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Sophos and Windows 7 Updates Incompatible

By News, Patch Management

Sophos and Windows 7 Updates Incompatible

Reports indicate Sophos Endpoint Antivirus is incompatible with the latest updates for Windows 7, causing a total crash on the log on screen or BSOD.

Sophos Endpoint Antivirus is a hybrid antivirus solution that provides businesses protection against malware, viruses and offers a remote management tool. Regrettably, there are reports that it is not compatible with the latest Windows updates for Windows 7 causing either a total crash on the logon screen or BSOD.

The issue occurs with the following Microsoft updates:
  • KB4493446
  • KB4493448
  • KB4493450
  • KB4493451
  • KB4493458
  • KB4493467
  • KB4493471
  • KB4493472
Robert Brown, Director of Services for Verismic said, “We have learned Sophos recommends immediately removing these updates from your active deployments, and if already deployed to remove them swiftly until the issue is resolved. A patch is not yet available, but to make things easier our customers can search for these updates in Syxsense and easily remove them without causing any further end user disruption.”

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