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Re: Avast detected Windows Update as malicious
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2014, 08:49:22 PM »
Then what are you saying ?
go back and read my post again .... edited

OK, now with your edit I understand your answer (and intent) ...
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Re: Avast detected Windows Update as malicious
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2014, 08:49:54 PM »
It's a bit off to find my post on this issue has been removed. I started writing it before this thread started. I did have a question about the .tmp files that were moved to the virus chest.

I wonder now why I bothered.

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Re: Avast detected Windows Update as malicious
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2014, 08:50:12 PM »
Yes.

Guess I got it correct. Take a look at the technet link I posted earlier. It states which KB is for which OS.

From previous post: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-aug

As long as everything is fixed once the definitions have been updated, I'll try not to worry too much over which Windows update is causing the issue (it seems to be more or less the same problem for everyone). All the other updates installed smoothly.  :)

I will monitor the update though. The link for the KB2943344 following: This update resolves a vulnerability in the Microsoft .NET Framework that could bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) security feature if a user goes to a specially crafted website.

Same for the Windows 7 version I had issue's with. I just hope EMET 5.0 mitigates this issue till the patch becomes installable.

For the record the .NET updates for Windows 2012 Essentials without Avast runs just fine. So it is Avast issue for sure.

Thank you for the info, CaptainLeonidas. I'll just use my ipad till the Avast! update is released.

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Re: Avast detected Windows Update as malicious
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2014, 08:50:49 PM »
Update is out (140812-2). Time to test the waters again....

Update:
All good now

Patch installed on Windows 7 (checked)
Patch installed on Vista (checked)
« Last Edit: August 12, 2014, 09:01:33 PM by CaptainLeonidas »
OS's used: Windows 10 Pro (x64) 1607 <-> Windows 7 Ult (x64) <-> Windows 8.1 Ult (x64) <-> Windows 2012 Essentials R2 (x64)
Avast Internet Security (sub for 10 PC's), HPM.Alert, Malwarebytes, Asus-x99 Deluxe/U3.1 (Intel Core i7 X980 EE - 64Gb Ram - NVidia Geforce x980 - Samsung PCI-e 950Pro 512 SSD), Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (6th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU - 16Gb Ram - 512 SSD)
When installing Avast! be sure to use the custom install... never the default!

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Re: Avast detected Windows Update as malicious
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2014, 08:59:14 PM »
Installed beautifully for me too. *phew*  :)

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Re: Avast detected Windows Update as malicious
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2014, 09:00:37 PM »
Installed beautifully for me too. *phew*  :)

Good. hehehe. My VMware Workstation 10 with the Windows Vista guest is a little slow.
OS's used: Windows 10 Pro (x64) 1607 <-> Windows 7 Ult (x64) <-> Windows 8.1 Ult (x64) <-> Windows 2012 Essentials R2 (x64)
Avast Internet Security (sub for 10 PC's), HPM.Alert, Malwarebytes, Asus-x99 Deluxe/U3.1 (Intel Core i7 X980 EE - 64Gb Ram - NVidia Geforce x980 - Samsung PCI-e 950Pro 512 SSD), Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (6th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU - 16Gb Ram - 512 SSD)
When installing Avast! be sure to use the custom install... never the default!

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Re: Avast detected Windows Update as malicious
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2014, 09:06:08 PM »
Vista sometimes needs an extra cup of coffee. :D

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Re: Avast detected Windows Update as malicious
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2014, 09:08:44 PM »
No problems observed on 8.1

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Re: Avast detected Windows Update as malicious
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2014, 09:11:24 PM »
No problems observed on 8.1


I already mentioned this in Reply 28 hehehe
« Last Edit: August 12, 2014, 09:14:08 PM by CaptainLeonidas »
OS's used: Windows 10 Pro (x64) 1607 <-> Windows 7 Ult (x64) <-> Windows 8.1 Ult (x64) <-> Windows 2012 Essentials R2 (x64)
Avast Internet Security (sub for 10 PC's), HPM.Alert, Malwarebytes, Asus-x99 Deluxe/U3.1 (Intel Core i7 X980 EE - 64Gb Ram - NVidia Geforce x980 - Samsung PCI-e 950Pro 512 SSD), Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (6th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU - 16Gb Ram - 512 SSD)
When installing Avast! be sure to use the custom install... never the default!

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Re: Avast detected Windows Update as malicious
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2014, 09:13:50 PM »
So what do we do with all the files in the chest now?

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Re: Avast detected Windows Update as malicious
« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2014, 09:14:24 PM »
Remove them. They are temp files anyway I shoud add.
OS's used: Windows 10 Pro (x64) 1607 <-> Windows 7 Ult (x64) <-> Windows 8.1 Ult (x64) <-> Windows 2012 Essentials R2 (x64)
Avast Internet Security (sub for 10 PC's), HPM.Alert, Malwarebytes, Asus-x99 Deluxe/U3.1 (Intel Core i7 X980 EE - 64Gb Ram - NVidia Geforce x980 - Samsung PCI-e 950Pro 512 SSD), Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (6th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU - 16Gb Ram - 512 SSD)
When installing Avast! be sure to use the custom install... never the default!

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Re: Avast detected Windows Update as malicious
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2014, 04:11:23 AM »
All Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Updates went in here this afternoon without a hitch, and with Avast on task the whole time.

For what it's worth, all of Visual Studio Update 3 went in without any false positives either.  And that dwarfed the Windows Updates at 4 GB of download!

Microsoft didn't break anything I can see either.  All in all a pretty good day.

-Noel