Monthly Archives: April 2010

Not exactly new..

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.. but some seem to think that it is. I have copied text from a BBC News item because the links to this kind of stuff disappear over time, and I want to ensure that this doesn’t. Google warning on fake anti-virus software Fake anti virus is often distributed through adverts Fake anti-virus software that… Continue reading

AVG v MSE

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Scenario A computer running Windows XP SP3, fully updated and running AVG 8.5 also fully updated. There is a REGCURE popup which will not go away and, not unsurprisingly, the uninstall for REGCURE throws up an error message. AVG 8.5 appears to be blissfully unaware of its presence and makes no attempt to remove it.… Continue reading

Outlook 2010

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A message from Microsoft on Office 2010.. "Instructions and Resources Important: Microsoft strongly recommends the use of 32-bit (x86) versions of Office 2010, Project 2010, and Visio 2010 applications as the default option for all platforms." Before you rush to load Office 2010 in 64-bit guise, bear in mind also that it will not work… Continue reading

It may be coincidental..

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.. that you have come across this scenario at work. You may have even been a player..   Cartoon courtesy of Scott Adams, Dilbert’s creator and mentor.. for more Dilbert humour, click on the link.. http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2010-04-24

nVidia 197.45

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Here we go again. Yet another release by nVidia, the third WHQL this year. As far as Windows 7 is concerned, this release is good for everything 6 series and above. After install, the screen is jittery until the system is rebooted, after which it all settles down nicely. This version appears to have fixed… Continue reading