View Full Version : Machines left unpatched so Microsoft can avoid BSOD déjà vu
04-15-2010, 02:36 PM
Interesting approach to avoiding BSOD issues due to Windows updates. It will leave the system infected though. I don't know if the end user will be notified that a patch wasn't installed due to a possible infection.
Machines left unpatched so Microsoft can avoid BSOD déjà vu (http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/04/machines-left-unpatched-so-microsoft-can-avoid-bsod-deja-vu.ars)
04-15-2010, 06:31 PM
LOL, very interesting stuff here. You would think there'd have to be some sort of informational message just to notify the poor infected user. Maybe we can get something worked out where MS can tag our business names and contact info to the notification popup for free? :D
11-13-2013, 02:16 PM
All XP patches and security fixes will cease in April 2014 anyway.
11-13-2013, 02:37 PM
"by Peter Bright - Apr 14 2010, 10:29pm EDT" :confused:
why bring this up again ?
11-13-2013, 09:25 PM
lol, it was only like the 10th post down in the forum, seemed recent.
11-14-2013, 04:32 AM
<facepalm> I clicked the link, read the article, then I looked at the date...
One problem I do have with the article, or more likely microsoft itself, if it detected a particular rootkit, it just wouldn't install the patch. Would it notify the consumer if it detected a rootkit, or would it just not install it? I don't recall coming across this back then, or even now, but maybe thats because I do rootkit checks almost automatically whenever I touch a computer, especially overnight. And back then, I didn't do them for most consumers, just family and friends.
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