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Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Microsoft September 2019 Security Updates
« on: September 14, 2019, 01:50:26 AM »
Thanks. Updates installed without incident (windows 10 1903  64bit)

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: LzD Withdrawal?
« on: July 31, 2019, 10:00:16 PM »
Yay. So glad to see the site resolve and appear into view again.

The world felt slightly off kilter for the last couple of days!

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I updated to 3.83 with no issues. The MBAM support board talked about having an  MBAM account in case there were an future issues with update or ownership.

So then I opened an MBAM account and registered my version (that was bought through an Ebay seller) and now I have an account for a lifetime license that is not assigned to any device. There doesn't seem to be a way to connect the software details  to my computer without downloading and  installing it.  So I guess I'll leave well enough alone for now.

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I thought my update went fine this month, and then the day after I finished the install, I was prompted that it needed to reinstall again.

Just like last month, same Windows 10 v.1903  KB re-installed. Nothing seems broken, but is this going be a "thing" now?

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I guess its not so bad, since it was successful.  Unless I have to do it again tomorrow and it turns into a groundhog day thing.

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Apparently I spoke too soon.

This morning, I was greeted with a notice to restart for updates.  Before I did, I checked and the June update had installed successfully, so what is this?   KB numbers are the same. 

After restart, both are showing as successful updates of the same KB number.  Didn't this happen to people recently with another update?  Is this the new "norm" for microsoft, re-installing the same update multiple times?


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Updated with no issues.  Its nice to finally get an update that doesn't have reports of stuff going wrong.

(But I made a restore point anyway. )

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Awesome. The instructions I found to turn it off were a lot more complicated than that. 

I have this beauty as my login screen background  (my antique rambler rose in its best bloom year) and I want to see that in all it's glory.  A blur would have ruined it.

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The update took a couple hours, but all is well. (so far)   And the bonus is that  I don't have to "unblur" the login screen background.  I guess if you already have a background photo selectied, the blur "upgrade" doesn't apply. Yay.   I was ready to be annoyed about that. ^_^




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I just received the 1903 update tonight.   I've delayed the reboot that will finish installing it.

I have a magic jack  that is connected to my computer via USB.   Since the update installed with that USB still connected, do I need to take any kind of additional action before rebooting the machine?

Windows updates continue to stress me out. It seems there is always something likely to go wrong.
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If you are using Windows Update, the latest SSU (KB4498523) will be offered to you automatically

I don't see this installed in my history, or offered anywhere on the updates page.

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Hmm.  Sounds logical, but the first one had been waiting for days for the reboot and that happened  before midnight.  But it was after midnight when I checked for updates and the second one installed.  Maybe it goes by Microsoft time. :)

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After the first reboot for the May update, I checked the version number and then checked for updates. It found and installed a cumulative update. After reboot, it had anew version number.  Then I was prompted to reboot again.

This is what appears in my history. Its a single entry for the KB.  What does the (2) suffix  mean?  I was expecting two separate entry lines as shown in the link above.

2019-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems (KB4494441) (2)
Successfully installed 5/21/2019

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For those that are still using older Windows system versions:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-warns-of-a-monster-computer-bug-in-a-week-of-them-11557900716

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Any “future malware that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer in a similar way as the WannaCry malware spread across the globe,” Microsoft said Tuesday in a  blog post.
  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2019/05/14/prevent-a-worm-by-updating-remote-desktop-services-cve-2019-0708/?mod=article_inline



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The flaw affects Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. It also affects Windows 2003 and Windows XP—older versions of Windows that Microsoft doesn’t typically patch. But, in a sign of the severity of the bug, Microsoft released XP and Windows 2003 patches as well.

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Security Software Programs / Re: WinPatrol.com down
« on: April 25, 2019, 03:30:56 AM »
Thanks for that.   I do like that it notifies me when some program stops or is being installed.

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Security Software Programs / Re: WinPatrol.com down
« on: April 24, 2019, 01:37:55 PM »
I still run WP for that same reason.  Does anyone have any updates?  I'm starting to wonder if WP is safe to continue running without anyone taking care of the back end.

I think I will stop buying lifetime licenses for anything.  It seems whenever I do,  the product dies a couple years later.   The only viable one left I have  is MBAM.

Former lifetime member of :
Cheeselovers International
Pearl Crescent page saver
(and likely others that I have long forgotten!)

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