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Re: CCleaner update v4.01.4093 (25 Apr 2013)


Click "Check for Updates" at the bottom right of CCleaner's gooey (GUI - Graphic User Interface).

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- Improved History cleaning for Google Chrome.
- Improved compatibility with Firefox v19 and newer.
- Optimized Registry cleaning algorithm for Windows 8.
- Improved Internet Explorer 10 compatibility.
- Improved Duplicate File Finder tool.
- Optimized System and Browser Monitoring (Pro Version).
- Added cleaning for Adobe Acrobat XI, VSO Blu-ray and DVD Converter Ultimate, Oxygen XML Editor 14 and Connectify Hotspot.
- Improved cleaning for Google Earth and MailWasher Pro.
- Minor GUI improvements.
- Minor bug fixes.



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Thank you, HG. I did one of my computers last night. I need to go do the others now.

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Re: Avast Program update 8.0.1489


Avast [sign in to see URL] just released yesterday, May 10.

I didn't like this program update, there were too many slow downloading/install screens and I saw a large green smilie face on the last screen. emoticon

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Do I need to do anything to update or is the update automatic?

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I think it will probably auto update eventually but as soon as I get an alert in my tech emails I right click the Avast systray icon, select Update > Program. This one has lots of prompts so you should watch it until it's finished. My Win-7 laptop was much easier to do than my Win-XP machines.



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I just checked my Avast and it says it is already up to date. I must have done that setting when I got it. I will check out the laptops later.

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Re: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - Windows security patch day


I started downloading the Windows security patches first on my desktop Windows XP machine:

.Net Framework 4
.Net Framework 2 sp2
Security patch IE-8 KB2829530
Security patch IE-8 KB2847204
Security patch Windows XP (unspecified)
Security patch Windows XP ActiveX killbits

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Windows 7 laptop
Security patch Windows 7 ActiveX killbits
Security patch IE10
.Net Framework [sign in to see URL]
.Net Framework 4
Windows 7 security patches KB2829361, KB2830290, KB2798162

And Mozilla Firefox was updated to 21.0





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Ahhhh, thank you HG. I will go look for these.

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Just ran mine this morning, as well as an Adobe update.

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Yes, Adobe Flash is now version [sign in to see URL]
and ActiveX has the same number.

Be careful not to confuse Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player.
I've uninstalled Adobe Reader years ago in my Win-XP machine.



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Re: 05/15/2013 SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.1020


Click your link for SUPERAntiSpyware, an icon should show in the systray and a pop-up will come up reminding you of an available update, click that link to start the download process.

After you click Finish, right click the SAS tray icon and select "Check for updates", this will do an up-to-the-minute definition update, I got about 60 new definitions.

My system can't support many background services like SAS so I Exit the tray program icon.

 

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I took SuperAntiSpyware out of my start up list. It annoys me that it slows me down logging on.

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I did that before too but if you update the definitions it will run in the tray until you Exit the program.



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Re: Chrome 27.0.1453.93 released 22 May 2013


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The new version, Chrome [sign in to see URL], includes performance improvements with a new scheduler and fixes a number of security vulnerabilities – most of them rated as High – that Google's bug bounty program rewarded with almost $15,000 in total.
 
The Chrome developers have also highlighted 17 security holes closed in Chrome 27 and paid out 13 bug bounties. Arne Kettunen of the Oulu University Secure Programming Group was awarded $3133.7 for finding four different memory safety problems in the Web Audio component. Most of the other High-rated vulnerabilities also have to do with memory management issues and earned their discoverers payouts of between $500 and $2000, totalling almost $15,000. The developers have also shipped a new version of the Flash Player which means Chrome comes with Flash Player version [sign in to see URL].

Chrome [sign in to see URL] is being delivered as an automatic update on all supported platforms. It is also available to download from Google free of charge. Chrome is proprietary software, built from Google's open source Chromium project.

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I updated manually, no problems.



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I am updating now!

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Re: CCleaner update v4.02.4115 (May 27, 2013)


CCleaner [sign in to see URL] change log

- Improved History cleaning for Internet Explorer 10.
- Optimized Cache cleaning for Internet Explorer 10.
- Improved Download History cleaning for Firefox.
- Improved DOMStore cookie cleaning for Internet Explorer 10.
- Optimized detection of Google Chrome Startup items.
- Improved drive detection in File Finder.
- Improved System and Browser Monitoring (Pro Version).
- Added cleaning for Adobe Fireworks 6.0, Nero 12 Platinum HD Suite, Foxit Reader 6.0, Virtual Clone Drive, PDFCreator and PDF Architect.
- Improved cleaning for Freemake Video Converter.
- Minor bug fixes and GUI improvements.



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It seems like CCleaner forever has a new version. I will do the downloads as I use CCleaner

I just looked at my SpywareBlaster and there is a new version of that. I should have caught that one sooner.

