A few months ago, I wrote an article that details some changes you can make to visually speed up Windows 8. This article will go into a few more technical things that you can change to speed up Windows 8 even more. Services Just like in previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 has services that [...]
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For the last four versions of Windows (8, 7, Vista, XP), Microsoft has added some fancy animations to some basic Windows functions like minimizing and maximizing a window. These are nice and can be visually appealing, but it can also make your system feel slower, especially on older hardware or even the new ATOM-based processors. [...]
Many sites use HTTPS to encrypt information between the client (you) and the website's server. Think about your bank websites, online stores, social media sites, etc. Almost any site that requires you to login or provide private personal information will encrypt it using HTTPS. Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10 adds support for an encryption [...]
As a Windows 10 user, there have been many frustrations over the years such as Windows 10 Running Slow, having Slow Internet in Windows 10, etc. In this article, we'll discuss another cause for Windows 10 slowdowns and how to fix 100% disk usage in Windows 10. Unfortunately there can be a number of reasons [...]
A DNS server resolves website URLs into their IP addresses, which is how the internet functions. Without DNS, we would be typing in IP addresses into our browsers instead of domain names. As an end user, you're probably using your internet provider's DNS server by default, but you can change that. Of course you could [...]
Sometimes you just have too many conflicts when synchronizing your offline files in Windows that you have to start over. In my case, I upgraded the file server to a new host and some clients were left with duplicate entries in their Sync Center. DISCLAIMER: Always create a restore point before editing the registry! If [...]
If you're using a vulnerability scanner on your PC or network, you've probably come across the Microsoft Windows Unquoted Service Path Enumeration vulnerability. The truth is, this vulnerability has been around for many years and Microsoft hasn't done much to address it. Instead, they've left it up to the individual developers to fix their programs [...]
Last week, BleepingComputer reported about a new ransomware that uses a fake Windows Update screen while it encrypts your files. This new ransomware is called Fantom Ransomware and it was discovered by an AVG malware researcher. The ransomware will install an executable program named 'a.exe.' To cloak its malicious activity, the file's properties state that [...]
If you run any Windows Servers, you may run into a scenario where you want to remove access to Internet Explorer. Usually, any administrators that log into servers won't have a need for it anyway, plus it can be a security concern. Sometimes, you might have a server that refuses to update to the latest [...]
While Windows Defender does a decent job at protecting your computer, Microsoft has a hidden feature built-in for the enterprise users. Luckily, a simple registry hack can increase your adware protection in Windows Defender. As you may know, Windows Defender is included in recent versions of Windows. 1) In Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, right-click [...]