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    Shopping online? Check your browser's security


    PATCH WATCH



    Shopping online? Check your browser's security


    By Susan Bradley

    The holiday season is upon us, and that means lots of online shopping; it's time to review our systems for their monthly helpings of security fixes. For many, another end-of-the-year task is to decide whether to block Microsoft's efforts to move your system to Windows 10. Plus: Newer Dell systems have an unsecure security certificate.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/patch-watch//shopping-online-check-your-browsers-security/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.
    Last edited by Kathleen Atkins; 2015-11-25 at 15:46.

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    Thanks Susan.

    You may want to edit your references in the article to KB 3098777, assuming you mean to refer to KB 3097877.

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    Ditto on 3098777

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    What did I miss



    I managed to miss this when originally posted, but when I tried to follow the directions, I was unable to do so because there is no WindowsUpdate within H_KEY_Local_Machine. I have "hacked" registries in the past, though with only moderate success in achieving my goals, and it was also "easier" when I was hacking just one operating system, but I have multiple machines with different OS of necessity--I use software that is not compatible with either Windows 7 or 8, if not both, as there either is nothing comparable available or I cannot justify the expense, in time, money, or both, to convert/upgrade my software, and find that hacks that work with one version of Windows does not work with others. As I am getting the upgrade offers only with my Windows8 machine, since my "hacking" of the same has been quite limited because I bought the machine just a few months ago and my hacks to enable legacy software I am able to run in Windows7 have filed with Windows8, it is unclear to me whether I should add the items you mention that I do not find in my registry and what might be involved in the same, so I would appreciate your speaking to the same.

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    Rather than much around in the registry you can use GWX Control Panel to do it, and more, for you.
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...-Control-Panel

    cheers, Paul

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