Just got this from Kaspersky – Information about recent Microsoft Security Updates

Dear Steve On Wednesday 3rd January, Microsoft issued a number of updates in relation to two recently disclosed vulnerabilities that affect CPUs on personal computers, mobile devices, and the cloud. These vulnerabilities were named “Meltdown” and “Spectre”.  The Windows security updates are only available to devices running updated anti-virus software from …

Intel Meltdown bug – MS fix and your Anti-Virus may cause your system to crash!

Intel Meltdown bug – MS fix and your Anti-Virus may cause your system to crash! Over the past few days Microsoft have released patches for the Intel Meltdown bug, we have already had 5 customers PC’s that have crashed during the update – all PC’s were running Kaspersky – Today …

How to turn off COMMENTS in WordPress

It is quite apparent since the latest updates of WordPress that most users, ourselves included, will want a discussion on their Blog, and some pages. It is however apparent that small companies don’t want a blog and do not want user comments plastered all over their website. On the latest …

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Fails Error Code 0xc1900200

If you are trying to upgrade Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 and you get this error, don’t Panic 🙂 Simply use a Disk Manager (many are free like the excellent MiniTool Partition Wizard) Available here: https://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html Extend the 100Mb DATA Partition to approx’ 500MB (Making it 500Mb sets it up …

Steps on how to avoid Ransomware

Steps on how to avoid Ransomware 1. Backup your computer immediately Investing in an external hard drive and making regular backups will help you in protecting your data, if not in saving you against malware. A data backup can save you from significant stress, time and money in the event when …

How to fix Windows 10 Update that kills Internet etc

Many of you may have heard about the Windows 10 update that kills your internet/LAN ? If you encounter this issue, this is how you fix it: Run Command Prompt in ADMIN MODE (Right Mouse Click it after typing CMD in search) at the command prompt type: netsh winsock reset …

How to enable/Disable ONE DRIVE in Windows 10

For Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, and Education Professional, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10 get access to the Group Policy Editor. This utility provides an advanced option that allows you to disable OneDrive system-wide, but Windows 10 Home users can’t use this. To do this, press the Windows key …

What to do if Windows fails after updates saying “REGISTRY Corrupt”

Today I have been working on a Windows 7 PC where the registry got corrupt after installing some Windows 7 updates (at least that’s what we think did it) After many reboots and trying to use the Windows Boot Disk (via USB of course) to force a recovery I have …

Windows 10 – No details Pane at the bottom of Explorer – Grrrr

Well, once again Microsoft annoy the hell out of everyone by changing a  feature that is loved! On Windows 7 at the bottom of Explorer you have a small detail pane which shows details of files selected, brilliant for file size, dates etc; I sue this so much because of …

Why can’t I paste into youtube comments on firefox?

Why can’t I paste into youtube comments on firefox? Solution: go to your address bar and type “about:config” (or copy and paste the text without the quotes) then press the “I’ll be careful, I promise” button next type “dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled”  (or copy and paste the text without the quotes) then double …

Why does dllhost.exe Com surrogate consume memory? (KB2670838)

Why does dllhost.exe Com surrogate consumes memory until crash (KB2670838) Why does dllhost.exe  Com surrogate consumes memory until crash. It happens when I highlight or view a folder containing video files, Even if I close the folder or select a different folder the memory keeps getting consumed. It seems to …