Microsoft Update Freezes

There is a very good chance that you are seeing the effects of a hijackware
infection!

NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the…

There is a very good chance that you are seeing the effects of a hijackware
infection!

NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
since expired and/or the machine’s not been kept fully-patched at Windows
Update, don’t waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!

1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.

2. [WinXP ONLY!! =>] Run the Windows Live Safety Center’s ‘Protection’ scan
(only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting requested logs
in an appropriate forum, not here.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
• http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075

• http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
• http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
• http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
• http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/…moving_Malware

**Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi…php?board=10.0,
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**

If these procedures look too complex – and there is no shame in admitting
this isn’t your cup of tea – take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.

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Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de…spx?gprid=6527

Support for Windows Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport

For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
security updates.

~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience – since 2002

fulano5321 wrote:
> I have windows XP SP2
>
> Microsoft update works to the searching for updates screen and it hangs
> there for over a day, I don’t think the automatic updates work either.

How To Improve Internet / Network Performance in Virtual Box

Go to  the settings (make sure the Virtual machine is turned off), and then changing the network adapter to a different adapter type. For the XP testing VM we were using, switching over to the PCnet-PCI II adapter fixed the issue.

Weblog Tools Collection: WordPress 3.1 Released

WordPress 3.1 has been released.
This release features a lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages, an admin bar so you’re never more than a click away from your most-used dashboard pages,…

WordPress 3.1 has been released.

This release features a lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages, an admin bar so you’re never more than a click away from your most-used dashboard pages, a streamlined writing interface that hides many of the seldom-used panels by default to create a simpler and less intimidating writing experience for new bloggers (visit Screen Options in the top right to get old panels back), and a refreshed blue admin scheme available for selection under your personal options.

All together, this release fixes more than 820 issues.

Users can upgrade automatically via their Dashboard or use the manual instructions. As always, please contact the WordPress Support Forums if you run into any trouble.

Now that WordPress 3.1 has been released, the core developers plan 3.2  to be a shorter development cycle,  ”and include some fun improvements around plugins and the speed of the admin.”

Have you upgraded to WordPress 3.1 yet? What do you think of the new features?

BuddyPress: BuddyPress 1.2.8

Our next item up for bid is BuddyPress 1.2.8, which includes a few small bug fixes to the 1.2 branch of code and is a highly recommended update if you are updating to WordPress 3.1.
This release backports a few important fixes from the currently in-dev…

Our next item up for bid is BuddyPress 1.2.8, which includes a few small bug fixes to the 1.2 branch of code and is a highly recommended update if you are updating to WordPress 3.1.

This release backports a few important fixes from the currently in-development 1.3 version of BuddyPress to play nicely with the new and very much improved WordPress network administration interface. We’ve also updated the bundled version of bbPress from 1.0.2 to 1.0.3, which addresses a few issues that do not effect BuddyPress directly.

Every effort has been put into supporting both WordPress 3.0 and 3.1 with this release to make updating your sites as painless as possible, so this should be another worry-free update!