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Windows 7: Cause of windows security updates 13/10/10

15 Oct 2010   #1
Doo0592

Window 7 Home Professional x64
 
 
Cause of windows security updates 13/10/10

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me/ point me in the right direction what caused microsoft to release so many security updates across all systems on Wednesday?

I have heard that these were triggered because of a new virus or similar and I have been having issues with my pc(s) for a few weeks now, so I thought I may have picked up the problem pre update...

I'll post my issue with the PC's in the network forum if you are interested.


Thanks in advance.

Doo0592


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15 Oct 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I also was interested as to why so many security updates but I have had no prior issues with my system.
It will be interesting to see what other's are experiencing.
What AV and Firewall are you currently using?
I am running MSE and windows firewall and so far so good.
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15 Oct 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Doo, if you suspect you have a malware infection or just want peace of mind, download and install Malwarebytes, update it and run a quick scan. I use it as an on demand scanner and run it once a week. It works very well with Win 7.
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15 Oct 2010   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Dont worry, the virus everybody's talking about is the Stuxnet worm. This is an extremely sophisticated malware that attacks SCADA systems (industrial control software running things like nuclear power plants, power grids etc.). It is being analyzed and some think it was aimed at a nuclear power plant in Iran, but the whole issue has not been deciphered yet. However, an ordinary home user is unlikely to encounter it so you can relax.

The latest whopper update from MS included fixes for some of the loopholes exploited by Stuxnet. I believe they also incuded a fix for Zeus trojan.
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17 Oct 2010   #5
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Read the same info, MS is starting to focus on botnets also.

Microsoft Cleaned 6.5 Million Zombie PCs Between April and June 2010
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17 Oct 2010   #6
Doo0592

Window 7 Home Professional x64
 
 

Thanks guys :)
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17 Oct 2010   #7
Doo0592

Window 7 Home Professional x64
 
 

Quick reply to howling wolves :)

I was using norton but I hate it so it's been ditched lol. Trialling AVG for the moment but looking at others. What does MSE stand for? Is it a good program?
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17 Oct 2010   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

MSE = Microsoft Security Essentials...
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17 Oct 2010   #9
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Running late today...
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17 Oct 2010   #10
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Most recommended from this site, MSE for malware and Avast for anti virus.

I'm running both now and have no issues or virus/malware.
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