Windows 7 Update appears to be compromised?
These details of "Important" update, which I received this morning - 4:30 AM MT. Copied to Notepad:
(appears to be a language pack? 4.3 MB)
Download size: 4.3 MB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Important
Help and Support:
Did NOT install. After my MSE definitions updated, I repeated Windows Update. The above 'important' update did not reappear???
Did MS servers get compromised?
I also had this update today.
Размер загрузки: 4,3 МБ
Чтобы обновление вступило в силу, может потребоваться перезапуск компьютера.
Способ обновления: Важное
Справка и поддержка:
Same here. Hopefully if enough people post about this, we'll get a response from Microsoft. Haven't installed, but in my case (unlike in the OP's), it reappears every time I check for new updates.
I got several errors when I was first trying to run Windows Update right before getting this--for about 10 min I couldn't access updates at all. No idea if it's related.
We had the update repeatedly show up as available and repeatedly it failed (never blindly accept updates :-( )
However seems to have gone, but we NEED to know what it was. Has the laptop been compromised?
Just a short answer will do.
my laptop was screwed after the update. windows explorer crashes
VERY frequently now and most of my programs stopped working even in admin mode.
system restore didn't work and i don't have the information i need for a reinstall.
basically whatever it was killed my system and compromised my gear so i wouldn't want to look up anything sensitive to personal data on your machine. also i noticed the update cant be deleted or hidden or detected after a failed install. even though you can clearly see it listed as a failed update... this is bad.
sorry if this isn't what you wanted to hear. maybe it effects things differently depending on location and computing capabilities. hope for the best and try to restore.
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