There is another minor glitch from April’s Patch Tuesday

Looks like there was a semi serious bug in April’s Patch Tuesday. it hit me and it hit some others.

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3038314) seems to cause problems and here is what’s going on. For me at one point everything was fine. late last week, Internet Explorer notified me that my Google search provider information was corrupt. So I removed it.

But I could not add it. Not even after rebooting my system.

Seems others had the same issue. Here is what needs to be done to fix the problem:

  1. Uninstall update KB3038314. This may take some time to do.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. Start Internet Explorer and add Google search provider from Internet Explorer gallery Microsoft site.
  4. Close Internet Explorer.
  5. Run Regedit as administrator privilegies and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes.
  6. Right click on SearchScopes key and click Export and save it under what name you want.
  7. Close Regedit and install the update KB3038314 again.
  8. Restart the computer.
  9. Right click on the saved registry file from above and click on Merge. Press Yes to agree.
  10. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools > Manage add-ons -> Search Providers and set Google as your default search provider.

Alternatively, as we are under a week from the next Patch Tuesday, you can hide the update [if you wish] and wait for the Patch Tuesday update to fix the issue…. Hopefully.


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