Microsoft Patches The "Crazy Bad" Windows flaw

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Earlier today we reported that Google Project Zero researchers found a ‘crazy bad’ Windows flaw. Microsoft apparantly took it very serious, as it likely was one of the biggest exploits ever. Right now they are patching Windows. The flaw is inside Windows Defender...

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    Good thing then that I disable Windows Defender. :banana:
     
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    If Google bothered to test Norton's or McAfee's or the others like they test Windows Defender, Lord only knows what they'd find, imo...;) It also occurred to me that since they say it dates back to Defender in Windows 7 that it seems to have possibly taken Google years to find this thing...Interesting.
     
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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Defender is disabled by default here cuz i run NOD32.
     
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    If Google bothered to test Norton or McAfee, they'd likely get shut down. I would rather my computer be infected than use those.
     
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    Such a good idea. At least all the rest of the non-exploitable software you have can now run free :infinity:

    By the way this is a code execution while scanning flaw, that probably exists for a ton of other, worse made, AV.
     
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    "Microsoft's speed in issuing an automatic patch is impressive for a change."

    Guess they didn't want to get scroogled again when the findings would be released by google to hurt --err, inform everybody.
     
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    Thats not entirely clear. Windows Defender in Windows 7 still gets updated, so it may have been caused by a change somewhere down the line, and not been present from day 1. Without testing a large variety of versions, its impossible to know - but also not all that interesting to spend much time on to find out.
     

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    I remove the service and permanently delete the program files for Windows Offender.
     
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    Good stuff, encouraging to see it was patched so quickly.
     
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    Is this included in the regular batch of 2nd Tuesday updates? I did those as soon as they became available and I just checked and nothing else is available.

    Defender is disabled by my AV but not deleted or removed. Doing that is really stupid in my opinion. Even when it is disabled you still have the ability to use it as a manual backup and that's a good thing.
     
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    I got the todays updates too, but Defender is disable too by avast, so i not sure either
     

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