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    Weird garbled Windows 7 update baffles world....

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09...update_glitch/

    Weird garbled Windows 7 update baffles world – now Microsoft reveals the truth

    by Neil McAllister
    The Register
    Sept. 30, 2015

    Windows 7 users were left scratching their heads on Wednesday when a mysterious garbled patch appeared in Windows Update, origins unknown.

    The update only seems to have popped up on Windows 7 systems, including Windows 7 Pro and Windows 7 Enterprise. The rogue patch, which advertised itself as a Windows Language Pack, was said to be 4.3MB in size and was flagged as an "Important" update.

    Its description mostly contained garbled text. Links for more information, help, and support were filled in with gibberish URLs with ".gov," ".mil," and ".edu" domains.

    While the text and links look highly suspicious – making some fear that Microsoft's systems had been compromised – none of the URLs seemed legitimate.... [continue reading at above link]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fascist Nation View Post
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09...update_glitch/

    Weird garbled Windows 7 update baffles world – now Microsoft reveals the truth

    by Neil McAllister
    The Register
    Sept. 30, 2015

    Windows 7 users were left scratching their heads on Wednesday when a mysterious garbled patch appeared in Windows Update, origins unknown.

    The update only seems to have popped up on Windows 7 systems, including Windows 7 Pro and Windows 7 Enterprise. The rogue patch, which advertised itself as a Windows Language Pack, was said to be 4.3MB in size and was flagged as an "Important" update.

    Its description mostly contained garbled text. Links for more information, help, and support were filled in with gibberish URLs with ".gov," ".mil," and ".edu" domains.

    While the text and links look highly suspicious – making some fear that Microsoft's systems had been compromised – none of the URLs seemed legitimate.... [continue reading at above link]
    Window 7 updates have NOT been hacked after all!
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Unleash Windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbearren View Post
    "The good news is that it was a genuine bogus update."

    As opposed to bogus genuine?

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    yes, lol

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