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  • Removal instructions for Win Speedup 2018
    What is Win Speedup 2018? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Win Speedup 2018 is a “system optimizer”. These so-called “system optimizers” use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/233188-removal-instructions-for-win-speedup-2018/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, July 17, 2018By don
  • Microsoft Security Advisory Notification Issued: July 16, 2018
    Security Advisories Released or Updated on July 16, 2018 * Microsoft Security Advisory ADV180016 – Title: Microsoft Guidance for Lazy FP State Restore – »portal.msrc.microsoft.co ··· uidance/ advisory/ADV180016 – Reason for Revision: Removed Windows 10 version 1511 for 32-bit Systems and Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems from the Affected Products table. This is an informational change only. – Originally posted: June 13, 2018 – Version: 2.1 ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, July 16, 2018By don
  • Microsoft Security Update Releases Issued: July 16, 2018
    Summary The following CVEs have undergone a major revision increment: * CVE-2018-8319 Revision Information: – CVE-2018-8319 | MSR JavaScript Cryptography Library Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability – https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8319 – Reason for Revision: Information updated to announce the release of MSR JavaScript Cryptography Library version 1.4.1. – Originally posted: July 10, 2018 – Updated: July 16, 2018 – Aggregate CVE Severity Rating: Important – Version: 2.0 ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, July 16, 2018By don
  • Cumulative Update KB4345421 Windows 10 v1803 Build 17134.167
    July 16, 2018 – KB4345421 (OS Build 17134.167) Applies to: Windows 10, version 1803 Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, July 16, 2018By Brink
  • FBI – Business email compromise of 12 billion dollars 2013-2018
    The IC3 reports on an estimated $12 billion loss between 2013-2018 on a world wide basis as FBI reports below: https://www.ic3.gov/media/2018/180712.aspx This Public Service Announcement is an update and companion to Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) PSA 1-050417-PSA posted on www.ic3.gov. This PSA includes new Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) complaint information and updated statistical data for the time frame October 2013 to May 2018. Business E-mail Compromise (BEC)/E-mail Account Compromise (EAC) is a sophisticated scam targeting both businesses and individuals performing wire transfer payments.  The scam is frequently carried out when a subject compromises legitimate business e-mail accounts through social engineering or computer intrusion techniques to conduct unauthorized transfers of funds. The BEC/EAC scam continues to grow and evolve, targeting small, medium, and large business and personal transactions. Between December 2016 and May 2018, there was a 136% increase in identified global exposed losses. The scam has been reported in all 50 states and in 150 countries. Victim complaints filed with the IC3 and financial sources indicate fraudulent transfers have been sent to 115 countries. Based on the financial data, Asian banks located in China and Hong Kong remain the primary destinations of fraudulent funds; however, financial institutions in the ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, July 16, 2018By harrywaldron
  • How to Change Page Theme in Microsoft Edge Reading View in Windows 10
    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web. Microsoft Edge provides a reading view for a more streamlined clean and simple layout, book-like reading experience of webpages, without the distraction of unrelated or other secondary content on the page. This will bring whatever you’re reading front-and-center. You can even change the reading view style and font size to suit your mood. This tutorial will show you how to change the page theme to any color you want while in reading view in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, July 16, 2018By Brink
  • Security Mailer Week 28
    Security Mailer Volume 18 Number 28 Adobe updates Flash Player, Acrobat, Reader DC, Connect and Experience manager Apple updates everything Mozilla updates Firefox & Thunderbird Cisco Security Advisories Linux updates Microsoft Tuesday patches links to gHacks Patch Tuesday Dashboard to make it all more informative Updates revised Security Advisories, and Office updates General Security reviews last week’s vulnerabilities and this week’s updates released VMware security advisory ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, July 16, 2018By hankshelp
  • Amazon – Beware of fake Prime Day 2018 deals
