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the biggest software patch day from Microsoft

Postby Antony » Thu 15 Oct, 2009 7:43 am

According to this news article, Microsoft released its biggest software patch on record.

MICROSOFT has issued its biggest software patch on record to fix a range of security issues in its programs, including the yet-to-be-released Windows 7 operating system.

In a monthly update sent to users of its software, Microsoft released 13 security bulletins, or patches, to address 34 vulnerabilities it identified across its Windows, Internet Explorer, Silverlight, Office and other products.

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Well, remember to update your Microsoft Windows with the latest patches for better security.
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Postby James » Thu 15 Oct, 2009 9:04 am

I had 14 security patches and my wife 17. My download was over 34 Mb.
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Postby Fulvio » Fri 16 Oct, 2009 1:59 pm

I am wondering what's going on. My Windows Update told me that I had 11 patches to download, and install. It took me 45 Min. to do the job. In the meantime, my virus scan had begun. So, I chose to restart after the scan was over. After restarting my Secunia PSI told me that I had eight insecure/end of life programs. I decided to install two of them, which were, already, listed in my Windows Updates. The two I chose were the cumulative update for IE8, and .NET framework update. After rebooting the same eight patches were still listed as uninstalled. I guess that I will do a new scan of Secunia PSI, and see if it tells me, again, that the same updates are still needed. It is a royal pain! Never had this before.
What do you know? I am 100% clean!
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Postby PaulD » Fri 16 Oct, 2009 2:16 pm

My daughter has the only Vista in the house. This morning when she fired up the computer she got the message that she needed to activate, and in the bottom right corner it said that she had an unauthorized copy of Windows. She's had this OEM-activated system for over a year.

I did a little research, and buried in one of the Microsoft support articles was the statement that an uninstalled new patch could cause this.

Anyway, daughter did a manual re-activation using the code on the decal on the bottom of the computer and I think that all is OK again. She also did the downloads and installations. (She has the system set to Notify_but_not_download_or_install.)
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