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Forum: News 3 Days Ago
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Posted By Brds7t7
Yes, kudos to MS for fixing it quickly. All of my...

Yes, kudos to MS for fixing it quickly. All of my Windows devices are up to date. I've just updated my Android phone last month after having the same one for 3 years (I'm not one of these users that...
Forum: News 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,852
Posted By Brds7t7
From what I've read, the Krack vulnerability was...

From what I've read, the Krack vulnerability was patched in the October 10th Security updates. :thumbsup:

Apparently, MS knew about the vulnerability before it became big news.
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,852
Posted By Brds7t7
Thanks Shawn. Yeah, I was scratching my head a...

Thanks Shawn. Yeah, I was scratching my head a little when I read that. :D

I just checked the previous months Security-only article and seems they all say that - never noticed before.

Reported...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,852
Posted By Brds7t7
Article states: "This update will be downloaded...

Article states: "This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update. To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website."

Has...
Forum: News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2,598
Posted By Brds7t7
I ran Avast & Malwarebytes on all my systems and...

I ran Avast & Malwarebytes on all my systems and VM's. All 64-Bit systems were clean. One 32-Bit system and a 32-Bit VM did have those two registry keys (think they were named Piriform/Agomo)....
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2,598
Posted By Brds7t7
I'm not about to go searching for malicious code...

I'm not about to go searching for malicious code from every single piece of software I've ever downloaded for 3 reasons:

1) I'm not that skilled.

2) I'm not that patient.

3) I'm not that...
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2,598
Posted By Brds7t7
Here's another update and more info from the...

Here's another update and more info from the Avast blog:

Progress on CCleaner Investigation (https://blog.avast.com/progress-on-ccleaner-investigation?hs_amp=true)
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2,598
Posted By Brds7t7
I agree it's a good idea - if it's a bad...

I agree it's a good idea - if it's a bad infection and you have no other choice. But wiping your system should always be a last resort. This infection doesn't seem to have done any damage, despite...
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2,598
Posted By Brds7t7
Nice update from Avast here: Update to the...

Nice update from Avast here:
Update to the CCleaner 5.33.6162*Security Incident (https://blog.avast.com/update-to-the-ccleaner-5.33.1612-security-incident?hs_amp=true)

I've already read some...
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 2,126
Posted By Brds7t7
I haven't installed the September update on my...

I haven't installed the September update on my main systems yet. I usually wait for a couple of weeks just to see if there's any serious bugs reported first. I install them on release day in my VM's,...
Forum: News 16 Sep 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,126
Posted By Brds7t7
The Security-only updates aren't cumulative - you...

The Security-only updates aren't cumulative - you have to install each months, or you'll have gaps in your security updates. Only the Security Monthly Quality Rollups and IE Security updates are...
Forum: News 15 Sep 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By Brds7t7
Been using Office 2007 since 2009 and it's still...

Been using Office 2007 since 2009 and it's still working well. Have installed LibreOffice alongside it and will probably switch to that after the Office EOL. It probably won't fulfill every Office...
Forum: News 13 Sep 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,126
Posted By Brds7t7
Not anymore, the early Security-only updates did,...

Not anymore, the early Security-only updates did, but MS has now separated them. Here is this months:
...
Forum: News 02 Sep 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 5,057
Posted By Brds7t7
Nothing wrong with a bit of paranoia when it...

Nothing wrong with a bit of paranoia when it comes to backups. :D
I keep 3 different backups of every single drive I have (too many to mention spanning across many systems).
2 local backups of...
Forum: News 23 Aug 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 5,057
Posted By Brds7t7
If you're opting for the Security-only updates...

If you're opting for the Security-only updates then just hide every months "Security monthly quality rollup".
MSRT will still come via Windows Update, unless (like me) you have it set in the...
Forum: News 19 Aug 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3,680
Posted By Brds7t7
I don't even install optional updates on Windows...

I don't even install optional updates on Windows 8.1 anymore either. Even though it has got until 2023 for EOL.

I'm working on my own install packages now which install like this:

1)...
Forum: News 18 Aug 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3,680
Posted By Brds7t7
I'd like to know what happened to MS rolling all...

I'd like to know what happened to MS rolling all the past patches into the rollups? That was announced a year ago now.
From my testing - so far I've discovered one past update that's been...
Forum: News 12 Aug 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 6,740
Posted By Brds7t7
Agreed, System Image Restoration works really...

Agreed, System Image Restoration works really well. I've even used the built in Windows 7 System Image utility and it's worked fine. Although, I know it can be a little temperamental, especially when...
Forum: News 12 Aug 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 6,740
Posted By Brds7t7
I always found System Restore to be a complete...

I always found System Restore to be a complete waste of time on XP. I used it once and it completely mucked up my system. It seemed to cause more problems than it was worth (for me anyway), so I...
Forum: News 11 Aug 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 6,740
Posted By Brds7t7
I only use Shadow Copies for restoring individual...

I only use Shadow Copies for restoring individual files and folders that I've deleted/modified and want to restore. I haven't had great experiences with System Restore as a couple of occasions it...
Forum: News 04 Aug 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By Brds7t7
Completely agree. Any device I have which...

Completely agree. Any device I have which connects to the Internet l make sure is behind a firewall. Even my phones, tablets have firewalls installed on them. Not saying they're 100% secure. But I'd...
Forum: News 04 Aug 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By Brds7t7
:thumbsup: This is exactly the reason why I won't...

:thumbsup: This is exactly the reason why I won't have any "Smart" devices in my home. Until these IOT devices are secured - I'm not interested. I can still do the same things I've been doing for the...
Forum: News 03 Aug 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By Brds7t7
I've avoided all the rollups. Noticed on my 7 and...

I've avoided all the rollups. Noticed on my 7 and 8.1 VM's where I install the Monthly Rollups - the "Diagnostic Tracking Service" has slipped into my Services list. :rolleyes:
It's removed when I...
Forum: News 27 Jul 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By Brds7t7
Good to see they're finally laying it to rest....

Good to see they're finally laying it to rest. Haven't had Flash installed on any of my systems for around 3 years now. Same with Java - haven't used that for years either.
Forum: News 24 Jul 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By Brds7t7
It isn't an update, it's just an article stating...

It isn't an update, it's just an article stating there won't be a preview update this month... still not very exciting though! :D

Haven't installed any preview updates or monthly rollups yet...
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