a recommended update again. So, back to hidden it goes until I want to update to Windows 10...

Seems to be a different size from what I remember. Maybe a bug fix or some other issue that needed changing, or they don't trust the judgement of its users who chose to hide it, etc.

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As the title says this particular update fails to install. It tried to automatically one day and still does every time I shut down my laptop.

Error code is: 80070005

CBS zip is included as attachment.

Have thuroughly checked my computer for viruses and malware and its totally clean, also went through steps to remove any corrupted files but it still wont install.

Help greatly appreciated.

A:Windows update KB3035583 fails to install

I can't see any attachment?

That said the 70005 error does have at least one known cause...

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I installed Win7 using a manufacturer disk on top of Vista (not clean install).

After that, I had about 200 important and 80 optional updates to install.

I installed about half of the important and none of the optional.

Now I am installing newer updates and checking which to stay away to prevent Win10. I looked and couldn't find any of the 10 updates in the important update list. I did, however, find some in the optional updates list.

I have been reading a lot how MS installs these win10 updates automatically, but in my case, they are listed as optional. I wonder why, is it because MS changed their policy or because my laptop is pretty old and w10 is not recommended?

Anyways, here is the list of important updates still left to install. Could you more experienced members please take a look and tell me if I should avoid any of these?

Thank you.

A:Windows 10 GWX update KB3035583 listed as optional

None of those are on my list of "to avoid", but that doesn't mean you need them all or that you won't end up in Windows Update hell for whatever reason.

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I have a few basic questions. I have Win2K Pro.

1) When u download updates from MNS should u turn off your NAV before hand? I have heard about people getting viruses when they download form MSN. I aslo know when installing software to turn off NAV so I am confused. In the old days MSN use to download & then u could turn off NAV before installing but that is not the way it works now.

2) Also, should I always download the "Critical Updates" from MSN that involves Security issues? Or is there things I shoul not download.


A:Ques about MSN Win Security Patch Updates

Turning off your AV application when installing any application is one of those general rules that's just a good idea even though 95% of the time there wouldn't be any conflicts.

ALWAYS download MS critical updates. They are security related and you'll be vulnerable if you don't.

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How do I get this Windows 10 Update notification telling me I can get a free upgrade to Windows 10? All websites say to remove KB3035583. but the problem is, KB3035583 is NOT installed on my computer. it is NOT listed in my installed updates but I STILL have this icon bugging me to upgrade! How do I remove it if KB3035583 is not even installed on my machine? I uninstalled it and hid the update ages ago but the notification mysteriously returned even without the update installed!

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Hi there,

I run IT for a 70 people who are all running Windows 8.1.  I'm not seeing the Windows 10 reservation screen on their machines to which I have seen and activate don my home machines.

All updates are pushed out via my WSUS but the required update (KB3035583) is not showing in my WSUS.  It is available as an optional update if I choose to search Window's updates for updates. 

Naturally I want this to be pushed out via WSUS to save time.

Any ideas would be much appreciated as I can't find anything online.

Thank you. 

A:Windows 10 reservation update (KB3035583) not showing in my WSUS

One of the files deposited by KB3035583 in the folder "GWX" -- some have interpreted that as "Get Windows 10" -- is "config.xml," which includes a long list of instructions on how the ad-based notification system will work.

The additions were atop the previous (EnableEnterpriseSku)false(/EnableEnterpriseSku) and (EnableDomainJoined)false(/EnableDomainJoined), that blocked the ad campaign from Windows Enterprise, the corporate edition available only through volume licensing deals,
and barred it from Windows devices that connect to a network domain. The latter would rule out the notifications' appearance on devices running the Pro edition, such as Windows 7 Pro, when they're joined to a corporate domain.
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I was considering doing a reinstall of windows in the near future but I read somewhere that Microsoft's latest patch was for a vulnerability that would leave computers open to attack even if they were merely connected to the internet.

My problem is that if I reinstall, my computer will obviously be unpatched until I have downloaded all the windows updates. With my connection that is going to taked over 5 hours. Is there a chance that I could get infected in this time even if I only visit the Microsoft site.

A:About microsoft's Oct 23 patch


It is possible to become infected whilst trying to download the updates.

What i would do is to download SP3 and all updates possible to CD and then run the installation from the CD once you have reinstalled Windows. This way you will not have to connect to the internet until you are properly up to date.

