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   Tulsa  Bulletins Rated Critical (by MS )

Microsoft bulletins MS16-104, MS-105, MS16-106, MS16-107, MS16-108, MS16-116, and MS16-117 are rated as Critical in this month's release.

MS16-104 and MS-105 are this month's Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge bulletins, respectively. These bulletins address a total of twenty-two (22 ) vulnerabilities comprised primarily of memory corruption and information disclosure vulnerabilities. Six (6 ) vulnerabilities are shared, affecting both IE and Edge. The most critical vulnerability affecting both products is a memory corruption vulnerability, CVE-2016-3295, concerns how objects are handled in memory. By directing the user to a specially crafted web page, an attacker could achieve remote code execution.
September 14 at 14:00 EST .




   Tulsa  To GrahamCracker. Found comment below by Lucky5 on Main Page. I believe? that poster uses an Apple device. I've asked Lucky5 for more info for you, but poster has not replied thus far.

See if the info below helps you:

Lucky5 Found the solution to blocking these pesky ads. I would rather donate each year to Lucianne than have these ugly ads of pimples, feet and gross stuff.
They stopped for while and then they all came back again. I went to the adblock plus forum and found the filter you need to add to your blocker.
Click your adblocker and select options, then "add your own filters".
Drop in this exactly.
||otb.disc.host^

Miracle! Ads are gone. At least for now.
You can use this in any ad blocker with filters. (end cut and paste. )

Let me know if this helps, GC.
September 9 at 12:33 EST .

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   Mildred  The ads are back and I can't get rid of them. I right click, click on inspect element, exit and shut down the computer. The same message shows 6 ads and I click on that. I exit lucianne and nothing stops the ads. Tulsa: Any more suggestions? Thanks.

Tulsa: An update on the broken ankle. I'm walking (sort of ) with the walker. At least I no longer need the boot. It feels great to be upright. Thanks for your support and your prayers.
September 9 at 11:02 EST .

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   Tulsa  aaargh where did my post go!

Not inspect element, right click adblock ad or adblock bar, then on prechecked screen check add to list.

I think you have simply forgotten the drill. Stay in FF and forget IE and you'll be OK. OK? lol

I continue to pray the Lord delivers you from pain.

Also there a avatars with motion at GoComics, I right click on those, add to list and they are permanently gone. I hate ads!!
September 9 at 11:16 EST .

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   Mildred  Tulsa: In IE you need to right click on the ad (see our discussion below for Aug 13 ) and inspect element, etc. Right clicking on adblock ad or adblock bar doesn't work in IE. The ads are gone in FF. When you right click on the ABP icon on the right side of the task bar in IE, you can click on settings and disable ad blocking on the sites you want to see ads. Who would want to do that? But, there is no way to block ads on specific sites. Since this is happening only on Lucianne they must be doing something in their programming to block adblock plus.
September 9 at 12:01 EST .

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   Tulsa  The problemo is IE. Hello? Use FF and you have no ads on any sites.

Yes I know what has to be done to remove ads in IE. And it has to be done every time you clear your browser cache. That is one of a thousand reasons I don't use IE.

I use FF so I don't have ads Evah! Any-Where. Once and done, Mildred. Save yourself!!!

Make yourself a paper brain, aka a sticky note and put it on your pc, laptop or refrig or wherever you will see it.

Just Say No to IE! I'm laughing so hard I may die.
September 9 at 12:25 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  Suddenly I'm getting game pop-up ads on a site I visit daily. I installed ad blocker plus on my laptop per recommendations here. However, when I tried to install it on my iPad, I get the message that Safari can't install ABP. Any suggestions? Thanks!
September 5 at 15:54 EST .

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   Tulsa  I know diddly about iPads, but I'll look it up for you. I searched 'intall ABP on Safari'. Link below.

https://adblockplus.org/en/safari At the top of that link is 'Report an issue". Pls try that. I think you email them and wait to hear.

Then see article at CNET para. 4 re bugs and issues.
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-insta
ll-adblock-plus-on-safari/


One more option. If the first two don't help, read the link below thoroughly. I'd read it two or three times. I might even print it in order to refer to it for install.
http://www.amongtech.com/how-to-install-
adblock-plus-on-safari/


The first link says easy peasy. You're saying not so. I'm seeing there 'were' bugs but they have been fixed. Again, apparently, not so.

