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The August 2020 security release consists of security updates for the following software:

Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Edge (EdgeHTML-based)
Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
Microsoft ChakraCore
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Scripting Engine
SQL Server
Microsoft JET Database Engine
.NET Framework
Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps
Microsoft Windows Codecs Library
Microsoft Dynamics

*** Be sure to scroll to the bottom to view Known Issues.

The next Patch Tuesday is 08 September.

Meet & Greet! / Happy Birthday Corrine!
« on: August 05, 2020, 12:00:02 AM »
Happy Birthday (tomorrow) to my dear friend.  I hope you have a very special day. My best always, B

As an update, I installed CCleaner slim on a laptop today without a peep from Defender.

General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: Belarc Advisor
« on: July 30, 2020, 07:03:29 PM »
Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
Version 9.6
Released 01 July 2020

Of note:  Added license keys and/or editions for: Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 and later, Adobe Premier Elements 2019 and later, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and later, Microsoft Office 2019, Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and 2017, Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 and 2017 and 2015 and 2013, and 2012, Microsoft Windows Extended Security Updates [ESU], ESRI ArcGIS Pro, TechSmith SnagIt and Camtasia 18, MathWorks MATLAB its toolboxes and add-ons

Download: Link

Belarc Advisor automatically checks for, fetches, and installs Belarc Advisor Security Definition updates at each use, but you have to download and install the new program versions manually.

I'm assuming its still safe to use CC cleaner if you never enable the registry options?

I mainly use it to clean temporary files and unwanted cookies.  I like that I can keep cookies for sites I frequent.  Is there a good alternate way to keep selected cookies other than CC Cleaner?

That's what I use it for FWIW.  Some people use Bleachbit instead, but I have no firsthand experience.

This feels similar to what happened between Piriform and Microsoft in 2019, when the entire Piriform domain was put on the blacklist for a few days.  The bundling of software (especially products that are deemed by someone to negatively impact the “user experience”) generally falls under PUA or PUP detection.  CCleaner installation has been found to offer to bundle CCleaner Browser and third party software such as Google Chrome, Google Toolbar, Avast Free Antivirus and AVG Antivirus Free.  I understand the rationale for the antivirus detection since it may disable Defender if the user opts into the installation accidentally (and doesn't want Defender replaced or disabled).

My question would be ... does Defender distinguish between standard, portable (zip, no installer) and slim (installer, no toolbar) downloads?  In theory, at least, portable and slim shouldn't be detected as there are no bundles.

I should think CCleaner can be installed without any issues on Windows 10 (which has aggressive detection of PUA and PUP), but it will be marked as a PUA in the Protection History.

I haven't tried this (haven't been affected yet), but if memory serves, Defender can be allowed to trust CCleaner under Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Threat history.

CCleaner has confirmed on Twitter that it’s working with Microsoft to resolve this:

Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday, plodr!
« on: July 22, 2020, 05:43:55 PM »
Happy birthday  :)

Found this:

Mozilla paused the rollout of the new stable version of the Firefox web browser that it released yesterday. The organization published Firefox 78.0 and Firefox ESR 78.0 yesterday, and has made the new version available via the browser's internal updating system and as a direct download from the official website.

The rollout had to be stopped because of a bug that some users of the browser experienced after  installation of the new version. According to the official bug report -- Search engines are gone with v78.0 -- , all search engines were gone after the upgrade to the new version.

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 78.0.1 later today to the public. Firefox users who use automatic updates in the browser may notice that the browser is upgraded from an earlier version straight to Firefox 78.0.1 and not to Firefox 78.0 as expected.

Pure speculation on my part ... the internal updater is on hold because 78.0.1 is on the horizon:

LandzDown Lounge / Liverpool -- Premier League Champions !!!
« on: June 26, 2020, 11:31:39 AM »
Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup and Uefa Super Cup within 13 months.  Not bad.

Justice for the 96
15th April 1989, 3.06pm
Hillsborough, Sheffield

At long last.  RIP.


Web News / Windows 10 version 2004 -- List of Known Issues/Status
« on: June 19, 2020, 05:54:46 PM »
Here is Microsoft's list of known issues and fix status:

What about WinPrivacy and WAR?

I suspect you are out of luck and will have to find alternatives.  Even if you find a mirror download link that still works AND you have your license keys, those programs haven’t been updated in 3 years and their usefulness is questionable.

If you ever decide to reinstall WinPatrol Plus, you'll need your license key.   8)

WinPatrol doesn't use signatures or definitions, so there really isn't anything that requires updating.  If it were still being actively supported, one could hope for new features, tweaks, etc.  Some folks still find the program useful as a startup manager, for taking a snapshot of critical system resources, or for providing alerts if any changes occur.

A program that required frequent updating and is no longer supported would be quickly outdated.  If a program did not require frequent updating, it can be used for a longer period of time.  IMO, WinPatrol is still 'safe' to use if you like what it does.

WinPatrol 35.5.2017.8:

Link seems to work, be careful of any suggested add-ons should they be offered before downloading.

If you have your license key information, you may be able to upgrade WinPatrol Free to WinPatrol Plus. 

WinPatrol WAR was a subscription service, only links I can find (MajorGeeks, etc) re-direct to the WinPatrol store, which isn't online.

WinPrivacy had a free version initially, but never used it, don't know if went subscription only or not.  Regardless, can't find any links for downloading.

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