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Microsoft is releasing a software update to Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This update changes the way in which Internet Explorer handles some Web pages that use ActiveX controls. Examples of programs that use ActiveX controls include the following:
Adobe Reader
Apple QuickTime Player
Macromedia Flash
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Real Networks RealPlayer
Sun Java Virtual Machine
After you install this update, you cannot interact with ActiveX controls from certain Web pages until these controls are enabled. To enable an ActiveX control, manually click the control. There are also techniques that Web developers can use to update their Web pages. For more information about these techniques, visit the following MSDN Web site: (
As part of this Internet Explorer update, Microsoft will release updates to the current versions of Windows XP and of Windows Server 2003. All client operating systems will be updated. These client operating systems include the following:? Windows XP Starter Edition
? Windows XP Home Edition
? Windows XP Professional Edition
? Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
? Windows XP Media Center Edition
? Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems
Currently, Microsoft has not released updates for earlier versions of Internet Exp... Read more

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OK, so after getting spooked by the "hidden agenda" of a series of recent 7 updates that apparently track your computing habits and install Windows 10 nagware, I uninstalled all the updates on my computer and have decided to start from scratch.

I just got a notice about a series of updates coming in on "Patch Tuesday" (9 June) of this month. I've looked up some of them and they seem to be somewhat important (I hid all the "recommended" ones which were nothing more than Windows 10 crap), but I'm curious to know what exactly do they "patch" or otherwise do, and how do they do it.

In layman's terms.

Microsoft's security bulletins are too technical for my understanding and I want to make sure I'm not installing adware, nagware, spyware -- or upgradeware.

The updates are:
KB3058515, Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (and which has apparently had some problems)
KB3033890, Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (apparently something to do with Windows Media Player)
KB3057839, Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
KB3059317, Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
KB3063858, Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
The last one is just MRT (KB890830) which I know to be safe.

For the first two, do I need to install them if I never use IE or WMP? I actually have them "turned off" (inaccessible) in Programs & Features. Should ... Read more

A:June 2015 Patch Tuesday updates: What do they do?

I installed them all including 11 or 12 for MS Office products. The only problem I had was with Word on the first use after the updates. For some reason, it reset Add-in security and I had to OK one that I have but don't use often. (PDF generator)

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MS Patch Tuesday for June 2010, has the largest number of Windows Vista and associated Updates I have ever seen in one hit......16 in all!!

Get ready for the raft of problems that some folks will no doubt have, in completing a successful download of all this lot.

A:MS Patch Tuesday, June 2010 - 16 Updates

Only one has failed for me (haven't restarted yet though!)

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New Microsoft patch jams up IE7Last Tuesday's "critical" security fix for Internet Explorer is causing trouble for users who have been testing the new IE 7 browser.

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yes I know it's thursday, but MS don't know we should be first as we is GMT ...

Anyway, I got 17 ... and you?


A:Microsoft ... big patch Tuesday

I got 28 and 1 I always refuse..Bing desktop.. hmmph

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I recieved this (below) in my Outlook Express email, and I've gotten wary of attachments (even though it says it's certified virus free, anyone can say anything)

It also came in my Yahoo Mail, but didn't have the option that's usually there to scan the attachment.

I "SAVED TARGET AS" desktop, and scanned it with AVG and The Cleaner and it was fine. It said P161976.exe on it.

I clicked on it (on desktop) and it said it wasn't a valid windows file.

I'm thinking I have to click on the actual attachment in the Yahoo Mail?

I think there is a long thread about this on here, but I couldn't understand a lot of it, and it's now CLOSED so I can't ask if this is the same thing and if I need it, and should try to find it elsewhere, IF it won't open/install from the email?

I have I.E.6 and WIN98 SE (which seems to work fine)

Most of the time I don't try looking for updates and patches, because I'm not sure what they are, if I need them, and as I said it seems to work okay the way it is.


Microsoft Customer

this is the latest version of security update, the
"April 2003, Cumulative Patch" update which eliminates
all known security vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer,
Outlook and Outlook Express as well as five newly
discovered vulnerabilities. Install now to protect your computer
from these vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could allow
an attacker to run executable on yo... Read more

A:Microsoft security patch?

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Hello all,

These days we have been getting many problems with Windows updates issue's. Some had issue's with installation/un-installation and some of users are complaining that everytime they install and configure the updates and after the restart the number of updates getting increased everytime they do this task.

I encountered a problem with Windows update in (Windows7 - Pro SP1),wherein there was only 1 update which was not getting installed and was completely grayed our that means we can't select/de-select the update.I have found a resolution and it worked for me very well and is applicable on all Windows operating systems (XP,Win Vista,7,8,8.1).Though we can't say this a permanent fix but still we can try this task to resolve many problems with Windows updates.Please review this suggestion and also suggest if anything is missing or required to make it more useful and helpful.

Below are the following steps:-

Start > Run > (type or copy/paste) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
(Stopping the service will take a moment)

2. Rename the Download folder:

Start > Run > (type or copy/paste) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]
Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder
In Windows Explo?e view, search for and locate the folder named "SoftwareDistribution".
Right-click on the folder and select the 'Rename' option and change the name to:
Close the window.