So...I hope something above helps. ...um...the links may be hot once I comment, if not you'll you have to paste them into your browser. It may be a bit of work, but it will be worth it, imo.
September 5 at 23:37 EST .

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   Tulsa  Apple forum below might help.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/449
0155?start=0&tstart=0
September 6 at 08:09 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  Thank you, Tulsa, for your help. You really went the extra mile! I tried to install ABP according to directions and it appears as though there is a charge for it. I found that odd as ABP was free when I installed it on my laptop. I did the soft reboot recommended in the Apple link. I still get the pop up on the site I had problems with before. Guess I'll only go to that site on my laptop. Again, thanks so much, Tulsa. Your kindness is appreciated.
September 8 at 16:33 EST .

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   Tulsa  Happy to help. The poster at the Apple link appeared very knowledgeable. I can only address Windows and know that pop ups usually disappear if you delete your browser cache. The pop up is 'in' your device and is trigger by visiting a certain website.

The 'help icon' on your Apple device will always have answers for you. The next best place is an Apple Forum on the web. I know there are better forums than the one I found.

One more tip. http://www.nomorobo.com/ The Feds awarded two individuals $25,000 for this software to stop robo/telemarketers. It's free for landlines and there is a waiting list for mobile phones. The charge for mobile phones will be $4.99 per mo. Pass the word on this.

We put this on our landline when it came out and it is wonderful! We have a Tracfone for emergencies. ...no cell phones for us.

Happy surfing.
September 8 at 17:40 EST .

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   John C  Thank you.
September 3 at 04:58 EST .

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   John C  When i log on to Lucianne.com my Apple screen runs on me. I have to toggle back up to the article. I thought
I would check to see if anyone else has the problem. Doesn't happen with other sites.
August 26 at 05:53 EST .

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   Tulsa  That has happened to me, but rarely, on a thread. It doesn't run far. It's like someone scrolled for me. What is that? I may look it up.

It happens at FoxNews.com ...bout half way down the page you're sent back to the top in one swell foop. Second time you arrow down, it does not happen.

I don't hate this as much as I hate auto refresh at Drudge.

Both interrupt reading.

Best wishes.
August 26 at 13:08 EST .

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   John C  Just opened up and the darn page scrolled down down 3 items. annoying is right.
August 27 at 05:27 EST .

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   Tulsa  If you'll search 'phantom scrolling' you may find how-to instructions for your Apple device. I found several possible solutions yesterday. Be specific when you search....apple product name and phantom scrolling. See if that helps.

A poster asked about the problem and it took many comments for anyone to 'get it'. Others thought he had a bad mouse. I knew exactly what he meant....The screen moving without the user touching the mouse or down arrows.

The answer for a Dell pc may? be a driver that is not updated in the Monthly MS patches.
August 27 at 09:12 EST .

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   Tulsa  John C, also lookup 'auto scrolling'. And use the help menu on your Apple devise. Don't search the web, tho you may be redirected there...which is fine.

I understand there are some super sensitive touch pads. I use a desktop with Windows and no touch so you'll have to do your own research. Hope some of this helps and wish you the best.
August 27 at 09:50 EST .

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   Mildred  I went on Lucianne this morning wih Firefox. Under 'A message from Lucianne' and throughout the posted articles, I am getting the 'titles' of the ads, not the ads themselves. Also as I scrolled down, I got a big black band titled 'Trending Articles.' I've reported it as an issue on the page to ABP before but I am still getting the names of the ads. Tulsa: HELP!

Medical Update for Tulsa: I'm actually walking, sort of. When the therapist comes, I put on the boot and use the walker. Tuesday I walked more than 50 feet. Your prayers are definitely helping my recovery. Thanks.
P.S. Haven't worn heels, any height, in years, but I like the thought I might be able to do that if I should lose my mind.
August 17 at 13:20 EST .

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   Tulsa  2nd attempt to post. You're in FF. Get me the smelling salts!

Place your cursor On the bar and Right click. When box comes up click 'adblock bar'. A second screen appears which is prechecked, click 'add to list' and the bars will disappear.

