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  • How to Turn On or Off Send Diagnostic Data about Narrator 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. If you like, you can turn on send additional diagnostic and performance data to Microsoft ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, July 22, 2018By Brink
  • Fix Windows 10 stuck at Preparing Security Options
    … Preparing Security Options … https://t.co/dcWmHq60Gg — The Windows Club (@TheWindowsClub) July 22, 2018 ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, July 22, 2018By don
  • Security Mailer Volume 18 Week 29
    Security Mailer V18 #29 Browser Pale Moon update new versions of Chrome have better security, less speed Cisco advisories Java updates Open Source Apache advisories and updates Linux updates Microsoft updates revised Advisories New Group Policy ADMX files available General Security review of last weeks vulnerabilities VMware advisories ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, July 22, 2018By hankshelp
  • Don’t install July 2018 .net updates!
    Looks like there is a problem with the July update to .NET. Recommendation is to not install it and wait for an update. Advisory on July 2018 .NET Framework Updates ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Sunday, July 22, 2018By hankshelp
  • Canadian company CarePartners Hacked. 80,00+ records exposed
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Saturday, July 21, 2018By hankshelp
  • How to Customize Narrator Cursor Settings 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 customize the Narrator cursor settings for your account ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, July 20, 2018By Brink
  • New releases of PowerShell v6.x
    New releases of PowerShell v6.x are available. First off v6.0.3 is available. This is a servicing release to update PowerShell v6.0 to use .Net 2.0.8. The primary point of this release is to update to fix the vulnerability discussed in Microsoft Security Advisory CVE-2018-8356: .NET Framework Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability. You ae recommended to upgrade PowerShell v6.0.x to v6.0.3   Secondly, preview 4 for Powershell v6.1 is also available. It has some breaking changes: Visualbasic support is removed from Add-Type PowerShell direct tries PowerShell v6.x then drops back to PowerShell v5.1 Powershell v6.1 can start in a folder with a wildcard in its name Enable-PSRemoting produces configuration names unique for preview releases CompatiblePSeditions check is enforced for modules from system32 module path (PowerShell v5.1 modules!)   Also Experimental features are supported Markdown rendering cmdlets are available ThreadJob module available WMI and ADSI accelerators are back   Plus a bunch of minor updates you can see in the release notes Both releases are available from https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases   ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, July 20, 2018By richardsiddaway
  • Security Breech at ComplyRight
    Cloud-based human resources company ComplyRight said this week that a security breach of its Web site may have jeopardized sensitive consumer information — including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and Social Security numbers — from tax forms submitted by the company’s thousands of clients on behalf of employees. Human Resources Firm ComplyRight Breached ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, July 20, 2018By hankshelp
  • Removal instructions for Get Speed Tracker
    What is Get Speed Tracker? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Get Speed Tracker 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. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/233375-removal-instructions-for-get-speed-tracker/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, July 20, 2018By don
  • Microsoft Security Update Releases Issued: July 19, 2018
    Summary The following CVEs have undergone a major revision increment: * CVE-2018-8202 * CVE-2018-8260 * CVE-2018-8284 * CVE-2018-8356 Revision Information:https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance – Reason for Revision: To address a known issue in the security updates released on July 10, Microsoft is releasing Cumulative Update packages for all supported editions of Windows 10. These packages are available via Microsoft Update catalog, WSUS, or by manually searching Windows Update. Customers who are experiencing issues after installing the July Windows security updates should install the replacement packages as applicable. Note that the Monthly Rollup and Security Only updates for .NET Framework are not affected. Please refer to the Affected Products table for the replacement package KB numbers. Customers who have successfully installed the security updates and who are not experiencing any issues do not need to take any action. – Originally posted: July 10, 2018 – Updated: July 19, 2018 – Aggregate CVE Severity Rating: Important – Version: 2.0 The following CVEs have undergone a major revision increment: * CVE-2018-0949 * CVE-2018-8242 * CVE-2018-8287 * CVE-2018-8288 * CVE-2018-8291 * CVE-2018-8296 Revision Information:https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance – Reason for Revision: To address a known issue in the security updates released on July 10, Microsoft is ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, July 20, 2018By don
