Have You Checked For Windows Updates This Week ?

This week Microsoft have released a plethora of Windows Updates and as i keep telling everyone remember , Windows updates are your first line of defence In the battle to prevent malware / virus infection Windows updates are only automatic in Windows 10 and in other versions of Windows you do need to check. If Windows updates are not installing then you have an issue / issues that need to be fixed. Microsoft , this morning also released a critical update to combat , you again , a problem with Adobe Flash details of which can be found in the link below. Download This: There’s a Security Update Addressing an Issue With Adobe Flash

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Adobe Flash – Time To Update – Again

Once again Adobe have released a warning that users of Adobe Flash need to update to the latest version as there are security risks for Windows / Mac / linux users. More details can be found here: Adobe Flash Player Update: Download & Install Critical Fix To Prevent Viruses & Malware On Windows, Mac And Linux

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5 Things You Should Ensure You Do For A Better Computing Experience

One Do your Windows Updates , yes i know you have automatic turned on but you need to check for  the optional ones on a regular basis.  You can find Windows Update in the Control Panel of all Windows operating systems Two Update your software , Adobe Reader / Adobe Flash and if you use Java , that to. In fact if you can get away with not running Java , uninstall it. Three Stop installing drive – by software  , if you are installing a new version of Adobe you don’t need the McAfee Security Scanner , take the tick out and just install Adobe. Four Stop installing toolbars that may enhance your browsing experience , they won’t , and most will install malware in the background   Five Do not install any program that promises to speed up your pc , speed up your internet , clean up your pc  . They do not work.

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Update Adobe – It’s A Security Issue – Come And Hear Me

Adobe have again issued a critical update to its flash player as it has become a target for hackers who can take advantage of the vulnerability in the flaws in the software. This update applies to both Windows and Apple computer users. Two Adobe products that should always be updated are: Adobe Flash Adobe Reader They normally will come with automatic update reminders but many people still choose to ignore them. These reminders will appear on your desktop and should not be ignored when you are asked to update. If they are not updated it is a security risk to your computer. Running the latest version will assist in making sure that your system is not compromised by a malware infection as Adobe products not patched are a security risk. If you get the option make sure you select the automatic update feature of Adobe.

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Adelaide Techguy Radio Notes For 19th Aug – Updated

Google is Helping You Avoid Malware  Google Chrome is updating a setting that will tell you if you are about to download malware to your computer  Google Phising And Malware Alerts Internet Explorer News Internet Explorer in Windows 8 will now stop suspect Java pages running when you have forgotten to keep java up to date. Microsoft To Block Outdated Java  Adobe News Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash there are new versions as another security issue has been discovered. You need to keep them updated which can be done via the software or by downloading a new version from the Adobe website. Details Of The Adobe Issue  Adobe Reader Download Link Adobe Flash Download Link Microsoft Office 365 I briefly talked about Microsoft Office 365 last week on radio and had listeners enquire about more details.$119 for 5 licenses for computers as against $400 plus for one license You also get to read and write word , excel and powerpoint on an iPad  Details On Office 365 iPhone Rumours Will the new iPhone have a reversible usb to lightning cable ? Apple Plans reversible USB App Of The Week Normal developed by Stanford PHds and will tell you which apps are… Read More

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Adobe Flash – Adobe Reader – Keep Them Updated

Adobe Reader & Flash are required pieces of software for most computer users but you should always be looking for a new version especially when a reminder appears on your computer saying there is a new version. Adobe Flash is a required piece of software for most computer users but you should always be looking for a new version especially when a reminder appears on your computer saying there is a new version. When you see the reminder for installing the new version of Adobe Flash just follow the instructions and download and install. The new version of Adobe Flash has an automatic update option which will keep this updated and you should  select this option so that updates will be installed and updated without you being reminded. Adobe Reader is probably the most used piece of software for reading PDFs and you should also get a reminder occasionally saying there is a new version. When you see the reminder for installing the new version of Adobe Reader just follow the instructions and download and install. Installing the new versions of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash also assists in keeping your computer free from the potential security vunerablitites that can… Read More

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