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We have approximately 5-to-6,000 machines, that we use in K-12 Education... The problem arises during the ever-increasing 'Testing' environments...

We are constantly having Student Computers either 'Installing', 'Restarting', from Updates, or something in between, that causes the machines being used for 'Testing' to either become 'unresponsive', or such an INTERRUPTION due to Updates, and Restarting
(both of which causes the unit(s) in question to become USELESS), that it knocks the kids out of testing, at which point they have to sit (sometimes for an hour or more) while the machine installs and subsequently restarts (sometimes 2-to-3 times) before
the student can get back on, and continue testing.

The frustration, at this point, has become SO INFURIATING, that the ENTIRE District has resorted to completely turning off Updates, from Microsoft, for the entire school year, because, the teachers can't get any 'useable' time for 'instruction OR testing,
on the machines.

There has got to be a way, that ALL OF THE UPDATES can be downloaded AND INSTALLED, and then either have the machine NOT attempt to 'Restart', or anything (including that STUPID damned "Do Not Power Down Your Machine Installing 1 of 83 Updates..."

I have looked at ALL of the Options for what can be done for Auto-Update, and none of them allows for the Installation of Updates without ANY Interruption/Input from the user, and without the machine doing an AUTO-Restart, both... Read more

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Is there any help out there?

I run a small home Office with 2 computers both loaded with Windows XP Pro and Office 2003 Pro. Anti-Virus installed is AVG Free Version 8.

When I turn off computers I am told that windows will update with "x" number of updates and turn off automatically. This "x" number only increases evry time I turn the computers off. Computer 1 also gives AVG update message as follows: "Updates have been installed and computer needs to reboot for updates to take effect" This is displayed shortly after booting. No matter how many times I reboot the computer this message appears and Microsoft message appears during turning off state.

I have reistalled windows and Office on this computer but the only differance is the number of updates needed to be installed. Presently on this computer updates = 15 and on other computer updates are 7.

I have done virus scans and Sypware detection, Cleaned registry, clean disk, defrag etc....

I have also followed instructions on "Joyof60's" and "Mattiq89ch" threads posted on this site without much improvements.

Is there a any hope for me?

Maybe somebody from Microsoft can give a hint of where the fix is located?


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After factory-installing Windows 10 on PC's that were not compatible, is HP possibly preventing those PCs from connecting to Microsoft update and updating the PC's themselves in an effort to resolve the obviously multiple problems users encounter. Is
this why Microsoft error report logs are indicating failed error reporting; updates through settings often showed as failed and registry HCKEYS preventing reboot with Microsoft services only, as well as many stopped Microsoft services? Along with all the daily
use problems on a less than 1 month old new device directly received from HP.

All this after returning to stores, 3 devices that showed similar behaviors. My bad for keeping faith in HP.  On one of the devices I had to return. The minute I turned it on it showed a message that restore operation had failed,
I immediately repacked and returned it. Is this the new standard for PC's or is it just HP? Or is this simply a Windows 10 problem as they claim?

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I went to Microsoft Windows Updates and thankfully I dont' have any critical updates, but I check under the other updates. Are any of these really required?

A:Microsoft Windows Updates

Personally, I install all updates from M$, that is just me though. Of the four you have showing, I would recommend for sure installing the outlook express update, the others are your choice. If you do install any, make to sure to check again because I know that the net framework will have a critical update to it.Also, you should not insert pictures into the forum like you did here. It is better to get an account at an image hosting site and post a link to the photo. There are many that are available for free. Here is a link to an article which lists many of them: use a couple but Image Shack works pretty well and is easy to use.

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Hi I have installed (and reinstalled) mcafee virus scan enterprise however when trying to open the scan window nothing happens. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks

A:McAfee VSE 8.8 patch 6 - Cannot initiate scan, updates work

Have you restarted your computer?

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I'm having a problem installing updates KB3035583 as well as KB2952664. When using the Windows Updater it says it is installed successfully, however when I check for the update using a Command Prompt it is not installed. Nor it appears under the Add
or Remove Programs (updates section). 
I've also tried installing it from the
It says Installation successful, but it's still not installed.
Any idea how to solve this problem, please?

A:Windows Update KB3035583 won't install on my Windows 7

Hi Dusan,
How did you get the download link?
After a deep research, I found this kb is only available to download from windows update automatically and I haven`t found any official resources to download this kb manually.
To ensure the safety of the system files, please perform a full scan with antivirus software.
Here is a link for reference of KB 3035583.
Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
Best regards

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OS: windows XP

I mistakenly removed microsoft office 2003 from my computer. I then could not open my documents (I am using wordpad to open them now). I did "system restore" and MO 2003 was back in my programs file but I could still not open my documents. I tried removing again and the computer would not let me do it. I tried re-installing from the CD and got the message: This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.

