Windows Security Alert – update

Hi folks.

I’ve got a couple of posts to make soon about other racing competitions, so check back later for those (or get your RSS reader to do it for you).

If you read and took action as a result of my earlier post “Windows Security Alert“, now is the time to reverse the fix I gave you.

First, you should make sure that you have witched on ‘Automatic Updates’ so your computer goes to Microsoft and gets security updates regularly. Go to Start, Control Panel, Automatic Updates, and make sure the top option is selected “Automatic Updates (Recommended)”. I have mine set to check Every Day at 2pm. You can make sure that your Windows is fully up to date now by going to http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate. Keep going back there and using the “Express” option until is says “No High Priority Updates Available”.

Now, to remove the temporary fix I suggested, follow the instructions in the ealier post, but use this text instead (and include the final quotation marks): regsvr32 “%CommonProgramFiles%Microsoft SharedVGXvgx.dll”

Unfortunately, hackers are releasing their security exploits shortly after Microsoft’s once-a-month Critical Update. I hope Microsoft decides to issue their fixes on a more regular basis.

That’s enough tech for the time being. I’m thinking of starting a new blog on computers, technology and security. Where will I find the time?

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