Daily Archives: October 4, 2007
I’d like to introduce you today to three free rootkit scanning tools you can add to the ones I briefly reviewed on
Based on reader feedback, I’m covering this additional set of antirootkit tools and explaining some different schemes for rootkit detection.Read More
Microsoft would have you believe that a recently discovered Excel 2007 bug amounts to little more than a display problem — a cosmetic glitch.
You may be surprised to discover that the erroneous results can spread throughout your spreadsheets, because this bug is more than skin deep.
In this second of eight installments about my travels, I finish helping a Windows Secrets reader decluttering his Startup folder, sorting out an IP address issue, and testing his laptop’s firewall.
In Part One last week, I described the beginning of my first Housecall (a free, day-long PC tune-up and tech session given to four contest winners).Read More
A video’s catchy tune offers a humorously cynical — and not politically correct — summary of the world’s ills that will be cured after the overhyped release of Halo 3.Read More
Sept. 27 story on problems caused Windows Update’s stealth installs was widely circulated other news sites.
In the wake of the media coverage and user complaints, Microsoft quickly cobbled together a response that confirms the problem and provides a manual fix.Read More
articles about silent and flawed upgrades involving Windows Update have made many people wonder whether they should really trust Microsoft’s installer.
Fortunately, there are alternatives to Windows Update that will keep your system fully patched without costing you a dime.Read More