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Security Software Programs / Re: MCShield Problems
« on: July 12, 2019, 06:42:48 PM »
You got me curious, so I poked around.
I just changed the ESET "Advanced Options" to scan automatically when I insert removable media.
It was set (by default ?) to "show scan options".

While it's always nice to get a second opinion, if you're using ESET, considering the above comments of ky331 and Corinne, you may not need it anymore.

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Security Software Programs / Re: MCShield Problems
« on: July 12, 2019, 12:18:25 PM »
Do you really need it?
Based on some of your previous posts, I got the impression that you use ESET as an AV.

My copy offers to scan any media that I place in a USB drive. One mouse click will start the scan.
If I ignore it, the pop-up goes away by itself.

Specifically: ESET Internet Security, version 12.1.34.0

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Security Software Programs / Re: SpywareBlaster Updates
« on: July 11, 2019, 01:42:39 PM »
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I noticed that ALL Internet Explorer items were disabled.
Interesting.
Do you have another browser and were those items enabled?

I never check SpywareBlaster until there is a monthly or thereabouts update.
My only other browser is Edge. I've had that since Windows 10 came out without this issue.

Recently, I've used Edge as an epub reader, but I doubt if that would change my settings.

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Apparently my update went so smoothly, that I forgot about it.
Well that's a good thing! :)
Good for the computer, but ...
At my age "forgetting stuff" could be considered cause for concern  :-[

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Turned out that I was already using Version 3.8.3. The Key never went AWOL, and everything works fine.

Apparently my update went so smoothly, that I forgot about it.

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Does that mean one machine at a time, or only the original machine?

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Security Software Programs / Re: SpywareBlaster Updates
« on: July 07, 2019, 09:06:00 PM »
Heads Up:

On a whim, I checked SpywareBlaster this morning.
I noticed that ALL Internet Explorer items were disabled.
Easy enough to fix, but it could have gone unnoticed for a while.

The only significant things I've done since the last update was to update Windows 10 to version 1903, and take the routine Windows updates as they were issued.

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Congratulations, Corrine!
« on: July 01, 2019, 10:04:03 PM »
;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  CONGRATULATIONS   ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Security Software Programs / Re: SUPERAntiSpyware
« on: June 26, 2019, 12:18:46 PM »
Heads up:
When I updated I got some pre-checked boxes for installing Google Chrome, during the installation proceess.
Unchecking them appeared to work.

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My June update seemed to be a two part process as well.
That's the second time it happened to me, so I didn't worry this time.
Aside from the unexpected second part, all went well.

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Both of the reasons I occasionally use Edge just got fixed.

The  controls for the webcam at my college, and videos published at a local newspaper's website, are now fully functional with Firefox 67.0.

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But considering what my computer experiences when I "check for updates", I will wait until I will be offered the update. :)

I've had MUCH better luck with the "Media Creation Tool".
Check for updates works fine for the routine patches, but with version updates, I usually have a problem.

BTW: I've checked for updates three times since this was announced. All I got was the latest "cumulative update". In theory, that last patch, will let me decide when to update... We'll see.

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After the second restart, both instances of KB4494441 appear in the history as successfully installed.
Running "winver" indicates the  build is now 17763.503.
"Check for updates" indicates I'm up to date.

Strange ... but I guess it ended well.

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Re: Windows 10, Version 1809 (home)
Yesterday I received and successfully installed "2019-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems (KB4494441)". It's listed in the update history.

Today I clicked "check for updates". A while later I checked to see if it found anything:
As I typed this, an update with the same description and number was being downloaded and installed (now awaiting restart).

Is this related to a Prerequisite ?

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Internet / Re: AdBlock Plus v3.5.2 for FireFox
« on: May 06, 2019, 11:51:32 AM »
I was one of the people who "studies" didn't help.
That experience let me see how bad the web has become.

I expected to see more ads, but the number of things that ESET, MBAM, and some of the newer built-in Firefox security functions had to stop was amazing.

Even "legitimate" newspapers & news-sites had hidden traps in their ads.

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