Welcome to the BlueCollarPC.US – We Thank You for choosing us as your additional Computing Security destination ! …..

(This is a *sticky* post as a welcome message in the center column here that contains our blog posts below! Please visit the various webpages here for orientation and help….. Help Center (Threat Detection/Removal), Threats FAQs, Windows Registry Help, PC Help, Wireless, more…)

PLEASE VISIT OUR PERMANENT BACK UP SITE DURING SPRING RENOVATIONS HERE:

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Welcome to the BlueCollarPC …… A Community Help Website Since 2005!

BlueCollarPC.US Launched June 14 2010 Personal Website for General Audiences with Computing Safety and Malware Removal Help and Information as main theme which includes memberships available for live help – at our Groups and Forums. Formerly Webmaster of BlueCollarPC.Net from 2005 -2009 (over 6 million Visitors) and back up BlueCollarPC.Org [closed].

For the record… Towards the end of 2009, the BlueCollarPC .Net /.Org(back up) created by me had enjoyed just over 6 Million Vistors/Users! – and are proud to have helped and indeed actually had “discovery” in the security industry concerning the malware RASautodial registry entries discovered by Yours Truly. Never be afraid to ‘take a look under the hood’ of your PC ! You never know what you’ll find. The move to BlueCollarPC.US reflects the move to complete malware removal help including the newer dreaded botnet infections and many others evolved. Our original domain began as an antispyware help detect/removal site.

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New Windows 7 Patch Disables Graphics Driver Updates More – Here is Fix

New Windows 7 Patch Disables Graphics Driver Updates More – Here is Fix…..

 

New Windows 7 Patch Is Effectively Malware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows …
Forbes
“If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it’s time to permanently disable that feature with a vengeance. Microsoft MSFT -0.36% has just confirmed that a recent update — specifically KB 3004394 — is causing a range of serious problems and recommends removing it. ” …..
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2014/12/13/new-windows-7-patch-is-effectively-malware-disables-graphics-driver-updates-and-windows-defender/

[YOU CAN UNISTALL A PARTICULAR WINDOWS UPDATE AT THE CONTROL PANEL > WINDOWS UPDATES AND CLICK VIEW UPDATE HISTORY…. IF EXPERIENCING THIS PROBLEM SPECIFICALLY YOU CAN UNISTALL THIS UPDATE BY KB NUMBER WHICH MEANS MICROSOFT KNOWLEDGE BASE NUMBER MENTIONED KB 3004394 ]

FIX…….
Install KB3024777 to fix an issue with KB3004394
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3024777
Microsoft Corporation
The KB 3004394 update that was dated December 10, 2014 can cause additional problems on computers that are running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and …

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Internet Explorer Unicorn bug actively exploited in the wild

Internet Explorer Unicorn bug actively exploited in the wild
Posted on Nov 21, 2014 09:04 am
Last week, in its regular Patch Tuesday, Microsoft patched a number of serious vulnerabilities, including one that is nearly two decades old, dating back to Microsoft IE 3.0. Discovered by the IBM…
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http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17673

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE LATEST WINDOWS UPDATES INSTALLED – PATCH WAS RELEASED FOR THIS !


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Microsoft Releases Advisory for Unpatched Windows Vulnerability zero-day

Microsoft Releases Advisory for Unpatched Windows Vulnerability zero-day

Microsoft Releases Advisory for Unpatched Windows Vulnerability
United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
National Cyber Awareness System:
Microsoft Releases Advisory for Unpatched Windows Vulnerability
10/22/2014 09:02 AM EDT
Original release date: October 22, 2014
IN FULL:
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/10/22/Microsoft-Releases-Advisory-Unpatched-Windows-Vulnerability

PRESS:
Microsoft warns of Windows zero-day; hackers serve exploits in PowerPoint files
Computerworld
… that a successful exploit would let hackers hijack the PC so that they could, for example, steal information or plant other malware on the machine.
FULL: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2836722/microsoft-warns-of-windows-zero-day-hackers-serve-exploits-in-powerpoint-files.html

Windows 0-day exploited in ongoing attacks, temporary workarounds offered
Posted on Oct 22, 2014 02:09 pm
Microsoft is warning users about a new Windows zero-day vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild and is primarily a risk to users on servers and workstations that open documents with…
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http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17521


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Microsoft patches two more 0-days actively used by attackers