  • Microsoft Security Update Minor Revisions Issued: July 19, 2018
    Summary The following CVEs have undergone a minor revision increment: * CVE-2018-8202 * CVE-2018-8260 * CVE-2018-8284 * CVE-2018-8356 Revision Information: – https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance – Reason for Revision: Corrected Supersedence entries in the Affected Products table. This is an informational change only. – Originally posted: July 10, 2018 – Updated: July 19, 2018 – Aggregate CVE Severity Rating: Important – Version: 2.1 ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, July 20, 2018By don
  • Microsoft Security Advisory Notification Issued: July 19, 2018
    Security Advisories Released or Updated on July 19, 2018 * Microsoft Security Advisory ADV180002 – Title: Guidance to mitigate speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilitieshttps://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180002 – Reason for Revision: To address a known issue in the security updates released on July 10, Microsoft is releasing Alternate Cumulative update packages for Windows 10, and Standalone and Preview Rollup packages for all other supported editions of Windows. These packages are available via Microsoft Update catalog, WSUS, or by manually searching Windows Update. Customers who are experiencing issues after installing the July Windows security updates should install the replacement packages as applicable. Please refer to the Affected Products table for the replacement package KB numbers. Customers who have successfully installed the security updates and who are not experiencing any issues do not need to take any action. – Originally posted: January 3, 2018 – Updated: July 19, 2018 – Version: 22.0 * Microsoft Security Advisory ADV180016 – Title: Microsoft Guidance for Lazy FP State Restorehttps://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180016 – Reason for Revision: To address a known issue in the security updates released on July 10, Microsoft is releasing Alternate Cumulative update packages for Windows 10, and Standalone and Preview Rollup packages for all other supported editions of Windows. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, July 20, 2018By don
  • How to Add Turn On or Off Controlled Folder Access context menu Windows 10
    Starting with Windows 10 build 16232, Controlled folder access is introduced in Windows Defender Antivirus. Controlled folder access helps you protect valuable data from malicious apps and threats, such as ransomware. It is part of Windows Defender Exploit Guard. Controlled folder access in Windows Defender Security Center reviews the apps that can make changes to files in protected folders. Occasionally, an app that is safe to use will be identified as harmful. This happens because Microsoft wants to keep you safe and will sometimes err on the side of caution; however, this might interfere with how you normally use your PC. You can add an app to the list of safe or allowed apps to prevent them from being blocked. You can add additional folders to the list of protected folders, but you cannot alter the default list, which includes folders such as Documents, Pictures, Movies, and Desktop. Adding other folders to Controlled folder access can be handy, for example, if you don’t store files in the default Windows libraries or you’ve changed the location of the libraries away from the defaults. This tutorial will show you how to add and remove a Turn On or Off Controlled folder access ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 19, 2018By Brink
  • How to Add Allow App through Controlled Folder Access context menu in Windows 10
    Starting with Windows 10 build 16232, Controlled folder access is introduced in Windows Defender Antivirus. When Controlled folder access is turned on, it helps you protect valuable data from malicious apps and threats, such as ransomware. It is part of Windows Defender Exploit Guard. You can specify if certain apps should always be considered safe and given write access to files in protected folders. Allowing apps can be useful if you’re finding a particular app that you know and trust is being blocked by the Controlled folder access feature. By default, Windows adds apps that it considers friendly to the allowed list – apps added automatically by Windows are not recorded in the list shown in the Windows Defender Security Center app. You shouldn’t need to add most apps. Only add apps if they are being blocked and you can verify their trustworthiness. When you add an app, you have to specify the app’s location. Only the app in that location will be permitted access to the protected folders – if the app (with the same name) is located in a different location, then it will not be added to the allow list and may be blocked by Controlled folder ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 19, 2018By Brink
