How to Add or Remove Items in All apps in Windows 10 Start menu

All apps in the Start menu displays an alphabetical list of shortcuts to all installed Windows apps and desktop apps on your Windows 10 PC. Some of these shortcuts are grouped into folders with the folder name in the alphabetical list.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove items listed in All apps on the Start menu for your account, new accounts, or all accounts in Windows 10.

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Web Add-ins: Analyzing the “Hello World” JavaScript

I hope you’re not feeling too intimidated and have been able to create and load the “Hello World” sample

This post takes a closer look at the JavaScript part of the sample. The discussion is in two parts: First, how JavaScript is linked into the HTML page; then, the JavaScript code with the main focus on the Office JS API. Continue reading

Removal instructions for Zombie Alert

What is Zombie Alert?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Zombie Alert is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F171131-removal-instructions-for-zombie-alert%2F

Removal instructions for CinePlus-1.2V25.10

What is CinePlus-1.2V25.10?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that CinePlus-1.2V25.10 is a browser hijacker. These so-called “hijackers” manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/171129-removal-instructions-for-cineplus-12v2510/

Microsoft Security Bulletin Releases : July 29, 2015

Summary

The following bulletins have undergone a major revision increment.

* MS15-074 – Important
* MS15-078 – Critical

Bulletin Information:

MS15-074 – Important

– Title: VVulnerability in Windows Installer Service Could Allow
Elevation of Privilege (3072630)
– »technet.microsoft.com/li ··· ms15-074
– Reason for Revision: V2.0 (July 29, 2015): Bulletin rereleased
to announce the availability of an update package for Windows
10 systems. Customers running Windows 10 should apply the
3074683 update to be protected from the vulnerability
discussed in this bulletin. The update is available via
Windows Update only. The majority of customers have
automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any
action because the update will be downloaded and installed
automatically.
– Originally posted: July 14, 2015
– Updated: July 29, 2015
– Bulletin Severity Rating: Important
– Version: 2.0

MS15-078 – Critical

– Title: Vulnerability in Microsoft Font Driver Could Allow
Remote Code Execution (3079904)
– »technet.microsoft.com/li ··· ms15-078
– Reason for Revision: V2.0 (July 29, 2015): Bulletin rereleased
to announce the availability of an update package for Windows
10 systems. Customers running Windows 10 should apply the
3074683 update to be protected from the vulnerability
discussed in this bulletin. The update is available via
Windows Update only. The majority of customers have
automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any
action because the update will be downloaded and installed
automatically.
– Originally posted: July 20, 2015
– Updated: July 29, 2015
– Bulletin Severity Rating: Critical
– Version: 2.0

Windows 10.. protecting it..

Sorry to harp on this topic so much, but I want to save you from abject disappointment in the event that your system has a major crash..

SO, go to here..’

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

.. read and reread, then take practice runs at what it tells you until such time as you are sure about what you are doing, ok?

If you don’t have a reliable external storage device, now would be a good time to acquire one..

Smile

Web Add-in: XML Manifest & security

As became apparent in the previous post introducing Web Add-ins, a Web Add-in consists of more than a single file containing the code. Distributing and installing a Web Add-in is more complex than handing someone an Office document containing the code and explaining how to change the settings in the Trust Center so that it can run. Why is this? Continue reading

Bug Word 2013: COM exception comparing documents

I’m breaking the rhythm of the series on Web Add-ins to report a bug that was discovered by a developer in the VSTO forum, this week. Continue reading

Windows 10 is ready in MSDN Subscription

Win10.is.released

Win10.On.MSDN

As many of you might be waiting for this “Windows 10 ISO” for long time. A good news that it is now ready in MSDN Subscription. If you are MSDN subscriber, you are ready to download and install or update to Windows 10 now.

Removal instructions for Pine Tree

What is Pine Tree?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Pine Tree is a browser hijacker. These so-called “hijackers” manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F171097-removal-instructions-for-pine-tree%2F

New Pluralsight Course: Generics in VB.NET

My Generics in VB.NET course for Pluralsight was published today! #woot

 

Generics in VB.NET

Windows 10

Went through the Windows 10 upgrade procedure this morning. Fairly quick process – just over the hour including download on a slow broadband link. Most of my settings from Windows 8.1 were saved.

 

So far impressions are reasonable to good.

 

PowerShell 5.0 is installed

£> $PSVersionTable

Name                           Value
—-                           —–
PSVersion                      5.0.10240.16384
WSManStackVersion              3.0
SerializationVersion           1.1.0.1
CLRVersion                     4.0.30319.42000
BuildVersion                   10.0.10240.16384
PSCompatibleVersions           {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0…}
PSRemotingProtocolVersion      2.3

 

The Edge browser (IE replacement) is missing functionality for managing favourites and doesn’t appear to incorporaet an RSS feed reader. IE is still available – hunt through program files to get to the exe.

 

The Mail app doesn’t supply a unified view across all mailboxes.

