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Web News / Outlook, MSN, Hotmail breached
« on: April 15, 2019, 02:07:10 PM »
Hackers compromised Microsoft’s web-based email services, including accounts and MSN and Hotmail addresses, for months by using a customer support agent’s credentials.

Apparently this has been fixed.  Supposedly, passwords were not exposed.  You can believe that, or just change your password anyway. :)

Windows 10  version 1809 here.

Updated without issue.

Is it still safe to use Slim version?  Those articles about it installing Avast with no opt out is disturbing. I don't want it forcing any other stuff on me.


The February 2019 Security and Quality Rollup for Windows 10 update 1809 was released earlier this week. We have received multiple customer reports of issues when a customer has installed .NET Framework 4.8 Preview then installed the February security update, 4483452. These reports are specific to only to the scenario when a customer has installed both .NET Framework 4.8 Preview and the February security update.

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: windows update Problem
« on: February 02, 2019, 03:22:19 AM »
Holding off on the update as well.  I'm so glad we have that option and can wait until MS gets its collective stuff together.

Security Software Programs / Re: Question about SpywareBlaster
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:30:36 PM »
I never even open IE anymore.  In fact the last time I did, it crashed and other-wised messed things up.

But I do get fairly frequent blocking popups from MBAM, so I guess I'll keep it for now.

Security Software Programs / Re: Question about SpywareBlaster
« on: January 22, 2019, 06:18:28 PM »
Does Landzdown have an official position on whether Spyware Blaster is redundant to Windows 10 installation with Defender and MalwareBytes Pro?

Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Adobe Flash Player Updates Released
« on: January 08, 2019, 01:51:23 PM »
Before I enable automatic updating for this---Do the automatic Adobe updates require  windows to restart?

I was sent the update today.  It installed without incident.

So good news?

I downloaded the KB installer and when I ran it, got this message:

Windows Update Standalone Installer
KB4470788  is already installed on this computer.

Its not listed in my update history.

Check for updates showing that I'm up to date.

Thanks Corinne, will do. :)

OK, so  since I successfully installed the December update without the servicing pack, what do you recommend? Should I get it and install it now? Or will there be another one released for the next update that I can wait to do then?  The KB for the successful update to my machine is KB4471332  for build 1809.

And if this is so important, why would I have to go to a forum to find out about it? That's the part that is most confusing.  How many home users haunt the ten forum or any other forum for that matter to get Microsoft news? I do haunt Landzdown, but I don't think I'm the norm.   It just seems strange to me.

I let this install today and the installation failed.

I read on the Windows ten forums that we are supposed to install a Servicing stack update before activating the December updates.  For my win10Pro 64 system, the KB is   KB4470788   The post mentioned that  it should be installed with the update, but on my second attempt (which was successful)  I did not see that KB number anywhere in the history.

Here is the post I referenced:

Since all seems well now, I guess I'm wondering what this is about and why would the KB not show up in my update history.

I wasn't offered this update.  But I don't use IE 11. Does that matter?

Can anyone confirm that this update is ready for prime-time now?  I was just offered it on 11/16.  I'm delaying for a while until I see some reports.

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