    As Amazon Prime Day 2018 is underway with extensive discounted items, users should be very careful in handing email, ads, web searches, etc. ensuring these are genuine and not scams to lure victims into fraud, malware, or personal identity attacks.  Below is example from last year sharing very similar advice and to always affirm things at the main Amazon site before proceeding https://www.inc.com/joseph-steinberg/amazon-customers-beware-this-scam.html A new, realistic-looking phishing campaign is targeting Amazon customers. Criminals are sending mass emails that appear to have come from Amazon and thank recipients for making purchases on Amazon’s “Prime Day” back in July. The emails then invite recipients to go to the Amazon website to “write a review” and receive a special $50 “bonus” credit for doing so. If users click the link in the email, however, they are routed to a criminal’s clone of the Amazon site – not the real Amazon.com – and if they enter their credentials (i.e., their usernames and passwords) when prompted, a criminal will gain access to their accounts. Additionally, it is possible that the rogue site may install malware on computers or mobile devices being used to access it. The email that I received is realistic looking – it ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, July 16, 2018By harrywaldron
  • Removal instructions for FunBigGames
    What is FunBigGames? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that FunBigGames is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/233154-removal-instructions-for-funbiggames/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, July 16, 2018By don
  • How to Change Text Size in Microsoft Edge Reading View in Windows 10
    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web. Microsoft Edge provides a reading view for a more streamlined clean and simple layout, book-like reading experience of webpages, without the distraction of unrelated or other secondary content on the page. This will bring whatever you’re reading front-and-center. You can even change the reading view style and font size to suit your mood. This tutorial will show you how to increase and decrease the text size of an article while in reading view in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, July 15, 2018By Brink
  • How to Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10
    Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10. Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if you’re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents. Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you’re in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation. Narrator also has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Use it to get around Windows 10 using just the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also use a braille display to navigate your PC and read text. Finally, you can personalize Narrator’s voice to adjust the speaking rate, pitch, and volume as well as install some third-party text-to-speech voices. This tutorial will show you how to change the voice, voice speed, voice pitch, and ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, July 15, 2018By Brink
  • How to Remove a Language in Windows 10
    In Windows 10, you can add different languages to install and use for the display language, text-to-speech, speech recognition, handwriting, and keyboard layout. This tutorial will show you how to completely uninstall a language for your account in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, July 14, 2018By Brink
  • How to Add a Language in Windows 10
    In Windows 10, you can add different languages to install and use for the display language, text-to-speech, speech recognition, handwriting, and keyboard layout. This tutorial will show you how to add a language to use for display language, text-to-speech, speech recognition, handwriting, and keyboard layout for your account in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, July 14, 2018By Brink
  • Web Add-ins (Word): Tabs and Tabstops – extending the API using OOXML
    A few days ago I encountered a question on Stack Overflow about using tabs to align content in a Word document. The required result was something like this: I started looking at the Word JS API documentation and realized there is nothing in that object model for inserting tabs or defining tab stops. The first thing I asked myself was, “Why is the functionality missing?” I soon discovered that Word Online does not support displaying tabulated text. It preseves tab information in a document that contains it, but the user won’t recognize that. Indeed, the functionality for creating headers and footers in Word Online inserts a three-column table with left, centered and right alignment! So the missing functionality is a known issue and unlikely to be changed soon. Since the JS API development team gives priority to functionality supported across all platforms, the question of “Why” was answered. When something is not in the object model, the only recourse for implementing it is to resort to inserting Word Open XML. How to find the required Word Open XML became the next question… Almost three years ago, when the Office JS APIs were being introduced, I wrote an article ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, July 14, 2018By WordMeister
  • Very Nice Patch Tuesday Console
    This is a very neat display of the July Microsoft Patch Tuesday Day. Hopefully they’ll continue it.  Microsoft Patch Tuesday by Morphus Labs  ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, July 14, 2018By hankshelp
  • Removal instructions for SearchDims
    What is SearchDims? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that SearchDims 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 adds sponsored results to the search results. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/233027-removal-instructions-for-searchdims/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, July 13, 2018By don
