Is it safe to install August 2019 Windows 7 update??
Posted: 13-Aug-2019 | 11:54AM · 65 Replies · Permalink
Running W7 x64 , latest 126.96.36.199 NS and I'm gathering that info from Microsoft:
Quoted from that KB:
"Microsoft and Symantec have identified an issue that occurs when a device is running any Symantec or Norton antivirus program and installs updates for Windows that are signed with SHA-2 certificates only. The Windows updates are blocked or deleted by the antivirus program during installation, which may then cause Windows to stop working or fail to start.
Microsoft has temporarily placed a safeguard hold on devices with an affected version of Symantec Antivirus or Norton Antivirus installed to prevent them from receiving this type of Windows update until a solution is available. We recommend that you do not manually install affected updates until a solution is available."
So my question is, should I manually install this update and it's prerequisite: Prerequisite: The SHA-2 update (KB4474419) must be installed before installing this update. For more information on SHA-2 updates, see 2019 SHA-2 Code Signing Support requirement for Windows and WSUS.
or skip it for the moment??
P.S. I suppose the same issue should affect W10 also, but haven't the time yet to check my W 10 x64 systems.
Re: Is it safe to install August 2019 Windows 7 update??
Posted: 20-Aug-2019 | 12:27PM · Permalink
Norton Security 188.8.131.52 has been released targeting Windows 7 SP1 customers with Norton 184.108.40.206 installed. This build fixes the Norton installation issue on Windows 7 machines. Once this patch is applied, Windows 7 customers can apply the latest Windows Update patch.
Note: This is a throttled release. The version change is for Windows 7 users ONLY