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  1. Today marks the beginning of Windows 10, version 21H1 availability. As I noted when we first announced the May 2021 Update in February, we grounded this update on the needs expressed by you, our customers, over the past year of continued remote work, learning and play. The May 2021 Update is purposely scoped to deliver important features that improve security, remote access and quality—and...

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  2. Multiple editions of Windows 10 versions 1803, 1809, and 1909 have reached their End of Service (EOS) on this month’s Patch Tuesday, as Microsoft reminded customers yesterday. Devices running Windows 10 editions that have reached EoS will no longer receive technical support nor monthly bug and security fixes to protect them from the latest discovered security threats. While usually, Redmond advises users of end of service products...

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  3. Microsoft is adding a dedicated OEMDRIVERS folder to Windows 10 that will be used to store third-party drivers. Since Windows Vista, the operating system has included a folder called %SystemRoot%\System32\DriverStore that is used to hold validated drivers for the operating system. To prevent tampering of hardware drivers, Windows only allows the installation of drivers located in the DriverStore. Before a driver is added to...

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  4. Today we are pleased to announce Total Cookie Protection, a major privacy advance in Firefox built into ETP Strict Mode. Total Cookie Protection confines cookies to the site where they were created, which prevents tracking companies from using these cookies to track your browsing from site to site. Cookies, those well-known morsels of data that web browsers store on a website’s behalf, are a...

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  5. Today, we are introducing the next feature update to Windows 10, version 21H1. As people continue to rely on Windows more than ever to work, learn and have fun, we understand the importance of providing the best possible update experience to help people and organizations stay protected and productive. It is a responsibility we do not take lightly and why for the first time...

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  6. The Anti-Malware Toolkit 2.0.3 has been released! Lunarsoft has always had the goal of helping users rid their computers of malware by suggesting a variety of tools. The search for the right program can be daunting for some users, and takes valuable time. It’s already stressful enough when your computer gets infected by malicious software. Rather than have those users suffer by searching several...

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  7. The news below makes it seem like the Google/Fitbit deal is secured. However, the United States Justice Department’s investigation into the acquisition is still ongoing. This raises doubts on whether the deal will sail on without any more troubles. The DOJ gave the following statement to a few publications (h/t Android Police): The Antitrust Division’s investigation of Google’s acquisition of Fitbit remains ongoing. Although the...

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  8. Microsoft is raising the OneDrive upload limit for its file storage service to 250GB, up from the previous 100GB limit, the company has announced. Microsoft says it is making the change to acknowledge the increase in remote working and learning, where users need to reliably and securely share large files like 4K or 8K video files, 3D models, CAD files, or large scientific data...

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  9. Firefox (referred to as Fx) is a free and open source browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla’s team continues to focus on fixing bugs and adding useful features. Improving the user experience is especially important to the team. Users will enjoy that Firefox focuses on speed, privacy, and security. In fact, you’ll get all of these things straight out of the box. Firefox...

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  10. Firefox (referred to as Fx) is a free and open source browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla’s team continues to focus on fixing bugs and adding useful features. Improving the user experience is especially important to the team. Users will enjoy that Firefox focuses on speed, privacy, and security. In fact, you’ll get all of these things straight out of the box. Firefox...

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  11. The Windows 10 October 2020 Update has started to become available to customers as a free update. This year has continued to bring about change for many of us. Change in how we connect to one another, how we work, how we learn, even how we have fun. And that change is starting to feel more permanent, especially with kids going back to school...

    Read more about Windows 10 October 2020 aka 20H2 released! on Lunarsoft.

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  12. Firefox (referred to as Fx) is a free and open source browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla’s team continues to focus on fixing bugs and adding useful features. Improving the user experience is especially important to the team. Users will enjoy that Firefox focuses on speed, privacy, and security. In fact, you’ll get all of these things straight out of the box. Firefox...

    Read more about Firefox 81.0.1 on Lunarsoft.

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  13. Microsoft has officially announced the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, also known as Windows 10 20H2, and it’ll begin rolling out to consumers in October. This new feature update comes with theme-aware Start Menu, Alt-Tab improvements, Chromium Edge pre-installed and bug fixes. It does not bring a major overall to Windows 10, but there are still a few important changes coming in the Windows...

