Windows 10: Microsoft has just released an emergency security patch

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  1. Posts : 583
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       08 Dec 2017 #1

    Microsoft has just released an emergency security patch


    Just read this now


    Microsoft Issues Emergency Windows Security Update For A Critical Vulnerability


    If your computer is running Microsoft's Windows operating system, then you need to apply this emergency patch immediately. By immediately, I mean now!

    Microsoft has just released an emergency security patch to address a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in its Malware Protection Engine (MPE) that could allow an attacker to take full control of a victim's PC.

    Enabled by default, Microsoft Malware Protection Engine offers the core cybersecurity capabilities, like scanning, detection, and cleaning, for the company's antivirus and antimalware programs in all of its products.
    https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance

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  2. Posts : 583
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       08 Dec 2017 #2

    Strange I just checked for Updates and found nothing.
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  3.    08 Dec 2017 #3

    sml156 said: View Post
    Strange I just checked for Updates and found nothing.
    Same here. Nothing in my updates as yet. If it was such an emergency then where is it?
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  4.    08 Dec 2017 #4

    I did not get one as well??
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  5.    08 Dec 2017 #5

    Wouldn't think it would be a slow release if it was such an emergency.
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  6.    08 Dec 2017 #6

    OK that is just information, I received that in an email yesterday if yo look at December Updates there are none.


    https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en...d-000d3a32f9b6
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  7.    08 Dec 2017 #7

    Thanks for the info. I also don't have it in Dec. updates. Guess if it is such an emergency, we will get something soon.
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  8. Posts : 5,468
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       08 Dec 2017 #8

    sml156 said: View Post
    Strange I just checked for Updates and found nothing.
    Try opening Windows Defender Security Centre and checking for updates there. Some of us have already had the update - now we know why.

    Updated Defender Antimalware Client
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  9. Posts : 2,132
    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       08 Dec 2017 #9

    This may help explain

    Why is no action required to install this update? In response to a constantly changing threat landscape, Microsoft frequently updates malware definitions and the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine. In order to be effective in helping protect against new and prevalent threats, antimalware software must be kept up to date with these updates in a timely manner.
    For enterprise deployments as well as end users, the default configuration in Microsoft antimalware software helps ensure that malware definitions and the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine are kept up to date automatically. Product documentation also recommends that products are configured for automatic updating.
    Best practices recommend that customers regularly verify whether software distribution, such as the automatic deployment of Microsoft Malware Protection Engine updates and malware definitions, is working as expected in their environment.

    https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-11937
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  10.    08 Dec 2017 #10

    [QUOTE=Bree;1229968]Try opening Windows Defender Security Centre and checking for updates there. Some of us have already had the update - now we know why.
    Just checked Windows Defender and mine is identical to yours so I assume I also have the update.
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