Updates trying to install over and over again (KB2760411, KB2760588, and KB2760583)

Thu Win asked on

These three updates are trying to be reinstalled over and over again.  Replicable on both PCs

  • KB2760411
  • KB2760588
  • KB2760583

The updates are trying to be install over and over again.  Every time I click "check for updates," there it appears again.

The screenshots below illustrates this:

List of threads that have the same issue:

Media coverage:

Update 1: I have tried restarting the PC.  Nothing.  I have also tried FixIt when trying to troubleshoot Windows Update errors.  Still nothing.  The FixIt simply "runs" till the end and then says "finish."  It did not offer to fix anything.

Windows 7 X64 SP1 with Norton Internet Security 2013 (version 20).

Update: I found other users having the same problem (in Dutch I presume).  Translated page:

Update 2: Added media coverage of the issue.

Update 3: Add even more threads found via Google.

Update 4: Microsoft has now offered a statement regarding this bug:
“We’ve received reports of some customers experiencing issues when deploying some of September’s Office-related updates. We are investigating this issue and will act accordingly, to help ensure that our customers are protected." -- Dustin Childs, group manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

Microsoft has acknowledge this:

Known issues with this security update

  • You may be repeatedly offered this update even though it is already installed. Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available.

Update 5: I did not have to do anything on my part (like re-install updates), so it's probably a detection issue on Microsoft's part.

My blog:
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GRBU2 replied on
The updates are successfully installed, but they keep showing up in Windows Update as needing to be installed. I guess we could hide them if need be, but all three show as being successfully installed on my computer.
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