How to Remove a Virus From a Computer in Safe Mode

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Most widespread viruses can be removed from your PC without any additional setups. However, some “serious” examples of computer viruses can block the anti-malware software usage or just load the CPU so much that the security tool will fail to start. For that case (and some other actions) Microsoft added the Safe Mode to their… Continue reading How to Remove a Virus From a Computer in Safe Mode

Millions of Windows 7 users refuse to upgrade to Windows 10

In early 2020, Microsoft officially ended support for the Windows 7 operating system. However, millions of Windows 7 users refuse to upgrade to Windows 10. Prior to the end of support, ZDNet journalist Ed Bott consulted with some analytics experts and estimated that approximately 200 million PC owners worldwide would ignore the end of support… Continue reading Millions of Windows 7 users refuse to upgrade to Windows 10

Researcher accidentally found 0-day bug in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

French cybersecurity researcher Clément Labro was working on a security tool when he discovered that Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 were vulnerable to a 0-day local privilege escalation bug. The expert writes that the vulnerability lies in two incorrectly configured registry keys for RPC Endpoint Mapper and DNSCache, which are part of all… Continue reading Researcher accidentally found 0-day bug in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

FSF sent Microsoft developers an empty HDD for Windows 7 sources

FSF sent to Microsoft HDD

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) sent Microsoft developers an empty HDD, asking company to write the Windows 7 source code. At the end of January 2020, in connection with the termination of support for Windows 7, the Free Software Foundation published an open letter and a petition calling on Microsoft to make Windows 7 free… Continue reading FSF sent Microsoft developers an empty HDD for Windows 7 sources

Lemon Duck malware operators attack IoT vendors

TrapX Security company experts warned about a new malicious campaign. Criminals use self-spreading malware from the Lemon Duck family. The cybercrime campaign targets large manufacturers that use the Windows 7 subsystem to launch endpoints of IoT devices. “Several of the world’s largest manufactures encountered instances of infection. Attackers used malware variants to compromise a set… Continue reading Lemon Duck malware operators attack IoT vendors

Free Software Foundation encourages Microsoft to open Windows 7 source code

Admit that are you already tired of the news about Windows 7. Let it finally rest in peace. However, it’s hard to ignore that Microsoft, under pressure of the public opinion, will nevertheless release a patch from a bug that appeared as a result of installing the last “farewell” patch for all Windows 7 users,… Continue reading Free Software Foundation encourages Microsoft to open Windows 7 source code

Windows 7 users will not receive a patch for critical vulnerability in the IE

Windows 7 - End of Life

Microsoft said Windows 7 users would not receive a patch for a critical vulnerability in IE. The fix will be available only to Windows 7 users who paid for extended support. Just a few days after the end of official support for Windows 7, it became known about a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer, and… Continue reading Windows 7 users will not receive a patch for critical vulnerability in the IE

Microsoft released farewell updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7 for PCs of private users, and at the same time finally finished support of the mobile Windows 10 Mobile (1709), but released a farewell update for these OSs. By tradition, on the last day of support, the developers released the final cumulative update for Windows 7,… Continue reading Microsoft released farewell updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

My Digital Life forum community has found an illegal way to extend support for Windows 7

The community of the My Digital Life online forum has found an illegal way to extend support for Windows 7: bypass Microsoft’s restrictions and allow the installation of Windows 7 Extended Security Updates on all systems, not just on those that paid for it. Very soon, on January 14, 2020, support for Windows 7 will… Continue reading My Digital Life forum community has found an illegal way to extend support for Windows 7