Saturday, May 28, 2011

Microsoft Safety Scanner

For those who want to try something a little different, Microsoft's Safety Scanner is available at no-charge to scan for malware.

From Microsoft:
The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software.

Note: The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To rerun a scan with the latest anti-malware definitions, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again.

Scan results:

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Windows Update With Older ATI Hardware

The ATI drivers from 2006 have had a few minor glitches. Repeated attempts to upgrade through Windows Update and through Windows Device Manager resulted in no available upgrades.

AMD (owner of ATI) has this page to upgrade to drivers from 2010.

The upgrade went smoothly.

After the upgrade I used Windows Device Manager to look for an additional upgrade. It found an "upgrade", which was a downgrade to the previous version from 2006.

This was cured by reinstalling the ATI upgrade.