4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 27, 2014 9:07 AM by cwinning

    Uninstall MS update 2982791

    Rookie

      Microsoft recommends uninstalling this update. Is there any way to do this through Shavlik?

        • 1. Re: Uninstall MS update 2982791
          cwinning CommunityTeam

          Hello,

           

          Sure can, View the missing patches in a scan result or View - Machines.  You should be able to right-click on the installed patches and choose to uninstall them.

           

          Edit:  I also posted this announcement:

           

          Late last week Microsoft revised MS14-045 removing links from the Download Center for security update 2982791.  Microsoft updated KB 2982791 documenting three known issues that have been verified causing Microsoft to pull the download links for the update and recommend uninstall of four specific KBs.  If you have installed any of the four updates, Microsoft recommends uninstalling them and waiting for a re-release of the updates.

           

          KB2982791

          KB2970228

          KB2975719

          KB2975331

           

          Shavlik recommends that all Shavlik Protect customers uninstall the updates and also go into the Patch View in Shavlik Protect and search for MS14-045.  Select all variations of MS14-045 and right click and delete them.  This will ensure the version of the patch with the known issues is removed from the console. 

          Customers with Distribution Servers should also take steps to delete the patches from the distribution servers in their environment. You can right click in the patch view and go to column chooser. Drag the Download File Name into the Patch View grid allowing you to see the name of the patches.  Find and remove these from the distribution servers in your environment. 

           

          Thanks,

          Charles

          • 2. Re: Uninstall MS update 2982791
            DantheMan Rookie

            Hello,

            Is there any way to do this for more than one computer at a time?

            Thanks,

            Dan

            • 3. Re: Uninstall MS update 2982791
              Rookie

              Charles, I've seen many posts that Shavlik plans to update its XML manifest to remove these 4 patches that you've listed.  I'd like to avoid modifying the patch database manually if at all possible to preserve a clean database of patches that is maintained by Shavlik.  Do you know when Shavlik plans to update is manifest?

              • 4. Re: Uninstall MS update 2982791
                cwinning CommunityTeam

                Hello,

                 

                There are no plans on removing our detection logic for these patches because the machines that require them is are still vulnerable.  It's better to know about the required patches even if they cannot be installed at this time.  We were hoping the replacement patches from Microsoft would be available yesterday, but unfortunately that didn't happened. As soon as the replacement patches are released our data team is planning to get them added to our content.  For now they are keeping the download links removed making the patches 'scan only'.


                I hope that helps.


                Thanks,

                Charles