I see Lastest Articles under the must reads, but not trending articles. I click 'latest posts' in the box on the main page to see what is trending with Ldotters. I've already read the headlines at Drudge.

I'll never be a lo-fo, but I have reached TMI (too much information )...most of which is garbage.

Dr. has all the women of every age in his family practice on Vit. D2, 1.25 (50,000 Units ), which is only equiv. to 600 or 800 mg. It prevents osteop..you know...brittle bones. Our dental hygen., age 50 is on it. Vit. d is processed out of our food and we only get it from sunshine which we stop processing with age.

I'm not cross eyed from typing this twice! Hope it takes.
August 17 at 16:57 EST .

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   Tulsa  grrr...I'm now cross eyed...not not. lol

I also said in the first comment, which didn't take, how wonderful you are doing walking ...that prayer works and I give God the glory for your recovery.

Also said I turn ABP off on the homepage each morning (disable this page only )then click refresh to read the cartoon of the day. Then I turn ABP back on and click refresh to remove the ads.
August 17 at 17:30 EST .

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   Tulsa  On the Vit. D2. You only take one (1 ) pill per week. It's prescription, not otc.
August 17 at 21:02 EST .

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   Mildred  Thanks Tulsa. I had to right click on the bars and then again on the Trending Articles bar further down on the page. I got rid of the ads today. I'll check again tomorrow.

Walking even further today and can walk each day as long as I have someone with the wheelchair nearby. Boy does that feel good not having to sit or lie down 24/7.
August 18 at 16:44 EST .

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   Tulsa  Correct...I removed the ads and the bars on the home page. Then I removed the side by side ads in the threads and the bars remained, so I went thru the steps again to remove the bars.

I only had to do it once bc I use the FF browser. The ads have not returned, except when I turn off ABP each day to read the cartoon. See steps above to read cartoon.

I clicked the hamburger icon in FF (three horizontal lines upper right corner )(bun, patty, bun - in case you don't know 'the hamburger'....that is so hilarious ), clicked Options and fine tuned each category. I surf with the sound off. I don't need no steenking beeps and tones.

You go, Girl, on the walking. You are doing so well and I'm so pleased for you. Sitting still is awful. I don't wait well. Never have. So I can honestly imagine being immobile 24/7 and it does sound awful. My mental health would be in danger!

Unless I'm too sick to hold my head up, I would require a pc to surf and play games to keep from going squirrely. Keep up the good work.
August 18 at 17:25 EST .

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   Mildred  Good morning Tulsa. I followed your instructions for FF and I don't have any ads. I do get the cartoon in FF and IE. I haven't tried any of the fine tuning under Options and at this time I don't think I need to do that. Thanks again for your help.

I've been mobile within the house--I don't have stairs--so I get around fairly well and am able to get to my computer, TV, refrigerator, etc. The only thing I really miss is going outside. I didn't get a ramp so the step down is too difficult to do, especially by myself. Most days it has been 100+ degrees and inside is soooo much nicer.
August 19 at 10:54 EST .

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   Tulsa  Good grief, I can not type this week. I hit a key and wiped out the comment b4 I was thru.

In-house mobility is more than enough, imo, while you are healing.

There was an auto update to FF yesterday. The new screen is deep blue. Always browse in private.

I recommend one thing - privacy settings under options.

Click the hamburger
Then click Options.
Then Privacy.

The box that says 'Tracking' should have a check mark.
History
FF will: ...there's a box w/down arrow - select 'Use Custom Settings'
Check 'Always use private browsing mode'
Check 'Accept cookies from sites
accept third party cookies (box ) select 'Never'

I'm being paged...must scoot. If the above isn't clear, let me know.
August 19 at 11:33 EST .

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   Mildred  Tulsa, everything was clear except where do I see the updates?
August 21 at 15:06 EST .

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   Tulsa  uh? updates? I mentioned FF updated its version...ie, there is a new version of FF. It updates automatically. I think that's what you're asking.

I click the FF icon, then 'new private window' then we get a deep blue/purple screen which says 'Private Browsing with Tracking Protection', then I click the bookmarks (favorites ) icon to take me to weather, Drudge, Lucianne, etc.

The old private browsing screen was white.
August 21 at 23:11 EST .

