Microsoft Accidently Releases Test Windows 7 Update

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  1. mattfrog

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    Windows 7 users were left scratching their heads on Wednesday when a mysterious garbled patch appeared in Windows Update, origins unknown.


    The update only seems to have popped up on Windows 7 systems, including Windows 7 Pro and Windows 7 Enterprise. The rogue patch, which advertised itself as a Windows Language Pack, was said to be 4.3MB in size and was flagged as an "Important" update.


    Its description mostly contained garbled text. Links for more information, help, and support were filled in with gibberish URLs with ".gov," ".mil," and ".edu" domains.


    While the text and links look highly suspicious – making some fear that Microsoft's systems had been compromised – none of the URLs seemed legitimate. They were just random characters, and DNS servers turned up nothing.


    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/30/windows_update_glitch/
     
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