Microsoft Releases Security Updates On May 9th 2012 For Windows 7

Microsoft released security updates yesterday (05, 09, 2012) for Windows 7.  I’m not sure if the number of security updates will be different for Windows 7 32 bit system or not, but it seems my Windows 7 64 bit system got 14 security updates.  The security updates were for… as these appear on my Windows 7 64 bit system… the updates shown within the image right after the break…

Windows 7 Security Update For May 9th 2012

Windows 7 Security Update For May 9th 2012

I suggest you do an update now so your Windows 7 system will be secure.  Good luck!

Solution To Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition Update Errors

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve found the solution to how Witcher 2 gamers cannot update Witcher 2 to Witcher 2 enhanced edition.  Their problems might be very similar to how I had described in my earlier Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition Update Patch Pack0.dzip Error For PC Version Corrupted Witcher 2 Launcher And Prevented Gamers From Updating Witcher 2 post.  So, the solution is rather simple!  First, make sure you have a legitimate serial key for your regular Witcher 2 edition.  Second, sign up for a free account at Gog.com.  Third, log into Gog.com with your Gog’s newly account and go to this Gog’s specific link gog.com/en/witcher2/backup/.  Fourth, enter the serial key into the product key box.  Fifth, you can either download Gog.com’s downloader for easier downloading of Witcher 2 enhanced edition game or just download the parts of the game individually.  Sixth, when everything is done downloading, you can install the game by using the .exe file.  I’ve confirmed that Witcher 2 enhanced edition download worked, because I had it installed and got to play with the game right after.  So, in a way, downloading Witcher 2 enhanced edition at Gog.com allows you to bypass the update process of the regular Witcher 2 altogether.  I hope this method will work for you too.  Enjoy!

FYI:  I had scanned the downloads of Witcher 2 enhanced edition from Gog.com with Norton 2012 Internet Security Suite and was unable to find anything wrong with the downloads.  Still, I suggest that you do your own virus scanning on your downloads.  Also, I had read online that many people are highly regarded Gog.com as a reputable online service, therefore I don’t think you will have anything to be worried about when using Gog.com.  Still, you can always do some quick research about Gog.com through Google yourself.  Good luck!

Apple Rolls Out New Update Patch, Combating Mac Flashback Trojan’s Java Exploit

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Apparently Apple has just rolled out a new Java security patch which addresses the Mac Flashback Trojan’s Java exploit, because I has just updated my MacBook Pro with this patch through Software Update.  This is one quick patch that Apple has rolled out, and Mac users definitely are going to be safer than before in regarding to using Java on Mac OS X.  Still, you never know that sometimes in the near future another trojan might be able to find another exploit through Java, therefore the security philosophy that I have came to practice religiously is to deactivate what you don’t need — only activate the things you need and activate the things you don’t need at the time of having such needs.  Cnet has a nice article (How to check for and disable Java in OS X) which explains to you how to deactivate Java in Mac OS X.  One of the tips from this article stands out is how it mentioned of Java Preferences utility.  Through Java Preferences utility, you can basically disable Java from running on your Mac system.  So, even with the new patch is ready for you to download and update so Mac Flashback Trojan won’t be able to invade your Mac system, I still think you need to deactivate Java from Java Preferences utility.  Only reactivate Java from Java Preferences utility when you really have to use Java (i.e., an application that must have Java runtime environment activated in order for the application itself to be functioning)!  Check the screenshots below to see how you can find Java Preferences utility!  The screenshots below will also show you how to disable Java through Java Preferences utility!

  

Source:  http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57408841-263/how-to-check-for-and-disable-java-in-os-x/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title