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Microsoft Visual Basic Samples/Downloads

A searchable index of downloadable Visual Basic samples from Microsoft

Now, there are a *lot* of links on this list - but this is *not* the only thing on this site - in fact, it's the least of the content. Be sure to check out my Visual Basic Samples, Visual Basic Links (the *long* list), and Active Server Pages Links.

And if that's not enough, there's also a rather large collection of other resources here.

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by Ian Barker

May 1, 2014

The average private user PC in the UK has 76 different programs from 26 different vendors, which leaves users struggling to keep everything up to date.

Vulnerability management specialist Secunia has published a report on the state of security among PC users in the UK based on scans from Secunia Personal Software Inspector between January and March 2014. It finds that 58 percent of identified vulnerabilities originate from third party programs, 29 percent from Microsoft programs and 13 percent from operating systems. More worrying is that 12 percent of users are using unpatched operating systems, a figure that's likely to rise following the end of support for XP. Just over one in ten third-party programs on the average PC are unpatched compared to just over three percent of Microsoft programs.

September 21, 2012

Microsoft is announcing the availability of an update for Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on all supported editions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. The update addresses the vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player by updating the affected Adobe Flash libraries contained within Internet Explorer 10.

by Andrew Lyons

June 12, 2012

Today Microsoft issued a Security Advisory describing a vulnerability in the Microsoft XML component.

We discovered this vulnerability-which is leveraged via an uninitialized variable-being actively exploited in the wild for targeted attacks, and we reported it to Microsoft on May 30th. Over the past two weeks, Microsoft has been responsive to the issue and has been working with us. These attacks are being distributed both via malicious web pages intended for Internet Explorer users and through Office documents. Users running Windows XP up to and including Windows 7 are known to be vulnerable.

January 11, 2012

Cybercriminals often use the names of well-known companies, like ours, in their scams. They think it will convince you to give them money or your personal information. While they usually use email to trick you, they sometimes use the telephone, instead.

January 11, 2012

Cybercriminals don't just send fraudulent email messages and set up fake websites.

They might also call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. They might offer to help solve your computer problems or sell you a software license. Once they have access to your computer, they can do the following...

by Mike Reavey

December 13, 2011

Today, we're releasing our December set of security updates. As we do every month, we're providing a heads-up on what's coming in this month's release as well as offering links to more information so you can plan your deployment. However, since this is the last set of regular monthly security updates this year, I thought I'd take a minute to look back at some of the discoveries the MSRC made in the process of issuing the year's bulletins.

F-Secure Weblog

by Mikko

December 13, 2011

It's patch Tuesday, and Microsoft has just issued a patch for the zero-day vulnerability that was used by the Duqu malware discovered in October.

by Sean

February 9, 2011

Among yesterday's optional software updates from Microsoft was Update for Windows XP/Vista/non-Windows 7.

It's an "important, non-security update" that restricts "AutoRun entries in the AutoPlay dialog to only CD and DVD drives". Excellent. This could really help curb AutoRun worms. If you're using an older Windows computer, we highly recommend you go and apply this optional update.

by Nicole Henderson

January 18, 2011

Microsoft announced last week that it has started shipping its new IIS Express 7.5 Web server for free. It is shipped as part of the January Web Release, which also includes ASP.NET, MVC3, WebMatrix, NuGet and Orchard.

"We think IIS Express combines the ease of use of the ASP.Net Web Server (aka Cassini) currently built-into Visual Studio today with the full power of IIS," Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president in the Microsoft Developer Divison said in a blog post. Guthrie says Microsoft's IIS Express 7.5 is optimized for developer scenarios and is compatible with both ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC project types.

September 9, 2010

The tool allows users and IT professionals to harden existing software against known attacks - without the need to recompile.

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