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Security Software Programs / Re: MVPS Hosts
« on: August 16, 2019, 10:07:45 AM »

If it's merely a name change, then it's not that big a deal in terms of what it's doing...
but the wording "Security Intelligence Update" had me wondering if it was implementing a change to the program's underlying files, and/or how it was analyzing/protecting one's system.

Microsoft changed the name from
Definition Update for Windows Defender Antivirus to
Security Intelligence Update for Windows Defender Antivirus.

Is it a permanent change or a one-time change? We don't know, because Microsoft did not announce the change. The most likely scenario is that it is a permanent change.

Security Software Programs / Re: SpywareBlaster Updates
« on: August 01, 2019, 02:57:38 PM »
SpywareBlaster database update 7/31/2019

16 NEW items (IE/ActiveX)

for a total of 18,080 items in database

After updating, be sure to enable all protection!

CCleaner v5.60.7307 (16 Jul 2019)

Either be careful to UNcheck any pre-checked offers for bundled programs/toolbars (unless you really want them)...
in particular, be very careful to look for pre-checked offers to install avast antivirus, CCleaner browser and/or Google Chrome browser ...
or else, use the  SLIM  build.

Security Software Programs / Re: MCShield Problems
« on: July 12, 2019, 10:03:18 AM »
Just to confirm that I --- and several others --- have experienced the same issue with McShield since the Windows Updates on 9 July.   In my case, on 10 different systems (1 win7; 9 win10).

I have posted in the avast forum, as McShield was followed/recommended by some people there (and since their forum is in English):

Since the issue is with the McShieldDS.exe file (DS= Drive Scanner), I have to question whether the results generated can be trusted... and more significantly, whether the program can seriously malfunction and cause damage to my system(s).    As the program is (apparently) no longer supported, that safest choice would be to stop using it.

Joe53 had the same problem, with his lifetime license deactivating upon updating MBAM to 3.8.3

I also noticed that KB4494441 was installing twice on several systems.

Internet / Re: AdBlock Plus v3.5.2 for FireFox
« on: May 05, 2019, 09:31:37 PM »
Firefox Version 66.0.4,  May 5, 2019


    Repaired certificate chain to re-enable web extensions that had been disabled

Note:  A small number of add-ons may be listed as unsupported or may not appear in about:addons. Their data is not lost; users should be able to re-install the add-ons and recover the data (Bug 1549129
More support

Internet / Re: AdBlock Plus v3.5.2 for FireFox
« on: May 04, 2019, 05:13:35 PM »
Firefox is now pushing out a fix using its "studies" feature... check your OPTIONS to be sure you have "studies" allowed.

Tools /  Options ->

             Privacy & Security ->

             Firefox Data Collection and Use

             Allow Firefox to install and run studies

Internet / Re: AdBlock Plus v3.5.2 for FireFox
« on: May 04, 2019, 09:58:51 AM »
While I can't say that AdBlock+ specifically is impacted, be advised that FF is currently encountering a major problem with almost ALL of its extensions:

I would wait until that issue is resolved, before taking any actions for AdBlock+.

Microsoft security chief: IE is not a browser, so stop using it as your default


Internet Explorer is a 'compatibility solution' for enterprise customers to deal with legacy sites and should only be used selectively, warns Microsoft exec.


LandzDown Lounge / Re: Oh, the weather outside is . . .
« on: January 31, 2019, 07:20:15 PM »
It’s so cold in Chicago that rail crews are using fire to keep trains going!

Re-released Windows 10 1809 causes Blue Screen and Breaks Audio for some

One bug leads to another; one fix patch opens up another. This is what is happening with Windows 10 1809 update which was re-released only three days ago. While the release had fixed known problems and user file deletion issue, it seems to have introduced other issues. This re-released Windows 10 v1809 causes Blue Screen & breaks Audio for some.

For some HP users, it is causing BSOD because of driver incompatibility issue, while those who are using SST or Intel Smart Sound Technology (ISST) Driver is not able to hear any sound post-1809 update. There is noting wrong with your system, and only patches from the OEMs will help. Meanwhile, there are some workarounds that may help you.


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Web News / Re: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Storage Space Needed
« on: September 22, 2018, 09:23:04 PM »
So will Microsoft be testing systems first, and only offer the update to those that have sufficient storage-space available?    Or will it push the update to everyone, resulting in initialization failures???

EDIT:   I see the article answers my question:  "Windows Update does not check systems for adequate space requirements before it initializes."  :(

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