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Wed
18
Nov
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'XP Quick Fix Plus', and 'Gmail Drive'

XP Quick Fix Plus There are a lot of excellent, free, Windows repair tools around the Internet. But there are times when you want just one quick fix; for example, when you are under a virus attack and you just want to enable the Task Manager or the ... Registry Editor so you can fight the virus back, or when some new installation changed your XP behavior and My Documents opens on every start up. This is the right time to draw XP Quick Fix Plus with 40 common Windows XP problems fixes. http://leelusoft.blogspot.com Gmail Drive GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual file ... (view more)

Tue
22
Sep
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MS Releases Temp Fix for Critical SMB Network Flaw

A critical flaw in Microsoft's Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 has been addressed by a recent temporary "Fix It" solution. The workaround for the problem in the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol version 2 could prevent hackers from remotely ... invading and raiding your operating system's data. Win7 RC Not Spared Vulnerability Plenty of press surrounded the fact that the problem affected early versions of Windows 7, which is due to be released to the public this coming October 22nd. Some analysts wondered aloud if the issue could mar the company's big launch party. To date, there haven't ... (view more)

Fri
24
Jul
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Department of Homeland Security Warns Users to Disable Flash

Adobe has vowed to fix a critical security hole in its Flash software within a week. But the Department of Homeland Security (DoHS) has taken the extremely unusual step of advising users to switch off the feature until the patch is available. The ... hole can be used for so-called 'drive by' attacks occurring when a user simply visits an infected website. However, the relevant code is also shared with Adobe's Acrobat software, meaning it can cause security problems through PDF documents which have Flash embedded in them for greater interactivity. That technique had already been criticized as a ... (view more)

Fri
10
Jul
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'Browse And Get Owned' Patch Coming Tuesday

Microsoft has revealed it will indeed have a fix for a critical Internet Explorer bug in next week's monthly update. The security loophole means XP users who don't have the latest edition of the browser could be infected even by visiting a ... theoretically safe website. The bug, which Microsoft describes as "browse and get owned," involves the Active X (Direct Show) system used for displaying online videos. The specific function it affects is no longer used, which may be how the hackers found the loophole. The bug affects users of Windows XP, as well as anyone running Windows Server 2003 that ... (view more)

Fri
05
Jun
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Next Microsoft Patch Tuesday: This Year's Biggest

Microsoft will release critical updates for six security issues next Tuesday. This Patch Tuesday will include a controversially delayed Mac MS Office fix , but won't solve a recently discovered directx flaw for Quicktime files. Biggest Monthly ... Update This Year The monthly update, which will be biggest so far this year, will contain critical fixes for Windows, Internet Explorer, Word and Excel in particular, and Office in general. In all cases, hackers could gain remote control of an affected computer. The Internet Explorer issue appears particularly serious as it reportedly affects all ... (view more)

Tue
23
Sep
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'SmitFraud Fix', and 'Performance Monitor'

SmitFraud Fix SmitFraud Fix is an anti-spyware tool that removes common Desktop Hijack malware, including: Advanced Antivirus, AdwarePunisher, AdwareSheriff, AlphaCleaner, AntiSpyCheck, AntiSpyware Expert, Antispyware Soldier, AntiVermeans, ... AntiVermins, AntiVerminser, AntiVirGear, Antivirus 2009, AntiVirus Lab 2009, Antivirus Master, Antivirus XP 2008, AntivirusGolden, AVGold, Awola, BraveSentry, IE Defender, Internet Antivirus, MalwareCrush, MalwareWipe, MalwareWiped, MalwaresWipeds, MalwareWipePro, MalwareWiper, Micro Antivirus 2009, MS Antivirus, PestCapture, PestTrap, Power Antivirus, ... (view more)

Fri
02
Mar
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SupportSoft Tech Support Tools Leave PCs Vulnerable to Remote Attack

The United States Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued an advisory regarding remote tech support tools made by SupportSoft. The affected software uses ActiveX controls contain multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities which could allow a ... remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. The SupportSoft ActiveX controls are essentially small applications that can be run from Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The affected software is often used by Internet service providers, PC makers and other companies to provide support functions such as remote ... (view more)

Wed
01
Nov
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Apple Releases MacBook 'Shutdown' Fix (Firmware)

Last Thursday, Apple finally announced a fix for the irritating "MacBook Shutdown" pandemic. The shutdown problem, which the company insists has affected only a "small percentage" of MacBook owners, surfaced in July after the 13-inch widescreen ... MacBooks debuted. Since then, the problem has generated quite a bit of buzz, and has even led to the creation of the website www.macbookrandomshutdown.com . Since the website launched in August, over 1500 users have registered with the site. (Source: zdnet.com ) Previously, Apple had addressed the quandary by having the affected machines sent in for ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jan
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'Dial A Fix', and 'Printer Info'

Dial A Fix Dial-a-fix is a collection of known fixes that repair common Windows issues, such as Windows Update, SSL, Microsoft Installer, and other problems. Most of the fixes are found in Microsoft Knowledgebase articles. When you see a list of ... DLLs that Microsoft is telling you to use REGSVR32 on, chances are they are already included in Dial-a-fix. You can figure out what most checkboxes do by hovering over them with your mouse. The tooltip describes what is going on (usually in command-line terminology). For instance, if you hover over 'Stop service' under the WU/WUA section, it tells you ... (view more)

Wed
14
Dec
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'Go', and 'Fix My Xp'

Go According to the developer, "All the simple command lines I've found have either option after option after option or are too easy to close accidentally or come in many pieces (.DLL, .HLP, .INI, etc) or are large files or skinned or shareware or ... require installation, etc. 'Go' is [a simple shell replacement solution; it is] one file, requires no install or uninstall, leaves nothing behind when deleted, requires no special DLL files, and can only be closed by a single route, "!quit". 'Go' is set to idle CPU usage which means it doesn't gulp your runtimes. 'Go' can be used as a shell, which ... (view more)

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