What do I do now?

When I click on the document icon, a box comes up with the title "windows installer" and the message reads "preparing to install". If I don't use the "open with" on right click, the box disappears and no document. If I use the "open with...wordpad, the document opens after the above box does its thing.

A:Patch package for Microsoft office

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Microsoft promises emergency IE patch

Microsoft today announced that it will issue an emergency security update for Internet Explorer (IE), but postponed setting a ship date for the fix until tomorrow.

"Given the significant level of attention this issue has generated, confusion about what customers can do to protect themselves and the escalating threat environment, Microsoft will release a security update out-of-band for this vulnerability," said George Stathakopoulos?in an entry on the Microsoft Security Response Center blog. ? Researchers have been busy building exploits since the original attack code went public last

Thursday. Today, for example, a noted American vulnerability researcher and a French security company disclosed that they had created exploits that worked on the newer IE7 and IE8, and could bypass the DEP (data execution prevention) protection that Microsoft has been touting since it acknowledged the bug.

As he did over the weekend, Stathakopoulos downplayed the threat again today. "We continue to see very limited, and in some cases, targeted attacks," he said, adding that th eonly successful attacks found thus far have aimed at IE6.

Date: 19 January 2010

More........... 1969 Cougar

A:Microsoft promises emergency IE patch

You would think they would patch it before the hack was made public, seems a bit backwards but at least they are fixing it

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Microsoft has re-issued another security patch that it originally published in August over a bug that can corrupt users' files. The patch is the third that Microsoft has had to fix from its August set.Version 2.0 of MS06-049, "Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Result in Elevation of Privilege," was posted on Tuesday, the same day that Microsoft issued an emergency out-of-cycle patch to fix a VML flaw in Internet Explorer...Microsoft warned that the original version could corrupt files on NTFS-formatted drives when using Windows Security Bulletin MS06-049Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Result in Elevation of Privilege (920958)Updated: September 26, 2006Affected Software: Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

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Microsoft to patch 17-year-old computer bug.

A 17-year-old bug in Windows will be patched by Microsoft in its latest security update.

-- Tom

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Microsoft is sure starting to jump through hoops to TRY to please people. And once again. If you do not have Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Office 2003 and Exchange Server 2003. You are just out of luck.

Is this really a fix or just a sales pitch?

"Gates and [Microsoft CEO Steve] Ballmer promised that Microsoft was going to get down to no more than two patching technologies,",1759,1765406,00.asp

A:Microsoft to Put Patch Service to the Test

jd_957 said:

Microsoft is sure starting to jump through hoops to TRY to please people. And once again. If you do not have Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Office 2003 and Exchange Server 2003. You are just out of luck.

Is this really a fix or just a sales pitch?

"Gates and [Microsoft CEO Steve] Ballmer promised that Microsoft was going to get down to no more than two patching technologies,",1759,1765406,00.aspClick to expand...
Is this really a fix or just a sales pitch?

Only time will tell

Thanks jd_957

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Hi, Everyone.

I have downloaded the patch that Microsoft has for the worm that is going around. but when I install it, it gives me an error message, the message says


Setup could not verify t he integrity of the file update.inf. Make sure the Cryptographic service is running on this computer.

What do I do?

A:Problem with the Worm patch from Microsoft

Check out the thread "strange windows XP error". That's what it's all about.

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Microsoft has fixed a bug in a critical security patch that may have been causing problems for some Windows Server 2003 ID: 924054

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Ok, some of you may remember a few weeks back I posted a thread about recieving a 'Microsoft' e-mail that supposedly included a critical patch with it, it turned at to be the Dumaru virus. Anyway, I have today recieved a new one that goes something like this...

Sender: Microsoft Coporation Security Center
Subject: Latest Microsoft Critical Patch

Microsoft Partner

this is the latest version of security update, the "September 2003, Cumulative Patch" update which fixes all known security vulnerabilities affecting MS Internet Explorer, MS Outlook and MS Outlook Express as well as three newly discovered vulnerabilities. Install now to help protect your computer from these vulnerabilities. This update includes the functionality of all previously released patches.

System requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT/XP
This update applies to MS Internet Explorer, version 4.01 and later
MS Outlook, version 8.00 and later
MS Outlook Express, version 4.01 and later
Recommendation Customers should install the patch at the earliest opportunity.
How to install Run attached file. Choose Yes on displayed dialog box.
How to use You don't need to do anything after installing this item.

Microsoft Product Support Services and Knowledge Base articles can be found on the Microsoft Technical Support web site. For security-related information about Microsoft products, please visit the Microsoft Security Advisor web site, or Contact Us.

Thank you for using Mi... Read more

A:Another spoof Microsoft e-mail patch?

