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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18353 Fast Ring
March 8, 2019 10:02 am By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/dona-sarkar/]Dona Sarkar[/url] and [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/brandonleblanc/]Brandon LeBlanc[/url] Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview [b]Build 18353 (19H1)[/b] to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. If you are looking for a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring – head on over to [url=https://aka.ms/flighthub]Flight Hub[/url]. You can also check out the [url=https://aka.ms/wip-docs]rest of our documentation here[/url] including a complete list of new features and updates that have gone out as part of Insider flights for the current development cycle (which currently is 19H1). [h1][b]General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC[/b][/h1][list] [*]We’ve enabled microphone in Windows Sandbox, which among other things will improve several accessibility scenarios. [*]We’ve added functionality to configure the audio in
Did you reserve Win 10?
Hi, I am pretty excited as Win 10 launch date is getting nearer. I have reserved myself a copy and I wonder if anybody here in the forum did the same. :D Best Wishes, Amit [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/20788i73FDCE3D5E3B2002.png[/img]
Outlook 2013 error
keep getting this error Receiving reported error (0x80042112) Thw following e-mail messages on the mail server cannot be downloaded. Contact your ISP or mail administrator if you continue to receive this error 1447791089.8875.atl4mail04pod3,S=994103 1447791089.10050.atl4mail01pod3,s=3448 amy ideas? i called ISP and was told there is nothing wrong with email but get this error everytime i get new emails. have done all the basic troubleshooting any out of the box ideas? Thanks for the help in advance.
Attaching news to ticker?
Good morning/ afternoon, I'm not sure how I can attach a news article or security article to our bulletin ticker? Would someone advise me with this know how? Would appreciate if I could learn how to be more involved with bulletins . Thank you, Always learning today... Sherry
Freemake Uninstall help!!
Hi everyone, hope you can help. Need to uninstall Freemake Video Downloader, it's thrown up a message asking if I want Uninstall to remove a shared file as it is no longer in use by any programme - file name swresample-0.dll location C:Programme Files (x86) FreemakeCOM1.1 click either Yes Yes to all No No to all it does say that if any programms still use the file then they won't run properly without it, but also says it would not do any harm if it is left on. Just wondering what to do for the best. Just recently, think when I updated Windows Media Player, I can't play films, music, can't view some pictures when using it. Saying that 'Windows Media Play encountered a problem when playing this file'. I'm trying to make my laptop run a bit quicker as it's become very slow over the last month; any suggestions? Linda
Firefox Pop Up Warning.
I'm using Firefox 21 on Win XP. When I log into my email account at Verizon I get the following pop up: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/5144iDE9534D9E339ED73.jpg[/img] This doesn't happen with IE-8. Is there a setting on FF to turn this pop up off and is it safe to turn it off?
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16215 PC + 15222 Mobile
Today we are excited to be releasing our #TacoHat Thursday build – Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16215 for PC – to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring! We are also releasing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 15222 to Insiders in the Fast ring. [b][url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/06/08/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16215-pc-build-15222-mobile/]Full Article[/url][/b]
The Reason Microsoft's Always-Online is the Future of Gaming
Microsoft is placing the Xbox One beyond the reach of people without a stable and reliable internet connection. The reason for the move to always-online is to take console gaming to the next level. This will create a new world of hybrid multiplayer development and games that would not be possible on an unconnected console. The perfect example of this new frontier of multiplayer gaming is Bungie's online first-person shooter (FPS), [b][url=http://www.techhive.com/article/2028589/destiny-bungies-next-big-thing.html]Destiny[/url][/b]. The multiplayer advancements will incorporate many of the appealing aspects from Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOs) into a console. [b][url=http://www.techhive.com/article/2041667/why-always-online-consoles-are-good-for-gamers.html#tk.twt_techive]Full Article[/url][/b] [b] [/b] [b][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4080i8679703619E98396.jpg[/img](Source: Techhive) [/b]
Automobile Industry Accelerates Into Security
After several demonstrations and rumours of suspected attacks against motor vehicles the industry is finally taking action. [url=http://www.darkreading.com/author-bio.asp?author_id=322]Kelly Jackson Higgins[/url] 7/15/2014 [i]"The auto industry's move toward an ISAC comes on the heels of that of the retail and [url=http://www.darkreading.com/analytics/threat-intelligence/oil-and-natural-gas-industry-forms-isac/d/d-id/1278885]oil and natural gas industries[/url], which recently formed ISACs for their respective industries. While retail and oil & natural gas have faced a wave of real-world threats and attacks on their systems, carmakers for the most part so far have been mostly faced with research demonstrating possible attacks. The heat is on, however, because by 2017, more than 60% of new vehicles will be connected to the Internet, auto industry officials say."[/i] [url=http://www.darkreading.com/analytics/threat-intelligence/automobile-industry-accelera
