Windows 7 Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 310
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Seffrid
Forum: News 27 Jan 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 20,681
Posted By Seffrid
I'm pretty sure it's been raised on another...

I'm pretty sure it's been raised on another technical site but unfortunately we're not permitted to link or refer to that site here. I may have seen it elsewhere as well, so if I can think of where...
Forum: News 22 Jan 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 20,681
Posted By Seffrid
Not from the original security flaws no, but they...

Not from the original security flaws no, but they are affected by the fixes to those flaws when applied to an Intel machine with an AMD graphics card.

And on the separate issue of the desirability...
Forum: News 22 Jan 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 20,681
Posted By Seffrid
Anak, just to clarify my position - I am not...

Anak, just to clarify my position - I am not claiming that AMD graphics cards are affected by Meltdown or Spectre, rather that both AMD machines and Intel machines with AMD graphics cards are...
Forum: News 22 Jan 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 20,681
Posted By Seffrid
I would urge great caution in relation to...

I would urge great caution in relation to installing any BIOS update. Unlike other updates they are generally not reversible so can cause major problems.

Bear in mind also that not all machines...
Forum: News 17 Jan 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 20,681
Posted By Seffrid
Have you tried installing KB4056894 yet? My main...

Have you tried installing KB4056894 yet? My main desktop has the same processor as you so I'd be interested to know how you got on. I'm leaving well alone for the moment, and the other update for...
Forum: News 13 Jan 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,825
Posted By Seffrid
Lucky you! It'll be back...

Lucky you!

It'll be back...
Forum: News 09 Jan 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 20,681
Posted By Seffrid
All the troublesome Meltdown patches have today...

All the troublesome Meltdown patches have today been pulled by Microsoft in respect of what they describe as (but do not define) all devices with impacted AMD processors. Needless to say, they're...
Forum: News 07 Jan 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 20,681
Posted By Seffrid
That's an old tool relating to the Management...

That's an old tool relating to the Management Engine Critical Firmware Update and is nothing to do with the present Meltdown issue. As such it won't tell you whether you're vulnerable to it.
Forum: News 07 Jan 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 20,681
Posted By Seffrid
Make sure that any Intel check tool actually...

Make sure that any Intel check tool actually relates to the Meltdown issue, there are a lot of posters on multiple forums linking an old Intel check tool that was for a different problem entirely and...
Forum: News 07 Jan 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 20,681
Posted By Seffrid
Both KB4056897 (security-only) and KB4056894...

Both KB4056897 (security-only) and KB4056894 (monthly rollup) are causing massive problems for AMD users (notably failure to boot up with BSOD) and should definitely not be installed yet, especially...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Dec 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 7,599
Posted By Seffrid
The MSRT only finds certain specific infections...

The MSRT only finds certain specific infections already on your machine, it does not protect against anything in the future. It accompanies the usual Windows Updates every month. I would leave the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Dec 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 7,599
Posted By Seffrid
The manual MSRT only runs a scan, when you...

The manual MSRT only runs a scan, when you download it through Windows Updates it installs and runs silently only alerting you if there's a problem. I haven't installed the current one but stayed...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Nov 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 7,599
Posted By Seffrid
This is actually nothing to do with this topic,...

This is actually nothing to do with this topic, so you might want to start a new one. However, what you seem to be referring to is the fact that the Windows Update service might update itself first...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 16 Nov 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,947
Posted By Seffrid
I recommend you read my response to the other...

I recommend you read my response to the other thread on this update. Caution is advised in respect of installing the MSRT this month, it has problems.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 16 Nov 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 7,599
Posted By Seffrid
I'd caution very strongly against immediately...

I'd caution very strongly against immediately installing this month's MSRT.

First, it's bad practice in my view to check and install updates that MS have unchecked. They do that for a reason,...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 22 Aug 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By Seffrid
The best thing is not to have updates on...

The best thing is not to have updates on automatic install, that's far too risky. Far better to have them set to be notified but not downloaded or installed. Wait at least a few days before following...
Forum: News 19 Aug 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 4,655
Posted By Seffrid
Agreed. I make a note of mine on my monthly list...

Agreed. I make a note of mine on my monthly list of offered updates but then I hide them. My monthly lists date back to October 2014 and not a single optional update has been installed in that time....
Forum: News 19 Aug 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 4,655
Posted By Seffrid
There's nothing important about this preview...

There's nothing important about this preview update, especially if you haven't had any issues with the August update 4034664. If you've installed that without problem then ignore the unchecked and...
Forum: News 08 Jul 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 10,046
Posted By Seffrid
It's generally recommended that optional Preview...

It's generally recommended that optional Preview updates are not installed unless you have a test environment in which to install them. They are not intended for regular use and most users should...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Jul 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,617
Posted By Seffrid
I don't think there's any purpose in giving an...

I don't think there's any purpose in giving an incomplete computer to a charity (which I assume Goodwill is, presuming the OP is American which I am not). It simply creates more work for them than...
Forum: News 07 Jul 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2,435
Posted By Seffrid
How dangerous an operating system is depends only...

How dangerous an operating system is depends only in part on how well it is officially supported. Mostly it depends on how the computer is used. A lot of XP users have other operating systems through...
Forum: System Security 15 Jun 2017
Replies: 1,382
Views: 199,521
Posted By Seffrid
Just to provide an update on this. Malwarebytes...

Just to provide an update on this. Malwarebytes have officially stated:-

"Yes you can keep v2, however its really not supported any longer, however it does still get database updates."

That's...
Forum: System Security 14 Jun 2017
Replies: 1,382
Views: 199,521
Posted By Seffrid
I think that definition updates are compatible...

I think that definition updates are compatible with all versions as I recall, and certainly I was still receiving the usual definition updates for version 1.75 until I switched to version 2.x long...
Forum: System Security 14 Jun 2017
Replies: 1,382
Views: 199,521
Posted By Seffrid
That's not true. I've just updated the database...

That's not true. I've just updated the database this morning to 2017.06.14.02.
Forum: System Security 13 Jun 2017
Replies: 1,382
Views: 199,521
Posted By Seffrid
Like you I only use MBAM Free 2.x for periodic...

Like you I only use MBAM Free 2.x for periodic (twice weekly in my case) manual scans as a complementary measure in addition to my regular AV program providing constant protection (in my case it's...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 310

 
Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:11.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App