This week, Microsoft declared a sale on Daylight Saving
Time patches for Windows 2000, for those of you who are still running that platform.
In other news, I’m going to spend a lot of this week’s column on
patches that are rated "nonsecurity" but could have a great impact on you and
your business none the less.
As Microsoft unveils the latest version of Office — Office 2007 — I take a look
at a few flaws that haven’t yet been patched in previous versions.
One of these flaws
was recently discovered, and the other is a leftover from last year. Both
are continuing the trend of Microsoft Office vulnerabilities that have
been showing up for months, with no end in sight.
Protecting your privacy isn’t always easy — or cheap.
This week, I give you tips on how to recover files encrypted with EFS, how to
get rid of malware, how to avoid nosy search engines, how to erase data so
it can’t be recovered, and much more!
One tool says your PC is infected. Another says you’re clean. Which do you
No need to flip a coin! With a little sleuthing, you can get to the bottom of
just about any malware confusion.
Many people are upset the fact that the economical, “upgrade” version of
Vista won’t accept a Windows XP or Windows 2000 CD-ROM as proof of
ownership. Vista Upgrade is said to install only to a hard disk that already has
XP or 2000 already on it.
But I’ve tested a method that allows you to clean-install the
Vista upgrade version on any hard drive, with no prior XP or W2K installation
— or even a CD — required.