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  • Removal instructions for Trustnav Safesearch
    What is Trustnav Safesearch? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Trustnav Safesearch 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.com/topic/236937-removal-instructions-for-trustnav-safesearch/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, September 21, 2018By don
  • Splitting paths
    PowerShell has the Split-Path cmdlet that provides the leaf and parent of a path. But what if you’re splitting paths and need one or paths at a higher level. Consider the path PS> $path = 'C:ScriptsHyperVAdminOptimize-VMDisks.ps1'   Its just an arbitrary path from my test machine. Using Split-Path you can get the parent (by default) or the leaf path PS> Split-Path -Path $path C:ScriptsHyperVAdmin PS> Split-Path -Path $path -Parent C:ScriptsHyperVAdmin PS> Split-Path -Path $path -Leaf Optimize-VMDisks.ps1   But what if you want the grandfather path. That starts to get ugly just using Split-Path. PS> Split-Path -Path (Split-Path -Path $path -Parent) C:ScriptsHyperV   The code gets uglier and uglier as you progress up the path I decided I needed an object whose properties gave me a consistent view of the path hierarchy – the parent path was always level 1; the grandfather was always level 2 etc. Something like this Level00 : C:ScriptsHyperVAdminOptimize-VMDisks.ps1 Level01 : C:ScriptsHyperVAdmin Level02 : C:ScriptsHyperV Level03 : C:Scripts Level04 : C:   My solution was to create this function function split-multipath { [CmdletBinding()] param ( [string]$path ) if (-not (Test-Path -Path $path -IsValid)) { throw "Invalid path: $path" } $outpaths = [ordered]@{ Level00 = $path } $l ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Friday, September 21, 2018By richardsiddaway
  • Apple – 4th Generation Smart Watch early reviews
    Apple offer improved innovation in its 4th generation of the Watch as noted below Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: There’s no other smartwatch like it The brand new Apple Watch nearly stole the show at Apple’s iPhone event last week. The fourth-gen smart watch looks much sleeker than its predecessors, as Apple managed to increase the display and slightly reduce the thickness. But Apple Watch Series 4, which launches in stores later this week, doesn’t only bring a major design makeover. It also packs a bunch of new health features unseen on any competing device, including an ECG monitor that’s just one touch away. With a few days to go until Apple Watch 4 ships, the first reviews are out and they’re all packed with praise for Apple’s new Apple Watch Series 4. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, September 20, 2018By harrywaldron
  • Malwarebytes 3.6.1.2711 Released September 20, 2018
    Malwarebytes 3.6.1.2711 Performance/protective capability • Improved detection and remediation Usability • Removed default monthly Scheduled Scan in Free mode • Updated the installer to allow installation to standalone Business mode when certain conditions are met Stability/issues fixed • Fixed BSOD involving farflt.sys • Fixed issue with exclusion involving short filenames • Fixed issue where Real-Time Protection did not enable properly • Addressed other miscellaneous defects https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/236862-announcing-malwarebytes-for-windows-361/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, September 20, 2018By don
  • Pale Moon 28.1.0 Released September 20, 2018
    v28.1.0 (2018-09-20) This major update is focused on performance, security and some regression and bug fixes. Changes/fixes: Updated NSS to 3.38, removed TLS 1.3 draft version check since it’s considered final. Reinstated RC4 as an optional encryption cypher for non-standard environments (e.g. old routing/peripheral networked hardware on LAN). RC4 and 3DES are marked weak and disabled, and will never be used in the first handshake with a site, only as last-ditch fallback when specifically enabled (meaning they won’t show up on ssllabs’ test, for example). Removed Telemetry accumulation calls, automatic timers and stopwatches. This removes a very noticeable performance sink for all operations on all platforms. Fixed many occurrences of discouraged types of memory access for primarily GCC 8 compatibility. This improves overall code security as a defense-in-depth measure. Re-implemented the pref-controlled custom background color for standalone images. Updated session history handling for internal pages. about:logopage is no longer stored in history, and you can choose to store the QuickDial page in history by setting the pref browser.newtabpage.add_to_session_history to true. This is disabled by default (meaning you can’t use the “Back” button to go back to the QuickDial page) as a defense-in-depth security measure. Added ui.menu.allow_content_scroll to control whether ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, September 20, 2018By don
  • Burnaware 11.6 Released September 20, 2018
    Version 11.6 Released September 20, 2018Version history New Features • Added sorting feature to Audio CD compilation. • Bulgarian translation. Enhancements • Updated installer and translations • Improved disc erasing process. • Improved drag and drop support. • Improved file extraction process (Data Recovery). • Minor user interface improvements Bug Fixes • Resolved problem with memory leaks in audio and dvd compilations. Download the free version without offers at the bottom of the page http://www.burnaware.com/download.html ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, September 20, 2018By don
  • Removal instructions for Power Speedup 2018
    What is Power Speedup 2018? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Power 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/236886-removal-instructions-for-power-speedup-2018/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, September 20, 2018By don
  • Newegg latest to have credit card info breeched
    Hackers stole customer credit cards in Newegg data breach Newegg Credit Card Info Stolen For a Month by Injected MageCart Script Anyone who entered their credit card data between August 14 and September 18 should immediately contact their banks. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Thursday, September 20, 2018By hankshelp
  • I’m on YouTube ! Join me !
