Category Archives: issue

Windows issues with April Updates and AV-Programs–root cause known

[German]A little addendum to the April patchday issues in Windows, which were caused by third party antivirus scanners. In the meantime, the root cause for this behavior is known.

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Windows 10 V1903: External USB storage as Upgrade blocker

[German]Users of Windows systems may experience an unpleasant surprise. Microsoft seems to block the upgrade to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (Version 1903) as soon as external USB storage devices are found in the system. Here is some information … Continue reading

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Greetings from the past: PC can now only boot into UEFI

Like a little ‘Schadenfreude’? I just came across a tweet from an ex-employee who was responsible for Windows 8. The guy bricks his Windows devices in series so that they can only boot into the UEFI.

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Tip: Troubleshooting TLS/SSL issues

What can we do, if Internet pages are not accessible due to TLS issues and the browser only displays error messages because communication via TLS/SSL fails?

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Windows Update Error 0x80246001

[German]Occasionally, Windows users are facing an update error 0x80246001 and the update install process aborts. This can occur on Windows 7 to Windows 10, but also on Microsoft Office. Here is some information about this error.

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Windows 7: Mc Afee is causing issues with April Updates

[German]Some Windows users are facing issues with the security updates released on April 9, 2019. Now it became known, that also Mc Afee as virus protection solution probably is causing slow a system start with the April 2019 update KB4493472 … Continue reading

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Windows patchday issues–one week later (April 17, 2019)

[German]One week after Microsoft released Windows security updates causing install issues, the situation for victims are not clear. Here’s an overview, what we know so far. Addendum: Avira has updated its knowledge base article, I’ve added that information.

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AVAST and Avira confirms April 2019 Update issues

[German]The manufacturers of antivirus products, AVAST and Avira have officially confirmed that their products will cause issues with Windows after installing April 2019 Windows updates.

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Windows 10 V1809: Slow down with Update KB4493509?

Just a brief information and a question, if anyone can confirm this. There are reports that the update KB4493509 slows down machines with Windows 10 V1809 extremely. Addendum: Avira confirmed such an issue.

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April 2019 updates freezes Windows 7, 8.1, 10 & Server

[German]Microsofts updates for Windows, released on April 9, 2019, are causing issues in Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, if third party antivirus software from Sophos, AVAST and Avira is installed.

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