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How to troubleshoot BEST services no longer running on Windows 7

An issue where BEST services no longer start has been observed on Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) operating systems that are not up to date.Trying to manually launch the Security Console will result in the process crashing:

When encountering this issue, you must install Microsoft security update KB2533623 on the endpoint where the error is being received.

You can download the KB from Microsoft from the following site by selecting the Windows 7 operating system and architecture: Update for Windows 7 (KB2533623).

Note: We strongly recommend that you update your operating system on a regular basis with the latest security patches, updates, and drivers.

You can download the latest KB4457144, with additional fixes including KB2533623, from Microsoft.

Note: Microsoft has released a Microsoft security advisory about this issue for IT professionals. The security advisory contains additional security-related information. To view the security advisory, visit the Microsoft website.


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