MS10-015 (KB977165) security update re-released with new detection logic [FYI]

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Update: MS10-015 security update re-released with new detection logic
    ....we have revised the installation packages for MS10-015 with new logic
    that prevents the security update from being installed on systems if certain
    abnormal conditions exist. Such conditions could be the result of an
    infection with a computer virus such as the Alureon rootkit. If these
    conditions are detected, the update will not be installed and the result
    will be a standard Windows Update error. If a user receives this error, they
    should go to the following landing page for additional help:

    At this time, we have resumed offering the update to all affected systems
    via Automatic Updates.

    We have also released a Microsoft Fix It as a standalone scanning tool that
    reports on the compatibility of a system with the MS10-015 update. The
    scanning tool can also be deployed through enterprise deployment systems
    allowing administrators to detect compatibility with the update before
    deploying broadly. The Fix It and deployment information are available at
    Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 980966.

    [ How to determine whether a computer is compatible with security update
    977165 ]

    Customers who believe they have experienced a restart issue after installing
    MS10-015, are encouraged to visit our Customer Service and Support page at or call 1-866-PCSafety
    (1-866-727-2338). International customers can find local support contact
    numbers here:


    Jerry Bryant Sr. Security Communications Manager Lead
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 2, 2010
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