Windows Update: Enable or Disable Automatic System Reboot

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Microsoft on second Tuesday of every month releases new patches (popularly known as "Patch Tuesday") for Windows, which sometimes needs a system reboot. We have earlier shown ways to shutdown Windows without applying Windows updates. That quick tip was handy if you are in an emergency and you need to shutdown Windows quickly. Although the software giant is trying to make the Windows update process less intrusive but a force reboot occurs . Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 can force a reboot if you left your computer idle for a few minutes. Sometimes the force system restart occurs when you are working and you didn't notice the restart timer asking if you to postpone automatic system restart. Since, Windows 8 (and 8.1), Microsoft removed the ability to indefinitely postpone reboots. If you are working using your PC then it can result in loss of your work. The tips in this post will help you disable automatic restart on Windows Update and save your important work. …
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OS X Mavericks Transformation Pack For Windows

OS X Mavericks Transformation Pack For Windows

Apple's next upcoming OS X 10.9 dubbed as OS X Mavericks was announced recently at the WWDC 2013. OS X Mavericks boasts improvements and a lot of changes under the hood. If you adore the look of the latest OS X and want the same look for your Windows operating system, here's OS X Mavericks transformation pack for you. OS X 10.9 Mavericks transformation pack is available for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 including Windows Server Editions. According to the developer, using Mavericks transformation pack you'll have the best user experiences which greatly resembles the real OS X Mavericks from Windows operating system side. …
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Disable Gadgets In Windows 7, Vista: Vulnerabilities in Gadgets Could Allow Remote Code Execution

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Microsoft originally introduced desktop gadgets in Windows Vista operating system and continued supporting them in Windows 7 operating system. As the release of Windows 8 final version is coming near, there were reports that indicate that Microsoft will remove desktop gadgets from Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft has confirmed that it will deprecate Gadgets and Sidebar in Windows 8. Now, it seems Microsoft has a good reason for removing desktop gadgets from Windows 8. Along with this month's Patch Tuesday, a security advisory is released for Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating system. The security advisory is about vulnerabilities in desktop gadgets that could allow Remote Code Execution. …
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Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 Download

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Microsoft Security Essentials 4 antivirus software is available for PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. Microsoft has silently made available Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) 4.0 download, the latest version of the Redmond software giant's free anti-virus/anti-malware program for Windows PCs, on April 24. MSE 4.0 was available as beta version since late 2011. The latest version is much lighter on system resources than its earlier version and is much more easier to use. Here's what's changed in MSE. …
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Windows Vista Mainstream Support Ends, Two Years Left Of Windows XP, Office 2003 Support

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Microsoft on April 10, 2012 ends Mainstream support for Windows Vista as well as Office 2007. Extended support for both Windows XP and Office 2003 ends in two years on April 8, 2014. According to Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy, Microsoft will offer a minimum of 10 year support for Business, Developer and Desktop Operating System products. The Redmond software giant further divides this 10 years of support in two stages: "Mainstream Support" and "Extended Support." …
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Windows Defender Offline For Disinfecting PCs That Can’t Go Online [Beta]

Microsoft has released Windows Defender Offline, an offline antivirus tool, for PCs that are badly infected by malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, to even get full access to the Internet. The offline antivirus tool basically allows a user to boot their infected Windows computer system from a CD, DVD or USB flash drive. It uses the most recent definition update available to scan the PC for malicious and other potentially unwanted software. It then helps the user to disinfect the PC from the hard to detect threats. This tool is particularly useful to remove certain kinds of malware that prevents the user from visiting any security or antivirus website. Many malicious programs uses methods to prevent users from accessing those websites to prevent detection and cleaning. Sometimes, they corrupt Windows files to prevent any kind of network access. …
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Windows Firewall Notifier: Easily Configure Windows Firewall Rules

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Windows operating system comes with a built-in firewall to protect the system. Windows Firewall like all other software firewalls available out there, protects your Windows system from unauthorized access while allowing legit network to pass through. Unfortunately, configuring the firewall settings is a daunting task for most users. For all users who are looking for the ease of use in configuring Windows Firewall should check out Windows Firewall Notifier. Windows Firewall Notifier is a freeware portable application for managing Windows Firewall rules in Windows 7 and Vista. Using this small portable application, configuring both inbound and outbound firewall rules is very easy. …
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RefreshPC: Reset Windows Registry And Services To Defaults

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Microsoft's upcoming operating system Windows 8 is coming with a unique feature called "System Reset". System Reset will let users restore Windows 8 to factory defaults. This feature will save a lot of time for system administrators and users alike, and will save you from having to reinstall Windows. RefreshPC is a free program developed for Windows that offers similar system reset option to current Microsoft Windows operating systems. Though this freeware application will not restore the operating system like Windows 8's "System Reset" feature, but it will restore only a few sections of the operating system. …
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Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

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Microsoft through Connect has released a beta version of Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper. It is basically a system recovery software disguised as a recovery CD or USB application that Windows users can use to remove malware from a system. It can start an infected PC and performing offline scan to help find and remove rootkits and other advanced malware. Update: Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper is now Windows Defender Offline The security application can effectively remove viruses, trojans, rootkits and other forms of malware. In addition, the security application can be used if you cannot install or start an antivirus solution on your PC, or if the installed solution can't detect or remove malware on your PC. System Sweeper is available as a free download for both Windows 32-bit or 64-bit version users. Users will need an active Internet connection and CD or DVD to burn all contents, or a USB stick with at least 250 MB of space. …
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Comodo Internet Security Pro 2011 with 1 Year License (Direct Download Links) [Giveaway, Promotion Expired]

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Comodo Internet Security is a free, multi-layered computer security suite that keeps malware and hackers at bay while protecting your computer and private information. Comodo guarantees protection against viruses and malware by focusing on prevention not simply detection. Comodo Internet Security Pro 2011 offers real-time protection against Viruses, Trojans, Adware, Spyware and other Malware threats. Other Antivirus products depend on signature updates alone but Auto Sandbox Technology means you're protected from even unknown threats. …
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