Author Archives: Aaron Mayo

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner now removes malware from the command line

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner now removes malware from the command line

The popular AdwCleaner tool from Malwarebytes is about to get even more popular as it now can be used entirely from the command line. For those who are not familiar with AdwCleaner, it is a free adware and adware, PUP, spyware, and browser hijacker remover that is used on an as-needed basis. Originally developed independently, […]

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Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Start Menu with theme-aware tiles

Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Start Menu with theme-aware tiles

Say goodbye to the blocky Window 10 Start Menu tiles with colored backgrounds and hello to partially transparent theme-aware tiles that look so much nicer. Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed a sneak peek of the changes they were exploring with the Windows 10 Start Menu and the use of transparent tiles rather than ones with a solid background. With […]

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Microsoft releases urgent security updates for Windows 10 Codecs bugs

Microsoft releases urgent security updates for Windows 10 Codecs bugs

Microsoft has released two out-of-band security updates to address remote code execution security vulnerabilities affecting the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library on several Windows 10 and Windows Server versions. The two vulnerabilities are tracked as CVE-2020-1425 and CVE-2020-1457, the first one being rated as critical while the second received an important severity rating. Both desktop and server platforms affected In […]

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Almost 300 Windows 10 executables vulnerable to DLL hijacking

Almost 300 Windows 10 executables vulnerable to DLL hijacking

A simple VBScript may be enough to allow users to gain administrative privileges and bypass UAC entirely on Windows 10. In a new report from a PwC UK security researcher Wietze Beukema, we learn that almost 300 Windows 10 executables are vulnerable to DLL hijacking. “It turns out nearly 300 executables in your System32 folder are vulnerable […]

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Microsoft removed the defer feature update setting in Windows 10

Microsoft removed the defer feature update setting in Windows 10

Microsoft has removed the setting allowing users to defer feature updates in Windows 10 2004 but still allows it to be configured via group policies for business versions. Since Windows 10 version 1703, Microsoft has included a setting that allows users to defer the installation of feature updates for up to 365 days. Defer update […]

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NVIDIA patches high severity flaws in Windows, Linux drivers

NVIDIA patches high severity flaws in Windows, Linux drivers

NVIDIA has released security updates to address security vulnerabilities found in GPU Display and CUDA drivers and Virtual GPU Manager software that could lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure on both Windows and Linux machines. Although all the flaws patched today require local user access and cannot be exploited remotely, with attackers […]

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Windows 10 June 2020 updates cause forced reboots, LSASS crashes

Windows 10 June 2020 updates cause forced reboots, LSASS crashes

Microsoft acknowledged a new known issue leading to Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) critical system process crashes and forced reboots on some Windows 10 devices. LSASS is responsible for security policy enforcing on Windows systems and it is used by the system to add entries to the security log, as well as to handle […]

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Microsoft says June 2020 updates break Outlook for some users

Microsoft says June 2020 updates break Outlook for some users

Microsoft says in a support document recently published that Outlook will fail to start for some users, automatically displaying an error prompting the users to repair some inbox files. According to the company, all users who have updated Outlook to version 2005 Build 12827.20268 or higher will see an error prompt saying that “Something is wrong […]

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More coronavirus phishing campaigns detected

More coronavirus phishing campaigns detected

Cybercriminals often use major global events to spread malware and steal data, and the recent coronavirus outbreak is no different. Security experts from Cofense have identified two phishing campaigns that take advantage of coronavirus concerns to infect devices with the Agent Tesla keylogger. According to the report, cybercriminals are distributing emails that appear to originate from The […]

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