    I will be making videos on IT subjects, Photography and 4×4 travelling. I will be using my drone and more. Please feel free to let me know what topics you want to have explored ! ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, September 19, 2018By mickyj
  • Ever overlook the obvious ?
    I have a fancy Webcam. I know it is no longer the best compared to the latest in HD technology. I like the way it works and I hate throwing out technology (unless it is correctly recycled). It is from the old XP days and of course, I am no longer using XP. I have a Logitech Quickcam Orbit. I plug it in and Windows says it is installing new hardware. It can’t find a driver. It is listed under Device manager as an “Unknown device”. I plug, re-plug, reboot and hunt for drivers. I download various Logitech drivers and start my hunt on the internet. Then I notice just how many other people with the same camera are also hunting for drivers.   This looks like a lost case.   After trying to avoid being scammed by various third party driver download websites, hours of searching, I am about to throw my webcam out. All my Logitech installers fail to run as they are not designed for the latest windows. There is something I overlooked. Something so simply I am ashamed to admit it. Running an application in Windows compatibility mode. I downloaded “qc1051enu_x64.exe” from Logitech, right click – ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, September 19, 2018By mickyj
  • How to Enable or Disable Online Speech Recognition in Windows 10
    When online speech recognition is turned on in Windows 10, you can use your voice for dictation and to talk to Cortana and other apps that use Windows cloud-based speech recognition. Microsoft will use your voice data to help improve their speech services. When online speech recognition is turned off, you won’t be able to speak to Cortana or use dictation. You can still use the Windows Speech Recognition app and other speech services that do not rely on Windows cloud-based services. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable online speech recognition services for all users in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, September 19, 2018By Brink
  • How to Turn On or Off Getting to know you for Inking & Typing Personalization in Windows 10
    When the Getting to know you privacy setting is turned on for inking & typing personalization in Windows 10, you can use your typing history and handwriting patterns to create a local user dictionary for you that is used to make better typing suggestions and improve handwriting recognition for each of the languages you use. When Getting to know you is turned off, your personal typing and inking dictionary will be cleared. Typing suggestions and handwriting recognition using the system dictionary will continue to work. This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Getting to know you for a inking & typing personalization for your account in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, September 19, 2018By Brink
  • PDF Shaper 8.6 – September 19, 2018
    New Features • New text extraction method. • Option to select pages in “PDF to TXT” tool. Enhancements • Updated installer and translations. • Updated user interface in PDF Viewer. • DOC to PDF updates: – PDF/A support. – Improved support for shapes and additional shapes. – Support for Unicode and RTL text. – Improved support for list formatting and text line spacing. – Improved support for Asian and far-east languages. – Improved table support and text inside shapes. – Improved support for text input fields. – Improved support for highlight colors. – Improved support for international date formats. Bug Fixes • Resolved problem with extracting text from protected PDF files. • Resolved problem with high CPU usage during text extraction. • Minor bug fixes and improvements. Download the free version without offers from the bottom of the page »www.pdfshaper.com/download.html ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, September 19, 2018By don
  • Removal instructions for Recipes
    What is Recipes? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Recipes 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.com/topic/236840-removal-instructions-for-recipes/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, September 19, 2018By don
  • PowerShell v6.1
    PowerShell v6.1 was released last week – there’s no big ticket items like v6.0 but a lot of bug fixes and minor improvements. You can download from https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases   and find the release notes at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/scripting/whats-new/what-s-new-in-powershell-core-61?view=powershell-6 ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, September 19, 2018By richardsiddaway
  • Intel fixes latest CPU vulnerability
    Intel releases firmware update for ME flaw “This time, the system was Intel’s component-with-many-names, the Management Engine (ME), AKA the Manageability Engine (ME), and the Converged Security and Manageability Engine (CSME).” ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Wednesday, September 19, 2018By hankshelp
  • C# Special Method Names
