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)

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Download size: 4.3 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

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More information: 
https://hckSLpGtvi.PguhWDz.fuVOl.gov
https://jNt.JFnFA.Jigf.xnzMQAFnZ.edu

Help and Support: 
https://IIKaR.ktBDARxd.plepVV.PGetGeG.lfIYQIHCN.mil

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Did NOT install.  After my MSE definitions updated, I repeated Windows Update.  The above 'important' update did not reappear???

Did MS servers get compromised?

Thank you

 

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Firstly, I will apologize to those that would rather this thread not be given any further life.  Meaning they'd like it to just go away.

Thought first this was an ackward error since I thought my WSUS database had gone full this morning...

Didn't see the .gov and .edu extension before I had copied the gabbering text and searched for it in the web. Do still have problems removing the update from the WSUS server content though...

Microsoft should come with a more official statement than through quotes on ZDNet (nothing bad said about them).

Plurable source aknowledgement... from Microsoft... would be nice  :)

BUT I have this strong sense that unless us normal low-class folks that are only customers demand certain levels of accountability from these tech companies, we won't get it.

I just cannot understand how a company executive can actually make the decision to hide information about something that caused trouble for a lot of folks and then sit down at the dinner table with his/her kids and offer ideas to those young ones about how to live properly in this world!

Now these help forums we have all around us here on these Microsoft sites/servers and the tech blog thingies that Microsoft seems to have and other Microsoft sites/forums/etc. are the places where so many of us go to get the REAL WORD from this company, so doesn't it make sense that when something like this happens the REAL WORD should be posted around here by the executive who wants to raise cool, well-meaning, responsible humans?

I really don't get it.  Folks in positions of responsibility are always yakking about doing what's right, but when the chance comes it seems it don't happen.  Ole' country boy like me might start to mistrust somebody.

I don't know.  I just don't get it.  Why?

Maybe because I'm too stupid to get it.  Maybe hiding and cheating are the new way of the world and I need to learn how to do it like them rich, high-class folks!

Above certain altitudes you never get to that distant horizon. What's your altitude?

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You got what exactly?  As this was pulled from the servers days ago.

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I got this on 10/2/2015.  Can't seem to find any information on this.

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After actually reading the other 3 pages of posts it seems the answer was already determined a couple days ago.       

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Update: After actually reading the other 3 pages of posts it seems the answer was already determined a couple days ago. 

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I have the same issue.  I asked a tech guy here and he said that each update will have a KB followed by numbers to identify the each update.  In this case, it might have just been a corrupted update and the windows system probably just didn't read it.  I'm assuming they all failed so I wouldn't worry about it.  They'll get it fixed if this is the case. 

I read below that someone's computer got corrupted by this.  It seems you have to actually try to download this corrupted file for that to happen so I would just leave it be. We'll probably get an answer on what this was all about.


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I had this update show up, but I hid it, and then it went away when I searched for updates again.

JG

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I had the same thing downloaded yesterday. Didn't effect my Vaio Laptop till this morning when I went to use it. Blank screen and no harddrive activity. I removed the memory held the on / off button for 20 seconds and then rebooted and it came alive again. It must have upset something on my computer. This is what a copied below. OK for Microsoft to say its a mistake, it caused a fault on my laptop! Perhaps some people would have to take theirs to a repair technician to diagnose the problem which would cost them.

gYxseNjwafVPfgsoHnzLblmmAxZUiOnGcchqEAEwjyxwjUIfpXfJQcdLapTmFaqHGCFsdvpLarmPJLOZYMEILGNIPwNOgEazuBVJcyVjBRL
Installation date: ‎01/‎10/‎2015 12:03
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 8024600A
Update type: Important
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More information: 
https://hckSLpGtvi.PguhWDz.fuVOl.gov
https://jNt.JFnFA.Jigf.xnzMQAFnZ.edu
Help and Support: 
https://IIKaR.ktBDARxd.plepVV.PGetGeG.lfIYQIHCN.mil

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...or was this just a 'proof of concept' issue...

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I received the same file yesterday afternoon via Windows Update, but didn't download/install it.  It was still showing in Windows Update this morning so I checked for updates (in a hope it might disappear!).  I am now getting a message saying:

"Windows could not search for new updates

An error occurred whilst checking for new updates for your computer

Error(s) found:

Code 80244019 Windows Update encountered an unknown error."

When I check the error code it suggests there may be a virus and to start the computer in Safe Mode, then run a virus check.

Has Microsoft issued a response to this problem yet?  I can't see anything online.  

 


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