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Comment by Karena on DoublePulsar: The Undetectable Backdoor (June 29, 2017 07:43 AM)
Denis - half the article is about how "Conscientious [MS] consumers can protect themselves" with Windows updates - it is relevant to the conversation ...
Comment by Mr.Pic on The Top Twenty (June 29, 2017 02:02 AM)
In using Outlook 2003 I need to know how to increase text size as now the inbox shows about 31 one line emails info, I would like about 15 with larger...
Comment by Denis on DoublePulsar: The Undetectable Backdoor (June 28, 2017 11:44 PM)
Strange how the Comments have morphed from topic of the article into a forum for slagging MS and it's updates. I don't know how the bitcoin system is ...
Comment by Karena on DoublePulsar: The Undetectable Backdoor (June 28, 2017 11:03 PM)
MS sometimes makes things so difficult! I have a metered internet connection, so I don't allow automatic updates - I need to manually download my upda...
Comment by Top Squirrel on Is It Too Late For Firefox? (June 28, 2017 10:08 PM)
I downloaded Chrome when it first came out, hit a roadblock in that I couldn't find an answer to a straight-forward question no matter what I clicked ...
Comment by CtPaul on DoublePulsar: The Undetectable Backdoor (June 28, 2017 08:24 PM)
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/upgrade-10-class-action-lawsuit/cd4bfca3-e297-479a-a7fd-94bdf765dcc9 Dear Kenne...
Comment by bobdeloyd on DoublePulsar: The Undetectable Backdoor (June 28, 2017 08:10 PM)
I'd put a link in but I don't know if Bob would like it... Just Google Microsoft updates for XP Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB4012598) Versi...
Comment by Ken on DoublePulsar: The Undetectable Backdoor (June 28, 2017 08:04 PM)
My Win 10 pc gets corrupted EVERY TIME MicroSoft sends out new updates... I mean it corrupts a lot of my software and messes up my Magic Jack software...
Comment by Butch on Free Protection Against Ransomware (June 28, 2017 08:02 PM)
I downloaded Bitdefender's anti-ransomeware tool yesterday. This morning, my MBAM Premium (which has anti-ransomware protection), had its internet pro...
Comment by Jillian S on DoublePulsar: The Undetectable Backdoor (June 28, 2017 07:52 PM)
To CtPaul and Tim W: I have automatic updates, and I don't recall Windows 10 being automatically installed....just lots of suggestions that I do so. ...

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