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Int’l Standard Serial No. - ISSN: 1523-3537  2008-No. 11

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Support Links & Phone Nos. for Popular software titles.

This little known tool available at 2SS.Com plugs you, directly into the software help and support resources needed by many small businesses.  First authored in January 2006 the table listing includes for each software title:

  • Software Title / Mfg.

  • Key Purpose

  • Internet (Buy, get info. and/or download)

  • Internet Support

  • Telephone Support

  • E-mail Support

  • Comments, notes & common troubleshooting issues

If you are trying to resolve a software problem fast we always recommend that you call us first, and we typically do not charge for telephone support aimed at helping you go in the right direction.  But if you have a specific feature you're troubleshooting or you know that your software comes with application-oriented support, this list can help you get your technical support request started FAST!

Note MS Word and PDF versions are both
 available for you to save on your PC. 

Privacy and how to help insure yours!

Have you considered all the dimensions of your personal privacy?

Following are a number of dimensions for considering personal privacy, and some things that those who are interested might do to achieve more of it!  This guide begins by identifying dimensions of privacy including CREDIT & FINANCE, MEDICAL INFORMATION, ONLINE and E-MAIL, TELEPHONE, and PERSONAL or RESIDENCE ADDRESS.

We've confined our suggestions to what we suspect is reasonably legal and proper, but we're not lawyers and in any case you need to judge for yourself.  There are of course a number of other (We'd say 'over-the-top') things one might do to achieve or improve privacy that range from just fictitious to totally illegal.  In addition a Google search on 'Personal Privacy' will lead to a number of on-line and off-line resources on the topic.

To see more details on EACH of the above DIMENSIONS of privacy please see our eBay guide with the same title (Click here!)

Considerations that you'll find in our detailed guide for just the dimension labeled 'ONLINE and E-MAIL' privacy include:

  • Internet

  • Passwords

  • Opt-Out of on-line info. gathering 

  • Spam

  • Renew

  • Google

  • Tips for Protecting Personal Online Privacy

  • E-mail forwarding

Click on the image at rightà to review our detailed article on "Privacy and how to help insure yours!"


Microsoft Partner Alert:  Critical Security Update for Internet Explorer


2SS.Com received this critical security bulletin e-mail as a benefit of our membership in the Microsoft Partner Program.

Dear Microsoft Partner,

This alert provides you with an overview of the new security bulletin released (out of band) on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. Microsoft released security update MS08-078 (aka 960714) to address a new vulnerability allowing remote code execution in Internet Explorer. MS08-078 has a maximum severity rating of Critical for all versions of Internet Explorer. This security update was released outside of the usual monthly security bulletin release cycle in an effort to protect customers.

We request that you take action immediately...

To be sure you have the update applied on your PC open Internet Explorer and choose [Tools] and [Windows Update]  This will display a 2nd screen where you can find and select a button labeled [Review your update history] (as pictured below on the ß left):

  The [Review your update history] choice will display several 3rd screen that should list the needed update (As shown below bold and maroon)






Windows Defender

Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.49.701.0)


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Microsoft Update

Windows XP

Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP (960714)


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Automatic Updates

Windows Defender

Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.49.523.0)


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Automatic Update

  If you don't have the update as listed above, start over and choose the [Custom] button shown above to receive a list of updates you can continue to apply!


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