About Ed Tittel

Full-time freelance writer, researcher and occasional expert witness, I specialize in Windows operating systems, information security, markup languages, and Web development tools and environments. I blog for numerous Websites, still write (or revise) the occasional book, and write lots of articles, white papers, tech briefs, and so forth.

{WED} Certain Legit Tools Generate Windows Defender False Positives

When I fire off the program to scan my whole PC, I learn that certain legit tools generate Windows Defender false positives. In this case, the collection of password recovery utilities in Nir Sofer’s NirLauncher collection included 8 items flagged as threats. Easily handled: here’s how to fix this.

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{WED} Old MDiskClean.exe Throws System.InvalidOperationException Error

You know, there are more benefits to keeping software up-to-date than just avoiding security vulnerabilities. They even go beyond the pleasures of good housekeeping. When I couldn’t run Albacore’s excellent Disk Cleanup reaplacement (mdiskclean.exe) on my Lenovo X220 Tablet this … Continue reading