I got 5 ‘important’ updates for Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) today — per the expected Windows Update blast. Four were security updates and the last was an update to the ‘Malicious Software Removal’ tool.
The updates numbers are: KB978262, KB971468, KB975560, KB978251, KB890830 — the latter being the ‘Malicious Software Removal’ tool update.
The first update, KB978262, has to do with ActiveX. It is ActiveX specific and MIGHT even just be applicable if you use Internet Explorer (IE). ‘Killbits’ is a Microsoft methodology for disabling the execution of ActiveX code.
KB971468 & KB978251 are both specific to ‘SMB’ (Server Message Block) an Internet file system protocol used for sharing files, printers and communications ports.
KB978251 has to do with AVI files.
From what I can see, there does not appear to be reports of these updates screwing up Windows 7.
But, it is possible that many have decided against installing them. It is still early days.
I am finding more and more outrage about KB977074. People are openly saying that KB977074 rather than enhancing Windows 7 stability actually made their systems more unstable. This is a shame.
I have not installed today’s updates. My recommendation is that YOU also postpone installation for a few days. I will update you again tomorrow. OK?
Good luck. All the best.