Microsoft Confirms Windows Update KB4493472 Issues with More Antivirus Products

Microsoft has recently confirmed that the April 2019 monthly rollups for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 may cause systems to become unresponsive if certain antivirus products are installed.

Last week, Microsoft said that monthly rollups KB4493472 for Windows 7 and KB4493446 for Windows 8.1, along with their own security-only updates, KB4493448 and KB4493467, respectively, caused issues on devices where Sophos security products were installed.

Microsoft says the devices impacted by the bug became unresponsive upon restart after installing the updates, so the company decided to temporarily block these systems from getting the updates.

Avira and Avast impacted as well

In updated KB pages, Microsoft explains that similar issues are also hitting devices with A… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.