New in Version 1.6.1394
Disable saving SMS messages to the cloud
Disable network access for OneDrive before log-in
Disable Updates for voice recognition and synthesis
Disable Cloud Search form Cortana
Bugfix implemented for Exception 0x80004003 when starting under Windows 10 Build 10240
Version 1.6.1392 – released October 18, 2017
– Bug fix for setting “Disable the Windows Custoemr Experience Improvement Program”
– Bug fix for saving window settings for multiple monitors
This is the software I use to control Win10 privacy settings.
Info: NEW: O&O ShutUp10 Version 1.6.1391 for the Windows Fall Creators Update with new interface, Ad deactivation and more!
I’m switching to Macrium Reflect Free and Clonezilla (free too).
Ditching Acronis has been coming for a while. Over the last couple of years I have increasingly heard from users where Acronis True Image has failed them. Over the last year I’ve encountered issues on numerous occasions. The only thing saving me is I have dozens of full backups. Problems have included freezing during restore and multiple USB device issues.
*note – I only backup and restore offline using bootable media, old habits…
Although I will be using both Macrium Reflect Free and Clonezilla I will be recommending Macrium Reflect Free to the masses. Macrium Reflect Free is fast and easy to use. It provides a way to easily make a Windows PE based bootable CD or USB drive customized to your machine. It contains everything the majority of users could want.
Clonezilla is slower than Macrium but will image any and everything. Having no GUI, non-Geeks my be intimidated. Having said that, if you just follow the on screen instructions you should be fine.
Macrium Reflect 7 Free Edition is available. As of this writing I know the linked page says “coming soon” but you end up downloading v7.0.2199.
More info on the CCleaner debacle. [Read more…] about CCleaner Compromised, part 3
“For a period of time, the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33 being distributed by Avast also contained a multi-stage malware payload that rode on top of the installation of CCleaner… During the installation of CCleaner 5.33, the 32-bit CCleaner binary that was included also contained a malicious payload that featured a Domain Generation Algorithm (DGA) as well as hardcoded Command and Control (C2) functionality. We confirmed that this malicious version of CCleaner was being hosted directly on CCleaner’s download server as recently as September 11, 2017.”
[Read more…] about CCleaner Compromised
Several Sysinternals tools updated including Autoruns and Process Monitor.
Sysinternals Home Page
Sysinternals Update: Sysmon v6.10, Process Monitor v3.40, Autoruns v13.80, AccessChk v6.11