Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:54 PM
I'm talking here as someone with a windows 8.1 system, I do not use microsoft's own defender antivirus but avast instead. And I keep windows updates set to "check automatically but ask me whether I want to download". I know that there is a very major problem with the microsoft malware protection engine, as reported in numerous news stries of the last week or so, one where it ends up running malware which it is trying to detect.
Most of the news storis said a fix would be downloaded automatically, but as someone who isn't using microsoft's own antivirus (it self-disables when any other AV is put on a system) it hasn't downloaded through there, and I haven't seen it offered as a windows update through the KB XXXXXXX method. How do I patch this on my system, or is it irrelevant because I'm using avast as my antivirus instead of microsoft's offering?
Edited by rp88, 14 December 2017 - 04:54 PM.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB