Windows 10: Cumulative updates KB3213522 and KB3206309

Microsoft has been busy yesterday; the company released the two new cumulative updates for Windows 10 KB3213522 and KB3206309. More precisely, KB3206309 was released for the latest Windows 10 Insider Build, while […]

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KB3206632 fixes Windows 10's connectivity bug apparently

The past week or so was filled with user reports stating that Internet connectivity was dropped on their Windows 10 machines. While I'm usually not affected by those, I experienced the issue […]


Changes to Windows Update supersedence

Microsoft revealed a couple of days ago on Technet that it plans to change the Windows Update supersedence on Windows 7 and 8.1, and Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2. […]

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KB3189866 stuck at 45% or 95%? Install it manually instead

Reports are coming in that the latest cumulative update for Windows 10, KB3189866 won't install properly when Windows Update is being used. Users who experience the issue notice that the update stalls […]

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Secure Boot bypass revealed

Secure Boot is a security standard that is part of UEFI designed to restrict what gets loaded during boot time of the device. Microsoft introduced the feature in Windows 8 back in […]

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MS16-072 may break Group Policy configurations

Microsoft released 16 security bulletins as part of the June 2016 Patch Day of which one, MS16-072, is causing serious issues on some computer configurations. The security update patches a vulnerability in […]

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Windows 10 Build 14342 finally changes how extensions are installed

Microsoft released the new Windows 10 Insider Build 14342 yesterday along with a new cumulative update for Windows 10 and security patches for all supported versions of Windows. The new version is […]

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Beware, KB3135173 for Windows 10 may reset default apps (again)

Reports are coming in that the recent patch for Windows 10 with the identifier KB3135173 may reset default applications on systems it is installed on. We have talked about Windows 10 resetting […]

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Block programs from loading untrusted fonts in Windows 10

Microsoft implemented a new security feature in Windows 10's November update build that added an option to the operating system to block the loading of untrusted fonts. The use of fonts has […]

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How to find out more about Windows updates before you install them

While there are certain categories of Windows Updates that I would call mandatory to install, security patches come to mind first and foremost, there are other updates that are not required to […]

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Find out if your Windows PC is infected with Hacking Team malware

A leak pushed hundreds of Gigabyte of data from Italian based company Hacking Team into the open. While analysis of the data is still ongoing, it resulted already in the patching of […]

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How to disable the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows

Windows 7 and 8.1, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012 R2 users and admins who have already installed the patches Microsoft released today for those operating system may have noticed that the […]

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0-day Internet Explorer vulnerability patch ships today, even for XP

Now that is unsuspecting. You may have read about the latest detected 0-day vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer that is affecting all versions of the browser regardless of operating system. If not, […]

Windows 7 SP1 will be distributed via automatic update

The end of support for the original version of Windows 7 is near - it ends on April 9, 2013 - and Microsoft as a consequence decided to distribute the first service […]

How badly will recent hacking damage trust in the cloud?

It's not been a good few weeks for technology companies with all manner of high-profile hackings being reported, not just on technology websites such as gHacks, but worldwide on the early evening […]

No Patches For Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities This Month

Microsoft will be releasing two security bulletins on this January's patch day leaving two security vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer and one issue affecting the Windows graphics rendering engine unaddressed. The first vulnerability […]

Internet Explorer Patch Released: Update Now

Microsoft has released an out-of-band security patch for Internet Explorer which fixes a security vulnerability that is actively exploited on the Internet. Actively exploited means that attackers try to exploit the vulnerability […]

Expect A Massive Patch Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a day that could force many system administrators into overtime as both Microsoft and Adobe plan to release security patches for several of their products. Microsoft alone plans to release […]