Windows Update problems: What went wrong? Microsoft says Windows Update DNS outage is fixed and things should return to normal for all customers soon. Microsoft’s April 2019 security updates and monthly rollups are turning into a bigger problem than originally known. Last week Windows 7 users with Sophos and Avast antivirus began reporting problems after installing Microsoft’s April 9 updates. As ZDNet reported, users reported that Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012 were failing to boot after installing the security-only and monthly rollup updates. Despite user reports of boot problems affecting Avast users, Microsoft at the time only confirmed problems affecting Sophos users. And while there were some reports of similar issues and slowdowns affecting Windows 10 after installing the April 2019 updates, they were not widespread and not necessarily caused by Microsoft’s April software updates. Microsoft has now confirmed that there is an antivirus clash that affects Windows 10 version 1809 but only in relation to ArcaBit, a little-known Polish antivirus vendor. “Microsoft and ArcaBit have identified an issue on devices with ArcaBit antivirus software installed that may cause the system to become unresponsive upon restart after installing this update,” Microsoft said in update on Saturday to known issues affecting Windows 10 1809. Microsoft has also identified a problem affecting the rename operation in Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) folders. It will fix that issue in a future update. This issue affects Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012… [Read full story]
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