Category Archives: Software

Update history of .NET Framework patches

A brief information for Windows users among the blog readers who want an overview of the available .NET Framework updates. Microsoft has set up two pages outlining updates for Windows 10.

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Update to CCleaner 5.59.7230 installs CCleaner Browser PUP

[German]Today a blog post about CCleaner. There is an update to version 5.59.7230 and I have a warning. Piriform installs the CCleaner browser, which also changes file type assignments.

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Thunderbird 60.8.0 released

The e-mail client Thunderbird have been updates to version 60.8.0 on July 9, 2019. This is a maintenance update, which, according to the release notes, only fixed small changes in the calendar.

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Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.223

[German]Adobe has released an update for the Flash Player, which upgrades it to version 32.0.0.223. Microsoft should also provide a corresponding Flash update.

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Open Source Task Manager TaskExplorer

[German]Today still a tool introduction in form of the Open Source Task Manager TaskExplorer. The tool is developed by David Xanatos (an alias) for Windows.

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PowerShell: Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

[German]Here is a tip for administrators in the corporate environment that I recently came across. It’s about the PowerShell script of the week, Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS), which allows you to manage passwords for local accounts on domain computers.

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WSUS: Endpoint decommissioned; SHA2 update required

[German]A brief note for corporate administrators who distribute updates using WSUS. Microsoft shuts down an endpoint before the next patchday. I would also like to remind you of the SHA2 migration issue.

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DirectX Runtime soon in Microsoft Store?

[German]Microsoft intends to move its DirectX Runtime to the Microsoft Store. This means that DirectX will probably also be supplied with updates in future via the store.

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Windows 10 V1903 and Malwarebytes: Fix for Defender deactivation

[German]Malwarebytes has updated its software to fix the deactivation of Windows Defender under the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (V1903). That’s the good news. The bad news: This issue has been reported in April 2019 – it took until July … Continue reading

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fai.music.metaservices.microsoft.com service down forever

[German]Brief information for Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center users. The service required for these programs is down. It looks like Microsoft has shut down the servers.

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