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Microsoft has patched almost as many critical vulnerabilities in the first 8 months of 2006 as it did in 2004 and 2005 combined, security researchers said..."2006 already is a record year,"..."It's great that we're finding them prior to large-scale attacks, but at the same time it's a concern about the quality of [Microsoft's] code." Thus far this year, there have been 51 security bulletins and 98 patches, 64 of which were deemed

A:Microsoft Breaks Patch Records

Windows needs a complete rewrite from the ground up, instead of patching the legacy system and interfacing new modules with bloated the code.

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Microsoft's latest patches also contain kernel updates, and in an effort to avoid a repeat performance, the company has prevented the patches from installing on infected machines. This security update includes package-detection logic that prevents the installation of the security update if certain abnormal conditions exist on 32-bit systemsClick to expand...


A:Microsoft will not patch XP if rootkit is present

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Last week I cleaned out and updated a friends Dell computer. About three days later I get a call saying its blue screened with the following stop code.

stop: 0x0000007E (0xc0000001d, 0x80537008, 0xba4c3508, 0xba4c3204)

I looked it up and it appears to be a Microsoft patch causing the problem. The question is how do I roll back the patch? One would be the Microsoft recovery console but what am I looking for once inside it? Another option I believe would be using Ubuntu, but again once its up what would I be looking for?

Repairing this would be a lot less of a headache for the owner than rebuilding from scratch.

A:Rolling back a Microsoft patch?

Hi Dirtpitt289,

There is a report that patch KB977165 is causing BSOD with computers that have an infected atapi.sys file.

We could remove the patch, but personally, I'd like confirmation that an infected atapi.sys file is to blame. Please do the following:

1. Boot from your Windows installation CD

Insert your Windows installation CD and boot your computer. If your computer is not set to boot from CD first, you may need to reconfigure your BIOS or press a boot menu key (often F12, F8 or Esc). If you are unsure of how to do this, consult your favorite geek. As soon as the boot starts, you should see a message like ?Press any key to boot from CD?? ? press a key.

2. Start the Recovery Console

After the CD loads (it may take a minute), you will be presented with a few choices. One of these options is to start a recovery by pressing ?R?. Press ?R? to launch the Recovery Console.

* You may be asked to choose a Windows installation. If so, choose the damaged installation (probably ?1″).
* You may be prompted for the Administrator password. If you do not have one, press ?Enter?.

3. Identify your CD drive letter

You should now be at the command prompt. Enter the following command:


Look for the drive letter for your CD drive. It may look something like this:

D: \Device\CdRom0

In this case, your CD drive is ?D:?.

4. Replace ATAPI.SYS

Enter the following, replacing ?D:? with your CD drive:

cd system32\drivers
ren ata... Read more

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Microsoft Corp. last week said that three Windows security updates, including one rated "critical," will be released tomorrow. The company acknowledged, however, that it will not deliver a fix for an Excel flaw that attackers are now exploiting.


A:Microsoft won't fix Excel bug on Patch Tuesday

I think someone already posted this somewhere, but I'm too lazy to find it :P
I find it more interesting that two out of the three fixes are for spoofing.

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New Worm Poses as Microsoft Patch

'Gruel' also impersonates Symantec tool, lifts Outlook addresses.

Paul Roberts, IDG News Service
Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Antivirus company TruSecure is warning users about a new e-mail worm that is beginning to spread on the Internet and over the Kazaa peer-to-peer network.

The new worm, dubbed Gruel, is a mass-mailing worm that masquerades as a Windows software patch from Microsoft and as a virus-removal tool from Symantec, according to an alert from TruSecure.

Familiar Attack
Like other mass-mailing worms, Gruel spreads by stealing e-mail addresses from an infected computer's Microsoft Outlook address book and mailing copies of itself to those addresses, TruSecure representatives say.

The worm deletes files from machines it infects and copies itself into various locations. It particularly targets and infests folders used by the Kazaa file-sharing network, enabling it to spread on that network as well, according to TruSecure.

The antivirus company received word of five infections and fielded around 20 calls from users who have received e-mail messages containing the virus, according to Bruce Hughes, content security lab manager at TruSecure.

While the number of infections is still low, Gruel has a number of characteristics that have allowed other worms to successfully spread in recent months, Hughes says.

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A:New Worm Poses as Microsoft Patch

Thanks for the info ladyjeweler.Much appreciated.

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I've got the Windows - No Disk error. Here's my "Hijack This" log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:37:46 AM, on 4/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Common\DataServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\iTechnology\igateway.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrustITM\InoTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\NTRU Cryptosystems\NTRU Hybrid TSS v2.0.25\bin\tcsd_win32.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
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A:The infamous Windows - No Disk!

