Monthly Archives: October 2006

Windows Defender has been released!

Yesteday, Microsoft released their Windows Defender program. Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software.Remember that you cannot install the program on pre-XP … Continue reading

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IE7 available for download

Yesterday, October 19th, Microsoft released their new IE7. It can be downloaded from the IE7 site. After you download the file, close all running programs incl. IE. Disable your antivirus program. Stay online and do not turn off your firewall. A … Continue reading

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Before you install IE7…

Before installing IE7 make sure you have disabled your antivirus and antimalware protection on your computer. IE7's setup write a large number of registry keys. A common way anti-malware applications protect your computer is by preventing writes to certain registry keys … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October, 2006

Today, October 10th, 2006, Microsoft released a total of 10 security patches:MS06-057 Critical Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (923191)MS06-058 Critical Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (924163)MS06-059 Critical Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could … Continue reading

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End of Support for XP SP1

Support for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Service Pack 1a (SP1a) ends today, October 10, 2006. Microsoft will end support on this date. This also includes security updates for these service packs.Microsoft is ending support for these … Continue reading

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Coming up: IE7

According to the latest information, IE7 will be shipped this month. But before it's being shipped the IE team still wants to have a Last Expert Zone chat. So, if you want then please join them!For the Enterprise customers and who … Continue reading

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October 2006 Advanced Notification

Next Tuesday, October 10, 2006, Microsoft will release 11 new security updates:Six Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. Some of … Continue reading

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McAfee fixes ePolicy Orchestrator and ProtectionPilot

McAfee released two updates for ePolicy Orchestrator and ProtectionPilot. The software affected are: McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 3.5.0 Patch 5 and earlier McAfee ProtectionPilot 1.1.1 Patch 2 and earlier An attacker would be able to remotely execute arbitrary code on the machine running … Continue reading

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Re-Awarded as Microsoft MVP

Yes, it’s October 1st and it’s official now. Today I received the notification that I have been awarded for the 4th consecutive year with the MVP Award. Thank you Microsoft! Thank you Melissa, thank you Gerard. Thank you anyone else… … Continue reading

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