Beaucoup bugs beset this month’s Windows patches


Someday, you’ll tell your grandkids about the halcyon days of July and August 2020, when Microsoft took pity on us poor patching souls and introduced few bugs in its stew of Patch Tuesday patches.

Now, it looks like we’re well on our way to another mess.

Although it’s still too early to throw up your hands and peremptorily pass on the September crop, I assure you that there is no joy in Patchville.

Bitdefender bites 1909 

Right out of the gate, many folks running Bitdefender on Win10 version 1903 or 1909 were treated to a warning when trying to install this month’s cumulative update:

The file DeviceHarddiskVolume2WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload9e0ac098b282aa922e874fe9c2e52396_ctcWindows10.0-KB4574727-x64.cab is infected with Trojan.Ciusky.Gen.13. The threat has been successfully blocked, your device is safe.

Ransomware Remediation

The process C:WindowsWinSxSamd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.18362.1073_none_171f6eef2a0feed0TiWorker.exe manifests ransomware behavior and was blocked. Your files have been protected from being altered.

Recommended solution? “Disable Bitdefender during the update installation or define an exception,” per Günter Born.

Windows Subsystem for Linux subsumed

Windows 10 version 2004 customers who actually use WSL 2, the Windows Subsystem for Linux version 2, get a nasty surprise. After installing the September cumulative update, on restart, the updated systems throw an “Element not found” error with the warning 

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