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Microsoft picks security for the enterprise win

The company has revamped its routine for supplying security patches and has unveiled data and system protections


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Microsoft admits stealthy re-release of patch KB 3038314

We’re now hearing that the notorious, flawed IE rollup was re-released without notification on April 22

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Microsoft re-releases seven optional patches, including KB 3046480

The surprise release doesn't include a fix for last week's KB 3022345, which failed to install with error 800F0922

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Windows 10 patch KB 3055415 released with no details

The patch arrives with no description and no warning, other than that it requires a reboot

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Microsoft acknowledges -- but doesn't fix -- KB 3038314 installer fail with error 80092004

However there's still no admission that MS15-032 blocks the installation of search providers

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Optional Windows 8.1 update KB 3022345 fails to install with error 800F0922

At least one of the 34 patches Microsoft released yesterday is having big problems

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Apple's OS X 'Rootpipe' patch flops, fails to fix flaw

Researcher finds 'trivial way' to exploit privilege escalation vulnerability after Apple tries to plug Yosemite hole

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KB 2952664 triggers daily telemetry run in Windows 7 -- and may be snooping on users

Microsoft bills the 'compatibility update' as way to ease the upgrade process to Windows 10 -- but it's collecting data daily

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IE11 patch KB 3038314 blocks search engines and may fail with error 80092004

The latest IE11 patch prevents some Windows users from adding Google as a search provider -- if it finishes installing at all

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Microsoft to release massive set of 34 non-security patches Tuesday

Here's what we know about those 34 patches headed for the Automatic Update chute

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Google extends Chrome for Windows XP support until the end of 2015

Google isn't giving up on XP yet, but it hopes you will once Windows 10 rolls around

KB 2965295, KB 2965270 freeze Calendar and syncing, cause lockouts

February patches KB 2956128 and KB 2956203 also come into question -- again

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Microsoft elaborates on KB 2990214, KB 3044374 Win10 nagware

The explanation raises more questions and has some users upset about being 'stampeded' by Microsoft

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KB 3049508 updates Flash Player in IE for Win8/8.1, Win10 Preview

As if we didn't get enough patches on Tuesday, we have one more on Wednesday

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Microsoft woes: Patch KB 3013769, Skype for Business, Windows 10 nagware

Several of this month's Black Tuesday patches are already showing signs of trouble

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Windows 10 nagware patch KB 3035583 now marked 'important' on some PCs

Many readers report that the Windows 7/8/8.1 update patch now installs by default through Automatic Update

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Microsoft reissues KB 2952664 Win7 upgrade pack, KB 2919355 Win 8.1 Update

Microsoft has reissued several old patches, plus five new ones, via Automatic Update

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Microsoft releases mystery Windows patch KB 3035583

Out-of-band optional patch to Windows Update notifications gives no clue what new 'additional capabilities' are available

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More than half of all IE users face patch axe in 10 months

The majority of IE users face a support retirement deadline that Microsoft unexpectedly announced last August

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