Microsoft stops serving Windows patch blamed for blue screens

vbimport

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Computerworld - Microsoft late Thursday said it had halted distribution of a security update linked to crippled Windows XP PCs that display the notorious Blue Screen of Death.

According to users who posted complaints to Microsoft’s support forum, after installing the update, one of 13 released Tuesday, their machines refuse to start up. Instead, their systems shudder to a stop at the blue screen which in Windows indicates a serious software error and crash.

Link: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9156118/Microsoft_stops_serving_Windows_patch_blamed_for_blue_screens?source=rss_news

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It is very likely that malware is involved:

"In our continuing investigation in to the restart issues related to MS10-015 that a limited number of customers are experiencing, we have determined that malware on the system can cause the behavior"
from http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2010/02/12/update-restart-issues-after-installing-ms10-015.aspx

See also http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/tidserv-and-ms10-015

So, facing a BSOD after application of KB977165 seems to be a good indicator for some “flatten and rebuild” :cool:

Michael