Feb 24, 2021 | Updated: 05:41 PM EST

Developer ‘ZEFFY’ Stuns Microsoft By Lifting Windows 7 Update Blockade With An Unauthorized Patch

Apr 24, 2017 04:54 AM EDT

Microsoft's stern position on the blockage of Windows 7 update has been lifted by a developer known as Zeffy. This has caused an uproar in the sector and Microsoft has not yet fully recovered from the blow.

Microsoft boasts of top notch security system, but recent events are giving the tech giants a serious headache. Computer World suggested that Zeffy, the anonymous developer was furious after Microsoft announced that Windows 7 and 8.1 incorporated PC's with the latest Intel and AMD processors will be debarred from any new security updates.

Microsoft's recent stand focuses on Windows 10 as it said improving Windows 7 and 8.1 to make them compatible with the latest processors would affect the overall process. In the month of April, the tech giant stood their ground and executed the orders.

Windows 7 and 8.1 are Microsoft's most popular OS; where Windows 7 is perhaps their most user-friendly OS ever to be built. PC's or commercial sectors which run on these OS's will not be receiving any security updates from Microsoft officially. Zeffy turned savior to many, aimed at removing the blockade.

Cyware briefed the procedure used by Zeffy to negate the ban imposed by Microsoft. Zeffy harbored the potential list of files which could detect the code. Microsoft had developed a way of countering it by changing the wuaeung.dll making it hard to detect. Zeffy's procedure of dumping the scripts on GitHub was nullified. However, he came up with a better idea of an all-in-one patch which could detect any code on any given wuaeung.dll using a single script.

Microsoft has not responded yet, however, this unsanctioned patch has received critical applause from all over the World. Millions of PCs still run on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, and receiving no latest updates could bear a disastrous effect.

It has already shaped interestingly and the World is looking forward to seeing how Microsoft tackles this problem. Microsoft can go all guns blazing and close every possible loophole or could ease their stand and look for a mutual solution which would help Microsoft and the users.

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