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CCleaner v5.58.7209 (06 Jun 2019)

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds

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 and/or Google Chrome browser...
or else, use the  SLIM  build.

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Security Software Programs / Re: SpywareBlaster Updates
« on: May 28, 2019, 09:23:43 PM »
SpywareBlaster database update 5/28/2019

17 NEW items (IE/ActiveX)

for a total of 18,036 items in database

After updating, be sure to enable all protection!


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

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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

Fixed

    Repaired certificate chain to re-enable web extensions that had been disabled https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/

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 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1549129).
More support https://support.mozilla.org/kb/add-ons-disabled-or-fail-to-install-firefox#w_add-ons-appearing-as-unsupported-or-disappeared-from-your-aboutaddons-pageinformation

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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

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/

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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:
https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/bkfte9/if_you_have_issues_with_your_addons_being_marked/

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

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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.

 
https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-security-chief-ie-is-not-a-browser-so-stop-using-it-as-your-default/

 
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/The-perils-of-using-Internet-Explorer-as-your-default-browser/ba-p/331732

 

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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!
https://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article225275615.html

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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.

 


Article continues:   https://www.thewindowsclub.com/re-released-1809-blue-screen-breaks-audio

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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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I'm wondering if this is happening "in general" (i.e., simply by the presence of CCleaner on one's system)...
or if it's being catalyzed by the presence of avast antivirus???

Put more simply, I'm interested in hearing if this CCleaner update has occurred for anyone who is NOT using avast?

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Reminder:  Firefox has ended support for Windows XP and Vista --- FF 52.9.0esr was the last supported release for Windows XP and Windows Vista. No further security updates will be provided for those systems. 

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/end-support-windows-xp-and-vista?

XP/Vista users who attempt to use the internal updater will be advised that "You can not perform further updates on this system".

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As a long-time avast user, I wish I could add more definitive information to this thread. 

I keep an eye on the avast forum, and cite all of its program updates at DeLL's forum (where I'm more active).   But with each update, it seems there are lots of users complaining about running into various difficulties... so much so, that I've typically been reluctant to update, until I'm relatively sure things have been resolved.   While I concede that some problems may just be fault of an individual user (e.g., a person who didn't properly uninstall their previous a/v, leading to conflicts with avast), I do believe that several problems are indeed intrinsic to avast's insistence on trying to release a "new" sub-build almost monthly, continually adding new "features" [which most users consider to be unwanted "bulk"], without taking the time/effort to fix long-standing known problems :-(

Put another way, I'm still running avast 17.8 (released 9 November '17) on my primary Win7 system [and avast 18.3 (released around 1 June '18) on my tertiary WinXP system --- please, let's not enter an XP debate here)].   And I can't say I've been experiencing any problems with either.

At some point, I will either feel confident enough to update my avast, or else, I'll be switching to something else... in my case, the likely alternative would be Panda.

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MalwareBytes Anti-EXPLOIT  1.12.1.109  is NOT blocking PM 28.0.1 (on my 32-bit Win 8.1 system) [as it had been with PM 28.0]

Plodr: perhaps you may test again, activating anti-exploit in MBAM, and seeing if you can install pm-portable.

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