KB 3119147 Update for Internet Explorer Causes Driver Conflicts

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Microsoft is still releasing updates for Windows 10 and its features. This time, users received a security update KB3119147 for Internet Explorer 11. And while it improves the security of Windows 10’s now-second browser, it causes some problems to non IE features.

Namely, one user reported that he’s unable to run a Control Center for his Brother MFC-495CW scanner, and after a lot of research, he found out that it’s because of the latest update for Internet Explorer 11.

KB 3119147 update problems

“I just had a very frustrating couple of days as I went to do some scanning on my Brother MFC-495CW and found that the Control Center 3 program would come up and only show a white GUI outline where the program used to reside. I checked on both of my PC’s and it was the same on both. After hours of trying different things, including Restore, I finally found the culprit: Microsoft ­ KB 3119147 / Adobe Flash Player.

Why it would affect a program by Brother, I don’t know.”

Why this happened? We can’t tell you precisely, it’s probably some kind of driver conflict, but we don’t have any other details. Microsoft, of course, remained silent about this problem, so we weren’t able to find any info from them, as well.

The possible solution is to delete the update, if you don’t use Internet Explorer, therefore it won’t affect your web browsing safety.

This update has been delivered only to Internet Explorer 11, and not to older versions of the browser. This was expected, since Microsoft announced that the support for all older versions of Internet Explorer will end on January 12th. So, we remind you once again to make sure you’re using the latest version of Internet Explorer, because once the support is ended, you won’t be able to upgrade it anymore.

Unfortunately, Microsoft delivered another update which causes certain errors, so we wonder, when will Microsoft release an issue-free update?

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