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27/06/2022: The end of Win 8.1 is near, & Microsoft plans to inform customers
27/06/2022: Upgrade nag screens coming to Windows 8.1

11/06/2022: How to change the Windows screen size in VirtualBox?

13/04/2022: Microsoft Windows Security Updates April 2022 overview

09/02/2022: Microsoft Windows Security Updates February 2022 overview

19/01/2022: Run Windows apps on Linux with Wine 7.0

30/11/2021: Unpatched Unauthorized File Read Vulnerability Affects Microsoft Windows OS

10/11/2021: November patches here we come
10/11/2021: Microsoft Windows Security Updates November 2021 overview

05/11/2021: CVE-2021-34484:A new Local Privilege Escalation affecting all versions of Windows

19/09/2021: Microsoft marks latest Windows printing issue as resolved (KB5005033)

15/09/2021: September 2021 – it’s patch day!
15/09/2021: Microsoft Releases Patch for Actively Exploited Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability
15/09/2021: Microsoft Windows Security Updates September 2021 overview

02/09/2021: Microsoft Edge for Windows is getting continuity feature for PDFs

18/08/2021: August updates causing issues with multi user QuickBooks

13/08/2021: Ransomware Gangs Exploiting Windows Print Spooler Vulnerabilities

12/08/2021: Microsoft Warns of Another Unpatched Windows Print Spooler RCE Vulnerability
12/08/2021: How to export Windows drivers using DISM
12/08/2021: Log all DNS activity on your Windows PCs with DNSLookupView

11/08/2021: Microsoft Releases Windows Updates to Patch Actively Exploited Vulnerability
11/08/2021: Microsoft Windows Security Updates August 2021 overview

05/08/2021: Microsoft Wont-Fix-List (July 2021 Edition)

27/07/2021: Microsoft Warns of LemonDuck Malware Targeting Windows and Linux Systems
27/07/2021: How to Mitigate Microsoft Windows 10, 11 SeriousSAM Vulnerability

14/07/2021: Microsoft July 2021 Patch Tuesday fixes 9 zero-days, 117 flaws
14/07/2021: Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2021 overview

24/03/2020: Critical font parsing issue in Windows revealed (fix inside)
24/03/2020: Two Unpatched Critical 0-Day RCE Flaws Affect All Windows Versions

12/03/2020: Warning — Unpatched Critical 'Wormable' Windows SMBv3 Flaw Disclosed
12/03/2020: Microsoft Issues March 2020 Updates to Patch 115 Security Flaws
12/03/2020: Windows has a new wormable vulnerability, and there’s no patch in sight
12/03/2020: Microsoft Leaks Info on Wormable Windows SMBv3 CVE-2020-0796 Flaw
12/03/2020: Disappearing SMBv3 patch, non-security Office patches, and a so-far-mild Patch Tue

10/03/2020: Windows: The March 2020 Security Update Review
10/03/2020: Microsoft Windows Security Updates March 2020 overview

09/03/2020: Patch Tuesday’s: We're in uncharted territory. Get Automatic Updates pause

29/02/2020: In spite of the disappearing Windows desktop bug.....

27/02/2020: Microsoft Patch Alert: February 2020 patches bring fire and ice

13/02/2020: Patch Tuesday: 99 holes, 'exploited' IE fix, Win7 mayhem and UEFI ghost

12/02/2020: Update Microsoft Windows Systems to Patch 99 New Security Flaws
12/02/2020: Windows February 2020 Patch Tuesday foibles
12/02/2020: Microsoft Windows Security Updates February 2020 overview

11/02/2020: Patch Tuesday’s tomorrow. Verify you have 'Pause Updates' enabled

27/01/2020: Microsoft’s Windows 10 updates are still a big mess

25/01/2020: Get the January 2020 Patch Tuesday patches installed

24/01/2020: 250 Million Microsoft Customer Support Records Exposed Online
24/01/2020: Microsoft Patch Alert: January 2020 patches look relatively benign

19/01/2020: Microsoft Warns of Unpatched IE Browser Zero-Day That's Under Active Attacks

18/01/2020: Worried about an NSA ChainOfFools/CurveBall attack?
18/01/2020: ADV200001 | Microsoft Guidance on Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability

16/01/2020: Patch Tues aftermath: The NSA Crypt32 threat is real, but not yet imminent

15/01/2020: January 2020 Patch Tuesday running commentary, from the skeptic’s corner

