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Suspicious Windows 7 Update
« on: October 01, 2015, 06:23:22 pm »
Yesterday, some really weird and suspicious Windows 7 update showed in my Windows Update agent.
The update is listed as important, yet it failed to install once and after that it couldn't go through at all.
No information was attached to the update's "More Information" section, since it was all in scrambled letters...
You can get a glimpse of the weird symbols, from my update log:


Download size: 4.3 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important


More information:

Help and Support:

At first I thought that this could be a Windows 7 exploit of some sort. Fortunately, I thought wrong.

After a 12 hour, almost nerve-wrecking, wait upon any official news about the subject, an answer came in.
A Microsoft spokeperson said the following:
"We incorrectly published a test update and are in the process of removing it"

I was sort of relieved after hearing the news, but, alas, still kind of troubled by this. Why did it take so much time for an answer?
Is Microsoft hiding something? Are their operating systems compromised, or at least were compromised temporalily?
What are your thoughts on this? Did you witness the update's misshaps with your own eyes?
Has something like this ever happened to you and do you feel safe after this?