Microsoft Fixes Security Essentials Bug

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 05:04 PM gHale

Microsoft’s Security Essentials update for its anti-virus and other anti-malware solutions caused a series of Windows XP computers to freeze after boot.

As soon as that happened, Microsoft shipped another update to address all these problems, so experiencing problems on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and other platforms after deploying anti-malware signature updates should get the new one shortly.

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Antimalware Engine 1.1.10502.0 shipped to computers running Microsoft Security Essentials, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection, and System Center Endpoint Protection customers and contains signature package that fixes the bug.

“This is due to an update that was shipped on April 15, 2014 that may have caused interrupted service for some customers using Microsoft security products. This was corrected via signature update, which automatically resolved the issue, and customers who have deployed the most recent signatures do not need to take any action,” Microsoft said.

The company said while the problems initially were with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, some other platforms might have suffered issues as well. Users that disabled Behavior Monitoring or applied other workarounds should revert the changes as soon as possible and deploy this new update, officials said.

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