14/01/2020: Patch Tuesday arriving tomorrow, get Windows Automatic Update under contro

11/01/2020: The December 2019 Microsoft patches get the all-clear

07/01/2020: MS Patch Alert: December patches hang Win7 Pro endpoints and force Server 2012 reboots

13/12/2019: December 2019 Patch Tuesday foibles and quibbles

11/12/2019: Latest Microsoft Update Patches New Windows 0-Day Under Active Attack
11/12/2019: Snatch Ransomware Reboots Windows in Safe Mode to Bypass Antivirus
11/12/2019: Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials support ends on January 14, 2020
11/12/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates December 2019 overview
11/12/2019: The December 2019 Security Update Review

10/12/2019: Patch Tuesday’s coming! Protect your machine by pausing updates

06/12/2019: Neutralize Telemetry & Sustain Win 7, 8.1 Monthly Rollup Model

06/12/2019: All’s clear to install Microsoft’s November patches

04/12/2019: Microsoft Patch Alert: November patches behave themselves–with a few exceptions

20/11/2019: MS releases Monthly Rollup previews for Win7, 8.1, Server 2008 SP2, 2012 and .Net

14/11/2019: Microsoft works with researchers to detect and protect against new RDP exploits

13/11/2019: November 2019 Patch Tuesday arrives – along with Win10 version 1909

12/11/2019: Patch Tuesday alert: Make sure Windows Auto Update is temporarily disabled

06/11/2019: All you need to know about Windows 10 November 2019 Update

05/11/2019: Malwarebytes 4.0 for Windows launches for Win8/10

02/11/2019: With a few exceptions, all’s clear to install Microsoft’s October patches

30/10/2019: Microsoft Patch Alert: October updates bring problems with Start, RDP, Ethernet...

22/10/2019: How to list all installed third-party drivers on Windows PCs

16/10/2019: Microsoft releases October 2019 update previews for Windows
16/10/2019: Back to Basics: How to block Windows programs from accessing the internet
16/10/2019: Second October cumulative updates posted – the “optional, non-security” kind

11/10/2019: Apple iTunes and iCloud for Windows 0-Day Exploited in Ransomware Attacks
10/10/2019: Patch Tuesday preliminary report: Looks like the fourth time’s a charm

09/10/2019: Microsoft Releases October 2019 Patch Tuesday Updates
09/10/2019: The October Security Update Review

08/10/2019: As Patch Tuesday approaches, turn off Automatic Update temporarily...

05/10/2019: CVE-2019-1367 IE zero-day, and the bugs are having a field day

04/10/2019: Microsoft releases cumulative updates for all Windows versions
04/10/2019: Windows Automatic Updates Manager review
04/10/2019: Reported problem with Start menu after installing today’s out-of-band IE patch
04/10/2019: Managing Windows updates… for regular people
04/10/2019: Heads up! 50 new security patches just pushed to the Update Catalog

01/10/2019: Microsoft Patch Alert: Botched IE zero-day patch leaves cognoscenti fuming

28/09/2019: Microsoft Warns of a New Rare Fileless Malware Hijacking Windows Computers

26/09/2019: The big, scary, exploited, emergency-patched IE security hole CVE-2019-1367?

25/09/2019: Microsoft Releases Emergency Patches for IE 0-Day and Windows Defender Flaw
25/09/2019: Microsoft releases emergency IE patches inside 'optional, non-security' cumulative updates

24/09/2019: Former Microsoft Employee explains why bugs in Windows updates increased

20/09/2019: Will Microsoft launch a consumer Microsoft 365 subscription product?

19/09/2019: MS tries to fix the sfc /scannow: patch in July, ends up clobbering Defender Malware

18/09/2019: Meld is an excellent file and folder comparison tool for Windows and Linux

17/09/2019: The best data usage monitors for Windows

12/09/2019: And That's How We Get Ant - Windows Weekly 638
12/09/2019: Windows September 2019 Updates: more search woes and Telemetry
12/09/2019: Cumulative Update KB4515384 Windows 10 v1903 build 18362.356: 12/09/2019
12/09/2019: The September 2019 Security Update Review

11/09/2019: Adobe Releases Security Patches For Critical Flash Player Vulnerabilities
11/09/2019: Latest Microsoft Updates Patch 4 Critical Flaws In Windows RDP Client
11/09/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates September 2019 overview

