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FAQ: Manual Definition Downloads for Microsoft Security Essentials   

With any technology there are bound to be problems, and security products are no exception. Take, for example, the recent round of botched definition updates that caused Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 systems to hang.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1h8qzg0

Published on April 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  FAQ, Manual, Definition, Downloads, for, Microsoft, Security, Essentials
Most but not all sites have fixed Heartbleed flaw   

The world's top 1,000 websites have been patched to protect their servers against the "Heartbleed" exploit, but up to 2% of the top million were still vulnerable as of last week, according to a California security firm.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1fhRDVW

Published on April 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Most, but, not, all, sites, have, fixed, Heartbleed, flaw
This addon for Chrome, Firefox and Opera will tell you if a site is vulnerable to Heartbleed   

Though the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug is a fact of life, there are multiple measures you can take to safeguard yourself from the threat that it poses to you and your data.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1eXXlBQ

Published on April 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  This, addon, for, Chrome, Firefox, and, Opera, will, tell, you, if, a, site, is, vulnerable, to, Heartbleed
How to upgrade from Windows XP to Ubuntu   

If you need to migrate away from Windows XP, the free, modern Ubuntu OS is an ideal choice.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1rgqRCC

Published on April 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  How, to, upgrade, from, Windows, XP, to, Ubuntu
The Reason for the Antimalware Engine Update on April 17, 2014   

I noted on April 16, 2014 that a definition update for the Microsoft antimalware engine was causing severe issues for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 systems.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1eVHljG

Published on April 20, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  The, Reason, for, the, Antimalware, Engine, Update, on, April, 17, 2014
IE6: Retired but not dead yet   

Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1eVGXBZ

Published on April 20, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  IE6, Retired, but, not, dead, yet
Three's a charm? Windows 8 patches could pave multiple paths to Windows 9   

In cutting off Windows 8.1 security patches, Microsoft may be setting up three upgrade avenues for Windows 9.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1eVFYS5

Published on April 20, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Three, is, a, char, Windows, 8, patches, could, pave, multiple, paths, to, Windows, 9
PC Magazine May Issue Now on Sale: Heartbleed Is a Gaping Hole in the Internet   

The OpenSSL vulnerability Heartbleed proves that our computers and phones are never as safe as we'd like to think they are.

Heartbleed, as you probably know by now, is the biggest hole ever found in the fundamental infrastructure of the Internet.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1jTFnzh

Published on April 19, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  PC, Magazine, May, Issue, Now, on, Sale, Heartbleed, Is, a, Gaping, Hole, in, the, Internet
Microsoft corrects Windows XP/Security Essentials bug   

A bad update caused users of many Microsoft security products, not just Security Essentials, to experience "interrupted service". The latest update fixes the problem.

Read more at: http://zd.net/1mkABvw

Published on April 18, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Microsoft, corrects, Windows, XP, Security, Essentials, bug
How to reinstall windows 7   

If you feel that your Windows 7 PC is bogged down by a consistent lag in performance, it might be time to reinstall the OS.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1mkyCHz

Published on April 18, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  HOW, TO, REINSTALL, WINDOWS, 7
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