Microsoft April 2018 patchday issues

Windows Update[German]In April 2018 Microsoft released a couple of updates for Windows, Office and other products. In addition to the known issues already reported by Microsoft (Known Issues), some updates lead to further problems. This article outlines some problems that have come to my attention recently.

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VirtualBox 5.2.10

VirtualboxOracle released the virtualization software VirtualBox version 5.2.10 on April 17, 2018. This is a maintenance update which should fix some bugs.

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Java SE Version 8 Update 171/172 released

Oracle released the update for Java SE 8 to version 171 (and 172) on April 17, 2018. The update to version 171/172 is a security update that closes security holes (see also Oracle Security Advisory April 2018).

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Google Chrome 66 released

Google has released Google Chrome 66 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The desktop version includes an autoplaying content blocking feature.

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Windows Defender extension for Google Chrome

[German]Protection against online threads (phishing, malware websites) etc. for the Google Chrome browser? Microsoft makes it possible with a chrome extension. 

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Windows 10 Updates KB4093117 and KB4093120 (04/17/2018)

[German]Microsoft has released cumulative updates for Windows 10 (KB4093117, KB4093120) as of April 17, 2018. Here is some information about these updates.

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Windows 7/8.1 Preview Rollup Updates (04/17/2018)

Windows Update[German]Microsoft has released updates for Windows 7 (KB4093113), Windows 8.1 (KB4093121) and the relevant server counterparts as of April 17, 2018. These are the monthly preview rollup updates.

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update: New Name, new game in May?

[German]Another ‘water level report’ for the upcoming Windows 10 release. It’s becoming more and more of a running gag; the story behind the Windows 10 feature update to version 1803 – which will now be named as April 2018 Update and possibly will be released in May.

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Temporary profile in Windows caused by Windows Defender?

[German]Does Windows Defender in Windows(and Microsoft Security Essentials, MSE) cause user profiles to break and the user to log on with a temporary profile? Here is a short snippet of information on the subject. 

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Here’s why Windows 10 V1803 has been delayed

[German]Why did Microsoft postpone the rollout of Windows 10 version 1803 on April 10, 2018? In a today’s blog post Microsoft announced a new Windows 10 build 17134 to the Fast Ring and explained why build 17133 has been withdrawn.

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