Microsoft patches two more 0-days actively used by attackers
Posted on Oct 15, 2014 03:37 pm
With this month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has provided patches for several critical vulnerabilities that allow remote code execution, some of which have been or are actively exploited in the wild. …
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http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17498

Microsoft Goes From Cellar to Stellar in New Antivirus Test

Microsoft Goes From Cellar to Stellar in New Antivirus Test
PC Magazine
However, Dennis Batchelder, director of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC), contends that lab tests don’t reflect the product’s actual user …
http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/326487-microsoft-goes-from-cellar-to-stellar-in-new-antivirus-test

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Emsisoft Emergency Kit 9 overhauls interface to simplify malware cleaning

Emsisoft Emergency Kit 9 overhauls interface to simplify malware cleaning
BetaNews
Emsisoft has released Emsisoft Emergency Kit 9, a major new build of its portable malware cleaning toolkit for Windows PCs. The new build jumps …
http://betanews.com/2014/08/19/emsisoft-emergency-kit-9-overhauls-interface-to-simplify-malware-cleaning/

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25th anniversary of the firewall for computers

The 25th anniversary of the firewall: Celebrating a new generation
Posted on Jul 24, 2014 10:40 am
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the firewall and, like a parent looking back on the life of his children, I wonder where the time went. The McAfee Infographic that depicts the ‘lifetime’ of t…
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http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=2079

MORE INFO: https://sites.google.com/site/pcsecurityhelper/windows-registry-help/pc-help
Firewalls / Information Links:

Comodo Personal Firewall [new, advanced users]
(Genuine Freeware, and rated by international tests as about world’s best – now includes antivirus real time)
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Sygate Personal Firewall Free 5.6.2808 [Not supported, extinct]
(Old favorite now owned by Symantec)
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/Sygate-Personal-Firewall-Free.shtml

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall
Protect your PC with #1 Free Firewall
http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-pc-security-free-firewall.htm

Ashampoo FireWall Free 1.2 (popular) [wrkx w/ Netbooks]
http://www.download.com/Ashampoo-FireWall-Free/3000-10435_4-10575187.html

Online Armor Personal Firewall Free [new/advanced users]
http://www.tallemu.com/
Online Armor Free provides both a firewall and a whitelist approach to program security for Windows NT, 2000 and XP. It does not show pop-ups for many
known good programs, and it scans all your installed programs when it first runs so that you can quickly tell it what to do with apps it doesn’t know about.
Operating Systems:  Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
What is firewall? – A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer …
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/f/firewall.html
This page describes the term firewall and lists other pages on the Web where you can find additional information.

Internet Firewalls: Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.interhack.net/pubs/fwfaq/
3.1 What are some of the basic design decisions in a firewall? … Can’tI just poke a hole in the firewall and tunnel that port? …

Windows Firewall in Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/%20using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx
Learn the basics about the new Windows Firewall in Windows XP Service Pack 2, plus find out hot to adjust your firewall settings if you need to.

Firewall Builder
http://www.fwbuilder.org/
Firewall Builder is multi-platform object oriented firewall configuration and management tool. It consists of a GUI and set of policy compilers for iptables …

Firewall Net.com
http://www.firewall-net.com/en/
Guide to install & configure for Windows Mac or …Firewall Net is a guide for installation and configuration of firewall with windows 95 98 NT 2000 Me Millenium
XP, linux or mac , using : conseal atguard …

Firewall Q&A (Questions & Answers)
http://www.vicomsoft.com/knowledge/reference/firewalls1.html
A whitepaper on relevant firewall questions and answers. The knowledge of this subject relates to firewalls in general use, and stems from NAT and proxy …

Home PC Firewall Guide
http://www.firewallguide.com/
Learn how to protect home computers and networks from Internet outlaws by using personal firewall, antivirus and anti-spyware software plus low-cost …

Howstuffworks “How Firewalls Work”
http://www.howstuffworks.com/firewall.htm
An introductory explanation of how a firewall works and the various filtering methods used, with related links.

IPCop Firewall
http://www.ipcop.org/
A secure Linux distribution managed through a web-interface. It turns an old PC into a firewall and VPN gateway. Features an Intrusion Detection System.

OpenOffice (comparable to Microsoft products)
http://www.openoffice.org/
OpenOffice.org is the leading open-source office software suite  for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available
in many languages  and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from
other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

 

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