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  • Avira says it has fixed the slowdown problem associated with the April Win7/8.1 patches; Microsoft still hasn’t acknowledged it

    Posted on May 1st, 2019 at 09:58 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Avira has updated its very short response to the six dirty patches/five broken AVs problem. Their KB 1976 now says:

    We have looked into the issue that you described, where the system slows down after a Windows update, and have found a way to fix it.

    We have recently released an update that should fix this issue. Your Avira Product will be automatically updated, and you don’t have to do anything else in the product.

    Oddly, the Avira article goes on to list three conflicting patches:

    • Windows 10: KB4493509
    • Windows 7: KB4493472, KB4493448

    whereas Microsoft lists Avira conflicts as part of the known issues for nine different patches — all of the Win7 and Server 2008 R2 / Win8.1 and Server 2012 R2 / Server 2012 Monthly Rollup and Security-only patches (those are the original six), along with the Monthly Rollup Previews, now, for each of those versions.

    Microsoft still says:

    Microsoft has temporarily blocked devices from receiving this update if Avira antivirus software is installed. We are presently investigating this issue with Avira and will provide an update when available.

    Also remarkably, Avira singled out the original March Win10 1809 cumulative update KB 4493509, where Microsoft has never acknowledged that bug. Even the fancy new Windows 10 Release Information Status page is mum.

    Not sure whom to believe? Yeah, me neither.

    Thx Bogdan Popa, Softpedia.

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