If you applied last week’s workaround for an IE ActiveX vulnerability, you’ll have to undo that change to apply the cumulative update of ActiveX killbits Microsoft released this week.
Anyone who applied the Fix-it workaround won’t see the cumulative patch among the updates being offered to XP systems because the workaround removed the affected Registry keys.
on July 13 an unpatched flaw that takes advantage of Microsoft’s Office Web Components (OWC).
A patch for this problem is not yet being distributed via Automatic Updates, but you can protect yourself by running a short Fix-it script from the Redmond company’s Web site.
If you use a browser very often, you may see errors such as “a script is slowing your computer.”
This can happen for many reasons, but topping the list of usual suspects are security programs that attempt to determine what a Web site’s script is up to before allowing it to run.
In today’s hurry-up world, who doesn’t eat on the run? We drive, talk on the phone, catch up on e-mail, and do almost any other task while trying to consume a meal. Multitaskers take note: genius inventors have made eating even less of a hassle. Introducing … the fast-food feedbag!
Top Story provided tips for avoiding problems when using the free OpenDNS service to browse more securely.
Several people responded to Becky’s story by suggesting ways that the service could be made even better.
This month’s free bonus download for all our subscribers is Green Home Computing for Dummies by Katherine Murray and our very own contributing editor Woody Leonhard. The book is full of tips on how to reduce your PC’s power cost, optimize your system’s performance for better energy efficiency, and more!
With the arrival of Windows 7’s release to manufacturing (RTM) imminent, my inbox is teeming with questions about the next version of every PC user’s favorite whipping boy.
You need to make a few key decisions to ensure that you pick the Windows 7 version that best meets your needs.