  • Removal instructions for Smart PC Care
    What is Smart PC Care? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Smart PC Care is a “system optimizer”. These so-called “system optimizers” use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/232969-removal-instructions-for-smart-pc-care/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 12, 2018By don
  • Resoluciones del Nuevo Mes: Julio 2018
    De nuevo, tiempo de escribir las resoluciones del nuevo mes. Primero una revisión de las de junio. – Continuar Exeth [pendiente] – Continuar SimpleDSL [pendiente] – Continuar NlpLib [pendiente] – Continuar RskApi [pendiente] – Continuar BlockchainJ [pendiente] – Continuar BlockchainSharp [pendiente] – Continuar SimpleEvm [completo] ver repo – Continuar AprendiendoSolidity [completo] ver repo – Continuar RSharp [pendiente] – Dar una charla sobre Smart Contracts [completo] – Dar una charla sobre Artificial Intelligence [completo] – Dar una charla sobre Machine Learning [completo] Además, estuve trabajando en: – Mejorar BInte [completo] ver repo – Mejorar Evm2Code [completo] ver repo – Mejorar Machine Learning [completo] ver repo – Mejorar SimpleGA [completo] ver repo – Mejorar SimpleNeuron [completo] ver repo Mis resoluciones del nuevo mes: – Continuar BlockchainJ – Continuar BlockchainSharp – Continuar SimpleEvm – Continuar AprendiendoSolidity – Continuar RSharp – Dar un curso de programación de Smart Contracts Angel “Java” Lopezhttp://www.ajlopez.comhttps://github.com/ajlopezhttps://twitter.com/ajlopez ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 12, 2018By lopez
  • Music – Streaming services account for 75 percent of USA volume
    Music streaming makes up 75 percent of consumption in the US according to a recent Nielsen study https://www.pcmag.com/news/362399/streaming-has-taken-over-the-music-industry Americans streamed a record 403 billion songs in the first six months of 2018, marking the latest milestone in the unstoppable march of music streaming services.   According to Nielsen’s US Mid-Year Music Report, audio and video music streaming now accounts for 75 percent of music consumption in the US, compared with physical and digital music sales. That figure is up from 50 percent in the first half of 2016. While on-demand streaming rises steadily, the rest of the music industry continues to decline. Physical album sales, digital album sales, and digital track sales have all decreased year-over-year for the past several years as users turn toward streaming services as their primary music platform. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 12, 2018By harrywaldron
  • Turn On or Off Advanced Graphics in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web. Microsoft Edge running in Application Guard provides the maximum level of protection from malware and zero day attacks against Windows. Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge is a lightweight virtual machine that helps isolate potentially malicious website activity from reaching your operating systems, apps, and data. There is no persistence of any cookies or local storage when an Application Guard window is closed in Microsoft Edge. Three core features of Windows Defender Application Guard: Isolated Browsing – Windows Defender Application Guard uses the latest virtualization technology to help protect your operating system by creating an isolated environment for your Microsoft Edge session. Help Safeguard your PC – Windows Defender Application Guard starts up every time you visit a non-work-related site to help keep potentially malicious attacks away from your PC. Malware Removal – Any websites you visit, files you download, or settings you change while in this isolated environment are deleted when you sign out of Windows, wiping out any potential malware. Starting with Windows 10 build ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 12, 2018By Brink
  • How to Turn On or Off Printing in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web. Microsoft Edge running in Application Guard provides the maximum level of protection from malware and zero day attacks against Windows. Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge is a lightweight virtual machine that helps isolate potentially malicious website activity from reaching your operating systems, apps, and data. There is no persistence of any cookies or local storage when an Application Guard window is closed in Microsoft Edge. Three core features of Windows Defender Application Guard: Isolated Browsing – Windows Defender Application Guard uses the latest virtualization technology to help protect your operating system by creating an isolated environment for your Microsoft Edge session. Help Safeguard your PC – Windows Defender Application Guard starts up every time you visit a non-work-related site to help keep potentially malicious attacks away from your PC. Malware Removal – Any websites you visit, files you download, or settings you change while in this isolated environment are deleted when you sign out of Windows, wiping out any potential malware. Starting with Windows 10 build ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 12, 2018By Brink
