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  • FYI: 2 year old KB3185319 for IE11 re-appears

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 7 Questions: Windows 7 FYI: 2 year old KB3185319 for IE11 re-appears

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    • #234582 Reply

      Michael432
      AskWoody MVP

      Just an FYI, in case anyone else runs across this too and we can see a pattern.

      A Windows 7 PC had been collecting dust since Jan. 2018. I just brought it up to date on all patches. Then, I ran Windows Update again and now it wants to install an IE11 patch from Sept 2016. Go figure.

      http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=kb3185319

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3185319/ms16-104-security-update-for-internet-explorer-september-13-2016

      Just 8 days ago, another person on this site also noticed it in the list of pending patches for another machine that had not been updated for a while.

      https://www.askwoody.com/2018/ms-defcon-4-with-the-win7-monthly-rollup-now-working-its-time-to-get-everything-updated/

       

       

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    • #234629 Reply

      ch100
      AskWoody MVP

      Please install it and move on if you don’t have a deeper understanding of why this happens.
      Essentially it is to satisfy a cosmetic Windows Update requirement although technically it is superseded. If you have later updates installed, the so-called “installation” of KB3185319 will only set a flag in your system confirming that it is installed.

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      • #234731 Reply

        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        Done a W10 upgrade to W8.1 for a client over the weekend past and encountered KB3185319 late on in the updating sequence. As ch100 states, install it and move on. No harm done whatsoever.

        | W10 Pro x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 | Linux x64 Hybrids | XP Pro O/L
    • #234656 Reply

      jburk07
      AskWoody Lounger

      @michael432,
      I had the same experience in July with a machine that hadn’t been updated since December 2017. I installed the IE patch and haven’t seen any problems.

      @ch100,
      Thanks for your explanation.

      • #234720 Reply

        ch100
        AskWoody MVP

        If you run Disk Cleanup or install Preview Updates, then it is likely that KB3185319 will be re-offered later down the track. It is one of the quirks of the supersedence either too difficult to handle in relation to this patch, the last of its kind before the cumulative updates, or just missed by Microsoft in order to fix that behaviour.

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    • #234727 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody MVP

      I was also having that problem in all my Win7 (and Win8.1) computers with WU offering KB3185319 for IE11 for several months in 2018. problem also happening under Windows 8.1 also.

      as ch100 said earlier, it’s best to get it over with & install KB3185319 so that WU won’t offer it anymore. no harm, no foul done with KB3185319 installed.

    • #234809 Reply

      Michael432
      AskWoody MVP

      I was also having that problem in all my Win7 (and Win8.1) computers with WU offering KB3185319 for IE11 for several months in 2018. 

      I did not mean to imply this was a problem. I noted it here as an FYI, in case others ran across it they should know they are not alone. I did install the old IE11 patch without incident.

      And, another FYI: after this I was offered the Windows Update bug fix that Woody has discussed before and that needs to be applied by itself years after it was released. After that, a patch from 2015 showed up.

      [sarcasm]The big takeaway is the impressive coding skill that went into Windows Update [/sarcasm]

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