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Re: Security update for Chrome 27.0 and Firefox update 21.0 (6/5/13)


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Google has posted a security update for its Chrome browser and Chrome Frame platform. The update fixes one security vulnerability rated as critical, nine rated as high and one rated as medium. There was also a rollup set of fixes included as a high severity flaw which contained bugs found through auditing, fuzzing and other in-house security processes.

The critical hole, memory corruption in SSL socket handling, and one of the high rated holes, didn't result in any bounty being paid, but the remaining eight high and medium severity holes saw nearly $10,000 being paid out. One high severity flaw, a use-after-free problem with workers access database APIs, earned $1,337, an amount that typically identifies a particularly interesting problem being identified, but this was not the largest bounty paid. That went to a Windows-only problem where bad handles were being passed to the renderer and earned the discoverer, Colin Payne, $2,000.

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Firefox 21.0 released minor enhancements.



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I have started updating! Thank you, HG.

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Microsoft released a total of five security bulletins addressing 23 different vulnerabilities today of which four affect client and server versions of the Windows operating system while one is affecting Microsoft Office.

Windows XP is affected the least this time in terms of vulnerabilities followed by Windows RT, then Vista and Windows 7, and finally Windows 8 which is affected most severely.

* Windows XP: 1 critical, 1 important
* Windows Vista: 1 critical, 2 important, 1 moderate
* Windows 7: 1 critical, 2 important, 1 moderate
* Windows 8: 1 critical, 3 important
* Windows RT: 1 critical, 2 important
* Windows Server 2003: 1 important, 1 moderate
* Windows Server 2008: 2 important, 2 moderate
* Windows server 2008 R2: 1 important, 2 moderate
* Windows Server 2012: 2 important, 1 moderate

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You must use Internet Explorer (IE) to download Windows Updates or just click the pop-up notification.
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I have 76 unread posts in Slick RSS aggregator and 3 computers waiting for Windows patches and the same 3 computers waiting for their AVAST definitions updates. Oh my! A very busy day for me. :laugh

And I even haven't had my coffee and toast breakfast yet. :))

 

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I have never, ever used IE to download Windows Updates. HHHhhhhmmmm

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Well, I tried connecting to [sign in to see URL] with Chrome and I didn't get there, instead I got an MS instruction page telling me to go to MS Download Center with their link.

When I click "Windows Update" in my Programs list it always opens the MS Update Center with IE no matter if I have Chrome running or not. Running desktop pc WinXP.

  

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It sounds as though IE is your default browser.

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IE is Microsoft's default browser, not my default browser.





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Chrome is my default browser and everything goes through Chrome.

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[sign in to see URL] you aware of any issues with the latest batch of updates? I installed them last night and since then I've had a couple of strange things happen with my computer...

First, after finishing the installation I restarted to complete installation and my computer wouldn't restart properly (in fact, it shut down and I had to restart it manually).

Today it seemed fine but when I moved it from my office to my bedroom and brought it back up from "sleep" state, after I lifted the lid of the laptop, I had a black screen. Again, I had to manually restart.

I ran a PC Doctor scan and my computer passed, so there doesn't seem to be a hardware issue, so I'm wondering if it's something hinky with one of the updates. I was hoping to isolate which one rather than just uninstalling all of them. What would you suggest?

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I would suggest checking your settings for Sleep, Standby, Hibernate or whatever that makes your laptop "sleep".

I never fully shut down my desktop pc, I use Standby and have the settings set to turn off the hard drive, the monitor and almost everything else, touch any key or move the mouse will start it running again.

I don't use the "close lid" Standby on my laptops but I've tried it and it does work.

I haven't read any issues arising from the last Windows Update.

After you check your sleep settings and all is ok but if it's still giving you issues I would Google search for an answer.

What operating system are you using in that laptop? I've read that Vista had an issue with hibernate. I don't like the actions of hibernate so I never use it.



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I'm using Windows 7. Never had an issue with the closed lid thing before. I did check my settings, and it's set for "Sleep" mode when I close the lid, rather than "Hibernate". It doesn't have a "Standby" [sign in to see URL] "Sleep", "Hibernate", "Shut down" and "Do nothing". I may change it to "Hibernate" and see what happens, although since I don't move it very far, I can always just move it without closing the lid at all and avoid the entire closed lid situation.

I'd never had a problem with the closed lid "Sleep" setting before, but I talked to my BIL, who is my resident techie, last night and he said it sounds like an issue with my video driver and that it's a relatively common occurrence, so I'm not too worried about it. If it keeps giving me trouble I'll ask him to look at it as I don't really feel comfortable trying to make changes to it since I don't understand this stuff too well.

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Well I checked out my settings and "Hibernate" didn't work any better than "Sleep", so I have set it to "Do Nothing". That works [sign in to see URL] keeps me on my current screen when I close the lid. As I said, I only close it when I move it from one location to another unless I'm shutting down completely, so that should be fine for me. I always shut it down at night.

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So, Sue, are you satisfied that your laptop is ok now?



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