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Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

kmilburn
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Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

FYI...
[quote=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/12/ms_buggy_fix_roll_back/]Windows 7 users should uninstall a security patch Microsoft issued on Tuesday because some PCs failed to restart after applying the update.
The software giant advised users of Win 7 and Windows Server 2008 (both OSes are closely related, code-wise) to roll-back a patch within the MS13-036, a security update that closed two vulnerabilities in the Windows file system kernel-mode driver.
Edit:  for those that don't want to follow the above link... Wink
The dodgy fix is numbered 2823324, and exactly how one nukes it is explained here.
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Re: Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

Strange, the MS web site says it's been removed, but my PC says it wants to install it, even AFTER I run a check for updates.  Huh
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Re: Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

Despite that I have had no problems with Win 7 64 bit and Kaspersky mind you I haven't rebooted since the reboot after the patch
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Re: Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

It's been installed on both my machines (W7 Pro and W7 Home) without issue and both have been rebooted several times since.

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Re: Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

Does this security patch have an ID? or do we just make a guess at which one to remove? 
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I just followed the link in the original post - it's still there.  Wink
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Re: Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

2823324?
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Re: Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2839011
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Re: Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

Having read all the above I've decided to uninstall on both machinates as a precaution although, as yet, neither have suffered an ill effects.

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Re: Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

I've just updated everything (in stages), even gone to IE10. No problems.  Cool
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Re: Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

I had just loaded Windows 7 on a new machine and installed the hundred plus updates since Service Pack 1 was issued.  Thereafter it crashed on restart although I have no certain knowledge that this update was responsible.
Edit:  Looks to have been an unintended change to BIOS settings, so the Windows update was a red herring.
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Re: Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

Although I'd had no problem since the install, I decided to uninstall it just in case.
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Re: Windows 7 'security' patch knocks out PCs, knackers antivirus tools

No problems here either, and have rebooted several times, but am using Avast, so don't know if that's anything to do with it.
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Still nothing on the Kaspersky Forums except the earlier XP problem http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showtopic=249745
So I suspect that El Reg has got it wrong again  Roll eyes
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So I suspect that El Reg has got it wrong again  Roll eyes

Except the Microsoft site says explicitly:
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As an added precaution, Microsoft has removed the download links to the 2823324 update while we investigate.