10/09/2019: A look at Open Shell (Classic Shell fork)
10/09/2019: Tip: how to change the Windows Task Manager update speed
10/09/2019: New Malware Uses Windows BITS Service to Stealthy Exfiltrate Data
10/09/2019: Tomorrow’s Patch Tuesday — time to block Windows automatic update

07/09/2019: Time to install the August Windows patches — but watch out for the bugs

04/09/2019: WinFi Lite is a powerful WiFi Analyzer for Windows

26/08/2019: Another patching debacle — how we got here (AskWoody)

22/08/2019: Patch Lady – How to avoid using RDP in Windows

21/08/2019: Microsoft releases KB4512478 and KB4512514 previews Win7/8/Server

19/08/2019: Microsoft Admits Humans Listen to Skype and Cortana in Privacy Policy Update

17/08/2019: First updates released that fix the Windows VB bugs
17/08/2019: If you’re running Windows XP, 7 or associated Servers, patch them

16/08/2019: Visual Basic issues in Windows August 2019 Updates
16/08/2019: Microsoft warns of Visual Basic, VBA and VBScript 'procedure call' errors after August patches

14/08/2019: Google Discloses 20-Year-Old Unpatched Flaw Affecting All Versions of Windows
14/08/2019: 4 New BlueKeep-like 'Wormable' Windows Remote Desktop Flaws Discovered
14/08/2019: August 2019 Security patches: It?s a biiiiiiiiig month
13/08/2019: It?s the Monday before Patch Tuesday ? make sure Windows Auto Update is off

12/08/2019: Windows Defender has a market share of 50%
30/07/2019: How to download and install Windows updates manually
12/08/2019: Manage Speculative Execution Settings Script for Windows
12/08/2019: It?s time to install most of July's Windows and Office patches
12/08/2019: Patch Lady ? VBscript gets disabled
12/08/2019: Patch Lady ? we have another Spectre/Meltdown
12/08/2019: CVE-2019-1125 | Windows Kernel Information Disclosure Vulnerability
12/08/2019: Researchers find security flaws in 40 kernel drivers from 20 vendors

23/07/2019: CVE-2019-0708 Remote Desktop Services / Code Execution Vulnerability: May/ 2019
23/07/2019: Chances of destructive BlueKeep exploit rise with new explainer posted online
23/07/2019: APT_REPORT: #bluekeep RDP from patch to remote code execution.pdf

2/07/2019: Microsoft Edge Dev channel gets fresh update with dark mode for Windows 7 / 8.1

10/07/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2019 overview
10/07/2019: Microsoft Releases July 2019 Security Updates, 2 Flaws Under Active Attack

09/07/2019: Patch Tuesday arriving, make sure you temporarily block Windows Update
09/07/2019: Manage Windows Updates with ABC-Update

04/07/2019: It's time to install the June Windows and Office patches

01/07/2019: Microsoft Patch Alert: The Windows patching heavens buzz with silver bullets

24/06/2019: Microsoft ends Visual C++ Redistributable Chaos

22/06/2019: This Cryptomining Malware Launches Linux VMs On Windows and macOS

21/06/2019: Microsoft releases out-of-band fixes for Win7 and Win8.1 on 6/20
21/06/2019: KB4503277 and KB4503283 for Windows 7 and 8.1 released

20/06/2019: Issue 1804: cryptoapi: SymCrypt modular inverse algorithm in Windows OS
20/06/2019: EQL iSCSI login failures after MS patches KB4497934 -KB4499177 -KB4503267

14/06/2019: Microsoft is better at documenting patch problems, but issues abound

12/06/2019: Can't pair certain Bluetooth devices anymore on Windows 8 or 10? That's.....
12/06/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2019 overview
12/06/2019: Microsoft Releases June 2019 Security Updates to Patch 88 Vulnerabilities

11/06/2019: AKB 2000004: How to apply the Win7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups
11/06/2019: Save yourself a headache: Make sure Windows automatic update is off

08/06/2019: New Brute-Force Botnet Targeting Over 1.5 Million RDP Servers Worldwide

08/06/2019: Hacker Discloses Second Zero-Day to Bypass Patch for Windows EoP Flaw

05/06/2019: A Reminder to Update Your Systems to Prevent a Worm

04/06/2019: It’s time to install the May Windows and Office patches

01/06/2019: Microsoft Fixes Critical Remote Desktop Flaw, Blocks Worm Malware
01/06/2019: Microsoft Warns Users Again to Patch Wormable BlueKeep Flaw

