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Windows 7: MS pulls & recommends uninstalling KB 2823324?

13 Apr 2013   #31

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Lets face it. MS security updates are up to one month out of date. If MS considers this a high risk they will roll out a replacement PDQ.

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13 Apr 2013   #32
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

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13 Apr 2013   #33

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1


Yes, indeed.
Thanks very much for that helpful link.

It does seem to be the case that only certain users of KL enterprise products are affected (as listed in the KB article).

I run KIS (a consumer product) on all 3 of my Windows 7 rigs and experienced no such license validation issue after installing KB 2823324 on all of them, before the issue was even known.
FWIW very few other users of their home products have had a problem, either, at least based on reporting at their user forum: Compatibility of KIS2013 MP1 and Windows Update - Kaspersky Lab Forum

I've likewise experienced none of the severe stability issues that prompted MS to pull the update.
All of my systems have been rebooted several times since Patch Tuesday, with no problems.

I did go ahead and uninstall KB 2823324 on one of the 3.
Since the WU servers immediately offered it back to me as an "Important" update, I had to "hide" it.
I'm going to wait a bit longer for the servers to catch up before uninstalling on the other 2.

Assuming, that is, that's it's not premature to uninstall an important security patch from systems that are working fine....???

As several members posting here have pointed out:
1) Most users probably have no idea of the issue, let alone of the MS recommendation to uninstall the patch;
2) Fixing one issue (the potential stability problem) might create another (a security vulnerability that the patch was designed to close).

So, for me, at least, this doesn't seem to be very cut-and-dry.

Decisions, decisions...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Apr 2013   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
If someone uninstalls it and gets hit by something that exploits the unpatched security hole, they are screwed.
In that case, your antivirus will warn you and your firewall may as well block it altogether if properly configured. Layered defenses really help there. Anyway, that particular error was unpatched before that update, yet nobody complained about it. If your security software is working (THE most important being common sense), I don't see any reasons to alarm.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2013   #35
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I suppose if the thing was really detrimental MS could/would issue an out of cycle update that would remove the KB2823324 update.
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13 Apr 2013   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I didn't seem to get it. But I did a fresh install 2 days ago.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2013   #37

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10

I got that update on the 9th of this month.
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17 Apr 2013   #38

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)

Just a FWIW....
If/When MS reissue the update, it will probably be the same KB number - with a new version.
It will automatically unhide the update if necessary, and install in whatever is the normal way for your machine.
If it's already installed (as v1) then it will be updated as (v2).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2013   #39

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I just read about this now. I had it installed on my system and it's been running fine for the past week.

According to the article release by M$ it seems to affect people with Kaspersky AV and Brazilian x86 and x64 OSes, but knowing M$ those are the only "known" issues right now. Who knows what other things this patch comes in conflict with. I went ahead and uninstalled it.
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