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I'm hoping someone can help me sort this out.

For a while now i hadn't been able to install the windows updates that run before my computer shuts down. It would get to '1 of 8' then come up with 'Instruction at 0x745f2780 referenced memory at 0x00000000'. Memory could not be read' (or similar - that once was the one i wrote down from last night). I'd choose to debug it, and sometimes it would install the rest, sometimes it would freeze and i'd have to turn it off manually. However, the last week, it's been installing them all fine...until last night, when it happened again. Why does it do this?

Also, i cannot install the microsoft updates (security etc). They download, but won't install. I get the error code '0x51F'. I don't know whether this is related, but i am now getting a window's installer box come up when i start my computer, and all throughout the day, failing whatever it is, then saying 'Installation file SKU011.CAB could not be found', then telling me to insert the CD i installed Microsoft Office 2003 edition from, or browse for the file. It was already installed on my computer when i bought it, so i don't have the CD or file anyhow? All my office programs are working fine, so i don't know what's wrong, but it's sh!tting me off!

And....yesterday and today, my computer booted up fine, got to login (where i logged in), loaded the desktop, then rebooted itself automaticall... Read more

A:Windows/microsoft Updates Problem

You could try Dial a fix. It worked for me.

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i AM AT MY WITTS END. Tried to update by: refreshing, resetting and by recovery. and troubled shootng.  Error Msessages READS ALL FAILED: .  HP SUPPORT ASSISTANT ERROR READS: " ENABLE WINDOWS UPATE TO KEEP YOUR PC SECURE".  HOW IS THAT DONE? FUTHERMORE, Troubshooting  listed 3 options:  1) reinstall Windows (how difficult is this)?  2)  apply how I would like to update (recommended) updates and I am not able to APPLY nor cancel .  3)  A  Advance option.   HOWEVER,  message continue to have rectangle with a !  in the center of iT  WHICH is located on INTERNET ACCESS  IN lower bar.   Last up date  5/16/17, pretty sure there are updates. Novice with all this.  Can somone help me please.  

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I know that the support for Windows XP will be ending soon somewhere around 2014. ( Could I have exact date??? )

This means also the Microsoft Updates for this OS ( Windows XP) will be no longer available :( I have access for installing Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 but It would be great if I had the updates just in case :) The updates will be for a genuine Windows XP Pro. Copy of Windows...

Also what ways could I get the updates through what??? Can it be through disc, flash drive, or online??? Do many still use Windows XP???

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP Pro. Microsoft Updates

The updates should still be available via Windows Update . . there just will not be any new ones.

April 8 was the latest date I saw

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Hello Everyone,

I would like to all Windows 7 experts for help.
I have just bought a key for Windows 7 Ultimate

But for some reason i thing that may be MSDN Key not retail.
I would like to know he following things:
1.Is there a way to find out if this key is retail,OEM or MSDN?
2.In case that this key gets blocked from Microsoft,will i be notified by Microsoft?\
3.In case my key gets blocked will i still beable to get updates and will my Microsoft Genuine logo will be still on my PC?
4.Is Microsoft will deactivate my licence?and i need to buy new one?
I have just realise that the seller site is not that genuine,but i have already bought the key,so i think i learn my lesson.
I just hope that the key they have provided me with is Genuine not some used key which will be blocked .
Please anyone who can give me some information on my questions to let me know.

Thank to all of you.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate UPDATES from Microsoft!

If the key doesnt activate, you will know right away. Then you will have to buy a new key/DVD.

I would back up all the data from that computer first, because when and if activation fails, you will have very limited use of the computer.

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A window pops up saying that Windows Vista has stopped working properly. It advises me to download Microsoft updates. When I try to do that a window pops up saying that updates cannot be accessed.

A:Cannot access Microsoft Windows updates

Please click here to download and install HijackThis.

Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile from the Main Menu.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

Do not fix anything

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I am creating our new corporate Windows 7 image (both 32 and 64 bit).  But I am trying to figure out how to enable "Microsoft updates" (not Windows Update) in the image via a reg edit or some other means that I can incorporate in an automated
fashion.  I've searched on the net but haven't found any good info.  Also, I am not looking to accomplish this via Group Policy since some of our machines operate off of our domain and dont receive policies.  Can someone point me in the right
direction?  Thanks. 

A:Enable Microsoft Updates in Windows 7

I actually stumbled across this script on technet which works quite well.  You can use this to disable or enable the MS Update service in Windows 7.