    Introduction You may not have realized that some of the patterns that you’ve been using for ages in your C# programs are based on conventions, rather than on a specific API. What I mean by this is, some constructs in C# are based on some magical methods with well-defined names which are not defined in any base class or interface, but yet just work. Let’s see what they are. Enumerations You are probably used to iterating through collections using the foreach statement. If you are, you may know that foreach actually wraps a call to a method called GetEnumerator, like the one that is defined by the IEnumerable and IEnumerable<T> interfaces. Thus, you might think, the magic occurs because the collection implements one or the two, but you would be wrong: it turns out that in order to iterate through a class using foreach all it takes is that the class exposes a public method called GetEnumerator that returns either a IEnumerator or a IEnumerator<T> instance. For example, this works: public class Enumerable{    public IEnumerator GetEnumerator()    {        yield return 1;        yield return 2;        yield return 3;    }}var ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 18, 2018By Ricardo Peres
  • Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17758
    Hello #WindowsInsiders we have released RS5 Build 17763 to the Fast ring https://t.co/DnW5JJZyXl and Cumulative Update Build 17758.1004 to the Slow ring https://t.co/uGi7VjLhfc — Dona Sarkar (@donasarkar) September 18, 2018 ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 18, 2018By don
  • SpywareBlaster Database Update – September 18, 2018
    17 Internet Explorer 0 Restricted Sites 0 Firefox 17918 items in database http://www.brightfort.com/downloads.html ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 18, 2018By don
  • Office 365 Pro Plus – includes AMSI macro scanner activated
    Microsoft now automatically turns on AMSI macro  technology to protect against malicious macros for Office 365 ProPlus subscribers https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/09/17/office-365-proplus-macro-scanner.aspx https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/2018/09/12/office-vba-amsi-parting-the-veil-on-malicious-macros/ Microsoft has turned on a technology to protect against malicious macros for Office 365 ProPlus subscribers, the company announced last week. The technology, called Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI), has been around since 2015, but it’s now newly integrated with Office 365 ProPlus. Microsoft turned AMSI on by default “on the Monthly Channel for Office 365 client applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio and Publisher,” Microsoft indicated, in its September 12 announcement.  With AMSI’s integration with Office 365 ProPlus, IT professionals now have new Group Policy security setting called Macro Runtime Scan Scope.” This policy lets IT pros disable scanning for all documents, enable scanning for low-trust documents or enable scanning for all documents. ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 18, 2018By harrywaldron
  • Windows 10 doesn’t check for space!
    Windows 10 update issues on devices with low storage space Almost unbelievable, but true. WU doesn’t check for sufficient space before initializing!! ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 18, 2018By hankshelp
  • Government Payment Service Inc. Hacked
    GovPayNow.com Leaks 14M+ Records “Government Payment Service Inc. — a company used by thousands of U.S. state and local governments to accept online payments for everything from traffic citations and licensing fees to bail payments and court-ordered fines — has leaked more than 14 million customer records dating back at least six years, including names, addresses, phone numbers and the last four digits of the payer’s credit card.” ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 18, 2018By hankshelp
  • CCleaner update installs without asking
    CCleaner Disregarding Settings and Forcing Update to Latest 5.46 Version “Reports are coming in that Piriform is forcing CCleaner to update to the latest 5.46 version even when users had configured the program to not perform automatic updates. To make matters worse, once the users were upgraded to the latest version, their privacy settings were reverted to default, which is to allow anonymous usage data to be sent to Avast/Piriform.” ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 18, 2018By hankshelp
  • Removal instructions for WinThruster
    What is WinThruster? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that WinThruster 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/236787-removal-instructions-for-winthruster/ ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Tuesday, September 18, 2018By don
  • How to Enable or Disable Most Used Apps on Start Menu in Windows 10
    The Most used group on your Start menu All apps list will show up to 6 of your frequently opened apps to make it easier to open them from as needed. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to show most used apps on the Start Menu All apps list for all users in Windows 10. Read more… ... read more
    Source: Latest Blog PostsPublished on Monday, September 17, 2018By Brink

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