MS10-015 and Windows Kernel Update Compatibility Assessment Tool

On March 2nd, Microsoft rolled out again the distribution process of MS10-015 via AU for 32-bit Windows platforms. Jerry Bryant explained that MS10-015 installation package evolved with new logic, which stopped deployment if Alureon was detected. The added detection logic is specifically designed to search for indications of the Alureon rootkit. “If abnormal conditions such […]

On March 2nd, Microsoft rolled out again the distribution process of MS10-015 via AU for 32-bit Windows platforms. Jerry Bryant explained that MS10-015 installation package evolved with new logic, which stopped deployment if Alureon was detected. The added detection logic is specifically designed to search for indications of the Alureon rootkit. “If abnormal conditions such as modified operating system files generated by a computer virus associated with the Alureon rootkit are detected, the infected computer is rendered incompatible with MS10-015,” Bryant added. “If detection logic included in Automatic Update discovers abnormal conditions in certain operating system file configurations, the update will fail and customers will be presented with an error message that offers alternative support options. If this occurs, Microsoft customer support will work with impacted customers to resolve each issue.”