  • Microsoft July 2018 updates – Exchange and Skype issues addressed
    Microsoft Exchange and Skype security updates impacted some corporate users & Microsoft has pulled these updates and they are addressing issues with corrected code. https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/07/18/july-patches-skype-exchange-problems.aspx https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2018/07/16/issue-with-july-updates-for-windows-on-an-exchange-server/ Microsoft’s July 10 “update Tuesday” patches negatively affected organizations using Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015 and Exchange Server, Microsoft admitted this week.    On the Exchange Server side, the Exchange team noted in a July 16 announcement that Exchange Server won’t function correctly as a result of “issues with the Windows operating system updates published July 10th.” The solution to the problem is to update Exchange Server using the Windows Update service or IT pros can update the catalogs used by Windows Server Update Services, a patch management system. The Windows team has removed all bad packages from Windows Update and systems should no longer attempt to download an update which exposes this problem. New updates are being published through Windows Update and should be available for all operating systems by end of day July 17th. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 19, 2018By harrywaldron
  • Window 10 – OneNote preview has many new edit features
    The new “preview” version for OneNote for Windows 10 contains several new features as noted below: OneNote for Windows 10 Gets a Major Update Microsoft’s William Devereux has documented a nice set of new features that just arrived in the latest update to OneNote for Windows 10. And if you’re in the Insider Program, below are new ones found in the Windows 10 Insider Preview Simplified ribbon.  OneNote for Windows 10 is cleaner, easier to use, and better suited for high DPI displays. New paste options. It has always included a source URL when you paste in content from the web. Now you can disable that. Updated Clear Formatting. The Clear Formatting command will now clear any custom paragraph spacing from the source too. New table options. You can now optionally hide table borders and quickly select a range of cells. Simpler symbol insert. You can now use a new Symbol Gallery in the Insert tab to more easily insert symbols. Improved eraser. For those using smart pens, the Eraser tool now supports two new eraser sizes. Microsoft Translator support. OneNote for Windows 10 now includes a Translate command on the View tab. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 19, 2018By harrywaldron
  • Smart Phones – Corning Gorilla Glass version 6
    Corning has developed Gorilla Glass version 6 which will be featured in mobile devices by the end of 2018.  It will be twice as strong as version 5.  More details can be found in the following PC Magazine review: https://www.pcmag.com/news/362563/corning-gorilla-glass-6-can-survive-15-drops The latest version of Corning’s Gorilla Glass is twice as durable as the previous generation, the company announced today.  Gorilla Glass 6 has been redesigned to include an extra “level of armor” that’ll help the material survive both repeated drops and drops from higher heights, Corning executives said at a company event in Sunnyvale, California. On average, the new glass can survive 15 drops at the height of 1 meter (3.2 feet), or about waist-level height for most people.  In designing Gorilla Glass 6, Corning focused on increasing the durability of the glass not just on the surface, but deeper through the material. In the company’s own testing, about 77 percent of Gorilla Glass 6 samples survived 20 drops at a height of 1 meter. The glass tested was between 0.6mm to 0.8mm, the common thickness used in smartphone models ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 19, 2018By harrywaldron
  • OneNote for Window 10 – JULY 2018 release
    OneNote for Windows 10 contains significant new features in the JULY 2018 release  OneNote for Windows 10 Gets a Major Update Microsoft’s William Devereux has documented a nice set of new features that just arrived in the latest update to OneNote for Windows 10. And if you’re in the Insider Program, there are even more new features, including our first peek at the new simplified ribbon. “We just released a new OneNote update on Windows 10 with a number of features based directly on your feedback,” Version 16.0.10325.20049 has following features: New Page deep link tile. You can now pin a OneNote “New Page” deep link tile to your Start menu so that you can jump directly Optional OneNote tile transparency. Speaking of tiles, you can also optionally pin a transparent version of the app’s tile to the Start menu. Insert online videos. A new Insert Online Video in the Insert tab of the ribbon lets you easily embed web-based videos in your notes. Default paste. This one isn’t actually new to this version, but it’s a nice addition: You can now choose a default paste method, as you could previously in OneNote 2016. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 19, 2018By harrywaldron
