Tag Archives: Windows

New Windows 10 Update Shows App Warnings For Malware

A great many malware strains are designed to engage quietly during a PC’s startup process and then idle in the background. They are in the system logging keystrokes, taking screen shots at periodic intervals and uploading them to a command and control server, or doing other nefarious things. Microsoft wants to limit malware’s ability to […]

Latest Windows 10 Update May Block Third Party Drivers

If you haven’t yet installed the latest Windows 10 or Windows Server update, here’s something to be aware of before you do. You may not be able to update or install some third-party drivers. When you try, you might receive an error message that reads ‘Windows can’t verify the publisher of this driver software.’ In […]

Microsoft Testing User Based Windows Setup For Performance Optimization

What do you primarily use your PC for? It’s a more important question than you might think, because different use cases for your PC require it to be configured in different ways to optimize your user experience. Until now, that’s something that each individual user has attended to, making tweaks as necessary to the core […]

Update Windows Display Drivers Soon For Security Fix

If you’ve got an NVIDIA graphics card in your PC, and odds are pretty good that you do, be aware that the company recently released a security update. It patches a number of high severity vulnerabilities in the Windows GPU display driver that could allow a hacker to gain complete control over your system via […]

Solid State Drives Get Health Monitoring In Windows 10 Update

Do you have a solid state drive (SSD) inside your PC? An increasing percentage of newer models are including them, taking advantage of their better speeds, relative to HDDs. Unfortunately, a recent Microsoft Windows 10 update wasn’t very kind to SSD owners, and caused SSDs to defrag much more frequently than is recommended, which had […]

Microsoft Considering Adding Meet Now Button For Online Meetings

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed a number of things about how the world works. One of the bigger and more noticeable changes is, of course, the fact that so many people are working from home these days. They’re relying on video conferencing software in lieu of face to face meetings. This year, Google and Microsoft […]

Microsoft Edge Browser Is Included With Latest Windows 10 Updates

Do you use Microsoft Edge? Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn’t care whether you do or not, they’re force-installing the browser on Windows 10 systems as part of their updates. Ostensibly, this is because the company is retiring their older versions of Edge and replacing them with the new Chromium-based edge. In order to make sure that all […]

Windows Makes Changes To Avoid Finger Command Security Vulnerability

Hackers use a variety of techniques to infiltrate systems and make off with data, but one of the more effective approaches is to use the system against itself. There are a number of executables residing within the Windows operating system, for instance, that can be used by an enterprising hacker to make off with a […]

Chrome Update Will Block Resource Intensive Ads

Are you a regular Chrome user? If so, you’ve got yet another reason to love the most popular browser in the world. Recently, Google announced the pending rollout of another new feature designed to minimize the use of your CPU’s resources. The coming update will evaluate the resource load requirements of web-based ads on every […]

Latest Windows 10 Update Fixes SSD Defrag Issue

Do you have a solid- state drive (SSD)? If so, you’re probably aware that recent builds of Windows 10 have introduced an unexpected issue. It causes the automatic maintenance feature of the OS to kick in and defragment SSDs much more frequently than they should be, which greatly reduces their useful lives. The way the […]