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  14. Thunderbird 78.3 is a fast, flexible e-mail client. Brought to you by the makers of Firefox – the Mozilla Foundation. Thunderbird is a free, open source e-mail client. And just like Firefox, Thunderbird is cross platform, able to run on Windows, Linux, and Mac. Because Thunderbird is loaded with features, that makes the program a true convenience to use. For example, there’s support for...

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  15. Firefox (referred to as Fx) is a free and open source browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla’s team continues to focus on fixing bugs and adding useful features. Improving the user experience is especially important to the team. Users will enjoy that Firefox focuses on speed, privacy, and security. In fact, you’ll get all of these things straight out of the box. Firefox...

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  16. Malwarebytes 4.2.1 (formerly Malwarebytes Anti-Malware) offers anti-malware and anti-rootkit in one solution. The Premium version adds to this with real-time protection, anti-exploit, anti-ransomware, and protection from malicious websites. The product has been designed to provide comprehensive protection to the extent that it will replace your traditional anti-virus. Now able to scan your computer up to four times faster than previous versions. While Malwarebytes 4...

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  17. The Anti-Malware Toolkit 2.0.2 has been released! Lunarsoft has always had the goal of helping users rid their computers of malware by suggesting a variety of tools. The search for the right program can be daunting for some users, and takes valuable time. It’s already stressful enough when your computer gets infected by malicious software. Rather than have those users suffer by searching several...

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  18. The Chromium browser—open source, upstream parent to both Google Chrome and the new Microsoft Edge—is getting some seriously enormous load for a well-intentioned feature that checks to see if a user’s ISP is “hijacking” non-existent domain results. The Intranet Redirect Detector, which makes spurious queries for random “domains” statistically unlikely to exist, is responsible for roughly half of the total traffic the world’s root...

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  19. The Anti-Malware Toolkit 2.0.1 has been released! Lunarsoft has always had the goal of helping users rid their computers of malware by suggesting a variety of tools. The search for the right program can be daunting for some users, and takes valuable time. It’s already stressful enough when your computer gets infected by malicious software. Rather than have those users suffer by searching several...

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  20. Unbeknownst to you, AMD board power cheats may be silently killing your Ryzen processor faster than expected. HWinfo introduced a new feature today that the vendor says exposes that some X570 motherboard vendors are clandestinely misreporting key measurements to AMD’s Ryzen processors, thus boosting performance. Unfortunately, this tactic is similar to overclocking, but occurs at stock settings. As a result, the chip draws more...

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  21. On Tuesday a lawsuit began where  Google was sued in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in “private” mode. The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the Alphabet Inc unit of surreptitiously collecting information about what people view online and where they...

    Read more about Google faces lawsuit for tracking private internet use on Lunarsoft.

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  22. The Windows 10 May 2020 Update has started to become available to customers around the world as a free update. Since the beginning of this year, we have seen the world significantly change all around us. People, families and businesses are adjusting to new ways of working, learning and connecting. For many, our dining rooms have become home offices, our living rooms have turned...

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  23. We are thrilled to announce the Windows Package Manager preview! Using a simple command, WinGet! If you’re already familiar with what a package manager is, feel free to skip this paragraph. If you’re still reading, you’re going to love this! A package manager is designed to help you save time and frustration. Essentially, it is a set of software tools that help you automate...

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  24. With Facebook acquiring Giphy, a bipartisan group of senators are sounding the antitrust enforcement alarm Friday over Facebook’s newly announced acquisition of Giphy, a GIF-making and sharing website. On Friday, Facebook announced that it would acquire Giphy for the reported price of $400 million. Giphy is one of the largest GIF sites on the internet and social media and messaging services like Twitter, Tinder,...

    Read more about Facebook acquiring Giphy raises alarms with Congress on Lunarsoft.

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  25. Google revealed a critical security vulnerability in Chrome last weeks but remained tight-lipped about what exactly had gone wrong. We now have an idea, and critical is putting it lightly. Sophos security researcher Paul Duckling wrote in a blog post that the fix in Chrome version 81.0.4044.113 patches a vulnerability that lets attackers avoid Chrome’s usual security checks. It also bypasses what Duckling calls...

    Read more about Google issues critical security warning for 2 billion users on Lunarsoft.

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