Windows Update Update 7.6.7600.256

  rdave13 19 Jun 12

Just ran update and a new update agent needs downloading for those on manual update.

  northumbria61 19 Jun 12

Thanks rdave13

  buteman 19 Jun 12


Looks like an update of the Updater.

Improvements made to version 7.6.7600.256 of the Windows Update Agent

• Hardened Windows Update infrastructure so that the Windows Update client will only trust files signed by a new certificate that is used solely to protect updates to the Windows Update client. • Strengthened the communication channel used by Windows Update Client to protect it in a similar way.

Just about to install it now.Thanks

  northumbria61 19 Jun 12

Paragraph from this LINK rdave13 it appears it isn't being offered to everyone at once - WU Agent v7.6.7600.256 is being rolled-out over time to avoid overwhelming the update servers. Until it's offered to your computer, 7.4.7600.226 is perfectly safe assuming KB2718704 & all other updates are installed and your anti-virus application is installed & working properly.

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  Fredsone 22 Jun 12

Does anyone know why this update downloaded and installed automatically when I have set the updater to notify and not download and/or install.

And, a slightly different question, does anyone know why net\framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe now going online

  rdave13 22 Jun 12

This look like one of those updates that will install regardless of your settings for security reasons. As for that net\framework I don't have it on my PC. Not in Microsoft update list and not showing after a search.

  Fredsone 22 Jun 12

Hi rdave13

Thanks for the reply.

Have a look for mscorsvw.exe in task manager/processes, it is a common process but I think it has changed since the latest WU Agent v7.6.7600.256 update...

My Firewall wasn't, and is now alerting me to the fact mscorsvw.exe is attempting to access the net. It appears this is only occurring when I watch video content online.


  rdave13 22 Jun 12

Not there either. I have only two processes starting with 'm', Messenger and McAfee site advisor.

  northumbria61 22 Jun 12

Neither there for me.

  rdave13 22 Jun 12

Have a look here for more info.


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