Microsoft yanks bad Outlook patches of patches KB 3191849, 3213654, 401042

If you have Auto Update turned on, the patches are still doing their dirty work

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I just received word from Gunter Born that Microsoft has pulled three of its Outlook patches:

  • KB 4011042 - July 5, 2017, update for Outlook 2010
  • KB 3191849 - June 27, 2017, update for Outlook 2013
  • KB 3213654 - June 30, 2017, update for Outlook 2016

As I mentioned last week, Microsoft still hasn't fixed any of the Office 2007 bugs it introduced in the June security patches.

Microsoft has posted a hodgepodge of manual fixes for the seven identified and acknowledged bugs in its June Office security patches.

For those of you with Automatic Update turned on: Remember, Auto Update will install patches, but it won't uninstall them. There's no specific recommendation that you uninstall the yanked patches—indeed, there's no description of the problems caused by the latest round—but earlier versions of the bad patches of patches had a nasty habit of crashing Outlook.

Automatic Update? Bah.

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