DODGY WINDOWS UPDATES ?

BEWARE

On 12th December i had notification of 3 windows updates, after checking what they were (seemed like normal updates) i downloaded them (from the windows update site) and my PC went back to year  zero with ALL home screen folders and contents gone.

Hardrive and all backups still intact, just any folders, documents, pictures and receipts all vanished. So, as windows creates a restore point i had to quickly restore back to the point just prior to the actual downloads (everything back in order).

The updates were for Windows 7 onwards. A list of the  updates are shown below. If you can see any or all 3 of these specific downloads in your download options then right click on them and “hide”… This will prevent further intrusion… Good luck…

If and when you ever get a Dodgy windows update, always go to recent restore point and “Restore” (only takes around 5 minutes) then “hide” the offending update.

January, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3212646)

Download size: 142.8 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3212646

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

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Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 – January 2017 (KB890830)

Download size: 3.4 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

After the download, this tool runs one time to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps remove any infection that is found. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time that you start your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center, or you can run an online version from microsoft.com. This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an antivirus product.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890830

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

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INTEL – System – 10/3/2016 12:00:00 AM – 10.1.1.38

Download size: 58 KB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Optional

INTEL System driver update released in October 2016

More information:
http://sysdev.microsoft.com/support/default.aspx

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=hub

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