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   Tulsa   https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upd
ate-firefox-latest-version


I checked and updates are automatic....above link to ascertain you have the latest version. nite nite
August 22 at 00:12 EST .

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   Tulsa  Mei, two other possibilities. The web is busy or the site is busy, ie., too many attempting to use it, especially if you were attempting to view a video for instance on the O's...something hot that is trending.
August 14 at 12:16 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'm getting a blank black page instead of being able to view a you tube video. All of a sudden it doesn't work anymore. Any suggestions?
August 14 at 04:19 EST .

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   Tulsa  I did a quick search and scanned the answers. You may? need to update your flash player. Usually there's a message that says flash player is out of date.

I strongly suggest you go to Adobe* and download from there, so you can UNclick those two Free and Extra software piece you do not want to install.

*Once you get to the Adobe site, it will tell you if you have the most current version of flash player.

Mei, every time an update is installed it makes changes to our pcs.

If what I suggested does not work, go to you browser and type in 'white screen at you tube???' and read the hits to see if something works for you. That's all I know to do, short of calling a tech.
August 14 at 09:25 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I have ad blocker [that ABP thing in the red stop sigh] on firefox [which blocks all the offensive ads on Lucianne], and that blocker often keeps me from playing video --news video and youtube, etc. I just go to a different browser --chrome, usually, but IE as well, and log on there.

It's sort of a pain, so it depends on how bad I want to see the video.
August 14 at 10:39 EST .

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   Tulsa  FCG is correct about ABP, but I just watched several you tube videos yesterday with no problem. I'm positive no two pcs have the same settings.

I also have ABP on IE, but seldom use IE bc it's not secure. It has holes the size of a '57 Buick in it. I find if I want to see a clip for say Elementary at CBS, a message comes up that says turn off ABP to watch video. I won't do it. I just x out and find it elsewhere or not just like FCG does. I get that message in other places to turn off ABP to watch a clip.

There's an ISP named Windstream? and many of their users had a problem viewing you tube. I found that info this am while looking for answers for Mei. It could even be your ISP having a temp. glitch.

The you tube problems could be a glitch (at you tube ) one minute and fine the next. It could be any number of settings changed by a download.

There are so many browsers and settings and software add ons, it could be anything. All I can do is hazard a guess...look it up and see if something works.

You could try the help icon while at you tube. Sometimes,a Microsoft screen will pop up and say 'trying to fix problem or searching for info to fix problem', etc.

FCG and all...pls be advised that chrome is google and they are not your friend, anymore than facebook is.
August 14 at 12:00 EST .

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   MeiDei  thx - my computer's security system won't allow me to up or down load anything - probably why I don't get pestered for windows 10. I'm bidding time before turning this over to my guru .. with so many keys missing and/or blank + paint top coat worn - it's embarrassing - to the point of switching to a Mac as a possibility. Last malware cost my Adblock & Firefox apps.
August 17 at 10:54 EST .

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   Mildred  It's Saturday morning so there must be more ads. This morning I had a series of vertical photos under 'A Message from Lucianne' and then beneath that an ad from Blue Host. In all, 6 errors (ads ). I did the usual right click, then click on inspect element and clicked on the 'x' next to the six. I exited Lucianne and then loaded it again. No ads. I have no idea why ABP does this but it only takes a few seconds and the ads are gone--until next Saturday.
Tulsa: I continue to heal and can now stand with the boot for short periods of time. I even 'walked' (sort of a shuffle with the walker ) about 10 feet twice with the P.T. guy. Boy, did that feel good. Lots of pain but I should be out of the boot in about 3 more weeks and walking wearing a tennis shoe. The x-rays show my bones are healing very well so I am finally optimistic. Thanks for your all support.
August 13 at 11:13 EST .

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   Tulsa  Thank you for the update. You are doing great. This has been a long, difficult time for you. Wonderful the x-rays confirm healing and I do hate you're in pain. I will ask the Lord to deliver you from it.

I know you're looking forward to those tennis shoes! You'll be in 6" heels before you know it!!! Me..never...flats only

Ok...time for the broken record...If you'd use Firefox, you'd never have ads zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I give up and I'm laughing.
August 14 at 09:42 EST .

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