Bink.nu | Microsoft Security Advisory (927891) non security-Fix for Windows Installer (MSI)

 Hooray!  This bug has been a PITA for a long time.  If you notice Windows Installer (or UnInstalls) killing your system, get this update – it works!

Today we are announcing the availability of an update that does not address a security vulnerability, but is a high priority for customers in keeping their systems updated. The update addresses the following issue:

Your system may appear to become unresponsive when Windows Update or Microsoft Update is scanning for updates that use Windows installer, and you may notice that the CPU usage for the svchost process is showing 100%.

When you try to install an update from Windows Update or from Microsoft Update, you experience the following symptoms:

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Your system may appear to become unresponsive when Windows Update or Microsoft Update is scanning for updates that use Windows Installer.

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You receive an access violation error in svchost.exe. This access violation stops the Server service and the Workstation service.

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A memory leak occurs when Windows Update or Microsoft Update is scanning for updates that use Windows Installer.

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Windows Update or Microsoft Update scans take a very long time, sometimes hours, to complete.

Source: Bink.nu | Microsoft Security Advisory (927891) non security-Fix for Windows Installer (MSI)