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Solved KB3038936 appeared in Windows Update?


Autobahn

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#1
It was published in 2015.
I don't use Windows Defender but Avast instead.
I'm wondering why it has suddenly appeared and if I need to install it?

Thanks
 

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#2
It's just a Windows Defender malware component patch released by MS to improve functionality. If you installed this past month's Security Monthly Quality Rollup (KB4019215), which supersedes KB3038936, you can just hide it.

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Autobahn

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#3
I didn't have KB4019215 so I've installed KB3038936.

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 update 1
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15R special edition
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast

Magician

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#4
I didn't have KB4019215 so I've installed KB3038936.

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Not necessary that much if you are using windows defender. For me using third party anti virus seems to more safer than what Microsoft did.
 

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    Acer
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    GTX 1050 TI
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#5
Something funny going on with updates - marking as "Important" an ancient patch that has been superseded is simply wrong.

And certainly shouldn't happen years after the fact.

I think I'm going to just sit on this update til more contemporary Internet hits show up.

[edit: just checked version numbers - this update is for version 4.8.... and the version already installed on my system is 4.10...]
 

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#6
For me using third party anti virus seems to more safer than what Microsoft did.
Though not really relevant to this thread, I installed Defender due to the vast improvements made to it (and commented on by many MUCH more learned about antivirus programs than I) - it has not done me wrong - free - autoupdates - it works.

AND...

Seems to have MUCH less impact on my ancient 8.1 machine than the prior setup of Avast with Malwarebytes.
 

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