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Microsoft completes modified version of Windows 10 for Chinese government   

Microsoft could be on the verge of making greater headway in China after completing a modified version of Windows 10 for the Chinese government. The operating system has been banned for governmental use for some time despite the fact it is already available to consumers in the country.

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Published on March 22, 2017 by James Calkins
Turn off most Windows 10 Ads with a double-click, or manually   

The following guide offers instructions on turning of all ads on Windows 10, and most of them with a simple double-click.

Not all Windows 10 users have seen advertisement yet on devices that run the operating system, but the number is certainly growing.

The main reason why it is growing is that Microsoft is pushing what it calls suggestions or tips to more and more places on the operating system.

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Published on March 21, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Windows 10 KB4015438 fixes crashes and hangs   

The new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) KB4015438 patches two issues introduced by last week's Patch Day.

This raises the version of the Anniversary Update version of Windows 10 to 14393.969.

The KB4015438 update seems to fix two issues introduced last week that affected some users of the operating system after devices were updated with last week's security updates.

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Published on March 21, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Microsoft ready to block updates for Windows 7 on latest PCs   

Microsoft may be getting ready to enforce a new support policy for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that was announced last year, a recently-revised support document signaled.

Personal computers powered by the latest processors from AMD, Intel and Qualcomm will be blocked from receiving security updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, according to the support document. "Your PC uses a processor that isn't supported on this version of Windows and you won't receive updates," one potential message stated.

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Published on March 20, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee warns of the three big dangers facing the internet   

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It's been 28 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his original proposal for the world wide web. To mark the occasion, the Web Foundation founder has written a blog post highlighting what he believes are the three challenges facing the internet today.

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Published on March 18, 2017 by James Calkins
Desktop Linux the best it has ever been and it keeps getting better   

While users of proprietary operating systems suffer with new, slower, buggier, more spy-filled systems, Linux users are enjoying better performance and more support.

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Published on March 15, 2017 by Bob Uhlman  --  Revised on March 15, 2017
Microsofts Patch Tuesday is Back   

Microsoft missed the entire month of February, leaving Windows users exposed to attacks.

After delaying Patch Tuesday in February, Microsoft has released security updates for March. The latest updates fix more than a dozen vulnerabilities.

According to Wccftech, "Among the patches, Microsoft has also fixed a 'critical' flaw, which was publicly disclosed earlier last month following Microsoft missing February's Patch Tuesday. The exploit code related to a Windows SMB bug was made available by Laurent Gaffie, but Microsoft hasn't credited Gaffie in the bulletin."

One of the most severe vulnerabilities was in Microsoft Windows SMB Server, which, according to the Microsoft security bulletin, "could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends specially crafted messages to a Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server."

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Published on March 15, 2017 by Paul Illingworth  --  Revised on March 15, 2017
Google Discloses Serious Security Flaws in Microsoft Products   

Microsoft fails to patch any of the three serious security flaws that affect its operating system.

Google disclosed an unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge web browsers. After giving Microsoft 90 days to fix the bug, Google researchers have published the details of the vulnerability along with proof-of-concept code. The security hole affects all supported Windows versions, including Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.

According to The Hacker News, "The vulnerability (CVE-2017-0037), discovered and disclosed by Google Project Zero team's researcher Ivan Fratric, is a so-called 'type confusion flaw' in a module in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer that potentially leads to arbitrary code execution."

Google discovered the vulnerability in November 2016 and reported it to Microsoft on November 25, but for unknown reasons, Microsoft did not fix the problem.

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Published on March 15, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
CCleaner v5.28, to boost your PC's performance   

If your PC is running slowly and freezing, you might not be aware that routine cleaning is what keeps your PC working at peak performance. CCleaner does just that...
CCleaner safely cleans the useless files, data and settings accumulated during day-to-day use, which clog up your computer. It also protects privacy by deleting web data, including browsing history, cookies, cached images/files and if you want to, passwords.
Scheduled cleaning means your PC stays clean, safe and fast - without you doing a thing!

This latest version brings:
- Improved Chrome and Opera History cleaning
- Improved Firefox Session and Cache cleaning
- Updated ZoneAlarm cleaning

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2nkMhrO

Published on March 14, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
Mozilla: people have no idea how to protect their privacy and security online   

Privacy and security are major concerns when it comes to life online, but a survey by Mozilla reveals that a worrying number of people do not know how to stay in control of them. The company also found that a third of people feel they have no control over their information online, with a similar number confessing to knowing "very little" about encryption.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2mp7HiB

Published on March 14, 2017 by James Calkins
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