  • How to Turn On or Off Copy and Paste in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web. Microsoft Edge running in Application Guard provides the maximum level of protection from malware and zero day attacks against Windows. Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge is a lightweight virtual machine that helps isolate potentially malicious website activity from reaching your operating systems, apps, and data. There is no persistence of any cookies or local storage when an Application Guard window is closed in Microsoft Edge. Three core features of Windows Defender Application Guard: Isolated Browsing – Windows Defender Application Guard uses the latest virtualization technology to help protect your operating system by creating an isolated environment for your Microsoft Edge session. Help Safeguard your PC – Windows Defender Application Guard starts up every time you visit a non-work-related site to help keep potentially malicious attacks away from your PC. Malware Removal – Any websites you visit, files you download, or settings you change while in this isolated environment are deleted when you sign out of Windows, wiping out any potential malware. Starting with Windows 10 build ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 12, 2018By Brink
  • Windows 10 – NOTEPAD improved for Redstone 5 in Fall 2018
    Windows 10 will see some improved features in it’s text based NOTEPAD editor. These new functions are targeted for the Redstone 5 release in Fall 2018 https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-notepad-is-finally-getting-an-update-1827543753 Notepad is getting a refresher.  It’s coming more into line, aesthetically, with Metro and should no longer look so outdated. But the changes aren’t just cosmetic. You’ll be able to zoom in on text much as you can with Word or on your browser. Even better: Find & Replace now works with word wrapping. Which means, when you hit Ctrl+F and punch in the word you’re looking for, you won’t have to scroll horizontally to find each instance of the word. Instead, you can scroll vertically! Notepad will also support line numbers with word wrapping. That’s useful if you’re looking at a big chunk of text and don’t want to lose your place, or are doing some quick edits to the text of some code. The updates to Notepad were announced yesterday by Microsoft and will appear in Redstone 5 (R5), the next major update to Windows that is expected in October of this year. If you simply can’t wait, you can enter the Windows beta program, known as Windows Insiders. The changes are ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 12, 2018By harrywaldron
  • How to Turn On or Off Save Data in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web. Microsoft Edge running in Application Guard provides the maximum level of protection from malware and zero day attacks against Windows. Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge is a lightweight virtual machine that helps isolate potentially malicious website activity from reaching your operating systems, apps, and data. There is no persistence of any cookies or local storage when an Application Guard window is closed in Microsoft Edge. Three core features of Windows Defender Application Guard: Isolated Browsing – Windows Defender Application Guard uses the latest virtualization technology to help protect your operating system by creating an isolated environment for your Microsoft Edge session. Help Safeguard your PC – Windows Defender Application Guard starts up every time you visit a non-work-related site to help keep potentially malicious attacks away from your PC. Malware Removal – Any websites you visit, files you download, or settings you change while in this isolated environment are deleted when you sign out of Windows, wiping out any potential malware. Starting with Windows 10 build ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 12, 2018By Brink
  • Microsoft Xbox – Dolby Vision support being tested
    The new Dolby Vision support for the Xbox platform is being tested for a future release  https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/12/17563670/microsoft-xbox-one-dolby-vision-support Microsoft is preparing to add Dolby Vision support to its Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles. The addition will mean Microsoft’s consoles join the Apple TV 4K and Google’s Chromecast Ultra as the only streaming devices that currently support both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Microsoft is testing out its Dolby Vision support with Xbox Insiders right now, and it appears to be limited to streaming apps for now. Netflix is one of the first apps to be updated with Dolby Vision for the Xbox One S and Xbox One X, and it’s not clear if Microsoft plans to extend this to Blu-ray discs too. Dolby Vision is widely considered to be more superior to the current HDR10 support found on the Xbox One. Dolby Vision adjusts the brightness and color of scenes with metadata, and supports up to a 12-bit color depth and higher peak brightness targets than HDR10. While you won’t necessarily see an immediate difference on current TV sets, Dolby Vision support (alongside HDR10) on the Xbox One makes it more future proof in the current HDR standards war. Microsoft’s ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 12, 2018By harrywaldron

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