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Windows 7: Update KB3107998 - is this one safe? useful?

16 Nov 2015   #1
PatrickHill

Windown 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Update KB3107998 - is this one safe? useful?

Hello,

I first saw this one last week, along with 8 security updates. Has anyone determined whether this one is safe or (or even useful). I've become more and more reluctant to update just because MicroSoft says to do so.

Regards, PatrickH


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16 Nov 2015   #2
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

According to the MS KB article, it really only affects Lenovo systems, to remove an outdated Lenovo bloatware app (USB Blocker) that conflicted with a MS security patch from October (Lenovo has an updated version available of the program in question).

So while I would never say that any MS patch these days is "harmless", it appears to be OK?

Having said that, I have held off for both this and 3097877 for a few more days, just in case.
Will probably take the plunge today, even though neither of my systems is a Lenovo.

Cheers,

MM
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16 Nov 2015   #3
PatrickHill

Windown 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks MM.

PatrickH
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16 Nov 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

See this post and its many links.
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16 Nov 2015   #5
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
See this post and its many links.
Thanks, @UNI.

That thread is 21 pages long and drifts too far off-topic for me.

I'm not surprised that the patch might do more than MS says it does.
But it's certainly confusing that the KB topic only addresses the Lenovo fix.
And it's not a security patch.

So, I will see....

Black Tuesday has certainly become a monthly adventure.

Sigh.

Thanks again,
MM
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16 Nov 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have KB3107998 on both my Asus systems and have seen no problems and it's been a few days.
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16 Nov 2015   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
That thread is 21 pages long and drifts too far off-topic for me.
Sorry, I meant say:
Look at the info and many links in my one post to that thread...
...not the entire thread (which I've not read).

I have added some additional ramblings to that post.
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16 Nov 2015   #8
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

^^ Thanks ^^

I did take the plunge on both systems (after separately installing 3097877).
It did take a while to install/configure and required a reboot.

So, I guess you were right, as expected: 3107998 likely does "more" than just fix a problem with Lenovo USB Remover. Not surprised that MS was less than forthcoming, as usual.

Shocking, I say, shocking.
<rolls eyes>

Sad that we have to now fear the Patches more than the security vulnerabilities they are supposed to fix.
MS has become a bit of a slow-motion, multi-vehicle, car-meets-train WRECK.
Sigh.

Thanks (and thanks to LBB, as well),

MM
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16 Nov 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Remember the good old days before WW-10, July 29-2015 release.
You got your updated to Windows 7 and trusted them.
Seldom did I get a faulty update and if I did it was take care of by Microsoft very quickly.
Remember when you didn't have to do many searches online to gather information on all the updates before installing them.
Think now, way back before July 2015.
Aaaah, the good old days.
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