31/05/2019: Microsoft Patch Alert: Patching whack-a-mole continues

29/05/2019: Nearly 1 Million Computers Still Vulnerable to "Wormable" BlueKeep RDP Flaw

19/05/2019: Microsoft released fixes for IE “” HSTS bug on a Saturday but only for Win7 and 8.1

18/05/2019: Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2- Issues

15/05/2019: Microsoft Releases Patches For A Critical 'Wormable Flaw' and 78 Other Issues
15/05/2019: May 2019 Patch Tuesday arrives
15/05/2019: May is here and so are the scheduled security patches from Microsoft and Adobe

14/05/2019: Patches are coming tomorrow. Make sure Windows Update gets locked down

13/05/2019: More problems installing the April Monthly Rollups if you have Avira antivirus

10/05/2019: Microsoft Word is getting politically correct

07/05/2019: Microsoft discloses security breach that impacted some Outlook accounts

04/05/2019: Now’s the time to install the April Windows and Office patches

03/05/2019: Alert: April patches have sharp edges, with several missing, others reappearing
03/05/2019: The new “Download and install now” link appears in Win10 version 1903

02/05/2019: Dell laptops and computers vulnerable to remote hijacks
02/05/2019: Avira fixed the slowdown problem associated with the April Win7/8.1 patches

26/04/2019: Win 10 updates KB4493437, KB4493440, KB4493436 & KB4493473 arrive a week late
26/04/2019: Oh look, another broken Windows update! KB4493472 and KB4493446 causing issues
26/04/2019: There they are… Second April patches are out and they look lame

25/04/2019: Where are the April Windows patches?

24/04/2019: REDDIT: Can we talk about how f**ked Windows Update still is?
24/04/2019: Microsoft has ruined my day, and possibly my life (Michele Hanson)

19/04/2019: Yet another conflict acknowledged with this month’s Win7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups (McAfee)

18/04/2019: Researcher Hijacks a Microsoft Service Using Loophole in Azure Cloud Platform

17/04/2019: Microsoft's April patches seem to be slowing down Windows
17/04/2019: Win7/8.1/Server patch conflicts abated, somewhat, CAUTION PATCHING!

14/04/2019: Hackers Compromise Microsoft Support Agent to Access Outlook Email Accounts

12/04/2019: This month’s Windows patching debacle gradually comes into focus
12/04/2019: This month’s Win7 & Win10 version 1809 patches slow down PCs running AV products

11/04/2019: Michael Horowitz re-discovers the refreshgwxconfig-B “Get Windows 10” scheduled task
11/04/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates April 2019 overview

10/04/2019: Reports of freezing with this month’s Win8 Monthly Rollup, KB 4493472, KB 4493446
10/04/2019: Microsoft Releases April 2019 Security Updates-Two Flaws Under Active Attack
10/04/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates April 2019 overview

04/04/2019: Microsoft acknowledges bug in Win8.1 March Monthly Rollup KB 4489881

03/04/2019: Microsoft Patch Alert: Most March patches look good

23/03/2019: Dell’s Encryption Console gets clobbered by this month’s Patch Tuesday

19/03/2019: Windows Defender Security definition problems: March updates 2019 ?
19/03/2019: Update Windows Defender manually in Windows 10/8/7

13/03/2019: Windows 10 Now Automatically Uninstalls Updates That Cause Problems
13/03/2019: Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) investigates all reports of security vulnerabilities
13/03/2019: Microsoft Releases Patches for 64 Flaws-Two Under Active Attack
13/03/2019: March 2019 Patch Tuesday patches

11/03/2019: Windows malware: Slub taps Slack, GitHub to steal your info

27/02/2019: Microsoft Edge lets Facebook run Flash code behind users' backs

22/02/2019: New cumulative update KB 4491113 for IE in Win7 and 8.1 fixes the backslash bug

21/02/2019: Microsoft pushes odd third-Tuesday cumulative updates for Win10 1803, 1709, 1703 and 1607 – but not for 1809

20/02/2019: More problems with Windows patches breaking older Access databases

13/02/2019: Microsoft Patch Tuesday — February 2019 Update Fixes 77 Flaws

15/02/2019: 2019 SHA-2 Code Signing Support requirement for Windows and WSUS
15/01/2019: Brinkmann, Horowitz: Are remnants of the despised “GWX” Get Windows 10 campaign still on your Win7 computer?

15/01/2019: Unpatched vCard Flaw Could Let Hackers Compromise Your Windows PCs

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