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kb info link after Windows Update rerouted to weird site

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  • just went through a couple of updates on W7/64 and after rebooting and reviewing what was installed, I just clicked on a link related to kb2505438, so hxxp://support.micrososft.com/kb/2505438 and I got rerouted, in Google Chrome to hxxp://hus.parkingspa.com/hc3.asp

     

    same in Internet Explorer, same in Firefox. In Firefox I noticed that for the page to be displayed, I had to allow a script called... note the spelling... "micrososft.com" .

     

    edit: I should have mentioned, when clicking on the legit MS link, there's very briefly a "page not found" message and then the bad site.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 7:03 PM

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  • Same happned to me m8 Not going to install that particular update because it looks very suspicious and very dodgy to me thank god I did not install it. 
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 7:23 PM
  • actually there's no rerouting, the bad link comes directly from Windows Update, see screen shot here

    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=73278.0;attach=60840;image

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 7:26 PM
  • I got same. Must be a miss-spelling in the Windows Update. This really gave me a hiccup, thought my computer somehow got infected! When I saw I was not the only one (through this forum) it made me relax a bit. I hope MS can fix this before that web-page (same as OP reported) manage to make some kind of hack to infect your computer by just visiting it.

    Regards

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 7:26 PM
  • actually there's no rerouting, the bad link comes directly from Windows Update, see screen shot here

    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=73278.0;attach=60840;image


    screenshot not available need to sign in but not member so please upload elsewhere thnx
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 7:28 PM
  • I noticed the same. The update updates some Direct2D files.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 7:36 PM
  • okay hopepfully :) https://cid-640aa762754142f0.office.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/win%20update%20link.JPG
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 7:36 PM
  • Much better thnx :)
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 7:40 PM
  • I guess it's just an unfortunate typo from WinUpdate servers
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 7:42 PM
  • I guess it's just an unfortunate typo from WinUpdate servers
    Well it's the first for me. But lets hope so thnx for resize piccy lol now ok
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 7:44 PM
  • I could almost swear that exactly the same issue already happened once. I probably reported it using anoher live account 'cause I can't find it in my threads here.
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 8:20 PM
  • doesn't seem like everyone has the bad link on his system (I mean just WinUpdate interface). Someone posted on another forum showing a screenshot from the same typed properly.
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:13 PM
  • Microsoft appear to have fixed the bad link now in windows update. It now directs to correct page lol :0 SORTED
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:47 PM
  • well not here... you mean you got the bad link in Windows Update and it directs you now to the good one? ... because I doubt the info panel in Wndows Update can be updated... I'll just remove the KB and re-install it. This should hopefully get me rid of that lol :) 
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 10:10 PM
  • computer froze while uninstalling the update... anyway it got uninstalled when rebooting, and anyway this was completely useless as of course the bad link will remain associated with the first update in Windows Update history...
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 10:43 PM
  • the update is ok. You can install it:

    Slow performance in applications that use the DirectWrite API on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2505438


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 10:52 PM
  • I know the update is okay :)) a new install of the same kb brings the same bad link again - just associated as info for the kb - ... okay let's just  forget it...
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 10:53 PM
  • http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/03/09/microsoft-in-windows-update-spell-check-shocker/ and http://my.opera.com/wikipedian/blog/microsoft-fail (My blog)

    Sophos's Naked Security also picked up this error *Thanks to me ;)*

    The mispelling

     

    I have typed to Microsoft and hopefully they would change it *http://twitter.com/MicrosoftHelps/status/45246163577864192#* 

    You can attatch the pictures by editing in HTML mode.

     

    YOu can find my blog at http://my.opera.com/wikipedian/blog/,

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:41 AM
  • why? I gave you the correct link. The wrong link was corrected 1 day later. What's your point?

     


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
    Saturday, March 26, 2011 1:48 PM
  • it was fixed 1 day later. What's the point to come back 2 weeks later and start a useless discussion?
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
    Saturday, March 26, 2011 1:56 PM