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Internet / Re: Edge browser populates its...
Last post by Corrine - Today at 02:24:31 AM
I currently have 8 Microsoft Edge Dev tabs open. As you can see in the image linked below on OneDrive, there are 30 processes listed.  The processes include the open tabs, the installed extensions and other features of Microsoft Edge, such as the side bar and news panel, which I don't use. Note that all of those processes are using only 0.6% CPU and power usage is shown as "Very low".

Edge Task Manager
Internet / Edge browser populates itself ...
Last post by pastywhitegurl - September 30, 2023, 11:23:46 PM
Is this normal behavior for Edge?    If I open Edge, or accidentally even open the taskbar news panel,  Edge populates itself in many iterations in Task Master.  Then If I don't deal with it right away, I'll notice my machine starts loading pages slower and slower. I have to manual  end the tasks.  Shouldn't this just happen automatically when you close the application?  Its been really annoying to the point where I refuse to use Edge browser for anything anymore.
ProcDump 2.2 for Linux, Sysmon 1.3 for Linux, Process Monitor v3.96, and SDelete v2.05

ProcDump 2.2 for Linux
This update to ProcDump for Linux adds support for Azure Linux and fixes a couple of memory leaks.
Sysmon 1.3 for Linux
This update to Sysmon for Linux adds support for file hashes and fixes a bug with rule case matching.
Process Monitor v3.96
This update to Process Monitor speeds up the clear events operation, adds a security fix, and several bug fixes.
SDelete v2.05
This update to SDelete, a command line utility for secure file deletion, fixes console output and improves command line parameter parsing.
From Dynamic Lighting is now available on Windows 11:

QuoteDevices with "Red, Green, Blue" (RGB) lights can help users personalize their Windows experiences beyond the screen. With the latest feature update, Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 enables users to control their RGB devices right in Windows Settings. They can use it to extend their Windows accent color onto the devices around them, synchronize RGB effects across devices from different brands and exercise finer control over how their apps control their device's lights.

See the referenced article for additional information.
Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23555 (Dev Channel)


  • Fixed an issue that was causing explorer.exe to crash when trying to open Copilot from the taskbar.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing you from previewing Narrator natural voices in Settings.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Narrator from reading the time stamp on Start's recommended items correctly.
[Task Manager]
  • Fixed an issue which was causing a Task Manager crash when changing Always on Top mode.
Security Alerts & Briefings / Mozilla Firefox Version 118.0....
Last post by Corrine - September 28, 2023, 03:35:57 PM
Mozilla sent Firefox Version 118.0.1 to the release channel.  The update includes one critical security update.

Firefox ESR was updated to Version 115.3.1.

Update: To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox." Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.

Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 11...
Last post by frapper - September 28, 2023, 02:42:45 PM
They're already out with ESR 115.3.1

Only took 2 days. 
Paint app update introducing Paint Cocreator begins rolling out to Windows Insiders

The update is going to Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels (version 11.2309.20.0 or higher). Introduced With this update is Paint Cocreator, a new AI-powered experience powered by DALL-E that helps you create amazing artwork in Paint by describing in a few words what you'd like to create. You can optionally select an art style, and when you click Create, Paint Cocreator will generate three variations of artwork for you to choose from. Select any of them to add to the canvas to start creating!

We will be rolling out access slowly at first, so when you get the update, you must first join the waitlist by signing in with your Microsoft account and clicking on the new Cocreator button in the toolbar. You will get an email notification when you are in the preview, and we will give you 50 credits to get started. Each credit lets you generate a new set of images.

Microsoft is committed to responsible AI practices. When you use Paint Cocreator, we apply content filtering and have other safeguards in place to prevent the generation of images that may be harmful, offensive, or inappropriate, and we are continuing to optimize how Paint Cocreator works based on real-world usage and feedback. Paint Cocreator is available in preview to users in English in the following regions: United States, France, UK, Australia, Canada, Italy, and Germany. You can learn more about Paint Cocreator here.

FEEDBACK: Please file feedback in Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Apps > Paint.
Security Software Programs / Re: Malwarebytes
Last post by Corrine - September 26, 2023, 08:01:44 PM
Malwarebytes v4.6.3.282 component package 1.0.2158 was released as a hotfix.

From Malwarebytes 4.6

Issues Fixed
  • Fixes an issue identified with Malwarebytes interaction with the Browser Guard extension, which could prevent Malwarebytes from updating properly.
Microsoft released the monthly "C" release preview cumulative updates with non-security improvements and fixes for Windows 11, Version 22H2 today.

Below are some of the many highlights included in the KB5030310 update.  See the KB article for the long list of quality improvements.

  • New! This update introduces websites to the Recommended section of the Start menu. These websites will be personalized for you and come from your browsing history. This gives you quick access to the websites that are important to you. You can remove any website URL from the Recommended section using the shortcut menu. To turn off the feature, go to Settings > Personalization > Start. You can adjust settings for all recommended content on the Start menu on this Settings page. Commercial customers can manage this feature using a policy.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Excel. It stops responding when you try to share a file as a PDF in Outlook.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Korean touch keyboard. It completes the first character in the search box on the taskbar. This is not expected.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the search box tooltip. It does not appear in the correct position.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the search button. It disappears when you interact with the search flyout box.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects sleep mode. After you resume from sleep, a blank window appears that has the title "Windows Input Experience."
  • This update addresses an issue that affects iCloud Calendar and Contacts. Outlooks fails to properly sync them when you use the iCloud for Windows app. To resume syncing, follow the steps in this Apple Support article.

Update: To get the update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. The link to download and install the update can be found in the Optional updates area.  To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Windows 11 update history