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Your Computer Might Be Working for Currency Miners Commented on: 2 days ago (October 17, 2017)

It is not actually an infection in the sense of malware but just uses computer cycles while you are browsing their website. The one sure way to prevent it from happening is to not visit the sites...

Go to Sleep, Alexa. It's Not OK, Google Commented on: 1 week ago (October 12, 2017)

Could be considered a disaster as they are disabling the feature completely - I guess if it is not all hardware related they might be able to ship a firmware fix for it and then reactivate the...

Patch Tuesday for October 2017: Sorting Through This Month's 55 Patches And Updates Commented on: 1 week ago (October 12, 2017)

It appears this is related to customers using WSUS because apparently Delta updates were pushed out alongside of normal updates and that is what caused the problems.

They have since pulled...

Taking Inventory of Microsoft Edge Extensions - October 2017 Update Commented on: 1 week ago (October 6, 2017)

I think there is a balance to be struck. They seemed to have done very well with apps in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 devices so translate those processes to the Edge extension to check for...

Ask @WinObs: How secure are my OneDrive files? Commented on: 1 week ago (October 6, 2017)

Do you mean on the local level or in the "cloud" where those files are stored?

How to customize AutoPlay defaults on Windows 10 Commented on: 2 weeks ago (October 5, 2017)

It sounds like for some reason Windows 10 is not recognizing the software as a possible default for Music.

Two options - go to MusicBee and let them know so they can address this in a...

Popular Utility CCleaner Compromised; Could Potentially Impact Upwards of 20 Million Users Commented on: 4 weeks ago (September 19, 2017)

An updated blog post from Avast, Piriform's parent company, indicates that is not necessary.

However, if my system has had a backdoor in use via a validly signed program then I am...

Groove Music Labor Day Offer - Buy One Month and Get Six Free Commented on: 7 weeks ago (August 30, 2017)

Correct = new subs only.

Doing the Math: All Windows 10 Mobile Support likely to end in December 2019 Commented on: 7 weeks ago (August 29, 2017)

Windows on ARM will enable low powered, fanless devices and result in low battery consumption. Then with virtualization, x86 apps will be able to run on these small form factor devices.

Microsoft Announces Changes for Third Party Antivirus Products on Windows 10 Commented on: 9 weeks ago (August 11, 2017)

The fourth bullet of the list of changes they are making addresses this in that the user will have to explicitly select to renew their third party AV or activate Windows Defender. The dialog box...

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