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        Da Boss

        Talk about April Fools…. Patch Lady Susan Bradley takes you through the current sorry state of affairs with the April patches — catastrophic differ
        [See the full post at: Patch Watch: April patches plays a late joke on Win7 and 8.1]

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        AskWoody Plus

        It would be nice if there were a list, somewhere, with the names of all of the AV software known to have been affected so far, preferably one that keeps being updated.

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

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        Seems pretty obvious that patch QA testing is in the toilet. After all, third party AV running on systems is not some arcane concept that should surprise MS. This just keeps getting worse since Nadella scattered the Windows group to the four winds. Truly pathetic!

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          rc primak

          Then again, those third party security products aren’t really adding anything of value to Windows Defender, the Windows Firewall and Protected Folders. But, like manually defragmenting, Registry Cleaning and third party system cleaners, I guess this myth will also take awhile to die out completely.

          -- rc primak

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            Microsoft’s AV software meets only the bare minimum in tests.

            And the argument you are making is like saying Microsoft should have blocked Netscape and only allowed Internet Explorer.

            • #490727 Reply

              Which AV software? Whose tests? Under what parameters? Reference, please.

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        rc primak

        From the article:

        AskWoody forum MVP RC Primak points out that customizing your computer by replacing current files with older versions will drop your machine into unknown territory. In other words, putting old Windows code onto newer platforms — especially with feature and cumulative updates — is a recipe for trouble.

        Thanks for the shout-out, Susan! It’s always nice to read that one of my posts really hit the nail on the head.

        -- rc primak

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