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Fri
04
Nov
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November Patch Tuesday: 4 Updates, No Duqu Fix

Microsoft has published details of its next batch of security updates (known as Patch Tuesday), due to download to Windows machines automatically on Tuesday, November 8 via Windows Update. The only critical update in the batch affects newer rather ... than older editions of Windows. None of the security updates to be released next Tuesday are said to patch MS Word, which is currently being exploited by the Duqu virus (a major zero-day threat ). The entire update is a bit of a surprise, say critics, because it deals with just four groups of bugs -- a far cry from recent updates that have included ... (view more)

Thu
27
Oct
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Revamped Windows Phone 7 Gets Windows 8 Core

Microsoft has recently released the first major overhaul of its Windows Phone operating system and it's getting some generally good reviews. The revised system is powering a range of devices, including the first significant results of the ... Nokia-Microsoft partnership. Windows Phone 7, released late last year, was a much-delayed revamp of what had previously been Windows Mobile. Although the system was generally praised, it appeared to come far too late to overcome a significant loss of market share to systems such as Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Sales of the Windows Phone 7 handsets thus ... (view more)

Mon
08
Aug
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Major Overhaul Coming For Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has released test editions of its next update to the Windows Phone operating system (OS). It should mean some of the changes will be hitting new and existing phones relatively soon. The update has been codenamed 'Mango' and is the largest ... set of changes to the Windows Phone 7 OS yet, though the company hasn't yet decided to officially dub it version 2.0. There are two slightly different versions of the update in circulation at the moment. One has gone to phone manufacturers and is designed to allow them to test it on both existing and forthcoming handsets to spot any potential ... (view more)

Mon
04
Apr
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Windows Phone 7 Updates Slow to Reach Users

It's safe to say that, so far, Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is not off to the record-breaking start that Microsoft had hoped for. It's a fact that the Windows Phone 7 mobile platform has barely made a dent in the overall market share and the focus ... continues to be on Android, BlackBerry and Apple's iOS operating systems. Furthermore, updates for the system have been slow in reaching users, and for that, a Microsoft executive is apologizing to all Windows Phone 7 adopters. Speaking out on the issue is Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's vice president for the Windows Phone division. He admits that updates to ... (view more)

Fri
01
Apr
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Internet Explorer 9 To Officially Rollout In June

Microsoft has announced that it won't be sending out Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) by automated update until the end of June this year. Originally, the plan was to send the Internet Explorer 9 update as an automatic download, providing the Windows ... Automatic Updates feature was enabled. The timeline for the automated update was to be scheduled for March 21, but that has since changed because Microsoft says the delay is a necessity due to its widespread corporate use. (Source: zdnet.com ) Internet Explorer 9 Rollout Cause of Delay Two-Fold There are two reasons being given for the June timetable. ... (view more)

Thu
10
Feb
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Microsoft Patches Virus AutoRun Exploit

Microsoft has finally put the brakes on a feature in Windows XP and Vista designed to automatically run applications (and virus infections) on a USB drive. The feature had been open to abuse by virus creators and was blamed for helping the wide ... spread of the Conficker virus, which wreaked havoc PCs back in January of 2009. Back then, it was estimated 9 million PCs were infected with Conficker, which was first discovered only 3 months prior . Automated Virus Infection as Easy as 1-2-3 The exploit involves two separate technologies: Windows AutoRun, which automatically runs a setup program as ... (view more)

Fri
31
Dec
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MS Outlook, Word Users: Get A Patch Or Get A Virus

Microsoft has revealed that hackers have attempted to exploit a bug in Microsoft Word. The bug was fixed in a security update last month, but the company is also concerned that some users may not have installed the update. The bug involves the way ... MS Word handles rich text format (.RTF) files. This is a format used for text documents that have a very limited degree of formatting information compared to full-blown MS Word documents. The format is most commonly used as a way of moving documents from one word processor to another without altering the text's formatting. RTF Flaw Causes Memory ... (view more)

Tue
28
Dec
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'STDU Viewer 1.5.597', and 'K-Lite Codec Pack Update 6.7.0'

STDU Viewer 1.5.597 STDU Viewer is a free graphics file viewer with support for multiple file formats, primarily supporting scientific and technical document formats. The goal of this software is to replace the multiple document viewers with a ... single simple application. STDU Viewer supports TIFF, PDF, DjVu, XPS, JBIG2 document formats. http://stdutility.com K-Lite Codec Pack Update 6.7.0 Build 2010-12-27 This is a cumulative update for the latest version of the K-Lite Codec Packs. K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of video and audio codecs, plus DirectShow filters. Those components are needed ... (view more)

Thu
23
Dec
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'BootRacer 3.0 Final', and 'WSUS Offline Update 6.7.1'

BootRacer 3.0 Final Not sure if your computer's boot time is fast or slow? BootRacer not only provides you with a clocked time, but it gives your computer's boot speed a rating. It's the first step in diagnosing performance issues on your home PC. ... http://www.greatis.com WSUS Offline Update 6.7.1 Using "WSUS Offline Update", you can update any computer running Microsoft Windows and Office quickly and without an Internet connection. Licensed under "GNU GPL", you still may download and use the software from this site for free. http://www.wsusoffline.net This freeware software ... (view more)

Fri
03
Dec
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Antivirus Update Bricks Windows 7 Machines

Users of Windows 7 64-bit that use AVG Antivirus received a rather unpleasant surprise earlier this week. A recent AVG security update reportedly bricked these systems, presenting users with the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSoD), thus making ... their PCs virtually unusable. The update was automatically distributed to AVG Antivirus users on Wednesday night. Those who downloaded the update found their systems caught in a repetitive reboot loop. Users of both free and paid versions of the software have been affected. AVG Apologizes for Poisoned Antivirus Update Since the problem was first ... (view more)

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