Category Archives: Windows

Windows 10 / Server 2016: Issues with CDPUserSvc

[German]In Windows 10 the service CDPUserSvc has been introduced. This service is a kind of continuous trouble maker. This blog post deals with the question, what is CDPUserSvc for and discusses issues caused by November 2017 update.

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CCleaner comes mit AVAST PUP

[German]People using Pirifom CCleaner should keep their eyes. CCleaner V5.37 (and beyond) will be shipped with AVAST virus scanner (or other) as PUP (Potentially unwanted Program).

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Microsoft confirms Epson dot matrix printer issue after November 2017 patchday: here are fixes

[German]Since Microsoft’s November 14, 2017 update for Windows Epson dot matrix printers are no longer able to print. The print jobs end with “Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 2147500037”. This affects all printer models under Windows 7 … Continue reading

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Windows 10 update KB4048955 kills HP’s 3D Drive Guard

PSA: Users of Windows 10 Version 1709 using HP laptops should avoid November 14, 2017 update KB4048955. After installing this update, HP’s  3D Drive Guard software installed on many HP systems is no longer compatible (see my blog post Issues … Continue reading

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Windows updates (Nov. 2017) kills Epson dot matrix printers

PSA: Microsoft ships a couple of updates for Windows on November 14, 2017. Users with Epson dot matrix printers are facing the situation, that printing is no longer possible, after installing November 2017 updates on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and … Continue reading

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Issues with Microsoft’s November 2017 Updates

[German]On November 14, 2017 Microsoft ‘celebrated’ Patchday and released a bunch of updates. Some seems to be ‘problem bears’, the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) for instance. Here is an overview, what I’ve seen so far.

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Patchday November 14, 2017: Updates for Windows 7, 8.1, 10

On November 14, 2017 Microsoft released a couple of security updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. Here is an overview what’s patched.

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Microsoft extends Windows 10 V1511 support for 6 months

[German]Interesting information for owners of a Windows 10 version 1511 version. Actually, the support of this version should have ended last month.

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Microsoft Patchday Summary (November 14, 2017)

[German]Microsoft has released a couple of security updates for Windows, Office etc. on November 14, 2017. Here a short overview about those updates.

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#AVGater: Design flaw in Anti-Virus products set users at risk

[German]A design flaw in various antivirus products allows malware or local attackers to exploit the “Restore Quarantine” feature. Malware already quarantined can be moved to sensitive areas of the operating system in order to survive restarts and increases privileges.

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