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Windows 7: Machines left unpatched so MS can avoid BSOD déja vu.

15 Apr 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Machines left unpatched so MS can avoid BSOD déja vu.

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Microsoft is seeking to avoid a repeat of February's blue-screen problems with this month's bumper crop of Patch Tuesday patches. After installing the February updates, some users of Windows XP found their systems wouldn't boot. After investigation, this turned out to be due to an interaction between the Alureon rootkit and the patch for KB977165 which updates the Windows kernel. Microsoft has subsequently released tools that attempt to detect the rootkit and prevent installation of the patch if a machine appears compromised.

This month's patches also contain kernel updates, and so have the same incompatibility with the rootkit. As the bulletin for MS10-021 states, "This security update includes package detection logic that prevents the installation of the security update if certain abnormal conditions exist on 32-bit systems. These abnormal conditions on a system could be the result of an infection with a computer virus that modifies some operating system files, which renders the infected computer incompatible with the kernel update."



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Machines left unpatched so Microsoft can avoid BSOD dj vu


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15 Apr 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Odd, I've never had a problem with updates causing a crash, except once back when I first installed XP x64. If this is something inherent in x32, I'm glad that I no longer use it...except my XP MCE install.
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16 Apr 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Why do these users that are having the BSOD have a rootkit installed on there system in the first place?
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17 Apr 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Why do these users that are having the BSOD have a rootkit installed on there system in the first place?
Because sadly most of them are of the click happy crowd, that will click OK to just about anything and open just about any attachment they get in an email.
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17 Apr 2010   #5
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Why do these users that are having the BSOD have a rootkit installed on there system in the first place?
Because sadly most of them are of the click happy crowd, that will click OK to just about anything and open just about any attachment they get in an email.
Dear mold MUM. She even admits it and says
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but all I have to do is ring you up and start TeamViewer !!
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17 Apr 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Why do these users that are having the BSOD have a rootkit installed on there system in the first place?
Because sadly most of them are of the click happy crowd, that will click OK to just about anything and open just about any attachment they get in an email.
Exactly.
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17 Apr 2010   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hubris View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Why do these users that are having the BSOD have a rootkit installed on there system in the first place?
Because sadly most of them are of the click happy crowd, that will click OK to just about anything and open just about any attachment they get in an email.
Dear mold MUM. She even admits it and says
Quote:
but all I have to do is ring you up and start TeamViewer !!
lol, nice of her :)
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17 Apr 2010   #8
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hubris View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Why do these users that are having the BSOD have a rootkit installed on there system in the first place?
Because sadly most of them are of the click happy crowd, that will click OK to just about anything and open just about any attachment they get in an email.
Dear mold MUM. She even admits it and says
Quote:
but all I have to do is ring you up and start TeamViewer !!
Sounds exactly like my Mum, checking every single piece of e-mail she gets, including junk, and opening every link she gets in them.
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17 Apr 2010   #9
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

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Sounds exactly like my Mum, checking every single piece of e-mail she gets, including junk, and opening every link she gets in them.
Gotta love'm though.

Which reminds me, been a month or so since she last rang.......sshhhhh... listens for a ring.
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18 Apr 2010   #10
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
Sounds exactly like my Mum, checking every single piece of e-mail she gets, including junk, and opening every link she gets in them.
Unfortunately, that is all too common.
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