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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 2: Make sure automatic update is blocked #2017535
      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      Wow! For the first time in, like, forever I don’t have to worry about Patch Tuesday!  I don’t have anything to patch! I’m currently using my Kindle HD10 with a keyboard they came out with not long ago and I fortunately had the foresight to buy.  My family all tell me to get a Mac but the cost is big! Plus none of my peripherals would work on it.  So after searching online, asking friends, etc (including on this forum) I’ve pretty much settled on a Google Chrome Pixelbook.  This little Kindle has been a great alternative, but I keep reaching for the mouse! Plus bigger would be better than the 10 inches this is. Thanks for all your help and I intend to stay on here just to keep up on things, but it’s SO nice not to worry about Microcrud’s updates!

      in reply to: Qs on Running Windows Defender & Malwarebytes Premium #2016937
      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      You can use both – Windows won’t particularly like it, but it will deal with it and I’ve been running both for years.  I use the premium version of MB, and it’s my main source of anti-malware protection because on Win 7 and anything prior to Win 10, it has rarely if ever done any good.  It’s worthless, but Windows demands that it be activated. I understand that it’s effective on Win 10, not so on 7.  As my HP PC just died (only 3 years old, too!) I’m shifting to either MacBook or Chromebook. Two male friends both say Mac, but I’m not sure about everything migrating to Mac, like my Ancestry program which would require replaceing, etc. I understand there are some really nice Chromebook models out there now that also don’t require antimalware programs.

      in reply to: October’s updates look promising; however … #1981395
      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      Where do I find the Adobe patch 45-19?

      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      Question – I have IE installed only because Windows wouldn’t let me uninstall it.  But I never use it. Would I still have to install these iffy updates? I still running on Win 7, 64 bit. Thanks…

      in reply to: Any Good FREE AV's out there for WIN 7? #1945401
      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      I used Malwarebytes free version for years and rarely, if ever, had a problem (I phrased it that way because I don’t REMEMBER having a problem!).  I still use it but now I pay for it just to have a few added features. I still think it’s the best.

      • This reply was modified 1 year ago by deanwmn.
      in reply to: Help – Microsoft is playing games! #1934643
      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      So everything should be there. I don’t know what Microsoft meant by their cryptic message which was on my computer when I got home about having to delete something in HP before the system could be configured. I clicked on the message to see what it said and it disappeared.  Everything necessary is there and it’s up and running. I don’t have a clue. But I do thank you for your advice.

       

      in reply to: Help – Microsoft is playing games! #1934619
      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thank you! I knew that the KB4412506 was a security patch, I just don’t normally get the monthly rollups – no idea what else is in there.  I’ll leave it, not worth hassling over. As for the others, I have kb4474419 and   I have the kb3133977 from Aug 2016. I don’t have kb4490638 but I do have kb 4490628, which is a Servicing Stack. Tried searching for kb4490638 in the Microsoft catalog, but it said file not found. The rest is already there. Oh and KB4511872 – I don’t have either Symantec or Norton, so thinking it wouldn’t be necessary. I do appreciate you getting back to me so quickly, too.

       

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      • This reply was modified 1 year ago by deanwmn.
      in reply to: BlueKeep exploitation expected soon #1896542
      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      Seems I’ve already been locked out of MS updates?  I can download them – but they won’t run! I’m no longer able to install and run them. They just sit there in my download file defying any and all attempts to actually do anything useful. I first ran Windows Installed Updates and it “searched for installed updates” for over a half hour until I finally finished cleaning the bathroom and got tired of waiting for it. I stopped it, went to MS and tried downloading the files individually. I could download them – but they wouldn’t run! I ran Malwarebytes, Windows Defender along with Wise Care 365. I can no longer run Windows Updates. I assume, of course, they would let me update to Win 10 – which is not going to happen! I

      in reply to: Windows 10 avoiders: What would change your mind? #1896455
      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      I’ll use Win 7 as long as is safely possible. I will then switch to either Chrome or stick with my Amazon Fire HD 10 with the keyboard. Small, but portable (which my PC is not) and I can do everything on it that I do on the 7. At this point in my life, that consists mainly of genealogy (Ancestry), email, and banking.  Amazon equips its  Fire HDs with its own anti-malware software and so far I have never had a problem. It’s smaller than I’m used to (I’ve gone from working on the big mainframe computers to a PC) but I like it, it’s easy to use and, as I said, portable. Plus I can read my books on it, lol…  So do your worst, MS – I’m ready to shut the door on you.

