An update is available that improves the performance and reliability of Windows Vista

  INTRODUCTION This update resolves issues that may affect some Windows Vista-based computers. These issues have been reported by customers who are using the Error Reporting service or Microsoft Customer Support Services.By applying this update, you can achieve better performance and responsiveness in various scenarios. This update also improves the reliability of Windows Vista.This update resolves the following issues on a Windows Vista-based computer: • You experience a long delay when you try to exit the Photos screen saver. • A memory leak occurs when you use the Windows Energy screen saver. • If User Account Control is disabled on … Continue reading An update is available that improves the performance and reliability of Windows Vista

An update is available that improves the compatibility and reliability of Windows Vista

  INTRODUCTION This update resolves some compatibility issues and reliability issues in Windows Vista. By applying this update, you can achieve better reliability and hardware compatibility in various scenarios.This update resolves the following issues: • The screen may go blank when you try to upgrade the video driver. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 932539 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932539/) The screen may go blank when you try to upgrade the video driver on a Windows Vista-based computer • The computer stops responding, and you receive a “Display driver stopped responding and has … Continue reading An update is available that improves the compatibility and reliability of Windows Vista

Ben’s Space: MySpace Viruses and How to Prevent Against Them (and Other Viruses)

 More reasons to be careful on MySpace and other websites. To Whom This May Concern: The MySpace website (http://www.myspace.com) is filled with thousands of viruses. Many of the viruses steal people’s passwords to post advertisements on their bulletins, wasting system resources, bandwidth, and disk space. Other viruses are not meant to advertise, but rather to harm ones system by deleting files, stealing credit card information, and doing so much as deleting ones system. Source: Ben’s Space: MySpace Viruses and How to Prevent Against Them (and Other Viruses)

Microsoft Auto Update Causes Issues

I posted this comment on Susan Bradley’s SBS Blog (Patch Status Report – April Patches) , so I thought I would post it here too: My work computer, home laptop (Desktop does not have office on it mainly MCE), Mom’s Laptop, Friends Desktop and Fathers Desktop and possibly’ bosses laptop. All have the Outlook Junk Mail filter not install. Seems the best thing to do is to remove, install and replace the OSE.exe from the CD. I removed office, installed it with all updates still happened. then: Step 1: Tool does not work. Step 2: Was fine Step 3: Replaced OSE … Continue reading Microsoft Auto Update Causes Issues

New IE exploit Trojan out.

Friend just got Goldun.Fam by going to a MySpace Customization site. http://research.sunbelt-software.com/threat_display.cfm?name=Goldun.Fam&threatid=43858 Looks like it uses this new vulnerability found in IE. No user interaction to get infected, this IS BAD! Seems there is no fix and to update java and to set all java levels in IE to prompt before install. http://www.informationweek.com/security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=183702452 (Toward the end, it tells you what to do.) I do not see anything out there saying it has used a trojan. So I figured I better post here. Friend said a file vs_prada.exe apeared on the desktop and he deleted it but did not go in the recycle bin. … Continue reading New IE exploit Trojan out.

Windows Live! Toolbar does not contain Desktop Search.

Sorry, it does toward the bottom after the install. Maybe it was a bug or I missed it. If you need desktop search, please do no install Windows Live! Toolbar and use MSN Toolbar with Desktop Search. If you would like to have Onfolio and do not mind your toolbar settings and plugins being erased, install the new Windows Live! Toolbar. Remove it, (do not remove Onfolio) install MSN Toolbar http://toolbar.msn.com and your good to go.

Microsoft Releases a Windows Genuine Advantage update with a big bug.

I went to finish up some work on the boss’s son’s computer. (XP Pro Retial from a reputable source. CD is the original Gold (RTM) CD)  Windows OneCare stated a update is available and needs to be install on Microsoft Update. I say go ahead and it launches Internet Explorer and takes me to Windows Update and starts searching for updates. Then prompts me I need to install some files first. I allow it to and it starts to download and install a WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) update. After the update I now get a “Validation Error: Activation Limit Exceeded.” … Continue reading Microsoft Releases a Windows Genuine Advantage update with a big bug.