Tag Archives: Microsoft Security Essentials

Critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Malware Protection Engine (CVE-2017-11937 and CVE-2017-11940)

[German]Microsoft’s Malware Protection Engine has a critical memory corruption vulnerability that allows remote code execution. Microsoft released a security advisory on December 6, 2017 and says corresponding security updates are available. Here are what I found out till now. [Update: … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Essentials: Double definition updates & error 0x80070650

[German]It seems that Microsoft Security Essentials is causing a curious issue: Suddenly Windows Update shows double definition update entries, and the update history shows many install errors for some definition updates. The definition update will be installed multiple times.

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Update for Microsoft Security Essentials ( brings back context menu

Microsoft has released this night an important update for Microsoft Security Essentials. This changes MSE to version Details, what’s new or changed, are not available. The links offered in Update window points to Windows 10 advertorials. And KB article … Continue reading

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