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Windows 7: KB4499175 updated, now spurious desktop folder "Libraries (32-bit)"

3 Weeks Ago   #1
Gene Poole

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 
KB4499175 updated, now spurious desktop folder "Libraries (32-bit)"

I did a direct download of KB4499175 from a link here. Running it and rebooting, everything seemed fine. Then I noticed a new folder on my desktop, I don't remember the name now, something generic. It wouldn't open or recycle. After another reboot it's gone but I have another new folder, again it won't open or recycle. This time it's named "Libraries (32-bit)"




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3 Weeks Ago   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

What happens if you click on it, what's "inside"?
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Gene Poole

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hi Roland, thanks. As I'd hoped to convey, it doesn't open. Hence I can't see 'inside'. And dual-pane file tools don't even see it.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Gene Poole,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gene Poole View Post
I did a direct download of KB4499175 from a link here. Running it and rebooting, everything seemed fine. Then I noticed a new folder on my desktop, I don't remember the name now, something generic. It wouldn't open or recycle. After another reboot it's gone but I have another new folder, again it won't open or recycle. This time it's named "Libraries (32-bit)".
[1] Is there any particular reason for downloading and installing that update now, because it is the May 14, 2019 - KB4499175 [Security-Only Update]?

[2] If you right-click on the folder and select Properties, what is the FULL path of the folder?

[3] Do you normally install the Monthly Cumulative Rollup or the Security-Only Update]?
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
Gene Poole

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I was reading a web page talking about needing a security patch for the Remote Desktop function. Drilling through, I came to the specific KB and downloaded and ran (only) it. The right-click process doesn't show the expected, only this as seen in this snap. I suppose I'd be happy enough if I could just uninstall the KB and have things back as they were. I don't really need to know the hows and whys of this.


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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Gene Poole,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gene Poole View Post
I was reading a web page talking about needing a security patch for the Remote Desktop function. Drilling through, I came to the specific KB and downloaded and ran (only) it.
[1] Unless you use the Remote Desktop function, you DON'T need the update!
[2] If you do, an excellent alternative is TeamViewer [FREE].

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gene Poole View Post
I suppose I'd be happy enough if I could just uninstall the KB and have things back as they were. I don't really need to know the hows and whys of this.
There are two options available for this . . .

[1] You could try using a Restore Point PRIOR to you downloading and installing KB4499175.
[2] To uninstall KB4499175, download and run this batch script that I have just written for you => Uninstall_KB_Updates.bat.

I hope this helps!


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3 Weeks Ago   #7
Gene Poole

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Gene Poole,



[1] Unless you use the Remote Desktop function, you DON'T need the update!
[2] If you do, an excellent alternative is TeamViewer [FREE].



There are two options available for this . . .

[1] You could try using a Restore Point PRIOR to you downloading and installing KB4499175.
[2] To uninstall KB4499175, download and run this batch script that I have just written for you => Attachment 410126.

I hope this helps!

Yes, thanks, I do use Teamviewer on occasion, have never used Remote Desktop. But I patched thinking that the underlying remote tech could compromise the Tviewer security. No?
I've never had any success with Restore Points, so I use Aomei about once a month to backup my system partition. Right now my backup is 32 days old and I don't feel this warrants the effort to restore and then reinstall software update. So I'm going to give your BAT a try.
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Gene Poole,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gene Poole View Post
Yes, thanks, I do use Teamviewer on occasion, have never used Remote Desktop. But I patched thinking that the underlying remote tech could compromise the TeamViewer security. No?
I have never used or patched the Remote Desktop function, and I have never found that it has impacted in ANY way with TeamViewer. In fact, on one of the builds I excluded the Remote Desktop function altogether, again, without ANY impact at all!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gene Poole View Post
I've never had any success with Restore Points, so I use Aomei about once a month to backup my system partition. Right now my backup is 32 days old and I don't feel this warrants the effort to restore and then reinstall software update.
AOMEI is an excellent bit of software, I use it all the time!

I hope this helps!
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
Gene Poole

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Interesting that your Tviewer would give out the same expected actions, good! Are you paranoid enough?
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gene Poole View Post
Are you paranoid enough?
???
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