Meet KB3123862, nog een andere mysterieuze patch uitgebracht door Microsoft slechts enkele dagen geleden. Waarom mysterieuze en waarom 'zoveelste'?
Vanwege de gevestigde houding van Microsoft als het gaat om het publiceren details over de updates geven ze.
Here’s what the official ‘knowledge base’ article says about KB3123862:
Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 en Windows 7. The update adds capabilities to some computers that lets users easily learn about Windows 10 or start an upgrade to Windows 10.
And that’s about it.
Leren kennen Windows 10
Should We Fear KB3123862?
KB3123862 is currently being pushed as an optional, unchecked update that can be located in Windows Update. However harmless and ‘nontoxic’ it may seem, KB3123862 looks a lot like another patch that caused many people many headaches – KB 3035583.
Let’s refresh our memory and revise KB 3035583. The very first thing that pops up is that the patch was often referred to as ‘nagware’. As we already wrote not too many moons ago, KB 3035583 recently headed to domain-joined PCs running Windows 7 en Windows 8.1.
In regards of the KB3123862 patch, the KB article doesn’t provide any details regarding the specifications of the machines which will be getting it, or how. If the update is installed, echter, it may create copies of the following processes, as pointed out by InfoWorld:
- explorer.exe, Windows File Explorer, ExplorerFrame.dll;
- shell32.dll, the heart of the Windows interface;
- Authui.dll, which controls logins.
In translation, the innocent looking KB3123862 is actually KB 3035583’s evil twin. Another similarity between the two patches is the way they were first introduced to the Windows world – both as an option, unchecked patch. KB 3035583 itself was initially released as an insipid notification, dat zeggen:
Update enables additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications in Windows 8.1 en Windows 7 SP1.
KB3123862 is still very quiet but it is probably just a matter of days before it reveals its true nature.