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Computer Meltdown Apocalypse?

 
texkam
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Jan 07, 2018 12:59 |  #16

Consider taking an older computer and doing a clean install of Linux on it (very easy to do) to use for most, if not all of your internet access. You'll have a fast, always up to date system that will be immune to all Windows viruses. I've also read where several of the main Linux distributions have already addressed these latest security issues.




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Jan 07, 2018 13:03 |  #17

davesrose wrote in post #18535652 (external link)
Those are only a few isolated incidents. The latest patches to reach the news has been October 2017 (KB4041676 and 4041691). My own anecdotal evidence is that I've had no issues with the latest Microsoft updates.

I'm going to sit this out for a while to see what develops. I run a Windows 7 x64 system and would hate to become one of the "isolated incidents."




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Jan 07, 2018 14:57 |  #18

davesrose wrote in post #18535652 (external link)
Those are only a few isolated incidents. The latest patches to reach the news has been October 2017 (KB4041676 and 4041691). My own anecdotal evidence is that I've had no issues with the latest Microsoft updates.

I had an update a few days ago (win10) that prevented me from logging in so I wasn't too thrilled... had to boot into safe mode & fiddle with a registry setting to get around it.

I'd still reccomend folks patch their OS, AV & applications whenever updates are released though.


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