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  • Patch Tuesday Win7 patches KB 4034664, 4034679 causing problems with multiple screens

    Posted on August 12th, 2017 at 06:50 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Günter Born has identified a persistent problem with this month’s Win7 patches, KB 4034664 (the Monthly Rollup) and KB 4034679 (the manual Security only patch). If you have a Win7 machine with two or more monitors, you need to look at his report on Born City.

    He reports bugs in the second-screen display of PDFs using PDF-Xchange Viewer. There are also reports of second-screen display problems with IrfanView, Adobe Reader.

    There are also reports of Excel losing the VBA editor icons on the second screen, and of Office 2013 garbling window titles, scrollbars, and other screen elements.

    Are you seeing any second-screen problems with this month’s Win7 patches?

    (Just a reminder: There’s a reason why we’re still at MS-DEFCON 2, and I don’t recommend you install the August patches at this point. It takes a while for problems to, uh, surface.)

  • And don’t forget to patch Adobe Reader and Acrobat

    Posted on October 14th, 2009 at 14:51 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft ain’t the only massive patcher this week.

    Adobe has unleashed a single security bulletin with a download that plugs 29 (yes, you read that right, 29) separately identified security holes.

    If you use Acrobat Reader to read PDF files (I don’t, I use Foxit Reader), take a look at Adobe Security Bulletin 9-15.

    Yes, I recommend that you patch Acrobate reader immediately.