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I have my computer set to receive automatic updates for my Internet Security Suite, Windows and Microsoft updates. I just noticed this morning when booting up, I had a message about an update for Internet Explorer. So I ran the check for updates at Microsoft. After checking for about 5 minutes an error message appeared, " When accessing the update site 0x80072EE2 or 0X80072EFD error occurred" these may not be the exact wording but basically is. I went to the knowledge base it referred me to (kb836941). There it had a help guide that would automatically fix the error. Download, installed and ran program. Once program completed, I ran update again. Got same error message. Disable my firewall and windows firewall still didn't work. I have no problems updating my firewall, it works very well. Can somebody help? I don't really know how many updates I have missed for my system.

A:Can't Received Windows Or Microsoft Updates

Was this update for IE7?

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I cannot use windows updates or microsoft updates, nor can i access home burned cds or dvds. Just yesterday it no longer allows me to update windows defender.If i try to access windows updates from the start menu i get a "cannot display the web page" error if i type the address into the address bar, i get a [Error number: 0x80072EFF message when i try to run the updatesWhen i try to run windows defenderupdates, I receive error 0x80072efe.I have ran Spybot S&D nothing foundTrend micro antivirus nothing foundMalware Bytes nothing foundSuperAntispyware 24 tracking cookies found and deletedMicrosoft malicious software tool nothing foundhijack this report as followsLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 2:58:09 PM, on 6/21/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC... Read more

A:Can't Download Windows or Microsoft Updates

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Can I safely remove all old updates off my harddrive and just keep newer ones? Or, will my computer then be outdated? There are so many hundreds on my computer and surely if removed will give me extra space on the drive, not so?
Also, how do you delete files or any other information completely off the drive forever? I noticed that old files and removed programs still show up when a scan is done, for instance by Reg Cure. Do they stay on the drive although removed in 'Add or remove programs?' Please give me advice on this matter, thanx.

A:Solved: Microsoft Windows Updates

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ive installed vista 64 bit with sp1 slipstreamed(?) on my laptop and for some reason i cant download from microsoft websites or from windows update, i dont know how to fix it. help

A:cant download from microsoft or windows updates

Run a virus check
Download land run a scan with this


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As of today, windows and/or microsoft updates will not install properly on my netbook. The system is running Windows XP Professional x86. Regardless of whether I try to install the update (in this case, Update for Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter KB977840) by clicking the yellow shield or using Internet Explorer, the update won't install. Here's what I have tried so far:

1. Install Windows Install 3.1a. Result: I get an error message because I'm running SP3, which already includes this package2. I ran Dial-a-Fix and checked "Fix Windows Update."a. Result: Nothing changed after reboot. 3. I stopped the Automatic Updates service, did Start, Run, then

"C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe" /wuforce
to try to reinitialize this component. Then, after reboot, nothing changed.

Can anyone help me here? I'm getting really desperate after trying pretty much everything I can think of. Thanks for the help!

A:windows and/or microsoft updates will not install

Hi pythonscript

Is it just the one update that fails? or do all attempts fail? If you manually start Windows Update, and select "show installation history" = do you see an error code for the failed attempts? What error code did the failed attempts generate? (you can use your favorite search engine to research your particular error). I imagine you already know the basics, that manual visits to Windows Updates require the use of IE and require that the Background Intelligent Transfer Service ("BITS" for short) is enabled (set to Automatic or to Manual).

That said, for a quick fix, try:
1) Using Windows Explorer, visit the C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Downloads folder - and delete the Downloads folder's contents.
2) Reboot.
3) Download the update directly from Microsoft ---
4) Install the update. This update might require you to accept a license agreement to install, so reply when prompted to complete the update.

See if that approach succeeds.
Best of luck
. . . Gary

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Something I noticed around the release of Windows 10 is slow updates on my Windows 7 system, they can take several hours just to download.   Has any else noticed this?

A:Is Microsoft throttling updates for Windows 7 & 8.1?

Not for me. Mine download in under 2 minutes for even the largest of updates.

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I cannot download anything from microsoft.[updates or windows 10]

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updates for your pc are ready to download.................

A:microsoft windows updates today 07-12-05


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Published: January 25, 2005, 9:00 PM PSTBy Ina Fried Staff Writer, CNET News.comAiming to crack down on counterfeit software, Microsoft plans later this year to require customers to verify that their copy of Windows is genuine before downloading security patches and other add-ons to the operating system. Since last fall the company has been testing a tool that can check whether a particular version of Windows is legitimate, but until now the checks have been voluntary. Starting Feb. 7, the verification will be mandatory for many downloads for people in three countries: China, Norway and the Czech Republic. In those countries, people whose copies are found not to be legitimate can get a discount on a genuine copy of Windows, though the price varies from $10 to $150 depending on the country. By the middle of this year, Microsoft will make the verification mandatory in all countries for both add-on features to Windows as well as for all OS updates, including security patches. Microsoft will continue to allow all people to get Windows updates by turning on the Automatic Update feature within Windows. By doing so, Microsoft hopes it has struck a balance between promoting security and ensuring that people buy genuine versions of Windows. "We think that the best foundation for the most secure system is genuine software," said David Lazar, director of the Genuine Windows program at Microsoft. "We want to urge all of our customers to use genuine software. (At ... Read more

A:Microsoft: Legit Windows or no updates

They talk about cost to the software industry in $bn's but how many of the users can actually afford the software at the prices quoted or would buy it at the given price, especially those in developing nations. I always think that's a misleading figure to quote.

