ky331
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Updates 11/12/19 - "Microsoft Tuesday", MyPal

Today is "Microsoft Tuesday" --- the SECOND Tuesday of the month --- on which Microsoft is expected to release its monthly cycle of Windows security updates. Based on previous history, they should become available at 1 P.M. [USA - Eastern STANDARD Time]

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Please use Windows/Automatic Updates to determine which updates are applicable to your particular system. For more information, see https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary

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ky331
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Re: Updates 11/12/19 - Microsoft Tuesday

MyPal  28.7.2 (11/1219)

https://github.com/Feodor2/Mypal/releases

Remark:   MyPal is a PaleMoon "clone", which is still updated to run on XP (as well as newer systems)

 

 

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Re: Updates 11/12/19 - Microsoft Tuesday

Malicious Software Removal Tool KB890830 failed to install on my Win 7Pro, 32-bit, PC today. The MSE update, a Win 7 rollup and an Office update all installed ok.

Used Windows Update to look for MSRT, but it just searches endlessly. Went to the MS catalog to download it but there are 2 different .exe listed when I click the Download button for the x86 version, with no explanations of what the 2 are, if I need to run both of them, and in what order?

Anybody else have a problem with MSRT today?

EDIT: The MSRT update error message is 800B0109

Ron

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Re: Updates 11/12/19 - Microsoft Tuesday

A quick glance at the MS forum and there are already a bunch of users reporting that KB890830 failed on Win 7, both 32- and 64-bit today...

At least it's not just me...misery loves company... 😥

Ron

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Re: Updates 11/12/19 - Microsoft Tuesday

If anyone is still having issues installing the KB890830 (MSRT) update in Win 7 or any other OS, read a solution that works for some -including me- on the MS forum.

FWIW, I received new update via WU today for my Win 7+SP1, 32-bit PC:
Servicing stack update for Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2 SP1
We strongly recommend you install the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system before installing the latest cumulative update (LCU). Installing servicing stack updates (SSU) makes sure that you have a robust and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft security fixes.

I didn't install this SSU until after I used the fix posted on the MS forum, but I wonder if that's why the MSRT update wouldn't install in the first place..?

EDIT: I posted this while MSRT was running in the background. During the scan it indicated 4 infected files, but at the end it said "No malicious software was detected".
Time to run MBAM and SAS, again...<sigh>

Ron

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ky331
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Re: Updates 11/12/19 - Microsoft Tuesday

Ron,

I don't have any more Win7 systems, so I can't talk about what's happening on them.   On Win10 and 8.1, the MSRT installed/ran okay.

As for it finding "infected" files which subsequently "disappear" --- which I've seen happen on occasion with the MSRT --- I think what's happening is that a preliminary/quick scan finds something "suspicious" with the file, which requires deeper scanning/analysis, but that, the deeper scan ultimately concludes the file is actually safe... so there's no infection in the final statistics.   If that's truly the case, you should be safe.   (But if you have the time to run a secondary scan, it couldn't hurt.   I'd go only with MBAM only... SAS seems to be almost worthless at this point).

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Re: Updates 11/12/19 - Microsoft Tuesday

@ky331  - Thanks for the response.

Lots of people still using Win 7 PCs even though support officially ends in ~8 weeks. You'd have thunk MS could get Win 7 updates right after supporting this OS all these years. Guess not, with so many peeps reporting the same MSRT update issue...

A few .exe files in the Program Files folder were scanned multiple times by MSRT today so maybe that was the deeper scanning you mentioned. MBAM came up clean - Yea!

FWIW, after I installed that servicing stack update (KB4523206) today, my Aero desktop theme stopped working. Don't know if related to the KB install, but the Aero Troubleshooter said Desktop Windows Manager service wasn't running and fixed it.

Ron

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Re: Updates 11/12/19 - Microsoft Tuesday

Microsoft pulled the Nov'19 MSRT KB890830 update from Windows Update for Win 7 systems. It seems they made a mistake "signing" the update package, meaning it wouldn't pass SHA-2 security requirements.

Win 7 users will need to have KB4523206 installed to enable the PC to use SHA-2 security, which is needed to run MSRT KB890830, now that the signature has been fixed, and other Windows Updates in the future, so make sure you have this one installed.

Then go to Microsoft Update Catalog to download/run the Nov'19 MSRT for 32- or 64-bit Win 7+SP1 from there.  

Ron

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   I am not a Dell employee

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Johnwick01
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Re: Updates 11/12/19 - "Microsoft Tuesday", MyPal

Please suggest me an antivirus which I can use for my laptop and mobile phones. I am currently using mcafee.com/activate antivirus which is free and I think it is not working for me. Please suggest me some good antivirus which is available free in the market.

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Re: Updates 11/12/19 - "Microsoft Tuesday", MyPal

@Johnwick01- Always include the version of Windows in your posts.

You didn't say why you think McAfee isn't working for you. And it isn't free. You may either have a 30-day free trial or possibly Dell included a 1-year McAfee subscription in the price of your PC. Either way, it will have to be purchased when the trial or subscription ends.

If you don't like McAfee, you could uninstall it and use Microsoft's built-in Windows Defender which is free. Be sure to register/activate McAfee at their site before you uninstall it so you can download/reinstall it for free within the time limits of your trial or subscription, if you change your mind...

And others probably will have recommendations for other free anti-malware apps too...

Ron

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   I am not a Dell employee

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