Microsoft bundles Windows Defender as the default antivirus in Windows 10 to provide basic security against common threats like virus, spyware, trojan and other malware. Since, Windows Defender is deeply integrated with the operating system, the virus definition updates are delivered via Windows Update. So, if you have made changes to Windows Update settings it is possible Windows Defender is not getting automatic updates regularly. You will learn how to manually update Windows Defender if your PC is online and you have disabled Windows Update. If your PC is offline, you will learn how to get Windows Defender offline update...Read More
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Microsoft removed the default behavior of displaying a delete confirmation dialog box in Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10. If you use the Delete key to delete a file or folder its sent straight to the Recycle Bin. In earlier Windows editions, you used to get a delete confirmation dialog box. The new behavior may cause issues if you accidentally pressed the Delete key when an important file or folder is selected. Yes, you can recover it from the Recycle Bin but what if you didn’t notice it in the first hand? You will have a tough time finding...Read More
Starting from Windows Vista and up (Windows 7, 8.1, 10), Microsoft introduced a feature known as Superfetch. In Windows XP a lesser capable similar feature was available which was known as PreFetcher. The work of Superfetch is to keep often-accessed data in the RAM in cached form so that applications can run faster and responds faster. A very good explanation of what Superfetch is, is given by Thom Holwerda at OSNews. You can go through it for some good insight. Coming back, here we will show you how you can enable or disable Superfetch in Windows. This how to...Read More
Sometimes removing Kaspersky Antivirus or Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky PURE completely is important to fix issues with it or the operating system. You can easily uninstall it using the Programs and Features function (also known as Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP) in the Control Panel. Even after uninstalling this way you may get errors related to left over files or drivers. Completely removing a security suite like the Kaspersky Lab products sometimes requires more than the default uninstaller program shipped with it. For this reason, the vendors of the application releases special uninstaller that removes everything...Read More
Keyboard shortcuts are very helpful when you want to quickly complete tasks, open menus, common Windows tasks like copy & paste etc. all while avoiding to switch between the keyboard and the mouse. Like you have some predefined Windows shortcuts do you know that you can have custom shortcut keys to open any Windows software? You do not need any third-party software to do this. All you need is to make use of the feature that is available since eons in the Windows operating system. We will shortly show you how to create keyboard shortcuts to open programs here. How...Read More
Microsoft in early November, 2015 decided to cut the total amount of free OneDrive storage space from 15 GB to 5 GB. In addition, Microsoft also decided to drop the 15 GB camera roll bonus. This made many free users enough reasons to abandon OneDrive and move to other cloud storage services. With storage costs going down and with the abundance of reliable cloud storage providers it’s not hard these days to find one. Still if you need to keep your OneDrive account intact here’s something that will help you keep 15 GB OneDrive free storage space plus the...Read More
Starting from Windows 7, Microsoft included a nice feature in Windows Explorer called Favorites. In Windows 10, it has been renamed as Quick Access. It allows you to quickly access certain folder locations quickly. In Windows 10, Microsoft even opens it by default when you launch Explorer or This PC. You will find Quick Access (or Favorites) in the Navigation Pane of Windows Explorer in Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1 and Windows 10. By default, Microsoft shows you some predefined locations in there. If you do not want them, you can easily remove them. In this post, in...Read More
Microsoft has officially released a list of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts in a Word document. The document is available as free download from Microsoft’s Download Center. You can either download it from the official website or see the list of shortcuts below. You can use the Print button present on this page to print it as a PDF file. Complete list of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts for Desktop users Shortcut Description Windows key Open and close the Start menu. +1, +2, etc. Switch to the desktop and launch the nth application in the taskbar. For example, +1 launches whichever...Read More
In this age of technology, where accessing content is so easy and universal, geoblocking content is something that goes against it. The whole concept of region-block or geo-block or geoblocking of content goes against the open nature of the internet. Today, anyone with an internet connection can get access to any kind of content except for content that is geoblocked. Generally, copyright holders enforce geoblocking to have different licensing schemes across different countries. Through geoblocking, they intend to increase their profit margin much more. But isn’t this whole concept discriminating? Yes it is. Thus, it is not a surprising fact that the...Read More
Microsoft released Windows Technical Preview of Windows 10 operating system recently. After the announcement, much has been written and much will be written about it. Skipping Windows 9, as was the expected name for the successor of Windows 8 (or Windows 8.1), Windows 10 comes with a new Start Menu, custom user interface for different devices and more. Technical Preview of Windows 10 is available to everyone who wants to test the upcoming version of Windows operating and optionally help Microsoft by providing useful feedback. Many people may say that Microsoft is following the footsteps of its rival Apple,...Read More
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