Also M$ seem to be saying the cheapest way to get windows is to get a pirated copy then buy a discounted legit serial number from them, I suppose that there are no production costs (of the physical CD) and distribution costs aren't incurred.

Targeting China first may secure Linux as the OS of choice there.

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Adobe Flash  21 has been updated to
In today's release, we've updated Flash Player with important bug fixes and security updates.  These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.  

Direct downloads (no bundled junk) for Windows 7 and earlier :
Internet Explorer -
Plugin-based browsers (Firefox etc) -
Uninstaller (if needed) : 

A:Updates 4/7/16 - Flash: Emergency update to patch RANSOMWARE vulnerabilty
[This] emergency update [for] Flash software [patches] a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs.
The software maker urged the more than 1 billion users of Flash... to update the product as quickly as possible after security researchers said the bug was being exploited in "drive-by" attacks that infect computers with ransomware when tainted websites are visited.
Ransomware encrypts data, locking up computers, then demands payments that often range from $200 to $600 to unlock each infected PC.

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Patch Tuesday 5/12/2015 bug or Microsoft Hiding something?

KB976932 shows up after installing the following updates.

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3061518)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3049563)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3055642)
Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - (KB3063917)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3045171)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3051768)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3046002)
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - May 2015 (KB890830)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 on Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 x64 (KB3035490)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB3032655)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB3023215)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 on Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 x64 (KB3023224)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB3048070)
Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3056819)
To get that KB976932 update to show up. You to need re-run the windows updates after you install those updates,... Read more

A:Patch Tuesday 5/12/2015 bug or Microsoft Hiding something?

The update you're getting is fairly common - it's most likely a minor patch to prevent problems further down the line, and WU appears to have picked up that it's not yet been installed.
It shouldn't do any harm to install it.

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Lots of fixing going on today!

Microsoft said four of the new patches -- software updates that write over glitches -- were of the highest priority and should be deployed immediately to protect users from potential criminal attacks on the Windows operating systems.

Microsoft said it also repaired other less serious security weaknesses in Windows, along with security problems in its widely used Office software for PCs and Microsoft Server software for business computers.
Click to expand...

I'm not seeing it being offered in XP w/SP3 here but no doubt it will appear later on.

A:Microsoft issues biggest security patch ever

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I'm trying to get rid of the Conficker worm, and so I used this guide: I copied the files into my laptop and attempted to install the microsoft patch it kept saying that it was searching for updates, and then it would say the update does not apply to my system. Why wont it install? I really need it to so I can get rid of Conficker!P.S. I'm on vista.

A:Microsoft MS08-067 Patch Won't Install!Moved to AII

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Users complain about last week's security updateMicrosoft is investigating reports that last week's Internet Explorer security update has crippled some users' web connection. Users started posting messages to multiple Microsoft support newsgroups almost immediately after Microsoft released the MS07-069 security bulletin on December 11, saying that they were unable to connect to the internet, either because IE refused to open or because when it did open, it could not reach various sites."About 60 percent of the time, I would get an 'Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and must close' dialog,"...both IE6 and IE7 balked at loading, or while loading, some pages, particularly home pages, on both Windows XP and Windows Vista in title for Update: Info from MS Security Response Center

A:Internet Explorer Crippled By Microsoft Patch

That's very useful info, quietman7. I've noticed there have been a number of posts here lately from people experiencing just these problems. Would you recommend that folks uninstall that update until such time as a patch or new update is available? Or do you think that whatever security issues it addresses are more important than the problems it apparently creates?


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Microsoft has announced what vulnerabilities it designs to patch on Tuesday.
According to the company, its Tuesday revise will encompass fixes for nine matters. Three of those matters are "Critical" vulnerabilities, meaning that they can allow cipher execution without any user interaction. The remaining vulnerabilities are labeled as "Important."
whereas all three of of the Critical vulnerabilities center on Windows, one of them furthermore encompasses Internet Explorer 9. Interestingly, the flaw does not extend to previous versions of the browser, so it appears it's something new. after that, the nine patches address flaws in everything from Windows XP Service Pack 3 to Windows Server 2008.
As with previous security bulletins, Microsoft is urging users revise their influenced programs as soon as likely. The business will be holding a Webcast on July 11 to address clientele questions.

VIA: TH3Tech

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