 

The big improvement over Windows 8/8.1 is that you get a unified view of applications. No more metro style or desktop. Everything runs on the desktop though the lack of a left and bottom border on the PowerShell console is weird.

 

So far nothing leaps out as a show stopper

Removal instructions for Coupon Time

What is Coupon Time?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Coupon Time is a browser hijacker. These so-called “hijackers” manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/171090-removal-instructions-for-coupon-time/

Removal instructions for DealBarium

What is DealBarium?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that DealBarium is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/171080-removal-instructions-for-dealbarium/

Spybot Search & Destroy Weekly Update – July 29, 2015

2015-07-29
Adware
+ Ad.BringStar ++ Ad.GreenerWeb ++ Ad.SecretSauce
Dialer
+ Coulomb Ltd.Content Access Plugin
PUPS
++ PU.Bershnet.gen + PU.Bundlore ++ PU.SevereWeatherAlerts ++ Softonic.Toolbar
Trojan
++ Win32.Bamital + Win32.Downloader.HicrazykA
Total: 2609232 fingerprints in 820370 rules for 7505 products.

http://www.safer-networking.org/about/updates/

Windows 10 Revealed

Windows 10 officially launched today and there’s a new Windows 10 book available for pre-order on Amazon today as well. Windows 10 Revealed: The Universal Windows Operating System for PC, Tablets, and Windows Phone 1st Edition, is your essential step-by-step guide to using a desktop, laptop, Surface or Windows Phone running Microsoft Windows 10, providing a complete resource for both the beginner and the enthusiast. Techniques are illustrated step-by-step using photography and screen shots throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field, providing a comprehensive guide to Windows.

Whether you have just bought your first computer, laptop or are a keen computer user who has just upgraded to Windows 10, this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to use a computer like a pro.

Windows 10 Revealed is published by Apress and tech reviewed by yours truly.

Messi, Procesando Mensajes en C# (1)

Ya tengo escrito un procesador de mensajes inspirado en las ideas de Mule, en C#:

https://github.com/ajlopez/SharpBus

Así como uno escrito en JavaScript inspirado en las mismas ideas:

https://github.com/ajlopez/SimpleMule

En este año entré en contacto con la implementación Apache Camel, de los patrones de proceso de mensajes clásicos. Para practicar TDD (Test-Driven Development) y diseño evolutivo, comencé a escribir algo parecido, en C#:

https://github.com/ajlopez/Messi

Lo interesante en C# es la disponibilidad de lambdas desde el vamos, con lo que un procesamiento de un mensaje, una parte en una serie de pasos a ejecutar sobre un mensaje entrante, puede ser una simple lambda, no hace falta construir un objeto completo. Lo mismo para un transformador de mensaje, un filtro, etc.

Quiero explorar la creación de un DSL (Domain Specific Language) interno, en C#. No parece complicado, sólo tener en claro la separación entre una Route, ruta de mensaje, y una RouteDefinition, quien defina la ruta usando verbos de un DSL. No quiero implementar la definición de rutas en XML o lenguajes externos, me parece más interesante y acorde a los tiempos, definir las rutas mediante código.

Recordemos: la idea es tener proveedores de mensajes entrantes, que luego pasan por una serie de pasos, la ruta de proceso. Esos mensajes entrantes luego pueden ser enviados a otros sistemas, rutas, etc. Mientras, pueden ser procesados: hay procesadores de mensajes, que toman un mensaje y lo devuelve intacto, pero por ejemplo, disparan alguna acción de negocio. O transformadores de mensajes, que toman al mensaje entrante y lo transforman/enriquecen. Y hay pasos que filtran mensajes, los dejan pasar o no, o los “rutean”, los envían por una ruta o por otra, de acuerdo a alguna decisión. Cada mensaje tiene un “payload”, contenido, y “headers”, propiedades asociadas.

Veremos como evoluciona el sistema desde los mini-casos de uso sencillos que voy planteando.

Nos leemos!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

SpywareBlaster Database Update – July 28, 2015

16 Internet Explorer
0 Restricted Sites
0 Firefox

17256 items in database

http://www.brightfort.com/downloads.html

How to Download a Windows 10 ISO File

If you need to install or reinstall Windows 10, you can use the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft to download a Windows 10 ISO file that you can use to create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.

This tool provides the best download experience for customers running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10.

This tutorial will show you how to use the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft to download a Windows 10 ISO file.

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Web Add-ins for (Word) VBA developers – Introduction

My discussion of Web Add-ins will center on Word, since that’s “where I live”. The information on the basics is certainly relevant to other Office applications (Excel and PowerPoint) if the Web Add-in is hosted in a Task Pane – the only kind of Web Add-in Word supports.

So, what all is involved in creating a Web Add-in? Unfortunately, it’s not only JavaScript and the Office JavaScript APIs – that’s just the programming language and object model. At least some knowledge of HTML is required and familiarity with CSS is an advantage. Continue reading

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