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Microsoft Zero-Day – DNS Security Patches

TweetOn Tuesday, Microsoft released their “October Patch Tuesday” update which patches some severe flaws, including Office Zero-day and DNS attack vulnerabilities.  Read the full story here if you want all the gory details. Therefore, you should make sure your Windows operating system is updated. Most Windows 10 machines will do this automatically, but others may Continue Reading

Microsoft Warns Against Installing Latest Update

TweetWindows 10 Update Might Be Painful As any of you who’ve followed my posts over the last couple of years know by now, I’ve been advising against Windows 10 since the beginning. It’s still very buggy and unstable. It does things one day that it didn’t the day before. It’s a source of random chaos Continue Reading

Anniversary Update Hell Redux

TweetAnd the Fun Continues… While for many people Windows 10 has been an improvement, the majority simply DO.NOT.LIKE the interface.  It is one of the least friendly designs Micro$oft has ever unleashed on an unsuspecting population.  Navigating this hell-hole of an Operating System (OS) is like navigating the Seven Circles of Hell (nod to Dante).  Continue Reading

Decline Windows 10 Upgrade While You Can

Decline This Offer

TweetWindows 10 is a mixed bag at best. On a new computer it usually behaves itself.  For Windows 8 or 8.1 users (I’m sorry) it is actually an improvement most of the time.  If you have a Windows 7 computer you do NOT want Windoze 10 to change your entire computer interface to something you Continue Reading

One Wrong Click – and Windows 10 is Installed!

TweetMicrosoft has recently become even more aggressive in their tactics to get everyone upgraded to Windows 10.  The aggravating popup windows and nagware are becoming more invasive with the latest revision announcing “Windows 10 is a Recommended Update for this PC”.  This appears in conjunction with a proposed time for this “update” to install. Up Continue Reading

Stop Being Nagged to Upgrade to Windows 10

TweetTired of Being Nagged to Upgrade to Windows 10? You and pretty much everybody else.  Would you like to know how to stop this permanently?  You’ll get rid of that cutesy little Windows 10 icon in your task bar too. Ready? Good. First we need to disable Automatic Updates.  This is something we always recommend Continue Reading

Windows 10 Upgrades Wreaking Havoc

TweetWindoze 10 Wreaking Havoc is Nothing New Since before Windows 10 became the ubiquitous option it has become – and now being force-fed to a computer near you, we have been warning of compatibility issues and performance problems.  We have gone so far as to recently publish a recommendation for disabling Automatic Updates to protect Continue Reading

Windows 10 Automatically Downloading Now

TweetURGENT This is an important news flash.  Microsoft has shifted the category of the Windows 10 Update from “Optional” to “Recommended”.  This means that if your Windows Update policy is set to “Automatic”, you are going to be in for a big surprise with a Windows 10 interface. Why should you care? Well, Windows 10 Continue Reading

Windows Phone SCAM Alert!

TweetIf you receive a call from this 855 # – hang up immediately, better yet don’t answer it. Add the number to your auto reject list. Report the # to your phone provider.  I would be very suspicious of any 855 number.  Period. These are scammers who tell you (in a thick Indian / Pakistani Continue Reading

Notes From My Presentations

TweetFrom time to time I do presentations for local groups and as such I am posting my notes from these events here with useful links and additional information. I am adding some valuable links here that I cannot easily provide during my presentations, along with recommendations for some useful tools to protect your computer and Continue Reading

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