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Simplifying Windows Updates For Patch Tuesday In October 2016

Last month Microsoft posted a Technet article announcing some changes coming to the way they service (push Windows Update) to Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. In the past, Patch Tuesday would include a number of individual patches that were released [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|System Administration, Windows|

Fake Windows Update Used By New Fantom Ransomware

Last week, BleepingComputer reported about a new ransomware that uses a fake Windows Update screen while it encrypts your files. This new ransomware is called Fantom Ransomware and it was discovered by an AVG malware researcher. The ransomware will install an executable program named 'a.exe.' To cloak its malicious activity, the file's properties state that [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Ransomware, Security|

Windows 10 Windows Update Error 0x80080008

If you're running Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10130 (or any other one) you may have run into some issues like I have. I've had errors about access denied for certain things, but more importantly, I've been getting Windows Update Error 0x80080008 whenever I try to run updates. From the Microsoft forums, you could try [...]

By | June 17th, 2015|OS|

Windows 10: Rolls Out Update KB3036140

Microsoft has began pushing out update KB3036140 for users of Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926. The update includes 18 enhancements and bug fixes, including: - XBOX Live-enabled games that require sign-in do not launch, and incorrectly display the message, “To use this app, you need to sign in with the Microsoft account that was [...]

By | February 5th, 2015|OS|

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday 6/11/13 Release Notes

It's that time of month where Microsoft has their Patch Tuesday, on June 11th. This is where they release the majority of their Windows Updates to patch bugs and security fixes. This month, there are 5 security fixes set to be released and pushed through Windows Update. Four of the updates are flagged as Important, [...]

By | June 6th, 2013|Security|
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