  • Welcome (back)
    Welcome to my English Blog about software development and Business Applications. In 2016 i wrote some posts about Windows Development, but I decided that is better to write articles in english here. If you want to read any article on spanish, you can go here. I hope you can enjoy it. Happy coding! ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 19, 2018By Christian Amado
  • Oracle – Quarterly security updates JULY 2018
    Oracle has released their quarterly security updates patching 334 vulnerabilities across their family of products. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Oracle+Critical+Patch+Update+Release/23886/ http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2018-4258247.html Oracle released their quarterly critical patch update today.  This patch addresses a record number of 334 vulnerabilities across a wide set of Oracle supported products.   Vulnerabilities in Weblogic, Oracle Spatial, and Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer are rated with CVSS scores of 9.8.  Deserialization based attacks within Weblogic server has been used as attack vectors in the past year, and used to install crypto miner campaigns.  It is likely that these types of campaigns will continue for the forseeable future. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 19, 2018By harrywaldron
  • Windows 10: OneDrive Message Center Updates July 1st-15th
    #OneDrive Message Center Updates July 1st-15thSee: https://t.co/FfDRAlxmXt — Shawn Brink (@Shawn_Brink_MVP) July 19, 2018 ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 19, 2018By don
  • Removal instructions for Advanced Speedup 2018
    What is Advanced Speedup 2018? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Advanced 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/233293-removal-instructions-for-advanced-speedup-2018/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, July 19, 2018By don
  • How to Find and Replace Text in Notepad in Windows 10
    Notepad is a simple text editor included in Windows and a basic text-editing program which enables computer users to create documents. You can search to find text in Notepad, and search to find and replace text in Notepad. Starting with Windows 10 build 17713, Microsoft made significant improvements to the find/replace experience in Notepad. Microsoft added the option to do wrap-around find/replace to the find dialog and Notepad will now remember previously entered values and the state of checkboxes and automatically populate them the next time you open the find dialog. Additionally, when you have text selected and open the find dialog it will automatically populate the search field with the selected text. This tutorial will show you how to find and replace text within a document in Notepad in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, July 18, 2018By Brink
  • Adwcleaner 7.2.2 Released July 16, 2018
    ## v7.2.2 [16/07/2018] ### New Features – Ability to add an element or a family to exclusions directly from the scan results contextual menu – Ability to open the Malwarebytes Threat center directly from the scan results contextual menu ### Changes – The UI is now available in en_UK in addition to en_US. – Support for Traditional Chinese in addition to Chinese Simplified – Improve URLs detection – Update HSTS policy expiration ### Bugfixes – Improve the removal of all AdwCleaner files when uninstalling – Update Generic detections – Fix DriverPack detection – Improve Startup detection module – Fix Crash when closing processes [7.2.1 hotfix] – Various UI improvements – Definitions 2018.07.12.1 https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/233197-release-adwcleaner-722/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, July 18, 2018By don
  • Adwcleaner 7.2.2 Released July 16, 2018
    ## v7.2.2 [16/07/2018] ### New Features – Ability to add an element or a family to exclusions directly from the scan results contextual menu – Ability to open the Malwarebytes Threat center directly from the scan results contextual menu ### Changes – The UI is now available in en_UK in addition to en_US. – Support for Traditional Chinese in addition to Chinese Simplified – Improve URLs detection – Update HSTS policy expiration ### Bugfixes – Improve the removal of all AdwCleaner files when uninstalling – Update Generic detections – Fix DriverPack detection – Improve Startup detection module – Fix Crash when closing processes [7.2.1 hotfix] – Various UI improvements – Definitions 2018.07.12.1 https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/233197-release-adwcleaner-722/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, July 18, 2018By don

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