Fact or Myth: Older, slower antivirus software is better and more thorough than the faster Webroot SecureAnywhere
[b][u]MYTH[/u][/b] [b][u] [/u][/b] Ever since the launch of Webroot SecureAnywhere (WSA), one of the biggest concerns we have seen is that the scans are "too fast to be doing anything effectively." Having worked in support since well before the launch of WSA, I cannot tell you how many times I have seen this topic come up due to a popular misconception that a fast scan is somehow less thorough. [b]To explain why this is a myth rather than a fact, I'll first explain how older, conventional detection models work.[/b] When you first install a program that relies on one of those models, the program first imports tens to hundreds of megabytes of detection definitions from a central server. The installation is slow and cantankerous. If you're on a slower-speed connection, this initial stage can prove insurmountable at times. Believe it or not, some people still use dial-up. There are some parts of the world that unfortunately still don't have a choice.&nb
Android OS phone question
Last year I finally bit the bullet and got a 'smart phone' because I neede to be able to check out my emails while in transit to be available to my clients immediately. When I got the new phone I loaded up my WSA Anywhere security on my LG Optimus phone and have been feeling very safe ever since. However, I have had a few things come up all together in a clump and I need some input from you tech savvy folks here if you have a moment to help a remedial techie here. First, I was texting with a client two days ago when all of a sudden my screen went dark and I got a message that said 'Unfortunately Google Search has stopped'. Since all I do is check me emails when I get the 'ding' notification, and send text messages like a fiend, I really don't go on line and do any searches or anything like that AT ALL, so i was surprised that Google Search was doing anything on my phone. It took away my keyboard so that I could receive and read emails and texts but I c
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17134 for Fast Ring
April 16, 2018 3:04 pm By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/dona-sarkar/]Dona Sarkar[/url] and [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/brandonleblanc/]Brandon LeBlanc[/url]Hello Windows Insiders! Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17134 (RS4) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build has no new features and [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/03/27/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17133-for-fast/]includes the fixes from KB4100375[/url] as well as some fixes for general reliability of the OS. As Build 17133 progressed through the rings, we discovered some reliability issues we wanted to fix. In certain cases, these reliability issues could have led to a higher percentage of (BSOD) on PCs for example. Instead of creating a Cumulative Update package to service these issues, we decided to create a new build with the fixes included. This just reinforces that Windows Insiders are critical t
Downloading Browsers -PUA toolbars
I have seen a number of tickets in our support system of people being unable to download browsers. In fact its due to to Webroot blocking 3rd party toolbar bundled versions of the browsers. [u][b]Always make sure you are downloading directly from the Vendor and not a 3rd party[/b][/u]. Be aware that the top results in a search page can be paid for advertisments and thus may not be the vendor. In the image below I have done a search using well known search provider. Note that in this case the first result was directly from the vendor (Mozilla) but as you start to go down the search results its gets a bit unclear. To the left of the screen shot I am showing the open file -security warning alert on two versions of Firefox that I have downloaded. Note the top left one has a Publisher: [b]Mozilla Corportation[/b], the bottom one [b]100Blogs SL[/b] is a toolbar wrapped version.The File with the Mozilla Corporation was downloaded from the vendors website (the 1st link in t
Millions knocked offline in US by Time Warner Cable fault
27 August 2014 A fault with Time Warner Cable's network left millions of people cut off from the internet in the US. The firm said the problem affected customers in all 29 of the states in which it offered broadband connections. The problem started in the early hours of Wednesday morning, which will have limited its effect. Many of the company's 11.4 million internet subscribers are now back online but others are continuing to report issues. [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28955562]Full Article[/url]
Windows 8 - Shipping at the End of October
We finally have a date! [url=http://mashable.com/2012/07/09/microsoft-windows-8-shipping-october/]Mashable reported[/url] today that Microsoft is set to begin shipments of Windows 8 by the end of October. [i]Microsoft has finally set a date — actually a couple of dates — for delivery of Microsoft [url=http://mashable.com/follow/topics/windows-8]Windows 8[/url] to customers. The eagerly anticipated operating system overhaul is set to “RTM” (Release to Manufacturing) the first week in August and then ship at the end of October.[/i] Are you looking forward to getting your hands on it? Do you think this will motivate people to stay on Windows PCs?
