Search Results For: dll

For as long as developers have been writing software code, they've been inadvertently creating bugs. It's when those bugs can compromise the security of a PC that a bug goes from an annoyance to a potential real danger. Security issues with apps can be worked around in the interim, even if it means uninstalling it... Read more...
Over the weekend, it was announced that a nation-state actor had breached SolarWinds Orion service as early as Spring of this year. The Orion platform is an all-in-one solution for IT administration and monitoring, among other utilities. It is used by companies and governments worldwide, and it appears that the U.S... Read more...
Simply put, malware and adware sucks, especially when it tries to be sneaky. Thankfully, Microsoft is on the prowl for malicious software trying to worm its way onto peoples systems. Since at least May of this year, Microsoft discovered a persistent malware campaign that peaked in August with over 30,000 devices... Read more...
Troubleshooting issues with our PC can be a frustrating experience, especially if the cause of the problem is hard to detect. Power management bugs are often the worst to get sorted. It seems like either the system won't go to sleep, or it won't start up right after sleeping. Hardware these days seems to be pretty... Read more...
While Microsoft is continuing efforts to kill Adobe Flash, this company is also trying to putInternet Explorerout of its misery. Next month, users who try to go to websites like YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and more will be automatically redirected to the page opening in Microsoft Edge. This forced IE-to-Edge action... Read more...
It has been nearly two weeks since Microsoft released the May 2020 Update for Windows 10 the general public, and on my main desktop, I still get a message saying it is not yet available. That is fine by me, because I'd rather Microsoft work the post-release kinks out first. It seems more of them come light by the day... Read more...
We have some good news for Intel Optane Memory owners who have run into issues after applying the May 2020 Update for Windows 10. There is a fix for the error messages affected users have been seeing. There are several steps involved, as the fix does not come in the form of a subsequent software update, but nothing... Read more...
Malware is something that computer users have fought since the dawn of the computer age it seems. Hackers who use malware to try breach networks and user data have evolved some pretty sophisticated methods as of late. Late this week,Microsoft Security Intelligence has announced via Twitter that it's tracking a... Read more...
EA producer Jim Vessella has taken to reddit to talk about something that is surprising to hear from a major game publisher. EA will be heavily supporting game modders with the upcoming re-releases of some classic video games, including Command & Conquer and C&C Red Alert. According to Vessella, EA will be "releasing... Read more...
Microsoft has issued a security advisory warning users that hackers are known to be exploiting a zero-day vulnerability affecting most versions of Windows, including Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008-2019. The vulnerability, labeled as Critical, as not yet been patched by Microsoft's... Read more...
Microsoft has issued a security bulletin warning Internet Explorer users of a zero day vulnerability that is actively being exploited in the wild, and unfortunately there is no patch available at this time. Microsoft is working on a fix, though the company hinted it may not arrive until the next Patch Tuesday roll... Read more...
Field of Dreams taught us, "If you build it, he will come," referring to a deceased baseball legend wandering out of a corn field in Iowa. When it comes to PC security, though, if you discover it ("it" being a vulnerability), the proof of concepts will come, and that is precisely what has happened with a "CurveBall"... Read more...
If you are in the habit of putting off those monthly security patches Microsoft doles out on the second Tuesday of every month (known as Patch Tuesday), you may want to reconsider your approach today. A security researcher says one of the patches in today's cumulative roundup will address a serious vulnerability in a... Read more...
AMD launched its Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 series GPUs for gamers a few months back and customized, higher-clocked boards from its partners quickly followed soon thereafter. Navi, and its newly-designed RDNA-infused microarchitecture and instruction set, will be the foundation of an entire family of GPUs from AMD... Read more...
Redmond, we have a problem...again. For the third time in a month, Windows 10 users are reporting a recent update is messing with the functionality of the Start menu. This time it is KB4517389 that is the culprit. On affected PCs, users are seeing a critical error message when accessing the Start menu. "KB4524147... Read more...
Patch Tuesday was less than a week ago, but Microsoft is already pushing a wide range of Cumulative Updates for older version of Windows 10. The updates were first pushed out on August 17th, and covers Windows 10 Versions 1809 (October 2018 Update), 1709 (Fall Creators Update), 1703 (Creators Update), 1607... Read more...
For those of you have already upgraded to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903), Microsoft has a massive update that is now available to download. Build 18362.267 is a cumulative update and brings with it a laundry list of bug fixes and improvements. Microsoft has implemented fixes to prevent Windows Hello... Read more...
Some laptop and desktop consumers may want to double-check that they have recently updated their devices. It was discovered that millions of DellPCs as well as other brands could be vulnerable to hackers. The security flaw was caused by a 3rd party software package and affected Dells SupportAssist software, as well... Read more...
It's been a rough October for Microsoft and itsWindows 10operating system. Now, to add insult to injury, another zero-day flaw has been published via Twitter. SandboxEscaper, who alsopublished a zero-day Windows vulnerabilityvia the social media platform back in late August, disclosed this latest exploit. The... Read more...
With about a week to go before this month's Patch Tuesday rolls into view, Microsoft has issued a batch of security updates to address a critical vulnerability affecting Windows Defender and a spatter of other antimalware services, such as Windows Intune Endpoint Protection. Left unpatched, an attacker could weasel... Read more...
Microsoft has announced that it has tweaked Skype to optimize the messaging app to work more efficiently on older Android devices; specifically those running Android 4.0.3 to 5.1. The update started to roll out in the last few days and requires less storage space and has lighter memory consumption to improve overall... Read more...
Microsoft has confirmed a nasty flaw in Skype that could allow nefarious individuals to gain complete access the OS with system-level privileges on affected machines.To make the issue even worse, Microsoft knows the flaw is there and exploitable, but has no plans for an immediate fix because it would require too much... Read more...
1 2 3 Next