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    • in reply to: Music Artist Picture Quiz #2005901

      Charlie
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      They look like boulders but – Rolling Stones?

      Bee Gee’s

      Beach Boys

      Only one but – Zombies?

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    • in reply to: Keep Running Windows 7 Safely for Years to Come #2004176

      Charlie
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      It seems you can’t get just the Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit alone.  I went to the website in the link and the Anti-Exploit has now been built into the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program.  I’ve got Ublock Origin running in Firefox 70.0.1 and I’m not bothered by much.

      Win 7 Home Premium, x64, Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz, Groups B & L

    • in reply to: Kernel updates in Mint Update Manager #1999801

      Charlie
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      Just for information purposes here are the three Level 4 kernel updates:

      Mint-kernel-updates-4

      Notice they are checked and come up that way. There are other level 2 updates relating to the kernel and labeled Software which I have not done so far.  I need to build up more confidence before proceeding.  It’s me, I’m always over cautious.

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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 4: It’s time to get patched #1998598

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      I’ve finished the Oct. Group B SO updates today and everything went very well. Thanks again to all of you for your valuable help and guidance!

      Win 7 Home Premium, x64, Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz, Groups B & L

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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 4: It’s time to get patched #1998367

      Charlie
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      Did you know you can download the SO and the IE11 CU from AKB2000003? Direct download from the catalog.

      Yes indeed!  It’s very convenient and I’ve been using it almost from when it became available. Thanks very much.

      Win 7 Home Premium, x64, Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz, Groups B & L

    • in reply to: Dread the End #1995753

      Charlie
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      Yeah, the EOS (End Of Service) by MS is a bit of a downer, then again maybe not.  But it is not IMO a reason to call it the EOL (End Of Life) for Windows 7.  There are quite a few posts supporting the continued use and “life” of Win 7 even when it doesn’t get MS updates.

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    • in reply to: Where we stand with the October patches #1995058

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      So, bottom line, we’re still stopped dead at Defcon 1, even though quite a few people have updated their Win 7 and even Win 10 machines without a hitch.  Jan. 2020 has come early it seems.

      Win 7 Home Premium, x64, Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz, Groups B & L

    • in reply to: Should I install FF 70.0? #1993840

      Charlie
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      I suggest that you type Firefox 70 into the “Search The Lounge” and you will see a few posts on the subject.  I was holding back on installing FF 70 mainly because of possibly having to go to a dark GUI only and this turned out not to be the case (for me on Windows 7).  Things may be different on Win 10.

      I’m okay with it after having it installed for three days with no problems on Win 7.  But there are others who don’t like some of the changes.  So, review the posts and maybe ask some questions and then decide.  The 70 update does contain “critical” security updates so they claim.

      Hope this was of some help.

       

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    • in reply to: Firefox 70 New Tracking Protection #1993792

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      I switched to my backup hard drive that still had Firefox 69.0.2 and found exactly what you have been talking about Tex265.  I had never clicked on it before.  Seems we were at Level 1 and that was recommended.

      Firefox-69.0.2-custom-1

      Click the blue lettered link and you get:

      Firefox-69.0.2-block-list

      The blue lettered “Check Block List” is no longer there in FF 70.

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    • in reply to: Kernel updates in Mint Update Manager #1999770

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      Darn, I don’t like the idea of not having Level categories for Linux Updates.  My System Setting window shows that I have Kernel 4.15.0-20-generic, so I guess I’m okay.  I’ve been using Timeshift because it’s recommended by and even included with Linux Mint 19.1.  It seems to back up a lot of things and doesn’t take forever like imaging does on an old 2006 Sony VAIO with USB 2.

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    • in reply to: Kernel updates in Mint Update Manager #1999192

      Charlie
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      I do have a DVD with the ISO that I used to do the original install of Mint 19.1. I can also run the program from this disk.  Although this might be the backup plan you’re talking about, I really wouldn’t want to start all over from scratch.  I routinely make “restore points” with Timeshift before I do my updates.  I get the impression that wouldn’t be enough to bring back the original kernel.  Thanks so much for your help.

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    • in reply to: Kernel updates in Mint Update Manager #1999051

      Charlie
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      Thank you JohnW, these Levels are what have held me back. I called them ratings by mistake. The kernel updates in question are all level 4 which are considered unsafe.  There are a few other updates that apply to the kernel and are Level 2 “software” updates.  I wouldn’t have any qualms about installing these if I knew something about the kernel and if they were all Level 2’s.

      I trust Levels 1, and 2, maybe even 3’s, but the 4’s worry me.  I don’t know how to revert back to the older kernel.  Seems I have a lot to learn.  I want to do the right thing but then things are running well so I don’t want “fix what isn’t broken” to coin a phrase.

      One other thing I’m wondering is whether or not if I checked all the kernel related updates, the Update Manager would know the proper order in which to install them?

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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 4: It’s time to get patched #1997889

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      I downloaded KB4516655 from the Microsoft Update Catalog along with the Sept. S.O. updates.  I did not install them.  I only installed the latest KB4474419, and the Sept. Office 2010 updates from my WU so far (last month).

      My questions are:

      Since I already now have KB4516655 that I got and saved from MSUC, can I just use it instead of hiding all the remaining stuff in my WU to make it appear?

      If so, can I install it first, all by itself, before installing the Oct. S.O. updates?  Or must I wait and install it after installing the Oct. S.O. updates?  Or does it even matter?

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    • in reply to: Dedoimedo: Straight talk about Windows 7 #1995678

      Charlie
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      Hey CT, you just described my sister to a T, and she’s surrounded with computer savvy relatives.

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    • in reply to: Where we stand with the October patches #1995672

      Charlie
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      Don’t get me wrong, I’m really glad to get a break from the nerve wracking chore of doing the monthly MS updates!  I’m also glad to hear that there are no major threats to worry about.  I’m not complaining.

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