Category Archives: NEWSBYTES

Microsoft Yanks Buggy Windows 10 Security Update (KB4524244)

    Microsoft Yanks Buggy Windows 10 Security Update (KB4524244) Still stuck! Microsoft can’t seem to pull itself out of the quicksand of seemingly endless buggy updates. So far, 2020 has not been a good year for Windows 10 updates with many people (certainly not everyone) reporting problems. Microsoft has pulled its latest update (KB452444) released on Tuesday,… Read More »

Avast Promises It Won’t Sell Your Data… Anymore

    Avast Promises It Won’t Sell Your Data… Anymore For years we’ve thought Avast was run by a sneaky bunch. They supposedly protect their users from all manner of nasty things including software bundling. But Avast has been bundling useless programs with its Antivirus program for years. There’s an old saying that “there’s no such thing as… Read More »

Microsoft to Stop Providing Malware Updates for Microsoft Security Essentials

    Microsoft to Stop Providing Malware Updates for Microsoft Security Essentials According to Microsoft, it will no longer provide new malware signatures for Microsoft Security Essentials after January 14, 2020 – the end-of-support date for Windows 7. This means that Microsoft Security Essentials will become outdated and even more ineffective than it already is. According to Computerworld:… Read More »

Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 Upgrades For Some Avast and Avg Users

    Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 Upgrades For Some Avast and Avg Users If you’re using Avast or AVG, heads up! Microsoft has announced it will block some AVG and Avast users from updating to Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update) and Windows 10 version 1909 (Windows 10 November 2019 Update). For more details read this post… Read More »

Hotmail, Outlook, MSN, Live.com Users not Receiving Our Weekly Premium Newsletter

    Hotmail, Outlook, MSN, Live.com Users not Receiving Our Weekly Premium Newsletter We recently became aware that our weekly InfoAve Premium newsletter is being blocked by all Microsoft email accounts. That means any of you with email addresses that end in: @hotmail.com @outlook.com @msn.com @live.com and/or @live.ca … have not received our InfoAve Premium newsletter for the… Read More »

Online Theft and Online Identity Theft: Who are the Biggest Scammers?

    Online Theft and Online Identity Theft: Who are the Biggest Scammers? You know what makes me so angry I could chew the bark off a pine tree? The supposedly trustworthy companies who use fear-mongering and misinformation to sell you something you don’t need. For example. Every time I hear the Norton/LifeLock commercial filled with half-truths and… Read More »