No posts for a long time. Stupid pandemic. But there's also not been a lot of news in the tech world that I thought the Average Joe would find interesting. Found one today though. I use Chrome most of the time and I'm always getting the warning that passwords on some site had been compromised.…Read more
Windows 7 games for Windows 10 Anniversary Update and above
Been bad about posting lately so I'll throw up a quick one: Miss the old Windows 7 built-in games? WinAero is providing a way to download and install them into your Windows 10 system. Easy-peasy! Get your classic Solitaire back! https://winaero.com/blog/get-windows-7-games-for-windows-10/ It involves downloading an installer and letting it adding the files but gives step…Read more
Microsoft Defender to start removing coercive “system cleaners”
Microsoft Defender to start removing coercive "system cleaners" Best news I've seen all day. I see this kind of garbage software more than I do actual viruses. They are snake oil: offering much, providing little. They claim to find hundreds or thousands of problems on the system but will only "fix" a few of them…Read more
Chrome is really looking out for you now.
Fake download links on download pages are an easy way to accidentally install garbage software on your system. I'm seeing more of this stuff than I am actually viruses and, unfortunately, because of shady tactics, it's usually "self-inflicted" in that the user installs it themselves. Chrome is taking steps to start blocking those with their…Read more