Yesterday we were being told that Microsoft says that all users should install this security update despite it causing serious problems with PC performance. If it was that critical then, what has changed to relegate it to just a 'recommended update'?
There have been several posts about this update over recent days. My point is: Q811493 was listed as a 'critical update' recently, but after reports that it had a detrimental affect on PC performance, Microsoft have now downgraded it to a 'Recommended update'. If we being told that we should install it, then why doesn't it remain as a 'Critical update'? I don't ever recall a critical update being downgraded before - or am I wrong? I have plenty of memory and Ghz but have no intention of installing Q811493 until MS sorts it out.
Thankyou for using our technical support, I still say strongly you install the faulty update until a patch is released as it could be a very serious security threat even if you have protection. To reduce the slow down effects defragment your HDD but I do strongly say that you keep the update until our patch has been finalised and should be issued soon.
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So I installed it anyway hoverman and no difference except a slight slowdown but they will patch it up and the protection is vital.
It allows a hacker to run codes. delete, copy, read and carry out tasks on your PC from Kernel in XP so it is critical, microsoft say, itis listed as recommended until a patch update is released.
Have just reinstalled this update and there is a very slight slowdown, but nowhere near as bad as the first time. Will leave it installed to see what happens over the next few days. Thanks to all for your replies.
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