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Windows 7 zero-day bug

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by garensmith, Mar 14, 2019.

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  1. garensmith

    garensmith Thread Starter

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    What are you all doing about this Windows 7 zero-day bug. I am getting computer newsletters saying the following: If your computer is still on Windows 7, listen up! Google is now recommending Windows 7 holdovers to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 to protect their systems from two nasty zero-day bugs that attackers are already actively exploiting. As of this writing, there's still no patch for this Windows 7 zero-day bug so as "mitigation advice," Google recommends that users upgrade to Windows 10.

    I'm not ready to upgrade to Windows 10 yet.
     
  2. Johnny b

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    This is a good link to the problem:

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...-to-windows-10-to-fix-windows-7-zero-day-bug/

    The problem appears to be with Google's browser when installed on Win 7.
    You could uninstall Chrome browser and install a different browser,

    I quit using Win 7 for Internet connectivity/browsing.
    Long before this issue.
    Also never used Chrome for a browser.

    I've gone the Linux route.
     
  3. dlipman

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    The Windows part was patched in CVE-2019-0808 addressing a win32k.sys vulnerability.

    I'm not going to Windows 10 yet either.
     
  4. TOGG

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    Although two of the browsers I use are based on the Chromium open source browser, I don't us the version 'tweaked' by Google, so I assume I am not affected by this particular issue.

    I may not hold out as long as some XP users have, but I shan't be rushing to W10 any time soon, maybe never!
     
  5. plodr

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    I won't be using Windows 10. Probably a chomebook for my husband and an android tablet for me.

    I also don't use Chrome on any Windows computer. (It is part of android and is on my 3 android devices but I've installed other browsers which I use).

    I make images about every 4 weeks. If the computers (we have 4 running Windows 7) seem weird, I'll restore an image.
     
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    I use chrome and firefox. I havent really had any issues with chrome.It's always been pretty slick/quick.However,it seems as firefox is just as quick lately.If not faster.I use them both in case one has issues.Then i can verify whether it is the browser or not by seeing if the same issue persist in the other browser.
    Since i became aware of this new bug,i just updated it to the latest version as google suggested.Havent had any issues.
    one thing i like about both chrome and firefox is that i have made my own html code for my home page and can change it to any color,any background,change the way my bookmarks appear ,whether vertical,horizontal..etc. It just makes things simplistic when you open up your home page and your bookmarks are right in front of you.Anyways..enough babbling..see screenie below.

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  7. flavallee

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    Between now and January 2020, Microsoft's aggressive campaign will cause "fear mongering" with Windows 7 users so it can convince them to switch to Windows 10 before that date.

    As long as your browser(s) and antivirus and security apps are kept up-to-date, and as long as you properly maintain your computer, and as long as you use "common sense" practices, Windows 7 likely can be used safely well beyond January 2020.

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  8. dlipman

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    Well stated Frank !
     
  9. Johnny b

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    I agree with that, but I had more problems with botched MS updates over time than I did with malware :cool:
     
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