Get Windows 10 Notification Icon Removal
As many people have discovered, today Microsoft launched an update that in association with update KB3035583 now places a icon in the notification area (next to the taskbar) to reserve your copy of Windows 10. This is a glorified Nag screen in that when you choose to hide this like you normally hide icons when not wanted, after you reboot it is back with all the same settings. What this does is basically runs several processes via task scheduler and unless the original update was never installed it will continue to inject itself into the notification area. There are two ways to stop this from happening. [list=1] [*]Uninstall the update KB3035583 from your system and also mark it as hidden so you won't be bothered every Tuesday when they push new updates. (Honestly I don't recommend this because there is no way of knowing how this will react when Windows 10 actually does launch. It may just fight with your system or just refuse to update it. [*]This is the way I
How not to get taken on Facebook
I have been on Facebook quite a few years and Admin a number of groups and Pages there. I have learned to aviod the many pitfalls there are on Facebook. 1. Games. Some of them will change your profile info. Instead of being a US Navy Veteran the Game will change my info to 'Bubble Popper' or something else silly. Some Facebook groups will not admit users with bogus info as such. Games also collect personal info such as your email adress and sell it to spam vendors. Wonder where all that spam email came from? 2. Tests and other apps. Some of these tests that scan your profile and come up with a goofy answer also acess your password. The most notorious app is the one that tells you who visited your profile. Don't use it! Some of these third party apps are how hackers get into your account. 3. Like farming. This will take a little explanation: Anyone who is on Facebook has seen those posts th
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17682 to Fast Ring and Skip Ahead
May 31, 2018 10:03 am By [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/dona-sarkar/]Dona Sarkar[/url] and [url=https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/author/brandonleblanc/]Brandon LeBlanc[/url]Hello Windows Insiders! Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17682 (RS5) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring in addition to those who opted in to Skip Ahead. [h1][b]What’s new in Build 176[/b][b]82[/b][/h1][h2][b]Sets Improvements[/b][/h2]We’ve heard your feedback and have been hard at work updating the new tab page to make it more obvious you can launch apps. When you click the plus button in a Sets window, you will now see apps included in your frequent destinations list. You’ll also find that we’ve integrated the all apps list into this page so you can browse your apps, rather than just using the search box – apps that support Sets will launch into a tab when clicked. If you have News Feed selected, simply click the “Apps” link next to “News Feed” to switch
Samsung Universal Print Driver won't install
Since I upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 I've been unable to use my printer. I've downloaded the Universal Driver for 8.1 from Samsung but it won't install. The installation recognizes my printer but from there it stops and I get a message saying that it can't complete the installation . I've tried disabling my firewall but it doesn't make a difference. Does anyone have suggestions?
KB4020001 and KB4020002 for Windows 10 1703 released
[b]KB4020001[/b] -- Compatibility update for upgrading to and recovering Windows 10 Version 1703: April 25, 2017 [url=http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4020001]http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4020001[/url] [url=https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4020001/compatibility-update-for-upgrading-to-and-recovering-windows-10-version-1703-april-25-2017]Windows 10 Dynamic Update,Windows Safe OS Dynamic Update[/url] x86 [url=http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/crup/2017/04/windows10.0-kb4020001-x86_bf0c4e14fcd34fd711b9d35921734122d2735d54.cab]http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/crup/2017/04/windows10.0-kb4020001-x86_bf0c4e14fcd34fd711b9d35921734122d2735d54.cab[/url] x64 [url=http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/crup/2017/04/windows10.0-kb4020001-x64_c22bae1813b11e357438fd9acf77a6c9c9811441.cab]http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/crup/
Unable (at times) to move or resize windows
I greet the community. I am asking for your help to solve a problem which is perhaps not directly, but in some way, related to WSA. Since a couple of weeks or so I have to deal with a very strange malfunction on one of the three machines of my network (all of them with Windows 8.1). It's a HP laptop 250, which I use intensively and normally with an additional screen to have a large display with vertical development. Well, what happens, in seemingly random circumstances, it's that all of a sudden I cannot move or resize any window! This applies to Explorer windows, as well as for those of the browser, or of any other application. I also noticed that, during this malfunction, the utility for screen capture does not capture anything. What's even stranger is that the malfunction may lasts several minutes, even 15' or 20 ', but then it ends and the PC turns back to work properly! While I have the issue the "Task Manager" does not detect any process that could arouse suspicion, and
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