Secunia's Personal Software Inspector 3 (PSI) has been discontinued by Flexera, which bought it in 2015. People who have been using it to update Windows programs over the past decade are now looking for a replacement - and if you have not been using a vulnerability management program like this, you should consider it.Microsoft provides Windows Update to keep its operating system up to date, and other programs may have their own background processes - Google Chrome and Firefox are examples - or check for new versions when they are run. PSI provided a simple way to check and update a wide range of third-party programs, including ones that hadn't been used recently. This helps avoid malware attacks on vulnerable software such as Oracle's Java JRE, Adobe Reader, Adobe's Flash Player, and Apple's iTunes and QuickTime.And you may well have more programs on your PCs than you think. My Dell desktop, for example, came with a suite of Nvidia programs that support the graphics card, the Killer … [Read more...] about Finding a software updater to replace Secunia’s PSI
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“Hey, Cortana.” (Pause.) “Is my PC working yet?”It’s getting to the point that patches come flying out of Microsoft on any odd day. On most odd days, for that matter. Yesterday, Thursday, was no exception. On March 22 we saw all of these new patches:Cumulative Updates for Win10All three of the active versions of Win10 got cumulative updates — the second set in the past two weeks: KB 4089848 brings 1709 (Win10 Fall Creators Update) up to Build 16299.334 – seems to have fixed the problem with the January Delta update KB 4088891 brings 1703 (Win10 Creators Update) up to build 15063.994 KB 4088889 brings 1607 (Win10 Anniversary Update) up to build 14393.2155 – this one’s a bit surprising because 1607 is due to go off life support in a couple of weeks. We also got Servicing Stack Updates for two of the three active versions of Win10: KB 4088825, for Win10 1703 KB 4089510, for Win10 1607 I don’t see any Servicing Stack update for … [Read more...] about More Windows patches — and warnings about the Win10 1709 update KB 4089848
Features: Easy to use User Interface Outdated software will show in Red Up to date will show in Green Patches many common third party products Reader, Flash, Java, Quicktime and More Portable and very small around 300 Kb Offers optional software updates you can include in the update process Scan and install needed Windows updates Quickly uninstall multiple programs Enable or disable startup programs What's New: Fixes: Fixes and improvements for disable update option of “Nvidia Physx, Wise Program Uninstaller, StartupDelayer, SumatraPDF & Steam” Fixes and improvements for disable update option of all portable apps. Moved Portable apps to their own section in disable updates tab. Improved VirtualBox switches. Other fixes and improvements. Added support for following new apps: Bandizip Brave Browser CCleaner (Portable) Core Temp Defraggler (Portable) DoNotSpy10 Driver Easy Etcher Geek Uninstaller (Portable) Google Earth Pro (Replacing Free Edition) Inkscape InSpectre … [Read more...] about Patch My PC
On Friday 12 May and over the weekend, thousands of computers were attacked by malware called WannaCry, also known as WCry, WannaDecryptOr, and WannaCrypt. It's ransomware and stops you from accessing any files on the 'infected' computer until you pay the ransom.[ Related: 8 ways to manage an internet or security crisis ]NHS computers were infected in the UK by the attack, along with computers in over 100 other countries including those owned by FedEx.What is ransomware?It's a malicious program that's like a computer virus. It's designed to scan your hard drives and encrypt as many files as it can so you can't access them. The files are still there and you have to pay a sum - the ransom - in order to get your files back. This is usually done via Bitcoin, as it's anonymous. Sometimes, manual human intervention is required of the hackers to decrypt your files once you've paid. But since you're dealing with criminals, there's no reason to think they will do what they promise. So most … [Read more...] about What is ransomware and how do I protect my PC from WannaCry?
Macs see a fair number of new games—enough for us to comfortably pick 10 strong options for our monthly roundup, at least—but the selection still lags well behind Windows PCs. Release parity has gradually climbed over the past few years, but while we get a lot more indie games day-and-date with or soon after their PC counterparts, most big-budget, AAA games arrive late on Mac, if at all.Hopefully that situation continues to improve over time, but Nvidia has another solution in mind: PC games streamed over the internet to your Mac with minimal delay. It’s a service called GeForce Now, and it’s currently available in a free, open beta for Mac. Essentially, Nvidia has powerful, GTX 1080 GPU-equipped servers running high-end Windows games remotely, and you can stream them directly to your Mac over a strong connection.It’s not a new idea (OnLive did this years ago), but GeForce Now is impressively easy to use, the list of supported games is large and enticing, … [Read more...] about GeForce Now beta impressions: Streaming PC games to your Mac isn’t perfect, but it’s definitely impressive