Tag Archives: Windows

Windows compatibility update KB3150513

Microsoft has released (04/21/2017) a revised version of compatibility update KB3150513 for supported Windows platforms (clients and servers). Here are a few details.

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Kaspersky remover may triggers VSS error 0x81000203

Just a short note – the tool KAVREMOVER, provided from Kaspersky to clean up an antivirus install, may cause side effects. It seems that some users of Windows 10 (V1607) are receiving error 0x81000203 after executing this tool – so … Continue reading

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Advanced MicroDevices, Inc. driver update for AMD SMBUS

[German]Microsoft has released an update ‘Advanced MicroDevices, Inc. driver update for AMD SMBUS’, dated 03/31/2017, via Windows Update for all Windows systems with AMD CPU. Here are some details about this driver update package.

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Word zero-day-vulnerability patched

There has been a zero-day-vulnerability reported in Word and WordPad that is used in the wild. Microsoft has issued a patch to close this vulnerability on April 2017 patch day.

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Microsoft Security Updates April 11, 2017

Microsoft has released (April 11, 2017) critical security updates for Windows, Flash, Office. And there are also update rollups for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1

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DoubleAgent uses Microsoft Application Verifier to bypass antivirus software

In March 2017 a new attack, named DoubleAgent, has been published. Attackers can use Microsoft Application Verifier shipped in Windows to bypass antivirus software.

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Windows update error 0x80073712

Sometimes users are facing error code 0x80073712 during installing Updates in Windows. I’ve seen this error from time to time since Windows Vista. Here are a few details about that issue.

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Fix for Microsoft’s faulty ‘WPD – 2/22/2016’ MTP driver update

[German]Microsoft has released another MTP driver update (KB4016754) for Windows that shall fix the bug introduced with ‘Microsoft – WPD’ driver update.

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Windows IIS 6.0 Zero Day Vulnerability is under attacks since July 2016

Windows comes with Internet Information Services (IIS). A zero day vulnerability has been used since July 2016 to attack and compromise IIS 6.0 and take over Windows servers.

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Tip: Windows Update error code 0x8024xxxx list

Sometimes Windows Update download or installation fails with an error code. A lot of update error codes are using the 0x8024xxxx (for instance 0x8024001B, stands for WU_E_SELFUPDATE_IN_PROGRESS). I’ve covered this topic within my blog post Windows: How to decode update … Continue reading

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