Okay, tomorrow may just be a really really bad day for everyone.  Just  
fair warning.

I've had two reports of machines freezing up with a busy cursor, one  
Vista SP2, ESET NOD32 version 4 and one Windows XP SP2, ESET NOD32  
version 3.

On the Vista machine a "failure - security options: Login process has  
failed to create the security options dialog" would appear.

On the XP machine, Windows Explorer simply freezes and no keystrokes  
get a response, including the venerable control-alt-del.

On the Vista machine I discovered that KB972260 had just been  
installed.  When I removed that KB AND removed ESET NOD32, the problem  
went away.  If I tried to run the machine after just removing the KB,  
the problem remained.

I confirmed that this was also the case on the Windows XP machine as  

KB97260 appears to be a critical out of band update released to  
rectify some serious security flaws in Internet Explorer and is an  
update for all flavors of Windows currently supported and all flavors  
of IE.

And, just to set my evening to "extra crispy" when I returned to my  
office my own Vista desktop was waving it's "Failure - Security  
Options" freaky flag.  ;-)

So far the only thing that appears to work is to either remove the KB  
and ESET, or remove both, block the KB in Windows Update and reinstall  

Perhaps we could block this particular KB at the update server until  
ESET gets this cleared up?

I don't think that this is just a bad ESET definition file, because  
the machine runs fine with the KB removed and blocked but ESET  

Andrew Hendrickson
CAS, IT Administrator
UVM, College of Arts & Sciences
438 College Street #402
Burlington, VT

802-656-4529 (fax)

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