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Keeping offline machines updated?

Security4all has a post about a new (or rather: updated) tool from Microsoft. The title, “Patching offline virtual machines” immediately captured my attention; unfortunately, the tool doesn’t enable offline patching just yet. Here’s the description of the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool:  The tool uses “servicing jobs” to manage the update operations based on lists of [...]

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New tool to easily scan your PC for necessary updates

Security firm Secunia has just released the first official version of their Personal Software Inspector. This application is a free version of their Network Software Inspector, and will scan a personal computer for necessary updates: The Secunia PSI is an invaluable tool for you to use when assessing the security patch state of software installed [...]

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AVG offers free license and another false positive

Just as I was writing this post with positive news for AVG users, I was notified about this article at the Register that mentions that AVG is now also detecting non-existing viruses in Adobe Flash:  AVG, the popular anti-virus package, has falsely identified Adobe Flash as potentially malicious. The snafu comes just days after AVG [...]

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AVG virus scanner removes critical Windows file

Important note: be sure to read all the way down to the end of the article for the latest updates. Since publishing this article, AVG has offered a free license to all affected users; more about that here.  An update for the AVG virus scanner released yesterday contained an incorrect virus signature, which led it [...]

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