Category Archives: Operating System Problems

Windows 10 – Servicing Stack Update Version KB4022405 1703

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4022405 on June thirteen two thousand seventeen. This update was released to improve Windows 10 1703 servicing stack. This update does not include any new features.

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates then this will only be update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

There are no prerequisites for this update. This update does not replace any previous update. You do not need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Windows Update – Version KB4022725 1703 Build 15063.413 15063.414

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4022725 on June thirteen two thousand seventeen. This update includes eight improvements to Windows 10. This update does not include any new features.

* space bar lock screen
* slow firewall
* cortana cross device notification
* privacy separator
* surface hub
* favorites link
* time zone information
* security updates

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates, then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update applies to Windows 10 operating system on desktop and mobile devices. Your build number will be 15063.413 for Windows 10 desktops, laptops, etc. A build number will be 15063.414 for mobile devices.

You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Windows Update – Version KB4020102 1703 Build 15063.332

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4020102 on May twenty five two thousand seventeen. This update includes fourteen improvements to Windows 10. This update does not include any new features.

* ntlm
* internet explorer
* internet explorer 11
* split view
* scrollbar
* vm reset
* non unicode fonts
* sms messaging application
* creators update
* lot shell
* high latency
* network printers
* printbrm
* user proxy

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update applies to Windows 10 operating system on desktop devices. This update replaces KB4016240. Your build number will be 15063.332 for Windows 10 desktops, laptops, etc. You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

macOS – Sierra 10.12.5 Update Released

Apple Incorporated released Apple macOS Sierra 10.12.5 security update. This update includes six major security fixes.

* audio stutter
* MAC app store
* digital camera raw formats
* system date set to 2040
* kernel panic
* windows 10 creators update bootcamp

In order to install this update on your MAC operating system Sierra, you open the Application Store then select "Updates". If this macOs Sierra 10.12.5 update is available, then click on an "Update" button next to it.

If for some reason you do not have the application store on your MAC, then click on "Apple" menu and then choose "Software Update". You may need to install other available updates before macOS Sierra 10.12.5 becomes available on your MAC. Finally, you can configure your MAC running operating system X El Capitan version 10.11.5 or newer, to automatically download updates.

In Apple Store preferences choose ”Download newly available updates in the background". Now, your MAC will automatically download these updates for you and notify you when they are available to install.

Apple iOS 10.3.2 – For iPad iPod iPhone

Apple incorporated has released iOS 10.3.2. This security and bug fixes includes twenty three total issues. iPhone 5, iPad 4th generation, and iPod touch 6th generation and newer are supported devices.

Below are main areas that were covered.

* AVEVideoEncoder
* CoreAudio
* iBooks
* IOSurface
* Kernel
* Notifications
* Safari
* Security
* SQLite
* TextInput
* WebKit
* WebKit Web Inspector

You can update your device either over a WiFi connection or via iTunes. It is recommended you plugin your device into a wall outlet. Also, it is recommended that you backup your device with iCloud or iTunes.

If you are prompted with a message that state an update is available, then you would click on install now. Also, you can manually check for an update by clicking on "Settings" then "General" then "Software Update". Click on "Download and install".

Tap on "Install" once download completes. If you are having problems installing via WiFi you can install iOS 10.3.2 with iTunes. Also, you can choose this option if you are on a metered connection.

Install a most recent version of iTunes on your computer. Now connect your Apple device to your computer. Launch iTunes and select your appropriate device.

Click on summary, then click on "Check for Update". Click on "Download and Update". You may be prompted for a pass code and or to free up space.

Windows Update – Version KB4016871 1703 Build 15063.296

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4016871 on May nine two thousand seventeen. This update includes five improvements to Windows 10. This update does not include any new features.

* Surface Hub devices
* autochk.exe skip drive checks
* Microsoft Edge
* Arc Touche mouse bluetooth connectivity
* Security updates

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update applies to Windows 10 operating system on desktop and mobile devices. This update replaces KB4016240. Your build number will be 15063.296 for Windows 10 desktops, laptops, servers, and 15063.297 for mobile devices.

You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

macOS – OSX Dok Malware

Check Point research recently found a new malware affecting all versions of macOS 10 operating systems. This malware named OSX Dok is propogated via email phishing. If your MAC becomes infected by this malware, then an attacker can take over complete control of communications.

This includes Secure Sockets Layer traffic. Your traffic is redirected to a proxy server. This malware is located in a Dokument.zip file. Once executed this malware copies itself to your /Users/Shared folder.

Some shell commands are then executed. A false positive error message pops up claiming:

"The file Document could not be opened. It may be damaged or use a file format that Preview doesn't recognize"

If AppStore exists than this malware will delete a current version and create a new one. This bogus AppStore process will startup up each time at boot. This malware will force you to enter your password to install further software.

Eventually, this malware will obtain root privileges and transfer your communications data via TOR and SOCAT proxy tools. This can allow an attacker to perform a man in the middle attack. They can impersonate you on the Internet.

This malware is deleted upon completion.

Windows Update – Version KB4016240 1703 Build 15063.250

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4016240 on April nineteen two thousand seventeen. This update includes eleven improvements and fixes to Windows 10. This update does not include any new features.

* Virtual Machines network connectivity
* RemoteRing Configuration Service Provider
* Internet Explorer memory issue
* Internet Explorer 11 javascript
* Web applications logout
* Dim internal monitor
* Win32 Direct3D applications and games
* Upgrading Windows 10
* Lock screen
* Windows forms antivirus
* Internet Explorer Microsoft Edge compatability

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update applies to Windows 10 operating system. You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Microsoft – Claims it Has Patched NSA Leaked Windows Hacks

Microsoft Corporation claims that it has released security patches for breaches released by Shadow Brokers. Microsoft claims that nine of twelve exploits had already been patched. It was up to Microsoft operating system users to ensure these patches were installed.

One of these exploits was patched before Microsoft Windows Vista had ever been released for public consumption.

* EternalBlue patched by MS17-010
* EmeraldThread patched by MS10-061
* EternalChampion patched by CVE-2017-0146 & CVE-2017-0147
* ErraticGopher before Windows Vista released
* EsikmoRoll patched by MS14-068
* EternalRomance patched by MS17-010
* EducatedScholar patched by MS09-050
* EternalSynergy patched by MS17-010
* EclipsedWing patched by MS08-067
* EnglishmanDentist safe with Windows 7 or later
* EsteemAudit safe with Windows 7 or later
* ExplodingCan safe with Windows 7 or later

The last three exploits are only a problem if using versions of Microsoft windows before Windows 7. Also, versions of Microsoft Exchange server before Exchange 2010 are at risk. Versions of Microsoft exchange 2010 or later are safe from these exploits.

Microsoft Windows 10 – Creators Update Download Available

Microsoft Corporation has decided to allow the manual download and installation of Windows 10 creators update. This is a major change to this operating system. There are quite a few enhancements to Windows 10.

Beginning April fifth two thousand seventeen you will be able to install this update without using Windows update. Windows developers can download windows creators update SDK as well. Developers will need to install latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio.

Microsoft is going to provide the creators update in phases beginning April eleven two thousand seventeen. Not all Windows 10 users will get creators update via Windows update right away. However, you can use update assistant to manually install Windows 10 creators update.

You will need to make sure your copy of Microsoft Windows 10 is licensed. You will be prompted make privacy settings choices before Windows 10 creators update is installed. I would recommend that you back up your data before you perform this update, as Microsoft Windows 10 updates have been quite unreliable.