Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2007 10:15 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Microsoft Microsoft has released patches for 19 vulnerabilities, 14 of which are critical, hitting at holes in Excel, Word, Office, Exchange, Internet Explorer, cryptographic technology and the whopper of them all, the zero-day vulnerability in the DNS Server's use of RPC. The DNS remote code execution vulnerability affects server-grade operating systems, including Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003, and only those that have the DNS service enabled, such as Domain Controller, DNS Server or Microsoft Small Business Server configurations.
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Moochman
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2005-07-06

My svchost.exe is taking up 100% of my CPU and it never stops. A look into Process Explorer informs me that it's the automatic update's fault. Killing the process and trying the update via Internet Explorer effects the same result: system grinding to an unusable halt with laptop fans at full power and CPU maxed to 100%, all because of the automatic update.

So I've decided to disable automatic updates once and for all, and I guess I'll never have my Windows installation up-to-date again, short of a complete reinstall (if that were even to work). So much for MS quality engineering... oh wait, that never happened...

Scrapping the XP partititon is looking more and more appealing all the time... Now if I can just find a Linux distro that properly supports my soundcard, I'll be in business. (Ubuntu emits clicks whenever I type certain keys on my keyboard, for no apparent reason.)

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