Microsoft pulls one of its new software security updates

On Tuesday, Microsoft released a number of security patches for its software products as part of its regular monthly "Patch Tuesday" event. Now, the company has removed one of those security updates from its download center after receiving reports that it was causing some issues with some Windows users.

In a post on the Microsoft Security Response Center blog, the company said:

We are aware that some of our customers may be experiencing difficulties after applying security update 2823324, which we provided in security bulletin MS13-036 on Tuesday, April 9. We’ve determined that the update, when paired with certain third-party software, can cause system errors. As a precaution, we stopped pushing 2823324 as an update when we began investigating the error reports, and have since removed it from the download center.

Microsoft says that users who have already installed the security update should uninstall it and has offered several ways to do so in a new security bulletin. However, the company did say that the update does "... not result in any data loss nor affect all Windows customers." In the meantime, MS13-036 will continue to be pushed out automatically to Windows users but without the troublesome security update.

Source: Microsoft

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what else is new. Happens quite often. Although usually it's because of 3rd party issues. Never have had an issue on update on the Dell L702X (XPS) But like Motorola's Xoom Wifi vs 3g. well lets see. first told Jeally Bean would be Q4 2012 then it was Q1 in 2013. Which ended March 31st. So now it's Q2... still waiting. 14 days in. for the Jelly bean update. zzzzzzz probably because of whatever is different with the 3G. Figured on Refurbished if it cost a bit more it's worth it. Not right now. However I have no interest in 4.2 thats just pure crap.

ahh...... another blaming MS for an update go haywire fest, even though 3rd party software is to blame.

For a moment I thought this was going to be a special Sunday afternoon.......

Was wondering why I had 1 less update on the computer I got on today? I've installed this on 3 of 8 machines.

Now I know the rest of the story!!

Way to go MS

It was for StartIsBack, renamed the "Default Programs" to some other bs. Was also running Outpost and BitDefender, I thought I had a malware infection. I wasted quite a bit of time on that... In case any MS rep is reading this please extend this heartfelt FU to the idiot responsible.

Any idea what/who the "certain third party" are? Seems this is only a vulnerability against someone with physical access, in other words it`s really allready game over!

Edit: Looks like it could be Kaspersky, or at least licenses are becoming invalid.

According to the Technet forum the problem is with a IE plugin called "gbplugin". This is used by most banks on Brazil for "security reason" and - let me be the technician here - is the main reason that we on Brazil do everything on our power (and a little more) to keep any user away from IE.
It keeps your browser slower, it boots with windows and you can't remove (not even on safe mode), and when infected by a virus the real fun begins.

Riggers said,
Any idea what/who the "certain third party" are? Seems this is only a vulnerability against someone with physical access, in other words it`s really allready game over!

Edit: Looks like it could be Kaspersky, or at least licenses are becoming invalid.


Our bank prompts users to install rapport. I wish these banks would test out the overhead of the software they prompt users to install. It will bring any older low spec machine to it's fracking knees. It also eats about 30 megs of ram and considerably add to a pc's bootup time. Lucky it's not a requirement. I did install it then uninstalled it.

warwagon said,


Our bank prompts users to install rapport. I wish these banks would test out the overhead of the software they prompt users to install. It will bring any older low spec machine to it's fracking knees. It also eats about 30 megs of ram and considerably add to a pc's bootup time. Lucky it's not a requirement. I did install it then uninstalled it.

What frustrates me about my online banking is the endless prompting to install "Rapport" software. I do not wish to install this... ever!, yet there is no option provided to "never remind me again" - the only options presented are "Remind me again in 14 days" or "Download Rapport"... needless to say, every 14 days it again prompts me to download Rapport!! Grrrrr!!!

warwagon said,


Our bank prompts users to install rapport. I wish these banks would test out the overhead of the software they prompt users to install. It will bring any older low spec machine to it's fracking knees. It also eats about 30 megs of ram and considerably add to a pc's bootup time. Lucky it's not a requirement. I did install it then uninstalled it.


Or may be they care more about security given the fact that a lot of novice user have PCs with malware/virus etc. Assuming the "rapport" works as it advertises, it is a fair trade.

Crimson Rain said,

Or may be they care more about security given the fact that a lot of novice user have PCs with malware/virus etc. Assuming the "rapport" works as it advertises, it is a fair trade.

Whats wrong with texting confirmation codes? Or the e-readers that give out unique codes?
That's how it works here in Holland and seems to go perfectly fine. No need for installing junk and it doesn't matter if the computer is invested with malware.

Shadowzz said,

Whats wrong with texting confirmation codes? Or the e-readers that give out unique codes?
That's how it works here in Holland and seems to go perfectly fine. No need for installing junk and it doesn't matter if the computer is invested with malware.

EXACTLY!!!!!! I REALLY wish my bank gave me this option.

littlecx said,
only win7?

Only reading about the glitch on 7 but the driver is updated in Vista, 7, 2008 and 2008R2 if I'm reading Technet right. Haven't seen this particular issue myself but *shrug* easily uninstalled.