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      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      ? says:

      was waiting for the other shoe to drop (or is it a jack-boot heel?) guess i have a few weeks to get over to Micro Center and get some ssd’s for my earlier than advertized Linux migration…

      hey Ginz does heinoganda sanitize win7 KB’s?

      mr. gates you should be ashamed

      Amazon came out with a keyboard for their Fire HD10 tablet – great reviews, I ordered one yesterday. Love the Silk browser! Fast, good sound and video, 64 GB, same size as other small tablets for a lot less money! And it appears to have great built-in protection! I downloaded Malwarebytes antivirus and they told me it would run fine – but wasn’t necessary! I ran it for a month or so, it never found anything, then uninstalled it.   The only thing lacking was the keyboard. Go ahead, Microcrud, do your worst – I’m now prepared.

      in reply to: Windows 7: Preparing for an uncertain future #1864811
      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thanks to you, joep517! Actually, I’ve been working on word processors and computers since the 1970s.  From one of the OLD Apples that used a floppy disc – and I mean a real floppy, not what they call floppies now which we called diskettes. Went from those to Macs, from version 1 on up. Then switched to computer operations on a HP3000 for 3M Company. They sent me back to St Paul headquarters for a course in operations.  When I left them, I went to work for Technicolor in their then-new video operations as computer operator. Worked with brand new programs that had to be debugged while the real work had to go on.  And a lot of stuff in between, even the old keypunch machines in the ’60s. So yes, I know my way around and I’m not switching because I’m afraid! I want something safe and at least partly proven and I have far more faith in Apple products than I do in Microcrud!  Actually, I have more faith in Amazon products than I do in any of the others and I have a feeling they will someday take over the market. They’re getting there…

      in reply to: Windows 7: Preparing for an uncertain future #1864757
      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thnak you. I don’t plan on migrating to Win 10, either. I have lost whatever little faith I ever had in Microsoft to begin with. At this point, I believe I’d be better off with an Apple product.  That or just stick with my Fire HD 10.  If Amazon ever comes out with a laptop, I’m getting one!

      in reply to: Windows 7: Preparing for an uncertain future #1864750
      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thanks to all those who replied to my post. However, I wouldn’t be worried about it if it wasn’t that I do use it for things that contain sensitive information.  Things that I wouldn’t want to get into the wrong hands. For that reason, yes – it bothers me. I was one of the XP holdouts for a long time, finally switched to 7 and have been there since.  But I didn’t used to use my computer for all the things I do now, either. That makes a difference – at least to me!

      in reply to: Windows 7: Preparing for an uncertain future #1864529
      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      This subject already has me thinking about my options. Chrome doesn’t seem really feasible as far as any added safety is concerned.  So I’m seriously considering switching from my Win 7 HP PC to a Mac, and probably a laptop of some kind or other. Something more portable, anyway.  Used to be, I had no problem crawling under my desk to do or undo connections, pick up and move the PC around, etc.  Age and accidents have taken their toll and it’s not so easy anymore!  That or a Chromebook? But I don’t like depending on the Cloud as access to all my “stuff”. But the thing that caught my eye in this article was the mention of banking – and yes, I do almost ALL my banking online now!  Win 7 security will be close to non-existent so something’s going to have to change – soon!

      in reply to: .NET Framework Preview #1847976
      deanwmn
      AskWoody Lounger

      Mine also had a Security Monthly Quality Roll-up for Win 7 x64 – KB4503292. It is now unchecked and hidden.

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