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Patch Tuesday to bring six security bulletins

By Matthew
Nov 5, 2009
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  1. Microsoft has detailed next week's Patch Tuesday in a post at the Microsoft Security Response Center. This time around, Redmond will issue six security bulletins -- far less than last month's record breaking 13 bulletins. Three of the six bulletins listed are rated critical -- the highest severity -- while the other three are marked as important. Five of the bulletins are said to allow remote code execution, and at least four will require a restart.

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,209   +74

    Like no one expected this type of things... what I didn't really expect is that only one of those bulletins is according to "server 2008 R2", it's still pretty good news!
  3. Beggars

    Beggars Newcomer, in training

    At least they're fixing the issues I guess. Microsoft really needs to get itself in check though, I mean that is quite a lot of fixes in a short amount of time. It's either a good thing that so many fixes were released, or a bad thing in that it points out Microsoft's inadequateness and inability to write secure and decent software code.

    You think for the "world's most popular and used operating system" they would be the epitome of efficiency and secure code by now.
  4. Shalimar

    Shalimar Newcomer, in training Posts: 41

    You think for the "world's most popular and used operating system" they would be the epitome of efficiency and secure code by now. <-- hahahahahhaaha how true indeed!

    Meanwhile careful selection of what updates you allow is a must. Remamber M$ classified the WGA c rap as "critical" as well and we all know what a load of BS that is!
  5. elroacho72

    elroacho72 Newcomer, in training Posts: 124

    I can't image what and how many people it takes to put out these updates and patches.
  6. zaidpirwani

    zaidpirwani Newcomer, in training Posts: 74

    Well, there is no perfect software nor is there anything like perfect code, so just sit back and relax, while Microsoft starts to load up your computer with more updates and useless software, I have been using one computer, which is still at SP1 and XP and it has no problems at all, the automatic updates are OFF.

    But still, if you want to stay safe, I would Suggest Deep Freeze, as there is nothing better then this.. because installing updates every now and then on work systems seems like a bad thing.
  7. freedomthinker

    freedomthinker TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 140

    Well , Microsoft is seems to be working quite a bit , at it ? But seriously why the often updates ?
  8. Razerblade

    Razerblade Newcomer, in training Posts: 117

    Proves that Windows 7 is the most secure operating system as it doesn't need patching! Hopefully it will stay like this for a very long time!
  9. limpangel

    limpangel TechSpot Member Posts: 65

  10. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    With all of these fixes I wish MS would have some kind of offline patcher that can be used to update a fresh install. There are other methods of doing it but it would be nice for MS to release something.
  11. swilllx2p

    swilllx2p Newcomer, in training Posts: 133

    I'm pretty surprised Windows 7 isn't listed, but it comes as good news that it may be more secure out of the box then a lot probably thought. Maybe I just havn't been watching enough tv lately but i havn't seen many mac commercials bashing windows 7 as of yet..
     
  12. njel

    njel Newcomer, in training Posts: 24

    And here we go again... the beginning of a completely new list of Security updates and at the end a SP1.... lol
  13. jazboy

    jazboy Newcomer, in training Posts: 112

    I am having window 7 ultimate installed on my machine. I didn't get any update notification. I guess i have to run update manually and see if their is any update / patch released for windows 7 too.
  14. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Don't really mind these patches as I don't find them that intrusive... as long as they're not windows genuine advantage crap.
  15. The most consistent thing I've found with the last couple of "patch days" is my anti virus software being disabled, requiring a re-install and this last group of patches "lost" my cd/dvd hardware and I still haven't been able to get it back up. Is it me or does it look like the only way Microsoft can get people to purchase "new Windows" is by crippling XP?
  16. JudaZ

    JudaZ TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 294

    sounds like there is something else crippeling your system, not the updates.

    If you lost your cd/dvd drive ...are you using iTunes by any chance? iTunes is really good at modding the registry making the cd/dvd disapear and only showing up with the good old yellow explemaition in device manger. .. can be fixed thuogh with a "reg hack"

    if your antivirus gets diabled, you might have a virus in the system....what AV are you using?
    Neve heard of an update affecting antivirus programs...unless its a major update like SP2 or SP3
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